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a smiling cartoon taco with little legs

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Daniel A. Gallegos, also known as โ€œtacoโ€, is a Full-Stack Software Developer and Site Reliability Engineer who works with businesses, governments, educators, non-profits, and startups to create digital solutions for your real-world problems, ranging from ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ developing government enterprise applications, to ๐ŸŽจ creating graphic assets for professional digital portfolios, to ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ administering servers for a harm reduction coalition.

After spending a decade working with a variety of frontends, backends, deadends, software, hardware, various operating systems and more, Daniel is more than capable of handling whatever software or hardware problem you need solved.

Daniel has contributed to projects around the world, including developing enterprise software applications for the ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peruvian government, creating on-brand graphic assets for multiple offices at ๐ŸŽ“ West Virginia University, redesigning an entire technical instituteโ€™s website, working as a HIPPA-compliant system administrator for a ๐Ÿง‘โ€โš•๏ธ harm reduction coalition and managing hundreds of ๐Ÿง Linux servers in the cloud daily. In addition to his extensive software development and system operations experience, Daniel is a skilled technical writer, copywriter, graphic designer, and definitely doesnโ€™t feel weird writing about himself in the third person. Heโ€™s a pro! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Daniel holds a Bachelors in Multidisciplinary Studies (BMdS) from West Virginia University, which includes areas of study such as:

He currently works as a Site Reliability Engineer for some big healthcare corporation and as a Webmaster for a harm reduction coalition. In his free time, Daniel likes tinkering with Linux server administration and self-hosting technologies to better his life and the lives of those around him. As it is with most folks, Danielโ€™s opinions are his own and do not represent the views of his employer(s).