3 things you didn't know about Javier
Javier Escalante Costell
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain. He has 8+ years of experience in Software Development primarily in e-commerce and mapping industries. During this period, he specialized in implementing distributed applications mostly in Scala, focusing on resiliency, fault-tolerance, and scalability. Additionally, he has had significant exposure to Big Data technologies and Machine Learning using Spark.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnical University of Madrid and a Master’s in Biomedical Imaging and Signals from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is very passionate about music (he actively plays guitar), cooking, and movies.
1) He went backpacking across Chile, where I embarked on a 5-day trail in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia.
2) He played in a Kiss cover band, full-on makeup and everything.
3) Once, he came 4th in a Guitar Hero competition across Spain and almost made it to the World finals in Vegas.