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

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 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, but photography allows me to express myself creatively.

Experience

  • Consultant at Outdoorsy. April 2019.
  • 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

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

Conferences I've been to

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

Open Source

Personal projects

Contributions

Tools I use

  • QubesOS as my operating system with Fedora and Debian VMs.
  • KDE is my preferred desktop environment, but currently I'm using XFCE because it's QubesOS' standard desktop.
  • Firefox is my browser of choice. I don't fully trust Chrome/Chromium because they send too much data to Google.
  • Emacs. I used Vim for 4 years, but always wondered why so many people loved Emacs. Now after 10 years using Emacs exclusively I understand.
  • Nextcloud to sync my contacts, calendars and notes across devices.
  • Syncthing to sync my files across devices.
  • KeepassXC to manage my passwords.

Hobbies