About me

Hello! My name is Fran Verona and I live in Gran Canaria, Spain. I'm actually freelancing and I love to create projects from scratch using different technologies. Over +6 years I have worked as an employee and as an independant contractor for companies in Spain and USA.
In my spare time I read books using my Kindle, play the guitar, write posts about technology, and enjoy online videogames with my friends.
Freelance Software Developer
July 2014 - Present
LinuxAcademy // Freelance Technical Writer
October 2016 – September 2017
Picasst // Software Engineer
June 2014 – March 2016
ARcrowd // Co-founder & CTO
December 2012 – January 2015
Neuronal Software & Media S.L. // Software Engineer
November 2011 – July 2012
Tech stack
React Native
Amazon Web Services
About this website
This website was built using React.js. I have been using Wordpress for a long time with my own theme, but after a few years I felt that Wordpress was a little overkill for my needs.
After a short analysis I realised that I don't need a database. From a technical point of view, having a database just make my web security more difficult. Also, I wasn't able to make multi-language working, and plugin maintenance was starting to get complicate.
I've choosen React.js because I was pretty familiar with it. Fonts are served through Google Fonts. Small icons are actual SVGs downloaded from Flaticons and cleaned using svgomg. I've used Type.it for the typing efect on the landing page. Blog posts are written in Markdown and converted to HTML using marked. To solve the SEO problem I have used react-snap to generate the static version of the site.