TrustYou: A self-reflection and farewell letter

TrustYou: A self-reflection and farewell letter. April 30th was my last working day at TrustYou . It has been an amazing 6 year journey and I feel grateful for all the opportunities and growth. Working as engineer, manager and director building Reputation Management solutions for the Hospitality sector has been incredibly challenging and rewarding. I still remember when I joined with the purpose to co-create and stream-align the process to enable scale and grow, and we did it (at least in some parts and up to a certain degree). Everything boiled down to continuously contributing to the mission of “Making the Guest Happy” by building and evolving incredible reputation management products like: Meta-Review , TrustYou Analytics and CXP Platform . Products used by world-wide key companies in the hospitality industry like: Accor, B&B group, Google, Microsoft and Hotpepper, just to mention some. I feel honoured for having had the opportunity of leading and/or actively participating in:

Baby steps

I have two kids and nowadays they cannot stop running, jumping, and spreading energy all around. A few years ago the running and jumping skills weren't part of their toolbox, they crawled and step by step they learned to walk. Do you have kids? Do you have nephews or kids in your neighborhood? Have you stopped for a second and think thought carefully about how what the process of learning to walk is? Let’s imagine for a second your baby is crawling. Don’t be scared if you are not a parent, just bear with me and imagine you are sitting on your couch in the living room, your baby stops crawling just in front of you. She looks at you, sits down and from there tries to stand up and poooom, she is pushed back by her own body and gets to sit down again. She tries without success multiple times but never gives up until fatigue overcomes her. The next day she doesn’t feel defeated at all, she is fully energized to try again to stand up on her feet. After 5 minutes you see yourself holding

Some books I have read in 2020

Here are some books I have read during 2020. I hope some of them can be useful for you. [Re-visited] The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey A book I like to have in my pocket and re-check from time to time. There are innumerable occasions when as a manager you feel you are not managing well enough your time or as a person you are not focusing on the essential. The 2020 pandemic has given me the chance to see what’s essential and fundamental for my life multiple times in a single year. Habit 3 ( Put first things first ) and 4 ( Think win-win ) were walking with me throughout this last year. Even really difficult situations become more manageable through putting first things first and by keeping a positive and win-win attitude. For example, a common scenario for parents was having the kids at home while they need to do home office. What a great opportunity to spend more time with your kids, to understand better how they would behave in a classroom by doing home-schoolin

DataEngOps de 0 a 0.1 | DevOpsDays Cáceres 2020

  En los 2 últimos años he formado parte de un equipo enfocado fundamentalmente en hacer Data Engineering en TrustYou . Quiero compartir mis experiencias en cómo este equipo disfuncional en aquel entonces ha llegado a ser lo que es hoy. Contaré qué probamos, qué y qué no funcionó, qué visión futura tenemos en términos de procesos y prácticas y qué papel ha jugado y jugará la cultura y prácticas DevOps en ello. Teniendo en cuenta además que estamos en un contexto de BigData, Data Science, Data Engineering y código legado. Slides y video de mi presentación en la DevOpsDays Caceres 2020. Enlaces relacionados Videos DevOpsDays Caceres Scalability Basics, application to systems, teams and processes   A brief history about agile transformation   Referencias Accelerate,  Nicole Forsgren et al. Extreme Programming Explained, Kent Beck The Phoenix Project, Gene Kim et al. (Jez Humble) (Paul Hammant)


El pasado 24 y 25 de octubre tuve la oportunidad de participar en la TarugoConf en su 4ta edición. Después de unos cuantos años suscrito y leyendo, domingo tras domingo, la Bonilista por fin pude asistir a esta conferencia que le recomiendo a todo el que esté interesado en temas de Tecnología , Negocio y el Pulpo en España. Me gusto el formato de un día de talleres y otro de charlas. Destacar el reto que representa tener 700 personas en un solo track de conferencias y lograr captar la atención de los participantes en todo momento. Agradezco la oportunidad de volver a ver a mucho colegas del gremio, desvirtualizar a otros como Javi Santana y me voy con el agridulce sabor de no haber podido conversar un poco con Bonilla, Andrea Barber, Molpe, Jaime Novoa, entre otras. Muchas gracias a Candela, David y todo el equipo tarugo por organizar este eventazo ; donde se come como en una boda, se presenta a los speakers con band

Slides: De .Net a Python

Slides que utilizamos para nuestra presentación en CommitConf 2018. También se pueden ver  aquí Video:

A brief history about agile transformation

By re-reading a post from a friend of the honey-badger tribe , I realized how much in common it has with a known situation experienced in a recent past. Imagine you join a team in the following situation: Unclear processes and workflow Lack of knowledge about the product Team executing decisions taken by others Vague software development practices Also, within this context, imagining you receiving a great market opportunity which requires deliver something with a fixed deadline. Looks like a case to continue doing what's done in the past to avoid taking risk of failure, but off course leaving the same picture as above regarding team processes. There is always the chance to be counterintuitive and use this greenfield project to boost the team processes to another level. The good thing is to have an organization aware of this issues and the willingness to support any change that improves the way they work. So, having this context, the willing to improve it and a dea