Captain's log, stardate d524.y37/AB
In some languages, they say that there's no two without three, meaning that if you've done something twice, you will do it a third time without a doubt.
In this case, I'd like to add that there's no three without four, as this is the fourth time sharing our New Year's resolutions, so if you want to learn more about our Martians and what are we up to, keep reading!
Inspirational picture from Unsplash completely unrelated to the post
The company will turn four next month. Throughout the years we have seen redesigns of our website, changes in the team and even in the technologies we use and kinds of project we develop. A good way to track this progression is by sharing our plan for the year ahead.
If you're curious, here are the previous editions of this post:
- Our New Year's Resolutions for 2015
- Our New Year's Resolutions for 2016
- Our New Year's Resolutions for 2017
Let's go with the 2018 edition!
Oriol Collell - Backend Developer
Oriol joined us in 2016, after his experience as an entrepreneur as CTO of Dineyo. Last year, he was key in providing very positive team dynamics like organising the company retreat and our expedition to 2017's EuRuKo in Budapest.
Pablo Rivera - Full-Stack Developer
Pablo joined us after the summer of 2017, in the midst of the organisation of the first Startup Grind Barcelona conference, where we first met him. He's leading the Naiz project, right now, while working from Asturias.
Jordi Vendrell - COO
Jordi has been constantly improving every bit of the company so that everything runs as smoothly and as flawlessly as possible, and he's also contributed greatly to the sales department during 2017.
David Gómez - Backend Developer
2017 has been an important year for David. After Javi's departure, he's the employee who's been around for the longest time. He's also transitioned to other projects, allowing him to experience very diverse technologies and project types.
Juan Artero - Backend Developer
Juan completed his first year at MarsBased, and is very eager to share his first Martian new year's resolutions!
Javier Artero - Frontend Developer
Javier has been around since God knows when. He's been rocking the frontend side of the projects for so long that we've even forgotten who hired him in the first place.
Bego Echeverría - Office Manager
Although she comes all the way from Mexico, she's based in Barcelona. Whilst enjoying the contradiction of managing the "office" in an officeless company, she thrives on creating the right environment at both MarsBased and Startup Grind Barcelona.
Daniel Gómez - Full-Stack Developer
Dani is our most recent hire, working from Southern Spain. He's a very proficient musician and his seniority in development has allowed him to hit the ground running.
Àlex Rodríguez - CMO
2017 was a big year for me. In the sales department, we achieved an unprecedented stability in the dealflow of the company, and we've, for the last year, been booked for at least three or four months in advance. We also organised the first Startup Grind Barcelona ever with a lot of success.
Xavier Redó - CTO
The life of a CTO in small companies is exciting, yet also very confusing. You go from coding to sales, to putting out fires, to business trips every week, back and forth. However, we have achieved a lot more stability so he can focus on more strategic decisions, hiring and to provide valuable content for the blog.
David García - Frontend Developer
David spent 2017 moving twice, finally relocating to Barcelona. He spends most of his time kicking ass in the frontend part of the projects, working right now on the biggest MarsBased project.
In 2017, we had some team changes, so it's hard to say whether we accomplished the main goals, but for the most part, we did it!
What are your resolutions for 2018? We would love to read about them on your blog or in the comments section below.