About me

My name is Raúl Benencia, or usually just Rul. I’m an Argentinian expat living in the United States, in San Francisco, California. I mess with computers for a living, working as a Site Reliability Engineer at a startup, and for fun, contributing to free software projects whenever the time allows. I’m particularly interested in the Debian project, for which I contribute with packages and patches. I’m a free software advocate and an Associate Member of the Free Software Foundation.

My academic life consists of a Licentiate degree in computer science and an in-course Master’s degree in data networks, where I still need to complete my thesis. I’ve also been a Teaching Assistant in several subjects at the Facultad de Informática, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

I also have a life beyond computers and coding. I like to read non-fiction books, usually about politics and social justice. I like to write and that’s why I keep a blog, although I don’t update it as frequently as I would like to. I like to hike and get exposed to nature in its crudest forms. I’m also an Argentine Tango zealot. I not only enjoy dancing the night away in a milonga, but also I’m a geeky collector of its songs, orchestras, lyrics and lore.