We regularly recognize a K2 consultant who has received outstanding client feedback on their recent project.
This month the K2 Consultant of the Month is Gabriel Leme, a .NET developer. Read his interview below:
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a Mechatronics Engineer in Brazil, specializing in software development using different .NET technologies.
I started my developer career in 2018 as a volunteer. Since then I’ve been improving my skillset to provide the best technology solutions to clients. So far as a K2 consultant, I’ve worked on two backend development projects.
2. Tell us a little about your most recent K2 project.
During my most recent K2 project I worked with the team at a leading global information technology company, focusing on system development and implementation to replace a legacy system. Throughout the project we collaborated with another client, a multinational company, providing energy and automation digital solutions.
Working as a developer with this team meant I had the opportunity to make decisions about which technologies would be implemented to replace the legacy system. It took my technical knowledge to another level. A wrong decision or technological implementation would be an expensive mistake to make.
At the end of the project, we successfully replaced the legacy in Webforms for a project developed on API’s .NET Core 5.
3. What do you enjoy most about your job?
As a developer, I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients in many different industries, ranging from pet shops and insurance to e-commerce and management systems. It has been very rewarding to develop an understanding of several ecosystems.
I like the variety that my job brings to my routine because no two days are the same. There will always be a new challenge, a problem to be corrected or a different implementation to be put in place. This is the perfect job for me.
4. Which technical development do you think will have the biggest impact on your field or the wider world of IT over the next couple of years?
The .NET technologies are going through a big change with the soon to be released .NET6. This new version will make it possible to increasingly share code between different platforms using only .NET.
There is great anticipation in the industry for this new release and the improvements it will bring. As a developer, I always need to be up to date with not only .NET technologies, but also the entire ecosystem.
5. What advice would you give to someone who is starting out as a freelance IT consultant?
For anyone just starting out as a freelance IT consultant, I would firstly say don’t give up. As with any role, there will be many challenges. Make sure you communicate with your customers. Nothing is more important than understanding their needs so that you can deliver the best solutions for them.
Technology is a field defined by transformation. This means IT processes change frequently. Anyone working in this industry must be prepared to manage these changes, which can even occur on a daily basis.