Alexandra Martinez

ProstDev Founder

-Alex

Certifications

  • MuleSoft Certified Integration Architect - Level 1

  • MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect - Level 1

  • MuleSoft Certified Developer - Level 1

  • MuleSoft Certified Developer - API Design Associate

  • MuleSoft Certified Developer - Integration and API Associate

  • VANTIQ Certified Developer

  • Splunk Certified Power User

  • Splunk Certified User

Roles

  • Speaker and Content Creator

  • MuleSoft Ambassador

  • MuleSoft Meetup Leader (Toronto and Online Spanish groups)

  • Senior MuleSoft Developer

  • MuleSoft Certified Architect

  • Women Who Code (Monterrey) Evangelist

Visit my LinkedIn for further details about my professional history and qualifications.
You can contact me there as well!

 

Find me in these events!

No eres 100% responsable de tu carrera
Wed, Oct 28
Women Who Code MTY Meetups
Oct 28, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST
Women Who Code MTY Meetups
Mule 4 Error Handling and Logging
Thu, Oct 29
Edmonton MuleSoft Meetup Group
Oct 29, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM MDT
Edmonton MuleSoft Meetup Group
Introducción a SQL y Bases de Datos
Thu, Oct 29
Women Who Code MTY Meetups
Oct 29, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
Women Who Code MTY Meetups
Toronto Virtual Meetup #7 - Anypoint VPC, VPN and DLB Architecture
Tue, Nov 03
Toronto MuleSoft Meetup Group
Nov 03, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Toronto MuleSoft Meetup Group
Coders Hangout
Tue, Nov 10
Women Who Code MTY Meetups
Nov 10, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
Women Who Code MTY Meetups
Reviewing DataWeave Transformation
Thu, Nov 19
Vancouver MuleSoft Meetup Group
Nov 19, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
Vancouver MuleSoft Meetup Group
 

External Links

Find here more sites where I've contributed and where to find me in my social networks

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MuleSoft Ambassadors

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Toronto MuleSoft Meetup Group

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Online Spanish MuleSoft Meetup Group

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Women Who Code MTY Meetups

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MuleSoft Blog

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Bits In Glass Blog

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LinkedIn

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Twitter

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github

 
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About me

When I was a kid, I really liked the movie "Jurassic Park". I could watch it over and over without getting tired of it. Of course, I love dinosaurs, but I also liked that movie because there was a girl that preferred to be called a "hacker". Yes, I'm talking about Lex Murphy, John Hammond's granddaughter. I had no idea what a "UNIX system" was, but it was so cool that she was able to lock the doors and fix the phones with it! 

I still remember when I had my first computer with internet access. I started reading a lot about computer systems in my attempt to become a hacker. I remember when I tried to create my first HTML website, or the first time I actually managed to "hack" an android tablet.

"I don't know what root means, but, hey, it sure sounds cool."

I started my first internship at 17 as a Quality Assurance tester in an International Retail Company. I was about to finish High School and I already knew the basics of some languages like C/C++, HTML, Java, SQL. I loved playing around with the console or discovering what Linux was all about.

When I was studying for my bachelor's degree, in Mexico, I got the chance to do a 1-year exchange to Germany, where I studied some Computer Science subjects and had an internship in one of the largest food companies in the world. The best thing was that I got to have all the coffee and hot chocolate that I wanted; and, honestly, it is the best I've had. I also re-discovered my taste for beer. German beer? Yes, please!

Random fact: did you know that "cheers" in german is "Prost"? ;)

I won't bore you with the rest of my journey in IT. I worked for some more companies (small, medium, international), I got my first certification before finishing university, and I got to Canada! Magic...

But seriously, I wanted to tell you a bit about myself because I believe that we never really leave our dreams behind. I may not want to become a "hacker" anymore (or... do I?), but I sure keep my enthusiasm towards technology; it's just amazing how we continue inventing more and more stuff, and how it's impossible to know it all! Well, I can't know all the technologies in the world, but I sure try to keep myself updated as much as I can. 

Why create ProstDev?

I created this space because I once was alone while trying to start writing, and it took me a couple of years to lose the fear and to be proactive. I want to help other IT professionals to take the first step towards writing a technology blog post and continue coaching them along the way.

I don't believe that technology is reserved for only a few people in the world. I don't believe that there's only one way to learn. There are people who learn by looking at pictures, or videos, or diagrams; there are people who need to hear the explanation, there are people who can just read paragraphs of information and actually retain it, or there are people who need to do something with their hands to be able to understand it.

This is my motivation. I want to help IT professionals to start creating content and share their knowledge so other people can learn new technologies from all these different perspectives. No matter where they come from, what's their experience, if they're developers, architects, managers. I want to create content that can be understood by this wider audience.

Technology is a gift, let's learn it together.

 

"God creates dinosaurs.
God destroys dinosaurs.
God creates man.
Man destroys God.
Man creates dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs eat man.
Woman inherits the earth."

Ian Malcolm / Ellie Sattler

 

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