Arturo Araya
Arturo Araya, Lead Software Engineer, Fifth Third Bank
Arturo has had dual, sometimes competing, sometimes collaborating, passions in both music and technology since he was 10. After pursuing, and receiving, a Bachelors, Masters, and finally an Artist Diploma in Cello Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, and after then briefly performing as principal cellist of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in Shenzhen, PRC, Arturo's career took him in a completely different direction. Currently, Arturo is tech lead for Fifth Third Bank in the areas of Software Security and Risk Mitigation, where he gets to cooperate with great people, solving interesting puzzles that make the online banking experience safer for all of Fifth Third's customers. While he still pursues music, off the clock Arturo works on crafting his own smart home system, building components from scratch, and working out how to get them to talk to one another. He spends equal amounts of time tending to his home lab, a sort of "digital garden".