Ed Porras

About

Expat Venezuelan-born / US-citizen living in Lyon.

Work

Software engineer experienced in C, C++, Clojure, and Ruby. I began my career working for a consulting startup in the broadcast field that was acquired by the Nagravision/Kudelski group at which time we shifted to develop an in-house middleware for Broadcom & ST-based embedded broadcast systems. I did a short stint as an adjunct-lecturer for the CISE Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville teaching object-oriented programming concepts and web design basics.

In the early 2010's, I shifted gears away from embedded systems onto web-backend tools for Motologic. These days I'm working on Clojure-based tools for Oscaro.

Diversions

I write music under the name Bang Chemistry often collaborating on tracks with Syntripital (we previously collaborated as Friends of Fido). In 2007, we paired up to write the track Quadrants for Zumobi's Beta launch video. They reached out again in 2015 in need for their ZBi Solution marketing video for which I wrote Miss Daisy. In 2017, I wrote three ambient tracks that were integrated into the VR demo for the Never Built NY exhibit at the Queens Museum. The demo is driven by the Visual Vocal VR app (RIP) and the tracks were integrated into it as well.

I hosted Music Mosaic, an eclectic radio program that aired on WGOT-LP, and produced 250 episodes between 2008 and 2014. I miss doing this but it's too time consuming. When I do find the time and right set of tracks, I might throw together a mix and upload it to mixcloud.