SHAUMBRA MAGAZINE: Where do you live?
RENÉ: I live in Xalapa, Veracruz, near the Gulf coast. It is a pretty town with a bit of green everywhere you look. We are having very hot weather, which is usual at this time of the year. I do not like the cold, so this kind of weather is perfect for me.
SM: Tell us about your family
RENÉ: I have a little kid, who is two years old right now. He is my boy! His name is René, same as mine. He is a lovely kid, very energetic. I am starting to realize how old I am becoming when I try to play with him. I also have a little niece who is turning 8 next month. Her name is Renata and she is adorable and beautiful. I often say to people that he is my pride and she is my joy. Both together are my Pride and Joy, like the song. I live with my boy and my niece visits often.
SM: What are your job responsibilities, what do you do for CC?
RENÉ: Right now, I am still the new guy, since I’ve only been with the Crimson Circle for a couple of months. I joined the Crimson Circle Connection Center team, with the purpose of improving the site with my teammates. I am focused now on the internal improvements of the system to create many of the new and amazing things that could be possible using the best practices available, of course.
SM: What else have you done in this field?
RENÉ: I have done a lot of things. I already have 5 years of experience under my belt, always working on the backend. I don’t think this makes me an expert, but I like to think that I am a better version of my former self, and for me, it makes those five years totally worth it.
I attended the University of Veracruz and obtained the Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree. In the Crimson Circle, I work with Alberto Lunagómez. We went to school together and we have also worked together before.
SM: What’s it like to work in such an unusual company?
RENÉ: I think that everything the Crimson Circle does is really great. I also really like the company’s philosophy. Internally, in the IT team, it is awesome. Everyone here is super kind and super professional. It makes learning and working easier. I like the team and I also really like the company.
SM: Do you have any hobbies and passions?
RENÉ: I have two hobbies that I practice every time I have a spare moment. The first one is music. I love playing the guitar. The second one is cooking. I am not good at it, but I try my best to make the best meal possible when I do. Playing guitar is like ‘zen’ for me; I have done it for about 20 years. It is a part of my life and part of me. Whenever I feel stressed or down, I play the guitar and that lifts me up.
SM: Is there anything else you’d like to share with Shaumbra?
RENÉ: I do want to say something to Shaumbra. A short time ago, I met two Shaumbra gals, and it was amazing to spend time with them. Wonderful people. I had a great time with them. They were in town and wanted to meet a part of the Crimson Circle team, so they contacted Alberto. We got together, and it was very interesting to see how much we have in common. Meeting them made me want to meet more Shaumbra. I want to know all of you, Shaumbra! Maybe I won’t live long enough to meet you all, but I’ll try. You are very true and passionate people.