I'm very happy to announce that I've joined Codesai's team.
Many reasons made my path converge with Codesai's one.
First of all, the people in Codesai.
I met Carlos in 2011, because he was teaching the first TDD course I attended. Carlos is a humble and honest person that tries very hard to make sure his actions match what he believes. Later I've known him as a quiet, open-minded leader who is always willing to listen what other people have to say, and this permeates the whole Codesai team.
During the last two years, I had the opportunity to meet most of Codesai's apprentices. They are very enthusiastic and eager to learn. I had great fun participating with them in some Software Craftsmanship Gran Canaria events and talking about code and life in general in Codesai's apartment.
I share Codesai's values and feel very confortable with their culture and communication style because the team creates a healthy and safe environment which respects the diversity of its members and the debate of ideas.
I met the rest of the team last week during Codesai's summit (aka #flejesai16) and it was a confirmation that I'm in the right place.
Second, the opportunity to learn from experienced XP practicioners.
I've been developing software for 6 years now. I've learned a lot, most of it by reading books, practising on my own, attending courses and from colleagues, both from the community and at work. However, I felt the need of having a mentor, because I think I'll learn more and better than if I keep working on my own. I've found some great mentors in Codesai who acknowledge that I need a safe environment to get experience step by step.
Finally, the last reason is more personal.
I live in Barcelona but I'm from Canary Islands. Codesai is a remote-first team but the core of Codesai's team is currently in my hometown in the Canary Islands. So being a part of Codesai also gives me the chance of visiting my family more often.
So far I'm enjoying the Codesai experience a lot.
I think we'll keep on evolving as a team and do great things.
Thanks a million for letting me in!