I’m Guy Romelle Magayano and I build things for the Web.

Funny enough, my interest in the Web started when I started playing video games with my twin brother. We were pretty young back then and were into a lot of entertainment as we were studying quite a lot - I know Asian parents have a reputation for an excellent reason. Web search and browsing were relatively new to us as we had Yahoo! - Yeah, you heard that right - as our default search engine coupled with the infamous Internet Explorer as our go-to browser because Windows 98 and XP were the more common ones in many computer laboratories, even in computer shops back then.

Fast-forward to my college years, I was introduced to web development via an elective course - although that was basic, in retrospect, I tried to learn much of the foundations I built to this day through self-learning and constant practice. For some time during my college education, I have known and practiced enough that I managed to develop my library management app - using the usual front-end stuff: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP as my backend language.

When I landed a developer job online just after I graduated, I learned a lot of new stuff, including WordPress and front-end JavaScript frameworks, including React, Angular, and Vue. Then I got introduced to NodeJS and Python backend programming languages and applied virtualization to them via Docker and some CI/CD practices, including shell scripting using BASH. I developed some apps and even massive-scale ones via multiple companies. After some hard work and various clients later, I tried to create my open-source projects for Gatsby and even NodeJS. Some are publicly published via NPM, while others are still a work in progress via my GitHub repository. By the time the JAMstack train went along, I had dived deeper into Javascript and introduced myself to Typescript bit by bit. I learned more about React via Gatsby and NextJS and even acquired NuxtJS as part of my work requirements. In my free time, I also learned additional static site generators like Jekyll and Hugo, although that would be part of my ongoing hobby of learning new stuff and seeing what I can do with them. On the other hand, I also worked with multiple commercial APIs, including Episerver (now Optimizely), BigCommerce, and Shopify. I also learned how to create serverless functions via Netlify.

Today, I work as a full-stack engineer for an e-commerce company specializing in design, branding, UX, development, conversion building, growth support, traffic, and integrations. I design, develop, and maintain their web products daily.

And if that wasn't enough, I give back to the open-source community in my spare time by maintaining front-end workflows and other projects.