Today, we interviewed Alex Morais Tejerina, one of our interns. Read on to learn more about the Kuorum CTO’s right-hand man!
Alex Morais Tejerina, intern
20 years old
Studies computer science at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
How did you hear about Kuorum?
“Good question. I was looking for an internship position this summer and I found a post from Kuorum seeking an intern who could help the CTO, Iñaki. I applied, and waited, and got a reply saying that I got the position. After summer was over, I actually started the job. And now, here I am.”
What does your typical day look like?
“I spent the beginning of my position in October learning about how Kuorum works. After my preparation, I just went ahead and started helping Iñaki with fixing bugs on Kuorum’s website. Additionally, I measure WordPress analytics – checking, for example, how many clicks a user makes in one session.”
Do you have any specific tasks you want to accomplish during your internship?
“Iñaki has told me he wants to develop SEO (search engine optimization) for the website so people can find Kuorum easier in Google. He also wants me to be able to handle SEM (search engine marketing) so we know how much we need to pay Google to appear higher up in a search. I also am going to try to make some additional features for the website.”
What are you looking forward to learning during your internship with Kuorum?
“I want to learn how a startup works. I, myself, have a startup called Parkfy that I started two years ago with my peers. It’s been quite nice for the time-being, but we have trouble with organization because we work from different locations. Being able to work from home is a challenge we must overcome to move further, and this year I want to come together in an office so we can work better. Being with Kuorum is helping me learn how a startup functions, and hopefully I can take what I learn here and practice it with Parkfy.”
Tell me more about Parkfy.
“Parkfy is a platform where you can rent your parking space. You can search it and then rent it to anyone.”
And back to Kuorum, what has been your favorite part about working with the organization?
“The best thing so far has simply been working all together with the Kuorum team. I’m looking forward to the new challenges that I will face throughout my position here.”
What is one piece of advice you would give to somebody in your field?
“People always say that to make a good startup, you need to be competitive and persistent. I think those are the main two qualities you need to have to make a successful startup.”
Lastly, do you have a favorite quote or motto that you live by?
“Do you know the Youtuber Casey Neistat? He has a tattoo on his arm that says ‘DO MORE.’ It’s a reminder for him to wake up each day and feel motivated to be productive, which is something I resonate with.”
View Alex Morais Tejerina’s LinkedIn here.