I was born in Tenerife (Canary Islands), but now I’m living in Madrid.

I’ve been passionate about technology since the first ZX Spectrum computer arrived at my family when I was a child. I loved both playing games and programming.

I started with Linux around 1995, when our old i386 at 25MHz couldn’t load MS Windows 95. Tough starts: the first time I ran the ‘visual editor’ (vi)… I had to reboot the computer to exit from the editor. Now I still use Linux daily as my main operating system, vim as my preferred terminal editor, and Firefox as primary browser. I also use MS Windows for gamming, music recording and Unity programming.

I joined the Debian GNU/Linux project a year after 1998 as translator, mentor and package mantainer. I left the project on 2010 when my son was born and I couldn’t find free time at home anymore.

I’ve learned BASIC, Pascal, C, C++, PHP, Perl and R. Today I feel comfortable with Java, Python and JavaScript.

Over the last 15 years, I’ve been focused on building DevOps tools for JEE and other business Internet applications. I’ve built many Apache Maven and ANT components, application deployment scripts for IBM WebSphere, Apache Tomcat and more (internal propietary solutions for printing, portals, static content, etc.).

…and so many hours doing application troubleshooting…

In recent years, I’ve learned a lot about Data Science, Machine Learning and front end development.

You can contact with me at tbarreno(at)bluespot.info.

Best wishes.