Your friend Peter

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Hey, I’m Peter! I’m a technology and online self-publishing enthusiast who enjoys traveling, exploring new places near me, taking a ton of photos, and trying new things.

Occupation: Technical Writer for a networking devices company.

Hobbies: Photography (I had a photo shown in the OC Fair); travel (I’ve visited 10 US states and 11 countries); cosplay; exchanging mail, especially postcards, (I’ve exchanged with 54 countries); blogging; and cataloging (yes, that’s a hobby).

Interests: Live performances of all kind, local art, ska, Disney, Suburban Legends (I’ve seen the band 12 times and was an extra in a music video), The Aquabats (seen 9 times), Star Wars, Greek classics, World of Warcraft, Star Trek, popup museums/experiences and interactive exhibits (like Happy Place, The Museum of Ice Cream, The Pizza Experience, Aggretsuko’s Den of Rage, Gudetama x Curry House) and more.

Past work experience: At SurePrep, I was a technical writer documenting our 1040SCAN, SPbinder, and TaxCaddy documents. Through Form10 Group, I worked as a Lead Field Technician installing rack servers and upgrading other hardware for California DMVs. At Toshiba I worked as a social media specialist, community manager, and technical writer where I wrote and voiced support videos with over 3.5 million views, wrote support articles with over 13 million views, and contributed design ideas. I was also a Software Development Engineer for a SaaS company using ASP.NET, C#, and Javascript.

Education: I’m a University of California, Irvine graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and minor in Classical Civilization. I’m a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.

Game journalism: I’ve been published on WoW Insider (now rolled into Engadget) and Game Boyz and was a guest on the Twisted Nether Blogcast. I’ve attended press parties by Bethesda and THQ and partied at the Russian Consulate in San Francisco with Russian game publisher 1C.

Interesting facts: I sold books to Kobe Bryant without realizing who he was, fed a bear, hiked through lava tubes, hiked at 12,470 feet, and surfed with sea turtles.

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