Octavio left Cuba in 1992 seeking better opportunities in Spain. There, he found work as a consultant and as a professor of programming languages. As Octavio gave more presentations and wrote more and more articles, he eventually caught someone’s eye at Microsoft (perhaps it was another MVP). He was nominated in 2004 and joined the roster of Microsoft MVPs.
In 2007, Octavio wrote a book on a language that was rising rapidly in popularity, LINQ. This was a special accomplishment for Octavio because he has always had a great love for teaching.
He is now based in the Los Angeles, CA area.