Gustavo Narea
Gustavo Narea
Senior Software Engineer in Oxford, UK

About Me


I have 12+ years of experience as back-end engineer, team lead and ScrumMaster. I enjoy solving inherently difficult problems as part of a self-managed team.

I'm currently on a short sabbatical to finish my software engineering master at Oxford, but I'm also keen to consider back-end roles where I can start in early 2019.

I prefer statically typed languages and relational DBs, but I'd happily work with just about any modern tech – The product and the people behind it are far more important to me.

For more career details, please go to my LinkedIn profile.

Highlights

  • Extensive commercial experience with Python, Node.js, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Docker and AWS, amongst others.
  • Former core contributor to and author of popular Python projects, such as TurboGears 2 and repoze.what.
  • I last worked at Auth0, in the small dev team behind the core service that processes over 42 million logins a day.

Interests


My personal interests include:

  • Blockchain, serverless computing and IoT. I'm very keen to build projects with one of these technologies in my spare time, after I've finished my master's.
  • Cycle touring and adventure trips. I enjoy cycling, hiking and camping in remote places around the world. I occasionally upload photos to my Flickr account.
  • Bicycle maintenance. This started out of necessity before my solo cycle tour in Iceland a few years ago, but I enjoyed it and now I have my own workshop at home.

Recent Projects

  • I'm currently working on Relaynet to make the Internet tolerant to delays lasting up to a number of days.
  • I built PyRecord to bring record types to Python, inspired by the implementation in my favourite language (Ada).

Other Things

  • I made a business out of my first web app at the age of 17 and learned many lessons the hard way. It reached profitability quite quickly, but it only lasted six months.
  • I've spoken at EuroPython, Django Users Group in London and Libre Software Meeting (RMLL), amongst others.

Contact Me


Simply send an email to bouncer@gustavo.engineer and mention the word "abracadabra" somewhere in the email (if you don't, I won't get it!).

Please note that if you'd like to talk about any of my software projects, it'd be best to use its corresponding support channel.