I love making beautiful software which makes people's lives easier. I love learning new things and listening to music. Always trying to be better everyday.
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My first "real" job was when I was 16, working as a salesman in a retails store. Then I worked for a factory operating machinery used in the aluminum extrusion process to manufacture some cool products. This isn't what I wanted to do forver, so I started working as a programmer at an I.T. company where I build web applications, informational websites and windows applications. I also helped out the technicians to do troubleshooting, repairs and installations when they didn't have enough capacity. During this time I started working as the network administrator for a law firm and eventually this is what I did for the next few years. After this I relocated to a different province and worked as an email marketer in the online gaming industry. Following this I started my own business doing software development and some digital marketing. Now I work as a software engineer for an awesome company.
What does all this mean? To many of family, I'm the guy who fixes computers and does it for free. To my friends, I'm the guy who can build their app ideas all day everyday for free. To me, I get to do what I love everyday.
I'm happy where I am right now but I'm always willing to chat about cool opportunities, you'd have to have a damn good offer though and be fully remote. Right now I'm working towards doing more DevOps work just because I think I will have a much more balanced life doing this and there are many opportunities all over the world.
I've worked in various roles in different industries and learnt lots. When I'm not working I'm usually listening to music or reading. Someday I'm gonna start a construction company that will build cities, but that's a long way from now. Apart from work, I'm currently focused on my personal wellness, making more money and getting a six pack.
Except for urgent emails, I don't respond often but if you have something to say I'm happy to read it. Please don't spam me by promoting products and services.