I am a 38-year-old male software engineer born and based in Madrid (Spain).
I have been working full-time for fourteen years. My professional focus is on web technologies and UI's.
My mother tongue is Spanish, but I am fluent in English and Italian, and enjoy learning Japanese and German.
I have lived in four countries and two continents, studied at university level in three countries, and also worked in three countries.
since Aug 2014
Web developer at the W3C's Systems Team
Project Research Associate in the Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio University (Japan)
Member of CSAIL's community at MIT (Cambridge, MA, US)
MSc in CS and Software Engineering ETSIIT, University of Granada (Spain), 1998–2004
Socrates/Erasmus grant: one-year stay, and MSc thesis entitled “Implementing Malaj: aspect-oriented programming” Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy), 2001–2002
MA in Japanese Cultural Studies Birkbeck, University of London (UK), 2008–2009
Course: Principles of Valuation: Time Value of Money University of Michigan on Coursera, 2016
Strong background in formal CS and software engineering, including computer architecture, low-level programming languages, formal languages, data structures, algorithm theory and complexity, digital imaging and 3D, and software development methodologies and project management.
Experience as technical lead and project manager, having being responsible for several software projects from beginning to end, managing small teams of developers and interacting with clients, at times employing agile methodologies.
Complementary web technologies: HTML5 and associated API's (canvas, WebGL, web sockets, SVG, history API), CSS3 (3D transforms and animations, Flexbox), PWA's, SPA's, responsive web design, Bootstrap, Handlebars. See some of my public demos.
I am a strong advocate of standards, especially those surrounding the Open Web Platform: Unicode, HTTP, XML, REST, JSON, GraphQL.
Other languages and tools I have used and feel confident with, to various degrees: Python, Java, Scala, C/C++, SQL (MySQL/MariaDB, SQLite, PostgreSQL), noSQL (CouchDB), regular expressions, Docker, Unix CLI and shell scripting, Apache HTTP Server, Git, Subversion, Atom, emacs, Eclipse, Gimp, Inkscape.
GNU/Linux has been my OS of choice for all purposes, professional or personal, since I started college. I use (and produce) FOSS whenever possible. See my GitHub profile.
I enjoy communicating ideas related to my work — which I do very often, having been interviewed and published blog posts. I participate in many events, sometimes giving talks (like this one), and interact with the community on fora like Hacker News and Stack Overflow.