Meet Russell Batista

Meet Russell Batista

Human Talent Management Department
Human Talent Management Department Jun 11 2020 • 2 min read

Our Internship Program has a successful and retention rate. So that means, most of our interns remain at the company after they finish the internship. Russell is one of them, actually, he hasn’t finished the internship yet but his last couple of weeks have demonstrated his willingness to grow, effort and compromise.

He lives in Cartago, Costa Rica. One of the most beautiful cities in this country, but he grew up in San José, actually both cities are pretty close.

I asked Russell a few questions, lets see what he has to say…

How would you describe yourself?

I’m a retro-geek who likes fitness stuff and science.

How do you enjoy your free time?

Reading, playing with the cats, being with the family, cleaning/ordering something, or when there is a lot of free time trying to restore old stuff.

Best series you have ever watched? 

  • Dark
  • BikerMice from Mars
  • Dragon Ball
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Goosebumps
  • Gotham
  • The Incredible Hulk(1978)
  • Hannibal

Mountain or Beach? 

Mountain for much!

Do you practice any sports (adventure, extreme, endurance)? 

I like running, cycling, swimming, lifting weights and obstacle-like.

What kind of music do you like?

Classics from the 1950s to 2000s, mainly rock, and Slavic-countries music from about the same time.

What are your top 5 books of all the time?

  1. Pretty much everyone I get to read form the Cthulhu Mythos (HP Lovecraft) RL Stine’s Goosebumps (yep, those are for children, I like them anyway)
  2. 100 years of solitude from Gabriel Garcia Marques
  3. Atomic Habit
  4. Digital minimalism
  5. Obstacle is the way

What are your top 5 movies of all the time?

  1. The Caucasian Prisoner(1967)
  2. Any of Star Wars before Disney
  3. Joker (2019)
  4. Glass (2019)
  5. Burned by the sun (1994)

What is the most exciting part of being a Software Developer?

To have the opportunity of embracing a new challenge every day, especially those that present a task that requires learning and develops something new to solve it.

Which is the best part of being part of the 4Geeks team?

The fact that working at 4Geeks I feel like home, like I am in my spot, loving what I do in an environment that supports me a lot, with great team-mates and a great culture. And also the flexibility to be able to work in my most productive hours of the day.

What are your goals for this year?

To give more to others, and be able to feel that I already have what I truly need, with whatever situation I’d be living at.

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