Leonardo Cristofani went through two career changes before finding his passion in software. The Brazilian front-end developer now works for Scalable Path but previously served as an English teacher and in the cabin crew for an airline. In his downtime, Leonardo taught himself HTML and Java and found his calling. “I started my own web-development company after we moved back to Brazil and took on small projects, mostly on my own,” he said. Part-time work with Scalable Path led to a full-time position, and the agile methodology he once found difficult “comes naturally to me now.” Leonardo’s time at the airline equipped him to deal with multicultural teams. “On my last project, I had team members in Bolivia, Nicaragua, and the USA,” he said. “People are sometimes hesitant to work for a company offshore. I was, too, but I am happy I took the leap. For a developer it is all about the challenges — and they have great challenges here.”
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