Gustavo Narea
Gustavo Narea
Senior Software Engineer in London

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.


  • 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.


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 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.