Bootstrapping a Startup is a blog about the experiences of Ron Rabakukk as he starts up a new business in Austin, TX called Parandama, LLC. Ron is bootstrapping the new business with what little extra he has in his pocket and what little time he has on his calendar.

Ron has been a professional software engineer for 17 years since finishing graduate school. He has worked for Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Seagate Technologies. He has designed and build applications in Java, C# and Python. He has also worked extensively with VMWare and Openstack with Scalr.

Ron is also very involved in supporting his daughter’s high school marching band, serving as the VP of Concessions of the band booster club as well as the Treasurer for the city board for band high school concessions. Ron managed movie theatres in Dallas/Fort Worth and New York City for many years so he has some related experience.

Ron lives at home with his family which includes the dogs below. Shhh, they’re sleeping!