About Me

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Hey there, I‘m Juanito from Taiwan and @JuanitoFatas everywhere on the internet. I‘m enthusiastic about cooking, eating, and programming. I moved to Tokyo in 2017. Here I write about things I like: cooking, food, travels, Japan, Japanese, software engineering, life tips, and programming. I‘m easy-going, progressive, future-focused, pleasure-focused, and cautious person.

I currently live in Ebisu, Tokyo.

Juanito Fatas?

It is a name I impersonated. Name looks like Spanish or Filipino, but the first name was given by a friend from Zaragoza. My real last name Huang, pronounced similar to Juan in Spanish. My friend and I became close, so they called me Juanito. Fatas is inherited from another close friend at that time. I use this name for too long, Juanito Fatas became my identity on the internet.

Activities

I sometimes spend spare time contributing to Open Source, meeting people at community events, attending and speaking at meetups and conferences.

More of at the moment activities please see my now page. What I use, please see my uses page. My ruby recommendations, please see ruby.

Before Software Engineering

I have worked a lot of jobs for living. Flaky scallion pancakes maker, internet cable guy, IT guy in school, a research assistant in university, electronics engineer, and amateur translator. I grew up in Taiwan.

I went to universities in Taipei, Taiwan, and Leuven, Belgium studied Electronics Engineering. Went to Army for a year (Enlisted military service, Air Force). The army had reset everything I learned (forgot), so I learned programming and started working professionally since 2013.

Amateur Translator

In the early days, I was influenced by contributing to documentations first. So I translated a lot of documents. I translated Ruby on Rails Doctrine, Ruby on Rails Guides, Rails Girls Guides, Google Common Lisp Style Guide, and a ANSI Common Lisp book. Translations taught me the basic of programming through Lisp, to pay attention to details, proficient in many markup languages, and all sorts of Git techniques.

I like acquiring languages

I speak Mandarin, Taiwanese, and English. I can understand Cantonese. My Japanese is conversational at intermediate level. I was living in a Flemish city Leuven, Belgium for 2 years. I have failed attemps learning Dutch, Spanish, French, Greek, Italian, and Korean.

JuanitoFatas.com

This site (sitemap) is running on Ruby on Rails, hosting on Heroku. It’s deployed automatically to Heroku as code lands in master branch on GitHub.