Member of the Band – Fernando Zaldívar Coto, iOS Developer

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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!

Fernando Zaldívar Coto — iOS Developer

Fernando is one of our amazing iOs Developers here at Gorilla Logic. He has been working in development for just over 6 years now. When Fernando is off the clock he spends time with his friends and family, plays soccer as much as he can, and also enjoys solving difficult code challenges. We are so happy to have him as a part of our Band!

Fernando Zaldívar

Where’s your hometown? San Luis, Santo Domingo, Heredia in Costa Rica. 

Favorite place you’ve traveled to? Cartagena, Colombia. “Love in the time of cholera” is one of my favorite books and this is where the book is based. 

How many years have you worked in your field? I have been working in development for 6 years now. 

Best advice you have received personally or professionally? Wait for the impossible. 

If you could perform on stage with one famous musician/group, who would it be and why? Kevin Johansen. He is an incredible singer/performer and I appreciate the way he views life.

How do you spend your free time? I like to spend time with my friends,  play soccer as much as I can,  read, and sometimes I like to solve these code challenges

What is your guilty pleasure TV show? Caso Cerrado, I really like it!

Best childhood memory? Watching soccer games with my grandfather. 

What made you want to work at Gorilla Logic? I had consistently heard through the grapevine that Gorilla Logic was an incredible company with a high level of technicians and I was so happy when I finally landed a position. 

What is your most used tool in your office? The coffee maker.

Something that your LinkedIn profile couldn’t tell us? I actually really enjoy dancing, salsa and bolero are my favorites. 

Who are the biggest cheerleaders in your life? My friends and family. 

Best advice when heading into an interview? Before the interview, look for a mirror. Smile at yourself.

Now that you have greater insight on the world (maybe;)), what would you go back and tell your 18-year-old self? Slow down. Enjoy the moment. Everything is going to be ok. 

Favorite tech blog/website/publication? raywenderlich.com

What motivated you to pursue working in your current field? When I was in college, I wanted to be an Android developer. I didn’t like iOS technology or software. One day, my best friend said to me: How do you know you don’t like it if you never tried it?. So I started studying iOS technology to prove to him that I prefer Android… but I fell in love with Objective -C, so here I am, and iOS developer. 

What qualities make someone successful in the tech world? Listen to everyone. It does not matter if they are from other fields or the level of experience. Excellent ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. 

To learn more about Fernando and to stay in touch, connect with him on LinkedIn!

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Keaton Stockton

Keaton is a Marketing Administrator at Gorilla Logic. She has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Colorado State University.

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