About

Who am I?

Born in 1981 in Santiago de Compostela and lived in the four provinces of Galicia (Spain).

Graduated from the University of A Coruña (Spain) in 2006 with a MSc in Computer Engineering, I’ve been working in the computing industry ever since, always with a focus on Open Source Software and Linux-based Operating Systems, which I’ve been interested in since the time I installed my first ever Linux distribution, back in 1998: Red Hat Linux 5.2.

At the end of 2005, I joined Igalia, where I worked as a Linux software engineer in a variety of projects such as Nokia’s Maemo platform, the automatic update system for Litl‘s Webbook, the Linux accessibility stack, Chromium and the WebKit project, until my departure at the end of 2012.

In January 2013 I moved to the UK to join Samsung Research UK, where I worked on performance optimizations for the SmartTV platform, as well as doing upstream development around WebKit and Chromium/Blink as part of my positions in the SmartTV team and the Open Source Group.

Still in the UK, I joined Endless in August 2014 as a member of the desktop team to work on Endless OS (a Linux-based OS designed to make computers accessible to everyone), where I maintained and contributed to several core components of the platform such as the GNOME ShellFlatpak, WebKit, Chromium, GNOME Initial Setup, the printing subsystem… among others.

Finally, after those few years in the UK, I moved back home (Galicia) in the summer of 2018 and re-joined Igalia, after nearly 6 years since my departure, to join its Chromium team where I currently work full time.

Additionally, I’m a member of the GNOME Foundation and the lead developer of a simple -yet powerful- flickr uploader for the GNOME desktop called frogr, which I work on in my spare time.

You can find more details about my past and present work in the Work and Talks sections in this website, as well as in my profile at LinkedIn.

Last, and besides work related stuff, I love spending my spare time with my family and friends, travelling, listening to music and taking pictures, among other things

Contact

You can find me in different places out there in the Internet:

Also, you can contact me by e-mail dropping me a line at mario [AT] this domain name [DOT] org.

My GnuPG Public Key: 9A98 AEBB 7E25 0E76 54CD 627A 1AB7 1886 930A 0CF6
(not to mistake with the fake GPG Key from Evil 32, with a different ID. More info on LWN)