Jorge Artware

@jorgeartware

Web devil00per & con føø sTræt phi-ghter Φ

Had first contact with computers at age 6 on a 286 model with a monochromatic screen. Learned MSDOS with a tutorial I found at my dad's workplace (a University library).

I'm a self-taught professional web developer, videogame dev enthusiast and big open data informal evangelist. Very pleased to be included on the web conversation and passionate about getting involved on the development of this already up n' growing techno-enabled global society.

Learned English playing games on a NINTENDO's (8bit) NES, mostly by solving RPG quests & puzzles with my 3 brilliant brothers; using a plain old dictionary and guessing what we had to do next by interpreting context. Exciting times let me tell ya. Have had Internet since the 90s. And you know the formula:

  • [ ( IT knowledge + English ) * Curiosity ] ^ Internet = Freedom

Yes, yes, made that up, not quite right; but you get the idea.

I find life mesmerizing, short & mysterious.

I've survived gun shootings and high speed wrecks on 2 cars, 1 motorcycle and 3 bicycles (LOL I know), neither my fault (maybe one), I still drive, easy-ride and hit the pedals.

I love independent women, pragmatic philosophy, being prepared, coherent business models, disruptive enterprises, driven & adventurous people, concise & informed opinions, futurist technology, dreamy science, innovative video games, well balanced motorcycles, finding order where others see chaos, challenges, bravery... and getting whimsical in the kitchen with random ingredients and fancy spices. Also have an interest (in my own selfish way) in art & culture; specially cinema, from all genres and origins. I despise blindfolded ignorance, fear-mongering, lip service, laziness, and wasting time; mine or other's.

I'm not as intense as I sound, I'm easy going and I like to make people feel welcomed around me and my crowd (or team).

I put my highest admiration on resourceful people of action and facilitators; people who create value and are not afraid of failing (but take realistic preemptive measures) in the way to success and lulz, specially the ones who take risks to make an exciting and better tomorrow.