QA Analyst Andres Vaca Melo

I was surprised by all the quality work Syde offers.

In this article, we want to introduce Andres Vaca Melo, our QA Analyst. When Andres joined our agency as a Supporter in March 2021, we asked her to answer a few questions to get to know him a little better.

This is Andres Vaca Melo

Andres lives in Quito, Ecuador.

How would you describe yourself?

I would describe myself as a very curious and active person, who always wants to learn new things. I’ve always said that the best part of the journey is the surprise and wonder along the way.

I love traveling and the chance it gives you – to meet people all over the world by getting to know different cultures. One of the best experiences in my life was my time in Canada, where I lived and studied for 5 years and fell in love with the country, culture, and people!

I am a big fan of football and all the passion it involves and I am a big fan of FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. I have a clear memory of the first time my dad took me to the stadium at the age of 4 and the national team of Ecuador was winning 2-0 against Venezuela. I also played actively, the best memories of my childhood happened on a field. 

How do you spend your spare time?

Preferably by spending time with my family and friends. I am an expert in Barbecue Sunday :-).

I also enjoy going for a hike, I am blessed to be from a country with exceptional landscapes to find pleasure in. I highly recommend the highland region in Ecuador and renting a bike or horse for a trip for visitors. And of course, I love to play football.

Andre’s way to Syde

I am an Electrical Engineer and have worked on some microelectronics projects. I would love to gain more experience in the programming field. 

I was captivated by the environment they provide. I knew a little about Syde from using the BackWPup plugin on my cousin’s website before applying. I was surprised by all the quality work Syde offers.

I am looking forward to learning from all the people that work at Syde. I also want to grow both, professionally and personally to become an asset for Syde.

Questions to Syder Andres

We asked Andres a few personal questions to learn more about him:

What is the last book you read?

Nikola Tesla’s biography

What was the best advice you ever got? Who gave it to you?

If you have some doubts about anything, ask once, twice or even three times until you understand. That advice was from my dad.

What do you like most about your city?

The landscapes, it’s a city surrounded by volcanoes so the view you get from here is amazing.

What is your favorite smartphone app?


What is the best meal you can cook on your own?

Spaghetti Bolognese and Quesadillas

You get stuck in the elevator for many hours and there’s a song playing in a continuous loop, what song would that be?

I’m gonna be by The Proclaimers

By the way: The Syde Team is 100% remote

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