Free Software

Ever since I first read about Free Software when I was a teenager it became clear to me that it was the ethical way of developing and using software, and that closed-source software cannot be fully trusted.

Python

My favorite programming language for its cleanliness, readability, flexibility and ecosystem. I like learning and using other languages that are good for other use cases, such as Clojure, Haskell, Rust or Go.

Web

I have done web development with Django since 2007. I have developed complex websites from scratch, including HTML, CSS, Javascript, server-side programming, deployment and maintenance. Nowadays I focus on the backend.

Security

I'm interested in all aspects of computer security, including cryptography, system and application security. Security is a way of life, it must always be present, cannot be an afterthought.

Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Namecoin... Cryptocurrencies are going to change the world, but same as the Internet wasn't appreciated by most people in the 80s and 90s, it will take a few years for the technology to mature and be massively adopted.

Decentralization

Centralization leads to abuse and censorship. Decentralized projects like OpenBazaar, IPFS and the aforementioned cryptocurrencies can be a disruptive force towards a freer world.

Privacy

We don't hide our actions because they are bad or wrong, but because they are private. We have a right to privacy even if we have nothing to hide. I put a lot of effort into defending my privacy, and educating people as to why it is important.

Photography

I enjoy taking photographs and have been improving my technique ever since I got my first digital camera in 2003. Art doesn't come easy to me, photography allows me to express myself creatively.

Experience

  • Software Architect at Redbeacon / Techshed. April 2016 to June 2017.
  • Software Engineer at Redbeacon / Techshed. June 2012 to March 2016.
  • CTO and co-founder at Vestidia. November 2011 to September 2012.
  • Consultant on Django-based projects. September 2010 to November 2011.
  • Software Engineer and Project Manager at Yaco Sistemas. May 2007 to May 2010.

Education

Courses, talks and expos

  • Stand-in speaker at Open Source World Conference. Cáceres, Spain. December 2009.
  • Representative for Yaco at Mobile World Congress. Barcelona, Spain. February 2009.
  • Representative for Yaco at Open Source World Conference. Málaga, Spain. October 2008.

Conferences I've been to

  • PGConf Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Conference. South San Francisco, CA, USA. November 2015.
  • PyCon The Python Conference. San Jose, CA, USA. March 2013.
  • EBE Evento Blog España. Sevilla, Spain. November 2009.
  • EBE Evento Blog España. Sevilla, Spain. November 2008.
  • Open Source World Conference. Málaga, Spain. February 2004.

Open Source

Personal projects

Contributions

Tools I use

  • Debian GNU/Linux is my trusted operating system. I used to run sid, then after some years I moved to testing, and currently I run stable+backports.
  • KDE is my preferred desktop environment. I have used GNOME 2, Unity, XFCE and xmonad in the past, but I like KDE's configurability.
  • Firefox is my browser of choice. I don't fully trust Chrome/Chromium because they send data to Google.
  • Emacs. I used Vim for 4 years, but always wondered why so many people loved Emacs. Now after 8 years using Emacs exclusively I understand.
  • Owncloud to sync my contacts, calendars, notes and files across devices.
  • Yith Library to manage my passwords.

Hobbies