Member of the Band — Gorilla Franklin Fallas
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 started his career as a freelance Software Engineer back in 2009, acquiring two deals with a high school to develop applications they needed. That’s how everything started. After 2 years doing freelance, Franklin received the opportunity to join Hewlett Packard (HP) for sixth months in 2011 as an intern. After the internship concluded, he was offered a permanent position with the company; he then worked for HP for two and a half years. Later, he moved to another company called Intertec, where he had the chance to work in the Wells Fargo account in a short term project.
Where’s your hometown? — Ciudad Colon, San José, Costa Rica
How many years have you worked in your field? — I’ve been working in software development for 7 years.
Best advice you have received personally or professionally? — Get out of your comfort zone and make sure you feel challenged by whatever you do.
If you could perform on stage with one famous musician/group, who would it be and why? — Creed, I’ve been listening to their music since I was 18 years old!
How do you spend your free time? -Running and playing soccer.
Best childhood memory? — The time I got my first video game console. I remember that day I played non stop, and the next day I was so tired that I stayed in bed till noon.
Best advice when meeting with a client? — Stay focused, make eye contact and make sure you get everything you need from them to complete their project successfully.
Now that you have greater insight on the world (maybe;)), what would you go back and tell your 18 year old self? — Dude never stop studying and learning, education is the key to success in life.
What motivated you to pursue working in your current field? — That feeling of making the client’s life easier. Keep in mind that something you created is currently in production and will work how the client needs it to. I love it.
What qualities make someone successful in the tech world? — Love what you do, you have to love programming. Also, you can’t be afraid to try new technologies, keep an eye on the newest API’s, and basically stay updated.
Originally published at Gorilla Logic.