Who Am I?
Hello there! My name is Matias Giachino and this is my portfolio. I'm a third year transfer student at UCSD, working towards an Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major and a Computer Science Minor. In other words, I love to create works that are both evocative and technically intriguing.
I'd be more than happy to give you a little rundown on my interests and the tools I use to get the work done.
I love to play around in Flash with ActionScript 3, sometimes a cool little program comes out of it but more often than not it's just a proof-of-concept standalone.
In addition to the above, writing extensions for Chrome and Firefox is my latest passion. There is something so satisfying about being able to make the tool I use so often even more useful and tailored to my own needs.
I also love to read science fiction novels and doodle in my spare time. I love to play computer and console games too, mostly rpgs but I like to play a little bit of everything from fps to strategy.
Tools I Use
The one I use the most often is simply the notepad. Most of my code writing happens in Notepad++, especially for the more extensive find/replace and undo features.
Photoshop is a must. I use it to create any images I might need for anything I'm doing. Sometimes you can also find me just playing around in it trying to see what else I can create.
StackOverflow is an invaluable tool, the site is both an archive and a hotbed for questions and answers to most if not all programming related questions.