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Blockchain, Web3, Fintech, Modern Web & Cloud.

My name is Gabriel Esquivel, a sofware engineer from Costa Rica, everyone calls me Gabo. I’m a proponent of decentralized applications, open-source technology stacks, devops culture, lightweight agilism and modern web technologies.

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

I have several years of experience working with startups, agencies and established companies developing web and mobile applications with a focus on FinTech and Blockchain in the recent years. I provide technical insight in support of strategic decision making and oversee execution from prototype to production. I enjoy end to end hands-on programming, infrastructure and reliability engineering.

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

In 2010 I started Costa Rica JS, a meetup group in San José for people interested in JavaScript. At the time Node.js was starting the get traction and SPA frameworks where blooming. Today the Costa Rican JS community is the largest meetup in Central America with more than 2000 members.

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In 2011 I started to work independently as a freelance developer and during the years I have had opportunity to collaborate on many different projects and played several engineering roles.

In 2017, I joined the neo-bank startup Wink as architect and led the formation of the team and the development of the first version of the app.During my time working at the bank I was doing a lot research on financial technologies and I discovered blockchain technology and bitcoin. I immediately saw the potential of the Web3, the internet of value and ownership, so I started to go down the rabbit hole. The same year I co-founded BlockchainCR, a community hub for studying and promoting blockchain technology and decentralized applications in Costa Rica and I joined the a Knowledge team to develop the token and applications for their ICO.

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In 2018 I joined EOS Costa Rica as a lead engineer to run infrastructure and develop smart contracts for EOSIO networks.

Later in 2019-2021 I worked for several dapps including Emanate, Sense Chat and Bitcash.

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