February 1, 2019
Hello and welcome to my new place on the web. You might have come across one of my articles on Auth0, Scotch.io, or SitePoint. Maybe you’ve seen one of my talks at a meetup or a conference. Most likely though, this is your first interaction with me.
Whether you know me or are about to, I want to be the first to welcome you to my new blog!
To New Beginnings
I talk to a lot of people. As a Developer Evangelist, it is my job. Most people I talk to are software developers, engineers, product owners, and managers at various levels in their careers. Many are just starting out, while others are veterans in their field or industry. One thing we all have in common though, is that we all have projects and ideas we are passionate about which we would love to bring into the world.
For many, including myself, those ideas usually end up as domain name purchases that eventually expire, GitHub repos with “Initial commit” as the only commit, or simply ideas in our heads that never materialize. There are many reasons for this, both valid and invalid. For me, my 2019 resolution is to follow through with at least one of my projects.
Ado.xyz is the project I’ve chosen and it is a very personal one at that. Simply put, it is a blog to share my learnings, thoughts, and opinions. I’ve had the great privilege to work with some really smart and talented people over the years and learn from them. I hope to share that knowledge and help others.
Who Am I?
My name is Ado Kukic. I was born in Bosnia and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada where I still reside. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.S.B.A in Management Information Systems. My roommate is a Siberian Husky named Klaus.
Professionally, I am a full-stack software engineer and developer evangelist. I lead the evangelism team at Auth0 as well as run the Auth0 Ambassador Program. Recently, I became a Google Developer Expert for Web Technologies. These days my time is mostly spent engaging with developer communities via meetups, conferences, and webinars.
I have spent the last 15 years writing code, managing teams, and learning new technologies. From creating WordPress websites for small businesses to launching nationwide health-enablement campaigns for large health insurers, and now helping developers implement security and identity best practices within their organizations I have had the opportunity to work with many different technologies, solve unique and challenging problems, and gain a unique perspective.
My two passions have always been technology and education. Education enablement through technology is one of the most exciting use cases and one I have lots of thoughts and opinions on. I hope that with this blog I can combine the two and build something that people can find useful.
The goal of this blog is to cover a variety of topics that I feel I can have a positive contribution towards.
- Community Building - developer relations, advocacy, and evangelism.
- General - commentary, lessons learned, and other misc topics that interest me.
I plan to write tutorials, analysis, and other content technology professionals may find useful in their careers.
Thank you for sticking through the intro. I hope you find the content on this blog useful. If you spot any inaccuracies, want to give me feedback, have suggestions, or have any other comments feel free to email me directly or reach out on Twitter.