I asked Carlos to answer a few questions for me about Codementor and his background. Here you go:
How did you hear about Codementor?
On Google, searching for a tool that helps me to handle requests from friends that always ask me for help with their codes.
What is your proudest or most impressive project you have worked on?
Once I helped a guy who was developing very complex charts for a science webpage. I though I knew how to handle charts until this project came to me, took me extra hours that I didnt bill the client because I was frustrated, at the end, everything ended well.
Biggest developer win?
When someone asked for a twilio /php developer and I had no idea what twilio was, I tell him that I was good with php but not with twilio, he gave me a chance to help him and within a few hours of tests and documentation reading, the project was up and running. It helped me to know that I can accept challenges without fear
Biggest coding fail?
A guy asked me to help him with a webpage, mainly CSS but he offered to pay me a fixed price. Since it was one of my first projects and I find CSS easy to write I accepted and I worked a lot of hours. At the end it was a big mistake, they asked for a lot stuff and took me triple the time we agreed. It was my fault for not setting rules at the beginning like max amount of time, schedule, and extra quote.
What is the craziest thing anyone has asked you for help on codementor?
It was not what they asked me but how we worked. He wanted to improve his old code but he didnt wanted to give me access to the code. He wanted me to connect via Teamviewer to his computer and tell him what to code, which file to open and dictate sentence by sentence. I'm a patience person but after working two hours like this was not productive at all.
What sort of work to you want to be doing in 5 years?
I will lie if I say that I will quit coding, its something I really enjoy, but in 5 years I see myself working with people around the world, I call it being a "travel developer". Like they hire me for weeks or months to visit them in their town and help them code a project or two and then go help in other project elsewhere.
Tips or resources you use in your coding knowledge?
The best tip I have is never stop learning, I'm always coding something even small stuff just for me. My other tip would be, to never just copy and paste code that you dont understand at all, it could be full of bugs or security issues, try to at least understand what are you copying.
Websites or generators you would recommend?
I would recommend Udemy and codeschool for learning and having good practices.
Any information about you that might be interesting for someone seeking your expertise?
*I CAN ATTEST TO HIS OTHERWORLDLY PATIENCE WITH MY FAT HEAD
Programs, code languages you know, experience, etc.
- API integration