Meet the team: Interview with Sergio Rodríguez

Team Sep 21, 2020

Today we are very pleased to introduce you to Sergio Rodríguez, our new Software Engineer in the Tech Team who will be dedicated to further develop the Orvium platform. He is a bit suspicious that Antonio and Roberto are some sort of robots... continue reading to find out why!

Tell us about you, please, you can start with your name :)

My name is Sergio Rodríguez Hernández and I'm finalising my studies of Computer Science in the Basque Country University.

Favorite movie?

I am a super fan of Harry Potter, but my favorite movie is “Intouchables”.

Do you play music?

I used to play the piano and guitar when I was younger. Nowadays, I don’t play that much but I really like listening to music: pop, rock and 80’s music. To be honest… I love any song that makes me wanna dance!

Last book you read?

The last one was “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”. It’s fascinating how the author describes the sense of smells in a really unique way. You can almost feel every scent described in the book.

Do you have any hobbies or favorite sport? (curling is not allowed)

I am not a big fan of any particular sport, but I like to practice them for fun. I like cinema, dancing and I am always up to do any kind of plan. I get easily bored if I stay at home!

Tell us a bit more about yourself? How did you get into software development?

I’ve always been interested in computers, new technologies… And that’s why I studied Computer Sciences. What I really like about software development is the possibility to create very useful tools and applications from scratch.

What do you love about your profession?

Being able to create useful tools that make complex tasks simpler… It’s just satisfying.

What is your philosophy behind software engineering?

I consider myself a well-organized person, and I think that is one of the most important basis for software development. A solid structure can save you many hours of problem solving.

What brought you to Orvium? What do you like about the product?

I have to admit that Orvium came to me because it was the first time I heard about it. But once Roberto explained to me the project itself, I really wanted to be part of it. It’s crucial to improve the way scientific publishing works.

Any funny/interesting stories that you can share from your time in Orvium?

I suspect that both Roberto and Antonio are not real human beings but an Artificial Intelligence or something… With all this situation caused by COVID-19, I still didn’t have the chance to meet them in person just online :) I’m looking forward to meeting them!

Thank you very much for your honest and fun answers Sergio!

We are super happy to get you in the team and hope you enjoy your time with us at least as much as we do.

With this post now you know a bit more about our team. We hope you enjoyed it and remember to check our last "meet the team" interview with Daniel from the marketing team.


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