You Only Live Once
My journey began at CenfoTec University in San José in 2006, where I discovered a profound passion for software product development and the limitless possibilities of the web platform.
My professional path took off in 2008 as a web developer, primarily building WordPress sites, before advancing to a UI Engineer role for americanexpress.com in 2009. This period marked the beginning of my deep dive into web technologies.
By 2011, I had embraced freelance software development, collaborating on a diverse array of projects and fulfilling various engineering roles. My experience during this time broadened my technical skills and industry knowledge.
A significant turn in my career came in 2016 when I joined Wink, a neo-bank startup, as an architect. There, I led the team and the development of the app's initial version. It was during this time that I delved into financial technologies and discovered the transformative power of blockchain and Bitcoin, sparking my interest in Web3.
In 2017, I co-founded BlockchainCR, a community hub for studying and promoting blockchain technology and decentralized applications in Costa Rica. That same year, I joined the Knowledge team to develop the token and applications for their ICO.
My role at EOS Costa Rica in 2018 as a lead engineer involved managing infrastructure and developing smart contracts for EOSIO networks. This experience further deepened my expertise in blockchain technology.
Between 2019 and 2021, I worked on several groundbreaking decentralized applications (dapps), such as Emanate, a Web3-powered music marketplace; Sense Chat, focusing on secure, private communication and transactions; and Bitcash, an innovative currency exchange application.
In 2021, I was part of RareMint to develop a platform that offers genuine real-world sports collectible assets and transforms them into digital experiences through asset-backed NFTs on both the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.
In 2022, I contributed to the development of the Ethereum/WebGL communication channel at ZTX, a web3 metaverse platform empowering creators and communities to build, play and earn. ZTX is the blockchain initiative backed by Jump Crypto and ZEPETO — the largest metaverse in Asia with over 400 million lifetime users.
My journey continues to evolve, as I remain at the forefront of emerging technologies, particularly in AI, while expanding my consultancy services through Blockmatic Labs LLC. Stay tuned for more adventures in the ever-evolving world of tech.