ABOUT ME, I, MOI, YO.
Hi, I’m Ricardo Cruz, a web developer based in The Canary Islands, Spain. I’ve been developing websites for more than 15 years.
It doesn’t matter which picture I choose from my Social Network accounts, it has a development story behind.
I’M A WEBSITE DEVELOPER
My speciality is to create performant and maintainable websites, using the best approach possible. If you need mostly an static website, I’d probably just choose Adobe Muse. I also create highly available websites with PHP, Python or Ruby. For really busy applications, I can add Docker, Redis and Varnish to the mix, while monitoring everything with NewRelic or Datadog.
BUT I’M MUCH MORE THAN THAT
I’m a scuba diver
Probably one of the best things of being a freelancer is that you have flexibility on your working hours. If I’m not using my computer, chances are I’ll be underwater or teaching people how to dive.
I make crochet toys
What started as a joke, it quickly turned into one of my most beloved hobbies. Doing amigurumis when I have a chance makes me disconnect from almost everything around me… and sometimes this includes eating.
I don’t stop learning
Since I was a kid, I was interested not only in things in general, but also in how those things worked or were made. That’s why I learned how to develop websites. I would never miss an opportunity to learn random things such as how to handcraft a wood desk, how to grow a tomato or implement the latest Continuous Delivery best practice.