Name: Diego Cerda
Where you’re from/where you live: Guadalajara, Mexico
Role: Director of Data Engineering
Favorite Quote: “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream the farther you get” - Michael Phelps
How did you end up working as a data engineer?
After finishing my MSc in Computer Science, I decided to work in the industry and apply what I have learned to solve real-world problems. As a result, I found a deep interest in advanced analytics and machine learning technologies.
What motivates/inspires you?
I like to think that working in the renewable energy industry helps me contribute to making the world a better place.
What is something you’re proud of?
Making analytics that can bring a lot of value to our customers.
Any hidden talents?
I am a blue belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter.
Why do you love working at NarrativeWave?
I love solving problems and helping people. At NarrativeWave, I get to solve complex challenges from different types of customers. There is always something new to work on, and I constantly challenge myself to be a better person and improve my professional skills.
Passion projects/focuses outside of work?
I like to participate in local workshops and webinars to help people get into data science. I also enjoy playing video games and spending time with my family.
Favorite TV show?
Community by Dan Harmon
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
If you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you spend it?
I enjoy doing research on the latest technologies and how I could apply these to my day-to-day activities.
Any other passion projects?
In this picture, I am harvesting the agave plant that is used in the elaboration of tequila. This plant is native to the Tequila area. Tequila is a town located in the state of Jalisco which is 40 miles away from my hometown city Guadalajara. I took this trip three years ago to learn more about the elaboration of this popular beverage. I've learned that growing agave can take around seven years, and once harvested, it goes into a process of fermentation, distillation, and aging. Reposado tequila is aged between two and twelve months and Añejos is aged between one and three years. Finally, If you are visiting Mexico I would highly recommend taking a train to the old town of Tequila and take a tour to learn more about this amazing beverage.