My name is Gabriel Esquivel, everyone calls me “Gabo”. I’m a proponent of decentralized applications, open source technology stacks, devops, continuous delivery, lightweight agile methodologies, lean development and modern web technologies.
Things I do:
In 2007 I started my software engineering studies at CenfoTec University in San José where I discovered my passion software product development and the potential of the web platform.
In 2009 I got my first job as web developer building WordPress sites and about a year later I was hired as UI Engineer for americanexpress.com.
In 2011 I started to work independently as a freelance developer and during the course of the years, I have had opportunity to collaborate on many different projects and played several engineering leadership roles, leading teams from the perspective of someone that has been there in the trenches; keeping a positive and friendly attitude, mentoring trying to make engineers as happy an productive as they can possibly be.
In 2017, I worked for the a neo-bank startup Wink as a chief architect and led the formation of a world-class team and the development of the first version of the app.
Also in 2017, I co-founded BlockchainCR, a community hub for knowledge sharing, promoting and studying blockchain technologies and decentralized applications.
In 2018, I got involved in EOSIO, contributing to the development of the global and local ecosystem through EOS Costa Rica.
In 2019 I started Blockmatic.io, a boutique software development firm specialized in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Blockmatic provides services to startups and enterprise clients developing on the blockchain.
Gabo is great! Honestly I can say that he has a rare breed of technical expertise and leadership.
He's the rare sort who is a natural born leader who also knows his code! I'd look forward to collaborating with Gabo anytime.
He is one of the few that can very accurately estimate duration. Gabo is courteous, intelligent and resourceful.
Gabo never ceased to impress us with his spotlessly clean code and helpful documentation.
Gabo is a really talented and forward-thinking developer. He excels at working on awesome interfaces and also the back-end.
Gabo has the rare ability to solve problems that have left other developers scratching their heads.
Gabo is a top developer and a natural leader. Working with him is a great experience, he has an excellent attitude for solving problems.
He’s a great team player and he always keeps a positive attitude even in the most difficult and stressful of situations.
I was very pleased working with him, he took the lead in many areas and became the lead developer in a very short period of time.
He is a smart and dedicated person who has passion on what he does. Gabo is an important and valuable asset to any team.
Gabo is an amazing developer. He’s up to speed on all of the latest tech and matches his technical skills with "can do" personality.
He always thinks about how to do things better, and has a lot of great ideas. It’s very fun working with him. I highly recommend Gabo.
He is hard working, diligent and takes the time and effort to truly understand systems and the best method for implementation.
Gabo is a proactive and efficient person, ready to do his work on time and with excellence. Excellent professional and great companion.