Much like a pod of whales or a pack of wolves, did you know that a group of gorillas is called a band? In this blog series, we’re going to introduce you to members of our band – engineers, technical recruiters, PMs, designers, and more who make up the most important asset in Gorilla Logic…our talent! Are you Gorilla material? Join the band today!
Franklin Garcia is one of Gorilla Logic’s talented Software Developers. He has been a developer for 14 years, working with clients such as Google, Nokia, Comedy Central and Sesame Street. Franklin started as a Java Developer working on back-end, then switched to Android seven years ago. He is a big fan of motorcycles and likes adventure riding. Franklin also partakes in extreme sports, specifically mountain biking, open water swimming, and trekking. His other hobbies include video games, board games, photography, cooking, learning languages (he is currently learning Portuguese), and playing with Lego Mindstorm, Arduino and anything related to Internet of Things .
Where’s your hometown? – San José, Costa Rica.
Favorite place you’ve traveled to? – Porto, Portugal.
Best advice you have received personally or professionally? – If you don’t like what you are doing, change it.
What is your guilty pleasure TV show? – I’m a huge fan of House of Cards. I also enjoy Agents of Shield, Mr. Robot, and Breaking Bad.
Where do you go to relax and recharge? – Riding my motorcycle, especially on twisty roads. When not on my bike, I love to do papercraft, origami, or paint.
What’s one of your most embarrassing memories? – Any family party, especially when my mom asked me to dance in front of my relatives when Ice Ice Baby was a hit.
What made you want to work at Gorilla Logic? – The opportunity to work on interesting and challenging projects, and meet more great professionals.
Something that your LinkedIn profile couldn’t tell us? – I have non-professional certifications in Grilling, Survival Skills, First Aid and CPR.
Who are the biggest cheerleaders in your life? – My wife and daughter.
What was one of the most rewarding leadership positions you have had? – I helped a Costa Rican company, that didn’t have any mobile knowledge, move from PalmOS to Android. I selected the team, and together we built a solution for that company. Some team members were later hired by the same company and became Senior Developers.
What qualities make someone successful in the tech world? – You must be a self-learner who is curious, proactive, collaborative, adaptive, and flexible. Technologie moves in big leaps, and you must be eager to learn a bit of everything while gaining expertise in your favorite area.