About Anthony Rivas

Anthony has been programming for Communicus (an advertising research company) for nearly four years. He is currently the Programming and Field Manager there, running a small team of programmers responsible for developing over 100 web surveys per year utilizing the Qualtrics Platform, as well as several different web technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Prototype.js, and also custom web services written in NodeJS, PHP, MySQL, and MSSQL. He is also responsible for developing web applications used to track data and statistics for all company projects utilizing a wide range of web technologies.

Anthony began learning web development in high school. And, though he didn’t finish, spent several college years, at Pima Community College and The University of Arizona, doing coursework, ranging from engineering, computer science, physics, and upper level mathematics courses to marketing, business, and graphic design courses. This wide range of learning gives him a unique perspective on web development, and helps him to truly appreciate the art that programming is. He has never felt more fulfilled in his work than when doing development, teaching development, and raising up new developers.

Fun Facts:

  • He is an avid board game player, his collection has more than 40 games.
  • He has run a Dungeons and Dragons group for the past year.
  • He has one dog named Luna, she is a husky-boxer mix.
  • His favorite band is currently a toss up between “Tokyo Police Club” and “Young Rising Sons.”
  • One week in 2016, him and a friend went to five different concerts in 10 days, driving up to three hours each way for each concert, and miraculously still made it in to work after each one.