I've been a curiosity-pleaser turned www-surfer then web-developer then project-mgr then ops-mgr. Now community builder, a recent student of the path of data & entrepreneur with a habit of dissecting ux design and —just like any other chap in the block— an aspiring impresario hoping to get money & wisdom to invest in worthy tech and culture. Pleased to be included on the conversation, passionate about getting involved on the development of this up n' growing techno-enabled global society. Always looking up for mentors and mentoring peers when I find talent, grit and loyalty.
Had first computer encounter at age 6 on 286-based hardware & monochrome screen; learned MSDOS from a tutorial found at my dad's workplace (University library). Spent way more time than healthy playing videogames, repairing PCs, meditating, learning how other people think and how the economy works (success?).
Learned English playing NES, mostly by solving RPG quests & puzzles with my 3 brilliant brothers; using a plain old dictionary and guessing next moves by interpreting context (exciting times!).
Internet denizens since the 90s know the formula:
[ ( IT knowledge + English ) * Curiosity ] ^ Internet = Freedom
Yes, made that up, not quite right; but you get me.
I find life mesmerizing, short & mysterious.
I've survived gun shootings and high-speed wrecks on 2 cars, 1 motorcycle and 3 bicycles; neither my fault (ok, maybe one bicycle), I still drive, easy-ride and hit the pedals. The bullets were not shot at me but it sounds cool to mention shootings (it does?)
I love independent sensitive women, pragmatism, being prepared, coherent business models, adventurous enterprises, driven people, concise & informed opinions, moonshot technology, dreamy science, intuitive design, international cinema, innovative video games, well balanced motorcycles, finding order in apparent chaos, challenges, bravery... and getting whimsical in the kitchen with random ingredients and fancy spices.
I'll play all my cards to circumvent or dismantle unproductive environments and toxic people; ignorance, abuse, fear-mongering, lip service, and else.
I like making people feel welcomed around me and my crowd/team.
I put my highest admiration on resourceful people of action and facilitators; people who create value, specially the ones who take risks to make an exciting and better tomorrow. And for profit of course ;-)