Hola! My name is Lucio and I've been working in the news industry for over a decade. A software engineer born out the newsroom with a background in photography. I'm passionate about building tools for journalists and developing the best products for readers.

Currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at The Washington Post where I help build and maintain the audio and video players for the entire site.

Previously at Vox Media, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune's Spanish daily (Hoy Chicago), The Chicago Reporter and La Opinión.

During my time in San Francisco I helped instruct a class on editorial web design and development in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Outside of work, I was listed in Editor & Publisher's 2019 “25 Under 35: The Future Generation of Newspaper Leaders” and Fullstack Academy's “15 Developers to Follow If You Want to Work in Media.” I cofounded Code Latino Chicago, a community empowering Latinos into web development. A contributor of Next.js (v9.4.3), an open-source web development React framework.

I am a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and previously served on the local chapter boards in DC, Bay Area and Chicago.

I'm originally from Compton, CA and graduated from Cal State Fullerton (Go Titans!) with a Bachelor's Degree in Photo Communications.

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