In July we started using a new SLACK integration called Taco. The SLACK app allows you to send a team member(s) a  and in doing so give recognition to that team member(s). We implemented Tacos as a way to improve recognition of exemplary performance and teamwork. With our transition to being remote-first we wanted to ensure that we did not lose out on any opportunities for collective celebration and recognition of hard work. At the end of the month, all the Tacos are counted and the TangoCoder with the most receives a reward and is highlighted.

Our first Taco honoree is Fabian Molina. Congratulations Fabian!

  • Where were you born: Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Position in the company: Senior Software Engineer
  • When did you start working with TangoCode: I don’t remember the specific date, but it was around October 2012.

What is your favorite part of working at TangoCode:

Working at TangoCode I’ve had the opportunity to work with many technologies, most of them on the cutting edge. In my personal opinion, this is one of the most interesting points for a software engineer. I don’t want to forget to mention the chance to work with awesome and really smart people is also something that makes you love your daily work.

Tell us about your favorite project that you have worked on at TangoCode and why:

Teen Arts Pass, (a small brief, a project that gives teenagers access to $5 tickets to see professional dance, music, and theater performances in and around Chicago). The topic, design, variety of technologies involved, and the client, was a really amazing mix that ended in an awesome multi-platform app launched to the stores!

What is your first memory of a computer:

I think I was 6 years old, playing formula 1 on my big brother’s 386 pc. Some day i tried to install a new game without authorization… I’ll let you imagine how things finished.

When did you know you wanted to be a software engineer:

Well, when I was at school, I wanted to be a surgeon (don’t know why…) my big brother was finishing his engineering degree in electrical, and he started to introduce me to the IT world. A few years later I was convinced that IT will be the correct path to follow.

What do you consider your greatest professional achievement:

I will always consider my biggest achievement in life has been and will be my having a son, an achievement I share with Ines (well… actually… she shared the achievement with me)… if I restrict the answer to my professional life, I’d have to say I consider my last eight years to be my big achievement, all the projects I’ve helped in, all the web apps and mobile apps that we’ve managed to deliver with the different teams. I’d say the last 8 years have been the peak of my professional career.