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Iván Ortega Chapaca

Consultant developer

I am very passionate about technology and software development. I love to learn about new things. That's why I'm constantly looking for ways to stay up to date with new technologies and methodologies. I joined Thoughtworks nearly a year and a half ago as a Lateral Consultant Developer. It has been an amazing and exciting journey. In fact, I consider myself lucky because I got to learn a lot from  two different teams with completely different contexts.

In one team, I had the opportunity to take the role as Tech lead (my actual role). It’s crazy because I had to move out of my comfort zone as I had to face new challenges everyday. The great thing about my work is that I can't help to make mistakes, but when I do, I get to learn from them. 

Now, I am focusing on learning software architecture and mobile development, which is my passion, so hopefully in the future I can help my team with this new knowledge.

The Interview

My geeky passion is

I love video games. That's probably the reason why I got first involved in the technology ecosystem. When I was a child, I always thought "how is a video game done", and my first idea was always "however it is done, I can do it".

The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is

Don’t be afraid of asking questions or making mistakes because every time you ask a question or make a mistake, you learn. You improve. You become a better person and professional.

The most interesting thing I've learned on the job is

Do not make assumptions! Every time you have a doubt, it is better to ask.