Juan Sebastina is a Systems and Computing Engineering student at the National University of Colombia, Juan enjoys everything tech. He was born in Bogotá in 25 May, 1991 but his family decided to move to Bucaramanga when he was 18 months old.
He studied at the San Pedro Claver school where he graduated with honors, having the highest standardized tests scores of this class. He also represented his school in various academic competitions, including Physics Olympiads, where he participated in national finals in 2005, the National Spelling Contest, where we was national runner-up in 2006 and Math Olympiads, where he achieved representation in the Colombia team at the Center American and Caribbean Math Olympiad in Panama in 2006.
He moved back to Bogotá in 2007 to start his university studies in Mathematics at the Andes University but decided to switch mayors when searching for a more practical approach to his projects and started working in order to achieve a more independent living.
He has got experience working for different telecommunications and Internet companies, including Claro, TracFone Wireless, Orange and Authy, where he has acquired excellent customer service skills and learned about different software platforms and processes.
At B&R, he got started working for the sales department but his technology skills were noticed and he has moved to oversee the automation and optimization of the different processes within the firm.
He learned English as a foreign language at school, but honed in his fluency by doing translation work for different software products, including the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, the Instant Messaging application emesene and the groupware content management system Oxwall.
He is also involved in the arts, having being part of theater and choir groups at school and college and currently represents an arts foundation he founded 2009, Colombiafur, which has reached over 500 followers in the country.
He enjoys competitive environments, due to his experience in Math and Physics Olympiads in High School among other competitions, although he is always looking to help others through his knowledge and initiative. His plans include finishing his Systems and Computing Engineering studies, travelling around the world and make a breakthrough in the consumer electronics field in order to push Colombia further in this industry.