Meet the new Team: Juanjo Franco
It’s no secret that the DisplayNote Team is growing, and as part of that growth, we’re happy to welcome Juanjo to the DisplayNote Engineering Team in Spain as our new Front-End Developer.
I asked Juanjo a few questions to learn about life before DisplayNote, what he’s hoping to bring to the new role, and just to get to know him better.
Hola Juanjo! Thanks for sitting down to have a chat with me. First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself…
My name is Juanjo; I’m the new Front-End Developer at DisplayNote. Before this, I was working as a Teacher. Working in education, I learned a lot about good communication, delivering new information, and how to help your audience consolidate that knowledge. I believe that understanding something and knowing how to explain it is knowing it twice.
Outside work, I like to spend my free time with my wife and children. Our favorite family activities include taking trips to new places, building things from Legos, flying kites, and going for walks in the forest.
How would your friends describe you?
They would say that I’m an empathetic person who is always willing to help. They would probably also say that sometimes it is difficult to shut up and that I can be pretty stubborn at times…
What attracted you to working at DisplayNote?
I love building software that makes people’s lives better and easier. Here at DisplayNote, we build tools to enable better communication between people, making learning fun and more accessible, which aligns with my education background and my interests.
And what are you planning to bring to the team?
My knowledge of automated testing and all my experience creating maintainable software. I think my experience as a teacher can also be valuable when focusing on new functionalities.
You’re in your favorite coffee shop; what are you ordering?
I don’t actually drink coffee, so maybe an iced tea or a Coke! (Never Pepsi…)
It’s lunchtime, and you’re at the deli. You have free reign to create your ultimate sandwich. What’s in it?
Tuna, egg, sardines, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.
What 3 items are you bringing to a desert island?
A cat, a huge Lego set, and a book on sci-fi.
Is there anything you’re looking forward to trying or discovering in your new role?
I think in DisplayNote, I will have endless opportunities to face interesting challenges. Finding solutions to the problems that arise is a personal favorite…it makes me feel a bit like Sherlock Holmes.
As a developer, I’m also looking forward to working with video streaming and trying to find an easy way to validate the correct behavior without human interaction. I am also very interested in exploring the possibilities of web browser to the fullest.
And finally, if you were to set yourself an intention for the next six months, what would it be?
To improve my English, gather experience in video streaming technology, learn a new programming language and play more sports (that’s more a personal intention, but it still counts!).
Experience a better work-life balance
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