Hello! My name is Og (pronounced Auggie) Maciel and I was named after the American author Og Mandino. I was born in the northern-most part of Brazil but have adopted The United States of America as my home since 1991.
I first learned to program in Basic on a TK90X while reading Input magazines, which my mom would order specially for me. But what I really wanted to do was gene therapy, which is the reason why I earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York.
After knocking around a couple of pharmaceutical startups, big and small, I eventually quit the rat race and moved from New Jersey to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to join my very first Open Source company, rPath, where I learned some of the most important lessons of my life, starting with how to Sweep the Floor.