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Where am I and what am I doing?

Last updated: January 25, 2023
Location: La Molina,
Lima
Weather: 76°F, cloudy
Reading: The Best American Short Stories — Ed. by Curtis Sittenfeld
Playing: The Evil Within 2
Eating: Lasagna de ají de gallina
Drinking: Coffee (always)
I work as a React engineer at Valere Labs

We provide software development services to clients all over the world. Each project normally lasts about six months from conception to completion.


The company is based in the US but has offices in other countries. We have a multicultural and international workforce, and it's also pretty laid back. By that I mean that no one is micromanaging you.


I mostly use React, Node, MongoDB, and Postman (to check the endpoints), though I'm independently learning TypeScript better and like it a lot.


My current main duties are exclusively to work on the back-end, integrating third-party services to the principal product. It's challenging because I'm used to mostly working on the front-end, but I like it because I feel like this experience will make me a much more well-rounded developer.


I started my programming journey back in high school with Java, though I didn't touch code again for over a decade. Huge shoutout to Brad Traversy.

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I love to write but have never maintained any sort of blog. I know from experience that teaching and explaining helps us learn faster. This article breaks down why blogs are useful for learning.


I'm working on a short story collection written in second-person. It will be available here.


I'm living in Lima right now and I like to go to Kennedy Park in Miraflores every Sunday. There's so many cats everywhere that I got the idea to make a cat tracker web app.


It will be available here.


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