Member of the Band – Gabriela Oropeza Back End Developer

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!

 

Gabriela Oropeza – Back End Developer

 

Gabriela OropezaGabriela is one of Gorilla Logic’s talented Back End Developers. She has more than 5 years of experience working with Android and Full Stack development –  mostly using Java, Python and Javascript. Gabriela loves music and spends her free time cooking, playing tennis, doing yoga and learning new technologies.

Where’s your hometown? –  I was born in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. I’m currently living in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.

Favorite place you’ve traveled to? – I love traveling, so I can think of many great places I’ve traveled to. But if I had to choose one, it would have to be Machu Picchu. It is so majestic and historic; it is one of those places that you must go to at least once in your life.

How many years have you worked in your field? –  I’ve been working in Agile development for about 7 years, which has given me the chance to face many interesting challenges and meet people from all around the world.

Best advice you have received personally or professionally? – I think the best advice I’ve received is to not take things personally. This works for both my personal and professional life.

What is an underrated product that you believe deserves more attention? – At the moment, I think Allo is a great app that needs more attention due to the fact that it incorporates Google Assistant, and some other interesting features.

If you could perform onstage with one famous musician/group, who would it be and why? – Coldplay, because I really like their vibe.

What is your guilty pleasure TV show? – Gilmore Girls.

Best childhood memory? – Spending every vacation at my grandparent’s farm, where I played with the animals and climbed trees all day long.

What made you want to work at Gorilla Logic? – I think the first thing that drew my attention was the name. Then, I went online and did some research about the company and it struck me as a challenging and fun place to work — just my kind of place!

What qualities make someone successful in the tech world? – I’d have to say adaptability. We’ve seen many companies close because they weren’t able to keep up with the constant wave of technological innovation.

 

To read more about Gabriela and stay in touch, connect with her on LinkedIn.

 

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Natalie Fagundo
Natalie is an inbound certified Marketing Specialist at Gorilla Logic. She has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and French from Xavier University and Master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati.

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