Hi Nestoria fans, I know you’ve been sitting at the edge of your feedreader anxiously awaiting the next blog post in our #meettheteam series
1. What do you do at Nestoria?
2. What do you enjoy most about your work at Nestoria?
I love the fact that everything here is at your disposal, and if you have an idea or something that you would like to improve there are always people willing to listen and give you time/space to achieve that. Also, you’re not only working on your field of expertise, you’re also encouraged to get out of your comfort zone and work/play with things you’ve never dealt with. Along with that, we’ve tech talks every week so you’re always learning new things.
3. What did you do before Nestoria?
I was a front-end developer at Globant, a really big outsourcing company from Argentina. I was developing Single Page Applications with Backbone and AMD modules, and participated in several projects for big companies such as: PWC, K12, AKQA. Life there was great and made a lot of really good friends, but at some point I felt that I had learned everything I had to and that it was time to get on new adventures. And moving from Buenos Aires to London, to join Nestoria sounds like a pretty exciting adventure, right ? :)
4. You moved to London to join Nestoria. How are you finding it? What is different than you expected?
I moved from the small city of Tandil, Argentina to London. It was quite shocking considering that Tandil only has about 100,000 people. But, hey! Life couldnt be better, I always loved London although I never had the chance to come here before joining the company! Landscapes are beautiful, the architecture is magnificent and I love how British people adore their pub culture (I’ve found out that I’m a big fan of Guinness and Camden pale ale). What I like the most about the city, is that there are always new thing to do, new bands to watch and new tech events to attend. And it was not hard to adapt at all, I’ve made a lot of friends and met a lot of new people, the cultural diversity of the city is really appealing and people are usually very nice. But if you’re on the tube, dont look at people on the eyes! How dare you?!
5. What would you change about life at Nestoria?
I want to improve our pure mobile version of the site (see m.nestoria.es as an example which is currently running on top of jquery ui and jquery mobile, ick. We’re already analyzing how to go about doing it, and I’m pretty sure that once we finish with it, it will be something that we’ll are gonna be proud of.
I also think that having a beer-friday every once in a while wouldnt hurt anyone.
Thanks Ignacio! Anyone who wants to keep up with is antics should follow him on twitter.