About Me

My name is Charo Nuguid, a.k.a. Head Geekette. I’ll try not to bore you with my life history because there’s a lot of it.

A brief history in time

  • 1983 - Learned to program using Apple BASIC ][ on an Apple II clone.
  • 1996 - Graduated with a degree in Mathematics, majoring in Actuarial Science.
  • 1996 - Started my IT career as a technology trainer for the Institute of Advanced Computer Science. I learned A LOT of stuff here. Including the virtue of patience.
  • 1999 - Joined an IT consultancy company. Learned Java. Did Java Enterprise web development for a long time.
  • 2008 - Got disillusioned with my life. Went on hiatus. Tried to become a baker.
  • 2009 - Started dabbling in Android development. Essentially ended my hiatus. Did a lot of consultancy and freelance development work in training and mobile app development.
  • 2012 - Worked with an education startup.
  • 2014 - Worked with Lowe Philippines as an Associate Creative Technology Director. Hats off to the people in the advertising industry! It was fun, but just not my cup of tea.
  • 2015 - Joined a FinTech startup. Realized how much I missed research and development.

What I’m doing now

Work! Doing research and development in various areas. Particularly doing DevOps, software development (Java, GoLang, Python, Android), and training.

I actively promote the maker culture in the younger generation. I keep track of the startups popping everywhere in Southeast Asia.

I take care of three dogs, at least 15 cats and kittens, two turtles, a garden full of produce, and my many fountain pens. I do bookbinding, coffee brewing, novel writing, hydroponics, watercolor, and baking. I’m also learning how to play the harmonica and tin whistle.

Could I invite you to talk at our school?

Sure! Send an email to me [at] theGeeketteSpeaketh [dot] com so we could explore the possibilities.

About this Blog

This blog first started out its existence in blogger.com under the name Primitive Types on May 20, 2003. At first the goal was supposed to be a half-personal, half-geek site. Some time later, the author and a friend decided to start PinoyWeb.Net. Since buying the new domain, it seemed proper to revamp the old site. The Geekette Speaketh (TGS) was born and given a purely technology-oriented focus. Having pigeonholed this blog on a single theme has prevented me from writing about all the other stuff I’m interested in. Nowadays TGS doesn’t have any specific theme and simply talks about anything under the sun that interests me or piques my passions.

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