Dive into elgorditosalsero's Blog: A New Journey

Dive into elgorditosalsero's Blog: A New Journey

Meet the person behind the blog


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Welcome to my world!

πŸ•ΊπŸ½ Who is elgorditosalsero?

Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Guido Porcaro, and I am a Front End engineer currently based in Italy.

I am 27 years old and began my journey into the IT world at the age of 14.

Over the years, I have experimented with various technologies, stacks, and more, but ultimately, I chose to focus primarily on the Front End realm.

Why, you may ask?

Well, I have always been fascinated by the world of design, colors, and shapes. However, I am not particularly skilled at drawing. As soon as I discovered that I could create shapes and colors using code, I was instantly smitten.

πŸ•ΊπŸ½ Wait... a dancer?

Allow me to write two sentences about this before delving into the main focus of this blog.

The title of this section precisely reflects the question every new teammate asks me while getting to know each other.

There's a stereotype that most engineers (particularly those who aren't in perfect physical shape) are introverted and generally prefer being in the dark with their computers rather than socializing.

Well, I do enjoy being in the dark, but while dancing.

I began dancing Salsa in 2015 and instantly fell in love with it.

When I'm not at the keyboard, you'll likely find me on a dance floor.

πŸ“ Why this blog?

You may be asking yourself why I started this blog.

Well, it's a good question...

Detailed explanation
I don't know (yet)

Jokes aside, I started this blog as different folks around different social networks are asking me the same questions multiple times, so I felt I had to start writing to share my knowledge, my pov, and some advice based on my experience in this frenetic world of IT.

πŸ” What you will find here

I'll discuss various topics in this blog, including:

  • Career

    • Mentoring

    • Coaching

    • Reviews

    • ... more

  • Technology

    • JS/TS

    • React

    • Angular

    • Testing

    • ... more

πŸ“ˆ Career

As I write this article and begin this blog, I feel that I should focus more on discussing careers.

Why is that?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our industry has experienced a boom, and many engineers have started questioning themselves, wondering how they can improve and achieve their goals and desired results.

I am part of various communities and even moderate some, and the most frequently discussed topics revolve around careers rather than specific technologies.

At the time of writing, I am employed by a large SaaS company where I have grown significantly and taken on various opportunities and responsibilities.

Some of these responsibilities include being a Buddy and serving as an interviewer.

πŸ‘― What is a Buddy?

A Buddy, in this context, refers to a supportive colleague who is always available to help others.

Essentially, I am like a best friend to my coworkers, and they can reach out to me anytime for any reason.

This role involves providing both technical and personal mentorship.

πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ’» Interviewer

The best part about being an interviewer is that you get to meet many people, learn from them, and offer guidance or advice.

It's both exciting and intimidating at the same time.

Conducting an interview isn't always easy, as you have to manage the interviewee's emotions as well as your own.

Perhaps I'll start a series about interviews later on... (let me know what you think!)

πŸ–₯️ Front End techs

In my current role, I primarily concentrate on the front-end realm, discussing the technologies I frequently use, including libraries, frameworks, patterns, and more.

I won't devote much attention to this section, as I plan to write less about this area, likely only when I discover something valuable and interesting to share.

🫑 To sum up

Before concluding this introductory article for my new blog, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read it.

I understand that beginning to read an entirely new blog can be challenging if I'm unable to capture your attention, but I hope I have accomplished that goal.

I hope you find my content engaging, and please remember to subscribe if you'd like to stay current with my posts.

That's all folks,

πŸ•ΊπŸ½ Your lovely neighborhood dancing engineer πŸ•ΊπŸ½