Today we are excited to interview one of our team members from the IT department: Luis, one of FXStreet’s software developers since 2015. On this interview, he explains to us why he moved from Cuba to Barcelona and what he would love to do for a living if he wasn’t one of our IT guys.
Luis at work
How does a day in the life of an IT member at FXStreet look?
Interesting, every day we learn new things and although it can be a bit monotonous keep looking at the computer the whole day, we try to tell some jokes so we don’t end up talking to the screen.
What are your specialties as a software developer?
My specialties are applications and services server-side programming. But in my daily work I do a bit of everything: database management, client-side programming, etc.
What do you like least about your job?
I love my work, if I have to say one thing I would say the time that I spend in organizational tasks and meetings.
Any weird habit you have when working?
Moving my right leg and telling bad jokes hahaha
If you were not a website developer, what would you like to do for a living?
As a child, I always wanted to be an aircraft. I love airplanes but later on that idea took shape as a hobby. If I had to choose another job, I would love to become a teacher because I like to share knowledge. I admire people that are not satisfied with just what they know and look for something more.
If you were a teacher, what subject would you like to teach?
I love mathematics and programming, of course. Many years ago I had the opportunity to work as a substitute teacher and I liked it a lot.
About your professional career, what are the main goals that you want to achieve?
I would like to create a company based on a personal project and develop more as a programmer. Above all, I want to always have the possibility to learn and share knowledge and tools constantly.
And now it’s time to confess… Would you change something about your boss or co-workers?
Changing equipment would be enough haha. Joking aside, I have some colleagues whom I consider friends, they are always helping me no matter what.
Luis in his personal life
You are from Cuba. Why did you choose to move to Barcelona?
I came to Spain for love and to Barcelona for work. Today I have a thousand reasons to stay, but the first reason was love.
What do you typically do after work?
I have a little son who occupies all my free time after work.
Do you have any specific hobby that you would like to share with us?
I really enjoy Formula 1 and airplanes.
What are your holiday plans for 2018?
I want to visit my family and get to know a new city in Spain.
Do you like sports? If so, tell us your favorite team!
Tricky question hahaha … Ferrari and FC Barcelona, of course!