Hello NEAR family!
Jose Luis Ortuño here writing from the North of the South (Venezuela).
I’m 29 years old, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, by a beloved family of engineers.
I am a free diver, in my free time, I do scuba diving and spearfishing, so yes, I love the sea and sports related to it.
I’m also a craft brewer, and I like working from my brewhouse to share a co-working space with friends while we are on duty enjoying good beer/wine.
I’m very passionate about blockchain technology, and of course, what NEAR has to offer. I’m sure that we are making history. With the help of this incredible multi-cultural community, we can make significant positive impacts on people’s lives.
I love to travel, and of course, I’m planning to attend the next NEAR CON, so get ready to meet in person!
I’m enjoying my journey inside the NEAR ecosystem, and I hope to keep growing and generating value for this project.
My path in the crypto-world
I have been related to Bitcoin since 2009. Shortly after, I created a business building mining equipment facilities.
Then I started my trading career in the stock and forex markets while getting my engineering degree.
Since then, I have been involved with several cryptocurrencies projects, and I have never stopped trading.
I have been teaching about trading and cryptocurrencies since 2015.
I have worked with NEAR for over 5 months, contributing as a Project Manager, Moderator. And also, I work for the Guild Ops Team.
Background encompasses a successful record in implementing process improvements, programming and database management, software design and development, training, system testing, troubleshooting, installation and upgrades coordination.
Proven success in project leadership, relationship management, process improvements, quality control, methodology development, technical road mapping, benchmarking, and systems analysis. While working with various aspects of innovative / legacy operating systems, networks, servers, software, and peripherals.
Offer a unique approach to everyday problems that balance innovation and discipline. Exceptional analytical and strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to identify potential problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement positive solutions.
Education and professional development
- Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineer final concentration in management, Universidad Santa Maria, Caracas Venezuela 2016.
- The Foundations of Happiness at Work, Berkley University 2018.
- Six Sigma: Define and Measure, Technische Universität München, Fall 2019.
- Project Management Life Cycle, Rochester Institute ofTechnology 2020.