Gabo Esquivel

I'm Gabo Esquivel

Softare Engineer - Blockchain, Serverless, OSS, DevOps

I help companies develop software products and make technical decisions; working closely with stakeholders and developers in the design and development of software applications, taking ideas from conception to production and successful execution.

I pay special attention to the user experience and always make sure every change provides real value to both the end user and the business.

I’m a proponent of continuous delivery, agile project management, lean development and open source technology stacks, particularly JavaScript (Node.js, React); As well as decentralized solutions, blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contracts.

In 2017 I co-founded BlockchainCR, a hub for the research and development of blockchain solutions based in Costa Rica and joined as head of engineering.

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Engineering Leadership

I lead software engineering teams and act as on-demand CTO/VPE/Consultant for startups and enterprise clients.

Product Development

Consultation on software product ideation, validation, definition, roadmap creation and product life-cycle management.

Agile Project Management

Manage day-to-day development tasks following agile principles.

Software Architecture

Design of robust and cost effective architectures leveraging modern tech without unnecessary complexity.

Hands-on Coding

I'm a programmer and I enjoy writing clean code that solves real life problems. Mainly in JavaScript.

Secure DevOps and SRE

Transparency, collaboration, automation and infra-as-code as means to achieve secure and reliable infrastructure.


Here are some of my current and past projects

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  • Other

Yeah TV

Technical lead for a movie streaming service where you can watch movies dissected in chapters with detailed information and interactive games.

American Express

I worked as a UI Engineer at

Wink: Neobank mobile app

CTO/Chief Architect at challenging bank startup.

Jockey Hollow

Development of menu apps for kiosks and responsive web.


Technical lead responsible for the development of a new photo editor and web experience.

Elder Scrolls Online

Web development of the Elders Scrolls online community site.


Web development of an interactive online store with fluctuating prices.


Development of a prototype for a energy data analytics dashboard.

Eat Arcade

Lead developer of an sms subscription system to hand-curated dishes from the best restaurants in New York City.

Pura Vida JS

First International JavaScript Conference in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica JS

JavaScript meetup group in Costa Rica.

DevOps Costa Rica

DevOps meetup group in Costa Rica.


Configuration files for Ubuntu and MacOS.

JavaScript Code Quality Guide

This document aims to be a comprehensive guide to JavaScript code quality. It encompases principles, concepts, processes, conventions, standards and tooling.

StandardJS Atom Snippets

A collection of JavaScript snippets for Atom, Standard Style

The Awesome

A list of curated resources for developers

Cortical Touch

Boutique consulting and staff augmentation services.

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I provide consulting, custom software development and staff augmentation services through, a company I founded.

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