Welcome to Zeitspace, Adan Suarez

Hello again. It’s time for another post devoted to a new team member. Adan Suarez has joined Zeitspace as a software engineer and we’re, of course, thrilled to have him here. Have a look at Adan’s answers to our introductory questions.

Why software development?

Answering that question is like decide why you like green more than blue. Since I was a child my father was involved with computers somehow. He is not a computer scientist or something like that, he just loves computers so I think everything came from him. He bought our first computer when I was 10 or 11 years old, a ZX Spectrum, and with it I learned my first programming language, Basic! That was my beginnings, and since then I always wanted to be related to computers and software somehow.

What kind of development do you like? Mobile? Web? Something else?

I really don’t have a preference. I have worked in data analysis and software related to it hence if I have to choose one I’ll say that. I like to call this a “soft preference” because I can be equally happy working in any other thing.

Recommend one thing (maybe a book, movie, album, TV show, physical experience…) Why?

Recommendation is a serious thing. I don’t recommend anything in general if I don’t know the person to whom I am recommending for, but I think I can solve this problem answering what I like. There is a book that I’ve read twice -and this is a thing because there are so many books to read that read one twice should worth it- it is called Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. This book changed my way of seeing life. This is the kind of book that you need to take notes when reading.

What’s your favourite new (or old) discovery in Waterloo Region?

I feel like I have everything to discover, but in the short time that I am living here I like parks, perhaps because I like to spend my free time with my kids and they are a perfect place to do it.

Share a cool thing that folks might like to know about you?

Probably the most coolest things I’ve ever done should be when I was a Navy officer in Spain… aside to be a father! The first one was to be involved in many rescue operations in the Atlantic where we saved a lot of people. The other was to sailing around the globe in a sailing boat called: J.S. Elcano a big boat of four masts where we checked, among other things, that the Earth is not flat ;)