Gravitywho? #5 Jesús

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In this series I interview the award-winning team of creative geeks, thinkers and grafters, one by one.

 

Jesús, lovely to meet you. Where are you from and how long have you been at Gravitywell?

Well, as my name suggests I'm actually omnipresent. Only joking, I'm originally from Granada in Spain although I've lived in a few different places. I've been at Gravitywell since January 2018, so almost one year. 

Muy bien señor! (I won't attempt any more Spanish, don't worry). What's great about working here?

Many things, but mainly the freedom we have to try new technologies in both our R&D time and client projects. I recently had the opportunity to research cryptocurrencies, and decided to create our very own GravityCoin. This process allowed me to learn more about a subject that really interests me and I was able to learn a lot about the pros and cons of this new technology.

GravityCoin sounds like the perfect Secret Santa gift... If you had a dream client, who would they be and what would you like to work on for them?

Any client whose project involves progress and innovation. 

Granada Spain and Jesus writing code

So we can probably rule out 'Trump 2020' then. How did you get into Software Development?

My vocation was realised courtesy of my uncle's computer when I was about 6 years old. I was amazed at how he entered commands in MS-DOS!

Wow. I think I was still into Duplo aged 6. What's your advice for someone wanting to get into Software Development?

Be constant - read books and quality blogs and never stop practising. Making sure you keep up to date is the key.

Wise words. What's the worst thing about being a Software Developer?

Given that I spend 95% of my time in Javascript projects, the worst thing is the pace at which new frameworks come up. What today looks like cutting-edge technology, is already out of date tomorrow!

Blockchain and Santa Monica California

Interestingly this seems to be a common view among developers. What's your favourite piece of tech and why?

Recently I've been really interested in Blockchain both as a concept and an alternative way to see the world. 

Have you got 5 hours after this to explain Blockchain to me? Cheers. Your Hackathon dream destination would be..?

Dream? It would be really cool to go to California! Beautiful beaches, surrounded by the inspiration of Silicon Valley. Being more realistic, anywhere across the Mediterranean coast would be nice.

You have my vote! Finally, what's the best kept secret in Bristol?

Toro on Park Street - my favourite ramen place. Although it's not so secret anymore...

Jesus in rainforest and Toro ramen Bristol

Thank you to Jesús for being interviewed. You can find him on Twitter & Instagram.

Stay tuned for another edition of Gravitywho? ...