January 2021 - Present (Last updated on January 03, 2023)
I joined this start up in 2021 with the ambitious goal of revolutionizing how companies should operate with real-time data. Founded by two ex-colleagues at Heroku, a company of 9 people at that time felt like an exciting change from what Heroku had become, a developer platform driven by an enterprise like Salesforce.
At Meroxa, I joined the Platform Team as a Backend Engineer and my priorities have always been:
Here are some of the highlights since I joined at the time of writing:
February 2012 - January 2021
As a developer in Heroku, joining a 30+ company back then, I had the opportunity to work on many different projects during the 9 years I worked there, and to contribute building the Engineering Culture they had when I left.
I worn many hats during my time in Heroku, with a period of becoming an Engineering Manager from July 2015 to November 2016, and I led projects for the most part of my time. In 2017, I relocated from San Francisco to Madrid, where I currently live and work remotely ever since.
Some of the projects I helped shipping were building the Heroku Status Site, the main Heroku interface twice (to a Rails Application in 2012 and to an Ember JS application in 2014), Heroku Enterprise, Heroku Teams, Heroku SSO, Heroku Flow (Heroku Button, GitHub Sync, Dropbox Sync (already discontinued), Heroku Pipelines, Heroku Review Apps, Heroku CI.
I helped building the Heroku Platform API, and built the template for the invoices used for more than 7 years. Led and developed a project to increase the collection rate on delinquent accounts. Made extensive contributions to the Heroku CLI (in TypeScript). Worked on pretty much any public interface in Heroku (www.heroku.com, dashboard.heroku.com, blog.heroku.com...). I helped sunsetting an enormous list of services, and some of my latest contributions were regarding Salesforce Evergreen, and other projects haven't shipped yet.
February 2011 - November 2011
ideup! was a perfect and refreshing experience in which I helped developing the most important project of the agency at that time. It required extensive visualizations that would illustrate gas consumption telemetry in a comprehensive way to the customer.
February 2010 - February 2011
Vizzuality is the startup I feel most proud of. Joining a team of 3, we shipped a fair amount of high quality projects in a really short time. Every single project required a map to visualize complex data that would tell a story.
May 2008 - February 2010
Here, I did a bit of everything (I even had to cover some news). During my time at this magazine, I was the only technical person and worked with journalists to make their dreams come true. I recorded and edited videos, I designed and wrote in Action Script 2.0 and 3.0 an unquantifiable amount of banners to sell anything they wanted to sell online and make more subscriptions. I worked on the CMS that would feed the website. I would re-design and code the website. I coached the team. Here is where I also found my love for running.
October 2006 - May 2008
Back then, I was naive enough to think that in order to make a career, I had to find a job as Java developer.
During my time there I've got to learn about Spring 2.0, EJB 3.0, Struts 2.0, Hibernate 3.2, Maven2, Ant, Bea Weblogic Server 10.0, GlassFish, JUnit Testing, Oracle DB, MySQL, JSP, TLD and JSTL.
October 2004 - October 2006
During the time I was trying to make a career out of acting, I worked in this company (like Staples) to end up becoming a Production Manager. I actually end up learning some bits about recruiting (I had to fire the person I had hired a month before), about accountancy, and lots of things about printing.
June 2000 - August 2004
After an internship from March to June 2000 I was offered a job to work at the airport of Tenerife North, and worked quite extensively providing support to their company airlines, and to the own Airport staff.
I also had to unplug it and plug it back in many times to make things work.
May 2nd, 2019
Host at Code[ish]
May 2nd, 2019
Guest at Code[ish]