On the eve of Mexican Independence Day, I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts on the very (read: very, very) little I know of Mexico, & Latin America.

I haven’t had the opportunity to work with folks based out of Mexico or Latin America, up until my most recent project, that is.

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with extremely talented & humble engineers living in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica & more. And I have learned a few things (Spanish, unfortunately, isn’t one of them), & I am thankful for all of those learnings.

1. Every country in Latin America is beautiful. Just brilliantly picturesque & blessed with fantastic landscape.

2. The people are extremely friendly (and there’s a lot of similarities with Indian & South Asian culture).

3. They have a lot of phenomenally talented software engineers (& I’ve more than plenty to learn from each one of them).

4. They may or may not have a lot of vegetarian food options 🙂

5. I may not have to pay for hotels when I travel to that part of the world (& travel there, I surely will).

Every day goes by in life, I realize how little I know about things in general – be it cultures or software development.

But, accepting my ignorance is one innate trait of mine I’ve always been proud of. If for no other reason, but simply because it has allowed me to continually learn, even if only a minuscule amount every day.


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