Get to know me
Hey, thanks so much for wanting to get to know me.
I am a full-stack software engineer.
Before that, I was a team leader in a plant nursery.
After my wife and I got married in 2017, we ended up being sent back to Mexico because of my wife's tourist visa for the United States. We needed to wait in Mexico to get her Green Card.
That is when I built my small business, Soltech, and started doing work for companies in the United States and Mexico.
Over the past several years, I have learned so much here in Mexico and found out that I am super passionate about web development, software, and coding.
I love to code, and I love helping people solve problems with software and websites.
I also love taking hikes in the mountains with my wife, Areli, and our son, Noah. We live in a beautiful part of Mexico so it is fun to get out in nature.
On this site, you can view some of the projects I have completed, learn more about my skills, and read posts I have written.
Nursery People is a website for landscapers and nursery people.
This website has over 32,000 plant species and over 350,000 records showing which nurseries grow each of these species.
Some of the features of the website include reviews, user posts, comments, favoriting, and more.
The data on the website is pretty messy, so I built a custom administrative area where I can update plant and nursery listings a lot faster using Vue, and an API I built in Laravel.
My Journey is a place where you can share journeys you have taken in life on a timeline.
In July, I was accepted to a Software Development program at Western Governors University. I was pumped, and I wanted to share with others how I fell into Software Development.
I wanted to share my journey on a timeline, so people could see how I really didn't plan to be a Software Engineer, and maybe help other people on their journeys.
While I was planning this project out, I realized I should build a website where anyone could share their journeys, which led me to build MyJourney, a place where people can share journeys on a timeline.
Read some of the latest articles I have written on web development and more.
This is how you build a custom honeypot field with Vuejs and Nuxt that keeps spam submissions at bay on your website.
Well, you got your new CMS up and running. You are using Strapi, like me, but you are kind of lazy, like me. You don't have to manually share content on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social sites. What can you do about it? Use Zapier!
In this article, I will share my reasoning for why I don't recommend building a web application entirely with a no-code product, and instead, recommend using a web framework that can make coding your full-stack projects faster.
Trying to do my part in making the world a better place.
This site is hosted for free, so I am thanking the services I am using by adding a link to their websites here in the footer.
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