I'm Nate Donato. I live in Oakland CA and root for the Athletics. I'm bad at picking favorites, but my favorite color has traditionally been green. I like coffee, dumplings, bonsai trees, and rainy days.
Professionally I've been a Software Engineer / Web Developer for the last 4+ years. Currently I'm a Senior Software Engineer at Mojave where I've worked on web properties for Turnitin, Ueno, Engine 1, Guideline, and more. I started in 2019 as a developer for Alpaca.markets. You can see more about my development experience on my CV page.
Prior to dev work, I did stints as a subsitute teacher (K-12), an SAT test prep tutor, and a grocery clerk at the best grocery store ever. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Literature, which makes me a banana slug.
Outside of work I'm always up to different stuff like making games and generative artwork for fun, writing zines, drawing animated gifs, taking photos on my film camera, studying Japanese, playing Chess or Go (囲碁), making music, enjoying rainy days, reading the Sunday newspaper, or spending time with my beautiful partner and our beautiful new baby boy.
If you're interested in hiring me please reach out via LinkedIn. If you're interested in friendship please please reach out via other channels.
Thanks for stopping by my little web corner! Hope you enjoy the stay.