Let’s delve a bit into my story for some context.
Hey there! I’m Edgar Gomez, hailing from the beautiful city of Valencia, Spain. A few years back, I hit the big 3-0, embraced the role of a loving husband and father, and nurtured my passion for mountain biking, paddle tennis, and hiking. I admit, I’m also a bit of a foodie (though I prefer savoring meals to cooking them), a travel enthusiast, and a sucker for a good binge-worthy series or movie.
That’s my life in a nutshell, but let’s get down to brass tacks.
It’s tough to pin down my professional identity with the multitude of titles out there: programmer, frontend developer, backend developer, full stack, team lead, engineering manager… the list goes on. In my 13-year career span, I’ve donned each of these hats.
Rewinding to my humble beginnings, my career journey kick-started as an ad distributor (yes, that persistent chap leaving leaflets on your car). From there, I transitioned into roles as an office software instructor, and later, a programming teacher. Once I had built a solid foundation, I took the plunge into my first programming job for a company, having previously freelanced in website creation. From that point onwards, there was no looking back.
My experience spans various sectors, including eCommerce, B2C, B2B, and an array of client profiles, crafting on-demand applications for American startups and contributing to companies with proprietary products. A standout chapter in my professional journey was in 2018 when my partner Manel and I co-founded Ecommpro. After a challenging four years, a stagnant economy and the unprecedented Covid pandemic pushed me to step away, but the experience was a goldmine of learning. Another notable venture was our attempt to launch a fashion brand, Attitude Brand, which unfortunately didn’t make it off the ground.
Life, as they say, is a rollercoaster. You take hits, tumble, and the key is to dust yourself off, rise and continue to learn and grow. Consider that your nugget of motivation for the day.
Throughout my career, I’ve navigated a sea of software applications, programming languages, and tools. My focus in recent years has gravitated towards project and people management, leading to my current position as Engineering Manager.
So, what’s the impetus behind this blog? In a word, video game development. More specifically, the Unity engine, which I chose to master. Why am I drawn to this? It’s the complete package. The joy of development has always been about the creative liberty, the power to build, to invent. Game development takes that thrill and amplifies it. The excitement of crafting a jumping, moving sphere that you control is simply unparalleled. The endless possibilities, the creativity, the artistry, the soundscapes, the teamwork, the game mechanics and playability – I revel in this glorious chaos.
I intend to use this platform to share valuable insights about Unity, provide a behind-the-scenes look at the games I’m developing, and occasionally pepper in some personal content.
That should give you a good sense of who I am. For more professional details, feel free to check out my Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edgar-j-g%C3%B3mez-p%C3%A9rez-a22b7b35/. Visit the first blog post here.