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Last updated May 25, 2024 from beautiful Cali 馃尯

What鈥檚 happening in my life right about now.

Happiness Meter 馃ぉ

9/10. Want my sense of smell back!

Family 馃挍

Every day is filled with antics. Just this week Franco sneaked into my office (he can now open circular handles 馃檲) and took all my 3D printing filaments (~20 boxes) plus a handful of books to build a tower. When I caught him, the building was finished and twice his height.

Luca has taken to calling me 鈥淧apita鈥, which I love 鉂わ笍

We have big family plans: we are going on a 4-month trip to the US in order to change the scenery and gain some insight into how we work as a family without the help of grandmothers, a nanny or a maid. Natalia is excited!

Gaming 馃幃

Been getting my money鈥檚 worth out of the Steam Deck. I think I鈥檝e player more in the past 3 months than in the previous 2 years combined.

Latest time-sinkers:

Reading 馃摎

Just started We The Possibility by Mitchell Weiss. It鈥檚 about how governments can truly innovate to solve public issues.

I think education, besides being of obvious public interest, has much in similar with governments in how slow it is to adapt and innovate.

Work 馃О

I鈥檓 currently a Tech Director for New Product Development in R5, a Colombian Fintech focused on products for vehicle owners. That means I manage the web, mobile development and data teams for all our new ideas that we want to test out, which is currently ~17 people including myself. I previously created and managed the Data team for the whole company as its Data Director.

My work mainly entails a ton of coding, team management, strategy + culture work together with the rest of the C-Team and collaborating on product ideas together with Ricardo and Fernando, who manage the product and business side of NPD.

Entrepreneurship 馃殌

I鈥檝e been meeting with amazing people in the Education space to understand opportunities in the field. What calls to me the most is helping people go from Highschool to some sort of trade school or higher education, hopefully focused in careers of the future.

I met recently with amazing people such as David, who runs a Non-profit doing just that together with his company SIIGO; Felipe, who has been providing income-share loans to underprivileged youth for over 2 years; and Daniel, who runs one of the largest non-profits/investment vehicles for education projects in the region. Many thoughts on what problem should be attacked, but I鈥檓 still processing.

Health 鈿曪笍

Sadly, I got COVID about 10 days ago. I鈥檓 completely fine now, except for the fact I completely lost the ability to smell stuff. Sad days, I was proud of my nose being extremely sensitive 馃憙