About

I am currently a Senior Site Reliability Engineer for the Cloud Platform Team at HomeAway (a member of Expedia Group) in Austin, Texas. My team and I build and maintain a Platform as a Service for all HomeAway developers. We are currently running tens of thousands of containers running on hundreds of nodes in datacenters in multiple datacenters around the world.

I have worked as both a software/systems engineer and systems administrator. I am passionate about Python, Education, Security, Privacy, all things Open Source (technologies, communities, oddly licenses…) just to name a few. I currently volunteer teaching AP Computer Science A at a local high school in Austin 3 times a week, as well as designing the intensive curriculum that we use.

I’m a graduate of Texas State University, receiving dual degrees in Computer Science (BS) and Music (BA). I’m currently a graduate student at Georgia Tech, in the Online Masters of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS) program.

Professional Biography

I’m terrible at having to write bios for talks that I want to present, so I’m putting it here just to keep everything together. If you need a bio for me, please take this one

Mason is currently a Senior Site Reliability at HomeAway in Austin, Texas. He is also currently pursuing his Master of Science in Computer Science remotely via Georgia Tech. Mason graduated from Texas State University with dual degrees in Computer Science (BS) and Music (BA). He hosts a YouTube channel about topics in the technology industry that interest him. Mason is passionate about open source and founded UnlockedEdu, a hub for open source educational resources. He is also an avid proponent of Computer Science Education and currently volunteers through TEALS, a Microsoft Philanthropy, teaching AP Computer Science A at a local high school.