Ed Porras

Work

I'm a software engineer experienced in C/C++/clojure/ruby. I began my career in the broadcast field working for a consulting startup before moving on to Broadcom & ST-based embedded broadcast systems for Nagravision/Kudelski. I did a short stint in the early 2000's as a lecturer for the CISE Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville teaching OOP and web basics. More recently, I worked on web-backend tools for motologic.com.

Diversions

I write music under the name Bang Chemistry often collaborating on tracks with Syntripital. 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 are 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. Every-so-often, I'll throw together a mix and upload it to mixcloud.