Life with the iPad Pro

Some time ago, as an experiment, I decided to use an iPad Pro as my primary computing device. Expectations were low, so I kept my laptop in a drawer and gave it a chance for a couple of weeks.

Working on an iPad seemed ingenious and weird, and several people asked about how I was supposed to write code or do actual work on “that thing,” to which I replied, “I have no idea.”

Four months later, I have not missed my laptop at all. It took me a while to find the right apps…

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Find yourself some time

There is nothing better than giving yourself time not to do anything so that you can do a bunch of things without obligation.

In the past week, I have read two books, updated two apps, started with a new idea, learned about SwiftUI, wrote two articles, picked up my mountain bike again, reconnected with my family and friends, rewrote my CV, slept for 16 hours straight and ate and sleep whenever I felt like it.

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Last day at Endava

After two years, today is my last day here. I joined back in March 2018 to lead the Mobile Discipline and later on became Head of Development for the Bogotá Delivery Unit.

As in any other job, there were ups and downs, difficult conversations, decisions, and problems to solve but also a great number of learning opportunities, challenges, and a handful of new friends.

Thank you to the ones that supported me with the cool things, to the ones that challenged me, and were always straightforward and direct, and thank you all for teaching me something every day.

It’s been a great ride.

Switching jobs does not have to be painful

Seven hundred days ago, I quit my job at Globant to join Endava, and it’s time to do it again. Most people think that two years is too little to do something (especially on a management role) and therefore the decision comes with lots of noise and questions, but, should it be that way?

I’m 41 years old, and according to ‘social standards on employment’, I should be already thinking about settling down and securing my pension. For many of you, that might work out, but it simply sounds boring on this side of the screen.

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