About

Hi there! I’m Elio, a software engineer currently working for Jimdo who formerly worked at Reconnect, Automattic, and Themify.

My serious journey on the Internet started on 2007, when I started using WordPress, the content management system that runs 33% of the web. On 2008, I started a design blog (that I closed a few years ago) called I Love Colors, that gained a lot of recognition due to its design. I wrote on Smashing Magazine, won contests, gave away icons and other stuff in Tutorial9, got interviewed in Noupe, wrote for a WordPress book and many other things.

I’ve been actively involved with WordPress for more than a decade, you can check my profile on WordPress.org, and during that time, I’ve:

  • contributed to WordPress core
  • contributed to the Gutenberg editor
  • published and contributed to plugins on WordPress.org
  • co-founded wpargentina.org, the WordPress community in Argentina
  • ran WordPress meetups in my city
  • spoke in eight WordCamps in five countries, among other events
  • was an MC at the WordCamp US 2017
  • had the honor to speak at the WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin

Right now I’m a software engineer at Reconnect, a company that aims to reduce recidivism, incarceration and addiction.

Whenever I’m not coding, I love traveling, hiking, and generally spend spend time in the countryside. My current hobby is photography, and you can see some of my photos on Instagram.