My name is Oriol Casto Arnau, but you can call me Oriol or just Uri for short. I'm a front-end developer living in a beautiful Mediterranean small city called Vilanova i la Geltrú near Barcelona and fully connected to the world.
In 2017 I decided to make a turn in my career and become a full-time professional developer. I have always been interested in everything related to technology and how it could change our lives.
Since then I have worked first as a part-time freelancer while leveling up my skills, then at Xceed and now I'm a front-end developr at Immfly. I consider myself a product-centric engineer, I thrive when outlining, architecting, and developing enjoyable and crafted products that scale.
Always willing to learn new things.
These are the beacons that led me, and still do, through my journey.
The understanding of how things work and the desire to find the best possible solution to a problem is a great fuel for exploration. That's why I became an engineer.
After college and reflecting on where my path was leading me I decided to make a 42-degree turn and become a web developer. As I consider myself a product-centric engineer it made sense to put the focus in the web dev area closer to the final user, the front-end. With dedication and thanks to the vast online resources available nowadays I have been able to grow my knowledge stack.
I'm not a fanboy of any particular stack as I tend to consider all technologies as just tools for the job. For each project, I try to select the best set of tools considering the developer experience, the existing community, and the expertise level of myself and the rest of the team.
These are some of the tools I carry in my toolbox:
Aside of developing a carrer I have always considered that as a citizen is very important to be involved in some form of social activism. From my time in the free time educational movement (Esplais) with Drac Màgic first and as part of the board of Esplais Catalans later, and also as an active member of La Unió Vilanovina I have achieved some key abilities that I use now in my professional career.
You can find me in my social networks as @oriolcastro_ or write me to the email firstname.lastname@example.org