Your friend Peter

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

Occupation: Technical Writer

Hobbies: Photography; travelcosplay; exchanging mail, especially postcards; blogging; cataloging.

Interests: Live performances of all kinds, popup museums and interactive exhibits, local art, ska, Disney, Suburban Legends, The Aquabats, Star Wars, Greek classics, World of Warcraft, Star Trek.

Past work experience: Technical Writer at SurePrep, documenting our 1040SCAN, SPbinder, and TaxCaddy products. Lead Field Technician at Form10 Group, installing rack servers and upgrading hardware for California DMVs. Social media specialist, community manager, and technical writer at Toshiba, writing and voicing support videos with over 3.5 million views, writing support articles with over 13 million views, and contributing design ideas. Software Development Engineer at MeridianLink, a SaaS company, using ASP.NET, C#, and Javascript.

Education: B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and minor in Classical Civilization, University of California, Irvine. Member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.

Game journalism: Published on WoW Insider (now rolled into Engadget) and Game Boyz. Guest on the Twisted Nether Blogcast. 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.