TIKI Talk Ep. 35! Mobile Lead Ricardo Gonçalves!
Ricardo calls in from Brazil to talk about his TIKI experiences
TIKI Talk Episode 35 continues the internal staff podcasts with Mobile Lead Developer Ricardo Gonçalves Zooming in from his native Brazil.
Ricardo is a self-taught programmer who initially joined the TIKI team on a 3-month contract and later signed on full time with the team, becoming one of the founding members.
He has years of experience as a developer and teacher, and has recently added “blockchain engineer” to his resumé after helping build one from scratch here at TIKI.
Join Shane and Ricardo as they discuss Ricardo’s origins, his first impressions of TIKI and the potential technology, battling “impostor syndrome”, building new tech from scratch, his motivations for his weekly Discord tech updates, the importance of the new TIKI SDK from a business and user perspective, building a legacy, gaining confidence and improving mental health, Ricardo’s proudest TIKI accomplishment, what it means to be from Brazil, his desire to inspire Brazilian programmers to follow in his footsteps, a Brazilian history lesson, and much more!
Ricardo also plays an Uno reverse card and asks “Who is Shane?”
0:00-1:50 Shane intro
1:50-6:40 Ricardo intro
6:40-9:20 TIKI first impressions
9:20-19:27 Coding / impostor syndrome / building from scratch / always something new / Ricardo Gonçalves, blockchain engineer
19:27-24:54 Tech updates are Ricardo updates / planting seed metaphor
24:54-34:04 Beachcomber / SDK (tech productization) / Why SDK? / Why should users/businesses care? / open source
34:04-42:00 Newton quote / devs using Ricardo’s code / building legacy / “Wow!” / Globo / “to the moon’
42:00-53:00 Impostor syndrome (cont.) / gaining confidence / mental health / unrealistic expectations
53:00-1:21:22 Proudest moment at TIKI / Merkel tree / hiring Americans and Europeans as a Brazilian / What it means to be Brazilian / culture / climate / social climate / self-taught programmers / history lesson
1:21:22-1:28:51 Who is Shane?
1:28:51-1:38:40 Song association / outro