Adrián started at SoftSource Consulting in 2016.
Técnico Superior en Desarrollo de Aplicaciones Informáticas
(similar to Associate of Applied Science – Computer Information Systems)
Escuela Técnico Profesional del Clot
Six Questions with Adrián
When did you first start programming and with what language/computer and what did you like the most about this programming experience?
When I was twelve years old I enrolled in an extra curricular after school activity in computer programming. There we used Logo and Pascal. While I wasn’t that taken with Logo, Pascal was love at first sight. I learned the basics about variables, loops, and functions. There was no going back after that!
Describe a project you’ve been involved with which you consider to be your greatest success so far. What made it so successful?
When I lived in Barcelona I worked at a health care company that acquired a series of hospitals from another company due to a change in national legislation. I started my position with the company two weeks before the migration process was going to start and was responsible for the migration of all the medical data to a unified system. I had to forge a relationship of trust and confidence with the departments involved in the merger, take care of extremely sensitive data, help the sysadmins create the servers’ structure and help the medical staff understand the new environment. It wasn’t easy, and I had to make several difficult decisions, but everything worked out fine in the end. After this intense start, I kept on working with the company for a couple years maintaining and updating their .NET applications. They are still using the structures I helped to create.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your career?
Never give up under any circumstance. If you stay passionate and look for inspiration, it’s easier to find solutions to the challenges which will arise.
If computers and related technology didn’t exist, what do you think your career would be?
Forest ranger, astronomer, musician…there are so many things I am interested in. It would be difficult to choose one, but if I have to, I would say astronaut.
When it’s time to turn off the computer, what do you do instead?
I spend time with my family. We love hiking. If we stay indoors then I read news and articles about technology. I also always have many personal projects going on, such as restoring old portable video game systems, building my own 3D printer, writing a restaurant guide to my hometown of Barcelona…
I also love to go to the cinema, read comics, play my guitar, and do artistic welding.
Anything else you think the world would like to know about you?
I am always interested in learning something new. There are so many things that fascinate me that being a self-starter and self-taught has become habitual in my life. Still, my favorite way to learn about something is sharing experiences with others who hold similar interests.