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Ulises Santana

Hey! I'm Ulises Santana

Full Stack Developer with JavaScript as mother tongue and web as my home nation. Based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 🏝️

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About Me

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Hi, my name is Ulises Santana Suárez and I am located on Las Palmas, Spain. I am Full Stack Developer at Kentech, where I’ve been creating tech solutions based on web technologies with awesome people for the online entertainment industry, in multiple countries for millions of users, for the last 2 years and a half.

I really love coding, the web app ecosystem and learn something new everyday. I’m very grateful to the developer community and all the people that helped me on my path to be a professional developer. So, just for keep the wheel rolling, if you think I can help you in any way just text me, if I can’t help you maybe I know somebody who can. By the way, I'm really interested in projects with a social good for aim, so don't hesitate to text me.

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    https://twitter.com/ulisesantana
  • Telegram
    https://t.me/ulisesantana
  • Github
    https://github.com/ulisesantana
  • Repl.it
    https://repl.it/@ulisesantana
  • CodeSandbox
    https://codesandbox.io/u/ulisesantana
  • Curriculum Vitae
    /cv

I come from the Canary Islands, Spain; concretely from a little town in the southeast of Gran Canaria, a wonderful place to be raised. I have been an internet boy since I was a kid, so is not a big surprise to say that I got hooked by the web ecosystem when I was starting as Social Media Manager. I decided to spent my entire career working on the web at that very moment.

However, my fate with the web looks like wouldn't be as Social Media Manager. After 2 and a half years working as on that role I realized that marketing was not my thing, not my love, but the coding was. That was my starting point for becoming a programmer and the motivation to leave the company I co-founded behind and enroll in my coding studies. I consider Marketing very interesting, but I prefer to work on the code and let marketing-lovers work on marketing.

I finished my web application development studies in June 2017. Right after, I was hired as backend developer by Kentech, the company where I did my internship. Kentech is a provider of custom solutions across various verticals, specializing in the online entertainment industry with a focus on sports in multiple countries. One year later I was promoted to Full Stack Developer and most of the time I am working with AngularJS, React and NodeJS, but also with Docker and Rancher.

Since I got hired I’m trying to keep myself on the cutting edge of JavaScript and the web so I try to go as many conferences as I can. This result in assisting to events like JSConf EU where I had the opportunity to take a selfie with Ryan Dahl, NodeJS and Deno creator. A little fanboy moment.

JS Conf 2018 with Ryan Dahl
At the left some of the awesome people I work with and Ryan Dahl right after the most epic talk at JS Conf EU 2018.

On my free time during the workweek I play around with NodeJS and improve my CS skills by reading books and blogs. On the weekends I enjoy spending family time, meeting friends, watching movies or trying some local tourism.

Lately, my main aim is giving back to the developer community. I enjoy every day at work and this is thanks to all the people that share their time, knowledge or point of view making others able to learn or use tools otherwise it wouldn't be possible. That´s one of the reasons why I try to give a talk at least once a year in a vocational school. The talks are about web tech and the software industry. I try to help them to optimize their studies increasing in this way their success finding a job at the end of the course.

There is another personal goal which is pending and it's building or at least help to build something for social good. I kinda achieved this one at Hack for Good, but the project build up in that 36-hours hackathon died 6 months later. So, if you have a project which fits this and you think I can help you in a tech way, coding or thinking, just text me 😁

As part of my giveback plan, I've been sponsoring the last two JS Day Canarias editions and PyDay Gran Canaria 2019. Also, On November 2018 I had the opportunity to give a talk on JS Day Canarias about NodeJS, npm and how to publish and maintain a package on an npm registry. I enjoyed the experience and I want to continue sharing the knowledge to the world.

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  • CodeSandbox
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  • Curriculum Vitae
    /cv
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