A few things that have helped me sustain success even when the odds may suggest otherwise.
I'm Manny, a creative technologist and heart-driven, people-centric leader who supports diverse teams to thrive sustainably. I work at the intersection of product, design, engineering and community, and operate from a place of compassion, possibility and imagination. Fostering inclusive communities, empowering one another, and creating a sustainable and equitable world is central to my work and efforts.
I most recently led product for the Tesla Design System with a bias for inclusion, empowerment, clarity and doing what's right. I had the honor of working with a small, yet mighty team of engineers, designers and cross-functional contributors who are passionate, dedicated and talented.
Fun fact: I contributed my first code to Tesla back in 2012. Since then, it's been a humbling honor to help build out high-performing, diverse teams and contribute to and guide Tesla's product ecosystem, which has impacted the digital experiences of millions of people around the world.
Manny has gone above and beyond the call of duty more times than I can count, always delivering on impossibly tight deadlines yet always managing to keep a positive attitude despite the relentless pressure.
Sr. Software Engineering Manager @ Tesla
I believe in speaking my truth in thoughtful and compassionate ways and supporting others in doing the same; I leverage my opportunities and privileges in different areas of my life to help remove barriers-of-entry, advocate for educational access and empower people.
Manny, we've got a lot of work to do. And there's nothing better than collaborating with people like you.
Environmental Campaigns Manager @ Patagonia N.A.
As a kid, I washed dishes, cleaned floors and bussed tables. Combined with my humble, community-centric influences in Mexico and the US, this early service work shaped the way I follow, collaborate and lead today.
My biggest joy in life is my incredible hija (daughter) ❤️
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I enjoy capturing the world around me so I usually have my drone and camera in tow, ready to capture current events, people, wildlife and nature. 👆🏽👇🏽 I'm available for hire, including pro-bono work for community-centered efforts on a limited budget, simply drop me a note 📸 🎥
View all of photography and videography at mannys.photos
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By providing a user-friendly tool that addresses one of the main concerns of potential EV owners - the discoverability and location of charging stations - I hope to remove points of friction and support people on their sustainable transportation journey.
May the strange year that is 2022 wrap up in blissful ways and continue sustainably and fulfilling for each of you throughout 2023 ✨
AI literacy will be important for everyone in society.
The DALL·E API service is now available under public beta... and it's snazzy.
The small yet mighty UI component in the Tesla Design System (TDS).
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