Product

Most of my educational and professional experience runs around tech and software engineering but I'm obsessed with startups and product design.

Since I was young, I've been one way or another creating products and thinking about their business context. These are some of the products that I've had the pleasure to be involved in over the last few years:

Sleam

Sleam

Creating revolutionary slack apps for your team

Sleams product

Working within software engineering teams I realised that there was no good remote friendly way to run retrospective meetings (agile), moreover, there were not truly useful slack apps to make the whole process neat. It was then when I founded Sleam and took on the mission to create slack apps for teams that really made a difference, starting with feedo: re-inventing retrospective meetings.

Acre

Acre

Creating a better homebuying experience for everyone involved

Acres product

I joined the initial team at Acre in it's early days becoming one of their first engineers. During my time there, I learned a lot about product design & development, software architecture and financial products. I kickstarted the client portal for customers to input their financial information in order to apply for a mortgage. Later on I re-built our components library to make it re-usable across all our products. Finally I went into the broker-crm team where I worked on many different areas making features for brokers to deal with such data (ID verification, KYC, etc).

Jarvin

Jarvin

The new way to ask and answer questions at univeristy

Jarvins product

Last year of uni, I need to write a dissertation but I also want to create my own startup, what do I do? Both. Went from idea to hundreds of users and documented the process as part of my dissertation with Jarvin. A platform for attendees and speakers to improve their communication during lectures.

Krowspot

Krowspot

Discover the best places to work from

Krowspots product

While we waited in between keynotes at the Web Submmit, my friend @rameerez and I thought that it would be cool to have a place where people could share nice spots to do work from (work-spot, inverted = krowspot). So we started by validating the idea creating a google sheet and form, posting on reddit and other places and waiting to see if people added things. In a matter of hours, hundreds of spots had been added, all over the world! With that small validation in mind, we decided to spend the weekend building an mvp with react and rails. The best part is that we streamed the process on Twitch and it got to the Top 5 Science & Tech Streams!

Capital One

Capital One

Bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking

Capital Ones product

After seeing and meeting their employees at many hackatons and events all over the world, I decided to do my internship at Capital One UK. I joined their Web Development team and worked across a wide range of projects. From the main .co.uk website, to a hackathon API, all the way through an internal newsletter system and different POCs such as skeleton loading.

DeckJS

DeckJS

Create your best presentation, as a static webapp with DeckJS

DeckJSs product

My first Open Source project. I wanted to create a minimal, nice and simple landing page to show a product's value proposition and validate it. That was it, no fancy stuff, just wanted to make simple landings to get a message across the same way a deck or presentation would. It was then when I thought, why isn't there a library to make websites fast with a deck mentality behind? Well, now there is. Introducing deckJS.

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