About

Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias talking, I was born at Vigo, but I lived at Coruña for several years, since I was almost 5 years old.

I always liked computer science, first because videogames (do you remember the Atari2600?) . I started to program in some courses at the school, although I don’t remember anything at all about LOGO, an then I continued on a 386 PC at home. Later  I coursed computer science at FIC, and I became a Computer Science Engineer.

Currently I’m a worker at Igalia, working on different GNOME-related projects, mostly with the Accessibilit Team. My first public work was the ATK implementation for Clutter. This is the base of the accessibility support for GNOME Shell. I also provided some accessibility fixes for others projects, mostly GNOME related. Recently I became co-maintainer of ATK itself.

About hobbies, during the last years my time was basically sucked by music. I play the bass guitar. I began playing with some of my friends some years ago, and we created a band called SiVE (created just two weeks after buying my first bass). Right now I play in two different bands:

  • Pop-Rock with Los Wattsons. We recently recorded a EP called Toma 1.
  • Rock with SiVE. We are right now planning to record one EP.

And some years ago I also played with the jazz band of Coruña Municipal Music School, as I was one of the students of that school (example2011, example2010)

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