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 in 2009. This period marked the beginning of my deep dive into web technologies.

In 2010, I founded Costa Rica JS, a San José-based meetup group for JavaScript enthusiasts. This initiative grew to become Central America's largest meetup community in this field, boasting over 2000 members, as Node.js and SPA frameworks gained momentum.

Me giving a workshop at workshop 2019

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.

Me giving a workshop at BlockchainCR

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.