Mason is currently a Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean who specializes in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python. Prior to his work at DigitalOcean he was an SRE helping build and maintain a highly available hybrid multicloud PaaS. He is an avid programmer, speaker, educator, and writer. He is an organizer of PyTexas and actively contributes to open source projects. In his spare time he enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, and exploring new places.