Carlos Castaneda Jr. is a New Jersey native, living in New York City with over 20 years of Information Technology experience. Over the past 3 years, he’s worked as an AEM consultant in AEM systems administration on AWS Linux, with experience in web/graphic design, UX, front-end development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery), and AEM development (Java, Maven, Github).

With two music composition degrees from Penn State and Stony Brook and private study at Juilliard and Columbia University, his music career became a second option when he fell in love with the computer world. At age 12 he wanted to build video games and asked his parents for his first computer.  As an adult, having a day job as a systems admin, he used to freelance weekends and nights as a web designer until he found out that with the AEM platform, he was able to combine his creative side with his technical side.

When he is not working, he is keeping fit, traveling, visiting relatives and family out of state and exploring the different cuisines New York City has to offer. Carlos is a lover of good music, breathtaking sunsets, and of course, food.