Captain's log, stardate d114.y36/AB
2014 has been an amazing ride. It has seen us creating MarsBased, getting our first small projects, speaking at conferences, getting big projects, mentoring at IronHack, working for the Barcelona City Council, leading Startup Grind & Startup Circle, welcoming our first hires and many other amazing achievements.
In fact, we're preparing a detailed review of 2014 for you all to enjoy and discover what's been going on in the MarsBased spaceship.
While the 2014 post is being baked, we'll share with you our new year resolutions for this promising 2015!
In our first meeting of the year, everybody was asked what his resolutions for 2015 were, both personal and professional. Most of the resolutions are strongly related to our first months at MarsBased and/or our previous jobs, so we will be providing a little background to help you understand our resolutions better.
This does not only help us bonding with each other, but it is also part of our new strategy of publishing more blog content and providing more transparency as a company (inspired in the Buffer guys, who are doing a terrific job at helping new companies delving into corporate transparency).
In no particular order, here's what the Martians pledged to achieve in 2015.
Xavier Redó - CTO
Xavi started the year joining his previous company, GNuine, because we didn't know we'd be able to recruit him so early. Our best guesstimates assumed we'd have to wait until the end of the year to have him working full-time.
This past year has seen Xavi working hard to cope with all the projects we've gotten at MarsBased, therefore his resolutions are:
Emilio Ríos - Developer
Emilio joined us barely a month and a half ago. But in our eyes, feels like he's been with us for all the ride. He is combining his internship at MarsBased with finishing his studies at La Salle.
Javier Pérez - Developer
Javi joined MarsBased at the beginning of Q4, in early October. Having worked at VASS together with Àlex, he transitioned from a full-time corporate J2EE consultant to an AngularJS & Rails developer.
Same as Emilio, feels like he's been forever with us!
Àlex Rodríguez - CMO
I started 2014 in San Francisco, having then recently quit my previous job at VASS, where I worked with Javi - actually, we were in the same project, sitting next to each other.
After some weeks wandering around the city-cradle of entrepreneurship, I returned to Barcelona and got the Barcelona Startup Map project. That gave us the opportunity of employing me full time at the end of Q1, despite the fact that we were bootstrapping.
So here are my resolutions:
Jordi Vendrell - COO
Jordi is the third founding member at MarsBased. However, due to his duties as a Technical Director at Green Data and having a child last year, he couldn't join MarsBased until now. He's joining full-time on February, 9th.
Last year, he spent it balancing his position at Green Data, some hours during the weekends for MarsBased and his condition of first-time father.
… and you? What are your resolutions for this year? Share them in the comments section below!