Member of the Band – Gorilla Jorge Ortega

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!

Jorge Ortega

Jorge has 10 years of experience creating websites in multiple languages and frameworks for clients all over the world. While relaxing at home he enjoys watching movies, reading, cooking, baking and working in his garden. Jorge also loves spending time at the beach, hiking through the woods and traveling.

Favorite place you’ve traveled to?Definitely New York City. It’s a magical place with many different cultures and people from all over the world.

How many years have you worked in your field? – I‘ve been doing web development for 10 years now.

Best advice you have received personally or professionally?Sit back and enjoy the ride. Nothing makes sense if you don’t enjoy the moment.

Where do you go to relax and recharge?To a deserted beach with my significant other. I don’t enjoy crowds.

Something that your LinkedIn profile couldn’t tell us?I’m training to obtain a Private Pilot License.

Best advice when heading into an interview?Relax, if you don’t have enough experience or don’t know something, your attitude and cleverness will compensate.

Best advice when meeting with a client?Be confident and natural. If you are nice to them, they will return the sentiment.

What qualities make someone successful in the tech world?You have to be a self-learner who is willing to study new things. You can’t solely focus on development tools and frameworks. You also have to be versed in your client’s field of business.

Stay in touch with Jorge on LinkedIn and GitHub

Sophia Parnell

Sophia was born and raised in Denver, attending Denver School of the Arts (DSA), ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in Colorado. While at DSA, she was a member of the speech and debate team, vocal jazz ensemble and various all school musicals. This fall, she will begin the second year of her undergraduate career at Santa Clara University (SCU), where she is currently pursuing a double major in Marketing and Music. At SCU, she is involved in two choirs, as well as Igwebuike, the black student union.

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