My name is Noel, I am a developer and entrepreneur who loves to learn, solve problems and build products that make an impact. I have been working on the software industry since 2011 in all kinds of projects and I’m always looking for new challenges.
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Values is such an abstract concept, don't you think? Sometimes they may seem random words. But values are important to me. I try to embed them in my actions and are core to everything in my life. These are my values:
- Work-life balance
- Quality > quantity
Programming & Entrepreneurship
I have been a developer since 2011. My story is quite uncommon, because when I started studying computer science in university, I had no idea of what programming was (really, I didn't even know the concept of a "variable"). And the funny story is that I choose that degree because I liked to use photoshop and math. Soon I found how different it is to use software and build software. But luckily for me, I fell in love with programming. Since then, I have always been passionate about coding and to this day I still enjoy learning about it. If I had to say why I like programming so much, it would be my drive to solve problems and how much I enjoy algorithmics and software architecture.
The other side of the coin is Entrepreneurship. I'm not sure that I like the word, because it can have so many connotations. What it means to me is not only thinking about a problem, but taking action and working towards results. From early on I've always cared about the purpose of my work and how it would affect the people using it. I also champion innovation and creativity; I believe programming is an extremely creative activity, and I always try to challenge preconceptions and improve.
Beyond the code
Other than what this website is mostly about, I have multiple interests that I try to balance with everything else. I love to travel and find new places and cultures, and I'm always looking for an opportunity to do some hiking or mountain climbing. One country I am specially fond of is Japan, since I am also an avid manga reader, and I recently started learning Japanese.
More interests include different ranges of rock and heavy metal music, doing sports and personal development. My favorite book is the Sherlock Holmes Anthology.
So, in a nutshell, that's me!