My name is Gabriel Esquivel, everyone calls me “Gabo”. I was born in Costa Rica in 1984 and was raised by a loving family that thought me well to respect others and always focuses on the solution to problems.
Since I was a little child I’ve loved sports, especially Soccer, but also Capoeira (Brazilian martial), Yoga and Surfing; I dreamed of traveling the world, meet different cultures and learning new languages; so I dedicated some time prior to Bachelors to study foreign languages and today I can communicate fluently in English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.
In 2007 I started my Software Engineering studies at CenfoTec University in San José where I discovered my passion software and product development and the potential of the Web Platform.
I got my first job as Web Developer building WordPress sites and around a year later I was hired as UI Engineer for americanexpress.com through an outsourcing company based in Costa Rica.
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 open source and many different projects in multicultural, multi-timezone remote teams; 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 2016 I married @laubits, my beloved wife who gave me a beautiful daughter named Coral, my biggest motivation.
In 2017, I worked for a neo-bank startup ( holawink.com ) as interim CTO and Chief Architect and led the formation of a world-class team and the development of the first version of the app, leveraging AWS Cloud, Serverless, Infra-as-Code and React Native.
While working on the neo-bank app and I discovered blockchain technology and my mind was blown away. I started reading more about it and haven’t been able to stop since. After the neo-bank project I co-founded BlockchainCR, a community hub for the research, promotion, and development of blockchain based solutions and about as the same time I joined at knowledge.io as head of engineering and helped the company during their ICO.
After Knowledge’s ICO, I got involved in the EOS community contributing to the development of the global and local ecosystem through EOS Costa Rica, Costa Rica’s EOS community and block producer candidate.
I provide consultation and development services to startups and enterprise clients. Get in Touch
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.