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ATPE Staff Spotlight

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 12/11/2017

ATPE is proud to bring you this series of posts from our staff members. Today’s post features ATPE’s software developer, Juan Castañeda.

What drew you to working at ATPE?

I was unemployed and needed a job! Funny story, the whole night before my interview, I was really sick and didn’t sleep. During my interview, I was functioning at 50 percent, but somehow I was good enough to get hired!

How long have you been working at ATPE? What was your first job here?

I’ve been at ATPE for five years now. I started as a contractor, and after six months, I became a full-time employee. My first project was fixing the legal user interface.

What is the most important thing you have learned while working here?

You have to listen to people, understand them, understand what are they trying to do. You have to do that before you start trying to fix their problems.

What is your favorite part of working at ATPE?

This job provides great work-life balance. And I also really love the people.

Share something fun about yourself that members might not know.

I have been doing improv for two years. I have also done standup comedy. And I take an ice bath once a week.


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