Hi I'm Jorge, thanks for coming and welcome to my personal web page. The main content here is my blog and this frontpage with contact information and some links about my Internet presence.

Have a nice day!

That's me

Contact

The easiest way to reach me is by e-mail, if you want to contact me for professional purposes use . For anything else you can use . You can also contact me using LinkedIn and I'm @xurxosanz on Twitter.

A bit about me

I'm from Valencia, Spain, living in Aldaia , near the city. I work at CARTO as a Solutions Engineer and I'm the Support Team Manager. I help users and partners to develop great applications using our awesome product. I studied Surveying first, and afterwards Cartography and Geodesy, so my background is highly focused on Earth sciences, but as I love computers and programming, I ended up working with Geographical Information Systems. Nowadays my work is focused on a great geospatial product, I do a bit of everything, mostly helping sales people to advice our users on the best approach to their requirements and managing a great group of engineers that help our clients and users to create awesome maps and visualizations.

I'm a truly supporter of Free Software and Culture so I try to develop all my professional activities on that field, volunteering at the OSGeo Foundation at any level, helping to manage some foundation systems, supporting the OSGeo Spanish Language Local Chapter and promoting at local level at our Geoinquietos group and many many others.

Finally I really enjoy sailing, reading a good novel, going to festivals and concerts, movies, swimming and going out for a hike (who don't?).

Blogging

I love to write. I do it mostly in Spanish but also in English for technical stuff. Lastly I haven't hade too much energy to write at my blogs but I do my best and try to post in all of them from time to time. You'll find my personal thoughts right here but I sometimes also write at CARTO and I maintain with my best geofriends the Geomatic Blog. If you find something interesting (or annoying!) on my writings, please leave a comment and you'll make me a happy blogger.

Social

I'm a quite active on Twitter and it is my primary social media network. I use Facebook to interact with my friends, family and some close geofolks. I use Pinboard to collect my bookmarks and GoodReads to track all books I'm reading. Even I've been happily using Flickr for 12 years I'm slowly abandoning it in favor of Instagram because people are more social there. Since 2011 I try to post eveyday a picture at 8:36pm, a cool idea I got from Buster Benson. I track the music I enjoy with LastFM.

8:36 pictures

About this site

This website is built using the static sites generator Jekyll along with Jekyll Bootstrap. There are a few bits more of information at humans.txt file and happy to discuss with you if you want to chat about the techie details.