About Me

Orlando Paredes Hamsho
Yup, that’s me

My name’s Orlando Paredes Hamsho. I’m a 25-year-old Web Developer living (mostly) in Guadalajara, Mexico; albeit I intend to move pretty soon. Apparently, I also run a blog now, and have been doing so for a while.

I’m fairly good with PHP and JavaScript. Although, lately, I’m mostly dedicated to Front End Technologies, specially React; but, who isn’t these days? I also have a deeply seeded interest in the more human side of software development, as evidenced by 90% of the things I write about.

Here’s a few bullet points:

  • I first got my hands on a computer when I was 4 to play an old Mickey Mouse game I don’t remember the name of. My dad was very proud.
  • My work experience includes such activities as holding three programming jobs while also (somehow) studying college.
  • I, eventually, joined Joshua Gatcke at 99lime.com who became my mentor and business partner. Amongst our projects we developed the current version of Yucatan Living, an online magazine for expats living in Merida, Yucatan.
  • On 2016 I decided to follow my own path and move to Guadalajara. I worked at a very big company and discovered my passion for teaching. This blog was born at the end of that year.

My hobbies include: Boxing, Brewing, Traveling and Corgis. I’m also a huge fan of the Ketogenic diet.

Why do you blog?

I have both selfish and selfless reasons to dedicate my time to writing here:

  • The selfless one is that I love to teach. Sharing my knowledge with others and helping them grow has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.
  • The selfish one is that it forces me to stay updated with the current trends of web development. And it keeps me learning new things on a daily basis.
  • It also makes me feel like a really cool dude.

Most weeks I just write about whatever I happen to find interesting at the time. While these topics tend to be very different from one another, I do try to keep two standards of quality for everything I post: it must be easy to understand, and it must teach something.

How should I go about contacting you?

Well, you could start by sending me an email through hello@orlandohamsho.com. Other than that, I’m fairly easy to get a hang on at my twitter (@orliph), or through Instagram (also @orliph.)

Do you have a Resume?

Do I?