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Gustavo Cunha
Intermediate Technical Developer

About Gustavo

When I was a child, I loved playing games and using my mother's computer at home. I remember back in the day when I had to wait until midnight or the weekend to use the internet and I would spend hours browsing the web and playing games. It wasn't until high school, when I found out there was a course called Computer Science at University, that I decided that I would take that path and make my living out of it. At that time, I was sure there was no other career for me to follow. Back in 2013, I started working in the .NET/C# world and was amazed at how easy it was to initially set up my development environment, as opposed to some other technologies at the time. Since I was already familiar with C and C++, it was a very smooth transition. More recently, I started learning some front-end technologies and I love how you can make beautiful web applications with React and CSS. What I enjoy the most about Jonah is the culture. I love how Jonah values the interactions between Jonahites. Whether working on the same projects or social events and even meeting people from other projects. I also like the wide range of projects, that makes it possible to work with different people, applications, and technologies. I love solving complex challenges with simple solutions. After the initial frustration of spending hours trying to come up with a solution, the realization that an easier solution is available and more efficient is very satisfying. Outside of work, I like watching movies, TV series and anime, reading fiction books and playing videogames. Also, as a huge soccer fan, I enjoy playing it and watching the games. Oh, and I can't forget to mention Excel spreadsheets. Call me crazy, but I have a huge variety of spreadsheets about most things in my life – and it can ALL be transformed into data and statistics! I feel that my whole life in Canada is one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) accomplishments in my life. The whole "leaving your country and settling in a new place" experience was very challenging, but now I can say that Canada is my home. At least that's what I tell people when they ask me if I'm going home on my vacation :) Favorite keyboard shortcut: I can think of many keyboard shortcuts that I use all the time and make my life much easier, like Ctrl +F (search), Ctrl+T (new tab on browsers) or Ctrl+S (save). But I must say that I love using Ctrl+K, D on Visual Studio (or Shift+Alt+F on Visual Studio Code). It's the formatting shortcut and it makes the code more organized and uniform. Most interesting place you've ever travelled to: Japan, especially Yokohama. The first time I went there I was in awe. It is a very technological and densely populated country, where most people are polite and care about each other. A good example of that is how the streets are very clean, even though you can walk miles without finding a trash can. And the food is amazing. Not only the sushi, but also takoyaki, udon, shabu shabu and kakigori. Favorite song to code to: I don't have a specific song genre or band that I listen to when I code. Whatever is in my playlist at the time works, and that's mostly all kinds of rock (indie, pop, punk, metal, alternative, grunge, etc.). However, when I really need to focus on a harder problem, I usually turn off the music so I can focus better. Favorite go-to lunch spot: Pokito. So far, it's where I can best customize the poke bowl according to what I like.