I am a 37–year–old male software engineer born and based in Madrid (Spain).
I have been working full–time for more than thirteen years. My professional focus is on web technologies and UI's.
I have lived in four countries and two continents, studied at university level in three countries, and also worked in three countries.
My mother tongue is Spanish, but I am fluent in English and Italian, and enjoy learning Japanese.
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: HTML and associated API's (canvas, WebGL, web sockets, animation, SVG, history API), latest CSS (3D tranforms, flexbox), PWA's, responsive web design, Bootstrap, Handlebars.
I am a strong advocate of standards, especially those surrouding the Open Web Platform: Unicode, HTTP, XML, REST, JSON.
Other languages and tools: Python, Java, C/C++, SQL, MySQL/MariaDB, regular expressions, 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 college. I use (and produce) FOSS whenever possible.
I particularly enjoy participating in events and communicating ideas related to my work, which I have done in several occassions — eg, giving talks or being interviewed.
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