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 work remotely as a Software Engineering Senior Manager for Red Hat and have self-published a few books.

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.

What I Enjoy

  • Reading, writing, and programming.
  • Learning new things.
  • A good cup of coffee

What I Value

  • Honesty.
  • Kindness.
  • Humbleness.
  • Curiosity.
  • Humor.