Who Am I and Why Is It Such a Great Idea to Follow me?
Hi there! Thanks for checking out my profile, I’m Fernando.
I’m a writer originally from Uruguay but now living with my family in Spain. I’ve been writing about software development since I was 15 years old, in one way or another I always kept a blog somewhere (the first one I think was hosted on Geocities, remember that?). Now thanks to Medium I’m constantly trying to share my experience about:
- Software engineering and programming in general. This is what I do from 9 am to 6pm, and this has been my job for the past 18 years.
- Freelancing and what it really takes to make it out there.
- Writing, because what kind of a writer would I be if I didn’t try to go meta?
- Parenting, because sometimes I like to share a few things my 2 kids have taught me over the years.
Why would you follow me?
Beats me, but somehow around 2.000 people have decided to do it at the time of writing this so maybe, just maybe, they’re seeing something I don’t, so trust them. They’re probably right.
And in case you’re still wondering, here are some of my best hits, maybe they’ll help you decide:
5 Phrases You Shouldn’t Say to Your Tech Lead, Even If You’re Dying to
Just avoid these excuses and you’ll be alright
How a Story Landed Me a Book Deal: A Postmortem
Earning money through Medium’s Partner Program is just one way of profiting from your writing
The Biggest Lie In Open Source
There are several big ones, so I’ll let you be the judge
9 Hard Lessons I Struggled to Learn During My 18 Years as a Software Developer
Here are nine of the best lessons I’ve picked up during my time as a developer
What else you got?
I’m also reachable on some social media channels, so consider checking me on:
- Twitter especially if you’re into programming and software development in general.
- LinkedIn if you want to get in touch for some collaboration opportunity.
- Facebook if you’re old like me and still use it.
And on top of that, I’ve recently started to work on a Substack newsletter called “The Rambling of an old Developer”, where I share my thoughts about the industry based on my 18 years of experience.
Is that not enough?
Well, I can’t force you to click on the Follow button, not yet at least, so if you’re still wondering why you’d follow me, maybe that’s a good reason to do it. That way you can check some of my latest articles the moment they’re out and judge for yourself if I’m worth your time.
And if you don’t, that’s great too, enjoy Medium, enjoy reading about the topics you like, and see you around!