Abner spent his early 20's at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, helping upgrade the launch control system to understand modern rockets. He became Kennedy Intern of the Year in 2015 and named to Kennedy's 2016 Top 10 Innovators through Kickstart.
Abner organized Handmade Network, an online community that creates software projects inspired by Handmade Hero. More recently he started Handmade Seattle, a company that runs developer conferences.
In his free time Abner relishes books, lately as a student of positive psychology, neuroscience, and world history. He's engaged to one Seattle native who works in machine learning; they live in the city with their kitty-cat Zelda.
Abner was born and raised in Puerto Rico.