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Introducing Our Newest CDF Ambassador – Hector Calderon

By June 19, 2020November 1st, 2023Blog, Staff

Hi All,

I am Hector Calderon, an engineer, architect, or insert open source loving nerd adjective here. I have worked with companies of all sizes from small to enterprise. With a vendor/cloud agnostic mentality, I have had the chance to work with many open source projects, including all of the graduate CDF projects. When I am not trying to automate myself out of a position I am out exploring the world with my dog, Piper. 

My delivery journey started a few years ago when I was assigned to optimize RPM libraries for modernizing mainframes.. Yes, MAINFRAMES. It’s actually a lot cooler than it sounds and I had the opportunity to work with some of the best engineers I know to this day. 

Over the years and various companies, I noticed the most important requirement for delivering success is largely based upon the mentality of the team and company (below is a meme we put on the back of our CI team shirts). Note, huge fan of Napoleon Hill’s QQMA formula – quality, quantity, and mental attitude. 

At the end of the day everybody wants a high-quality product at a fast speed with least amount of overhead. 

I have not been much of a contributor in the past, but now I am looking to give back to the community that has taught me so much. My objective as Ambassador is to make delivery easier for everyone. Feel free to reach out.

Stay safe and stay tuned for my next post.