I was born one day on 1973. At age 10 I had my first computer (bought "breaking the bank" we had half, my sister and I), a Toshiba HX-10 MSX system, with which I discovered the BASIC language and what was programming. That was how I discovered what I wanted for the rest of my life: to make programs for resolve problems. So, from an early age, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to be and, with that goal in mind, I finished my studies as a teenager.
I got the score needed to get into the Computer Science University and finish to ongoing studies per year, which allowed me to start working very young, at 22. Unfortunately, my first job was not what I expected when I finish my studies: computer salesman in a large national store (JUMP Computers). I had always been interested in the hardware (I like to mount my own computers), but not to the point of selling it. You can earn a lot of money selling, but stopped liking the job a year later.
But to those who wait, everything goes: after a year and a half I managed to find my first job as a programmer in a new development company who needed to take forward a project already committed. The interview did not last long and the next day I was working. It was a very great experience I remember fondly. The year was 1998 and I had 24 springs.
From then until now (late 2012), my life always revolved around programming and technology, as are both things I'm passionate.
I would also like to highlight the change that resulted in me when I discovered the web. In year 2000 I was one of the firsts in my city with ADSL. All the power in my hands (at the price of 45 euros/month, of course), who helped me assemble web pages with HTML 4 and pull the world my first idea for the web: BuscaTuPareja.Com, a web for dating, free of charge, and designed in HTML with Perl scripting. It drew attention of a big enterprise, up to the point that they bought it, to my surprise. From that day, I have always been linked to the web, in one way or another. It is, also and clearly, the present and the future of computing.
My dream would be to know everything about everything, but like dreams, dreams are, I conform to know all I can about what interests me.
If you want to contact me, you can do so by:
- Twitter: @mcvendrell
- LinkedIn: Manuel Conde Vendrell
- GitHub: Manuel Conde Vendrell