One day with José Antonio

My name is José Antonio. I’m a Software Engineer, Blockchain Engineer, Infosec & Tech Enthusiast. I’m part of the ElenPAY team and this is: «One day with me»

💭 When and how did you decide you wanted to become a programmer?

My relationship with computers started when I was six or seven years old. Technology and videogames led me to pursue a career in this field.

🪄 What is the best advice you have ever been given and from whom?

Be empathetic and humble.

🏆 What is your definition of success?

Success can be metered, this is when you succeed IMO.

🥱 What are your limits when programming? When you realize you shoukd go to sleep?

When I can’t figure out something, and try like ten different approaches without a solution, that’s a mental fatigue flag.

🤫 What is the best kept secret in programming?

If you know to use Google and know the basics, you can master it. Nowadays you can even master it with ChatGPT and GitHub Copilot, but shh, don’t tell anyone. 

💻 Can anyone be a programmer?

If they are willing to work hard, yes.

🦸 If a superhero called «Supercody» were created, what would he/she be like and what would his/her superpower be?

He/she would be a 1000x engineer.

☝️ What are the 3 most important things that non-programmers should know about programming?

1) It can’t be taught, you must learn by practicing it.

2) It’s abstract and complex.

3) It’s super fun and rewarding.

🥷 As a programmer, what are some of the things people assume you know but don’t?

That I can fix their computers without context, if I were keen to do it ofc.

❤️ What is your favorite emoji?

🫡

🧘 How do you relax after a long day at work?

Working out, playing videogames or watching TV.

🌐 A website you visit often?

Twitter (?)

🎶 What kind of music do you listen while you work?

Soundtracks (Videogames & movies).

🧑‍💻 If you could only code in one language for the rest of your life, what would it be?

C#


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