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10 Questions With... Miquel Canal, Software Engineer and UI Lead

Written by: Miquel Canal

(Software Engineer and UI Lead)

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Name: Miquel Canal

Title: Software Engineer & UI Lead

Hometown: Barcelona

Office Location: Barcelona (remote)

Start Date: 06/2016

Q1.  What is your earliest memory of working for Telescope?

A1. I remember Telescope’s first office in Barcelona. We started at a shared co-working space, getting up to speed with the company’s products and onboarding on multiple projects. It was an exciting moment for everyone around. One of the first project we were involved in was the creation of custom templates for the Live Studio product.

Q2.  What do you like most about your job?

A2. Constantly getting challenged. As developers, we face all sorts of problems in our daily work. You need to be willing to learn new skills to keep up to date with the industry standards.

Q3.  What was your first job?

A3. At a book store. I spent an entire summer manually entering the contact details of customers from paper to their digital system.

Q4.  What did you want to be when you grew up?

A4. Space has always captivated me. After visiting a planetarium, I wanted to become astronaut or spend my time around telescope looking for new planets or stars.

Q5.  If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would purchase?

A5. A house right next to a river.

Q6.  What’s your favorite song right now?

A6. Hitzeman – Oques grasses & Zetak

Q7.  What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?

A7. Get into our camper van and hit the road. Discover a new town on the country side, go to concerts or sleep right next to the sea. I also enjoy doing “calçotades” with closer friends and family.

Q8.  What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

A8. “Finish the projects you started.”

Q9.  If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

A9. Being able to stop time.

Q10. What app or piece of tech can’t you live without?

A10. Age of Empires II

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