About me

Hi there!

I am Gonzalo Rodríguez-Baltanás Díaz, I am a Ruby on Rails developer based in Spain.

I love participating in open source projects and using cutting edge technologies. I hold both a degree on Computer Science and a MBA by the university Pablo de Olavide. I am a Mendicant University Alumni.

My open source code is available in Github. Some of my popular open source projects are:

You can contact me at gonzalo.rodriguez at nerian.es. Drop me a line if you think I can be of help in your awesome project.

  • I quit my job in order to focus on my own startup

    February 2017
  • Participated in Startup Weekend Global Battle

    November 2016
  • Participated in Startup Weekend Seville > Gamification and videogames (ranked 2º best team, woot!)

    October 2016
  • Joined Haiku Learning as a freelancer

    July 2016
  • Started developing a software for coworking spaces.

    January 2016
  • Participated in Startup Weekend Global Battle: Seville

    November 2015
  • Contributed to the Hanami project, a very well designed ruby web framework.

    October 2015
  • Completed the MBA

    October 2015
  • Started studying an MBA at Pablo de Olavide University

    November 2014
  • Upgraded Google authentication system from OpenID Connect to oAuth 2. Haiku Learning

    April 2014
  • Designed, coded and launched Eucalipto, a product designed for dental clinics. Ruby on Rails & MongoDB

    September 2013
  • Open-sourced bootstrap-typeahead-rails

    August 2013
  • Led team efforts to implement a Ruby on Rails 3 API by extracting behavior from a monolithic Ruby on Rails 1.2.6 app. Haiku Learning

    May 2013
  • Open-sourced uboost-client, a ruby client for the Uboost API

    October 2012
  • Implemented a gamification system in Haiku LMS by integrating with Uboost and Credly. Haiku Learning.

    July 2013
  • Started contributing to Ruby on Rails

    2013 December
  • Open-sourced a ruby client for the Credly API

    July 2012
  • Joined Haiku Learning as a Ruby on Rails developer.

    June 2012
  • Open-sourced bootstrap-datepicker-rails. With 450,695 downloads it ought to be the most popular datepicker in rails.

    March 2012
  • Open-sourced bootstrap-wysihtml5-rails

    March 2012
  • Open-sourced DaVinci LMS, a small Learning Management System. Ruby on Rails + MongoDB.

    February 2012
  • Graduated in Computer Science by the University Pablo de Olavide.

    January 2012
  • Open-sourced Bloodchalice, a dungeon video-game in ruby. Part of Mendicant Core course

    September 2011
  • Open-sourced pugnacious_juices, a video-game coded in Ray, a Ruby game engine. Part of Mendicant Core course

    September 2011
  • Open-sourced Wordcram, a JRuby wrapper for the java word cloud generator Wordcram. Part of Mendicant Core course

    September 2011
  • I was mentored by Gregory Brown in the Mendicant University Core course. Graduated as alumni

    September 2010
  • I spent a year as a Computer Science Erasmus student in the university Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium.

    September 2010 - July 2011
  • B2 Advanced English, Official Academy of languages of Spain

    September 2010
  • Discovered Ruby on Rails. Spent the following week reading Agile Web Development with Rails 9 hours a day. Decided I wanted to become a professional Ruby on Rails developer. Best decision in my life.

    March 2010
  • Open-sourced UPO: The game. A space shooter coded in Python and Pygame.

    2009
  • Started studying Computer Science at the University Pablo de Olavide

    2008
  • Studied one year of Biology. Got bored and decided that I wanted to make video-games.

    2007
  • Graduated from high school

    2006
  • Coded my first website. An image of Yoda smoking weed, inside a carousel, centered using a table. True story bro :)

    2004
  • Installed Gentoo, a linux distro. Customised the Linux Kernel and compiled every single package. No GUI. I had way too much free time back then.

    2002
  • The journey begins

    1988