I am Leandro Bolivar, I live and work in Colombia and have been a Scala developer since 2014. I did some shy contributions to the Scala OSS community (Cats, Monix, Magnolia, etc) and this is the first time that I am taking a step to participate in an event such as this one. I work in S4N, a company that has helped with Scala adoption in some latin american companies in Colombia, Panamá and México. I have learned that the best way of teaching and learning is with a sense of empathy to your fellow developers and understanding that we all share the same purpose: to deliver the best possible outcome given our knowledge and abilities. If we are resolved to always expand our knowledge and improve our abilities then we will always deliver the best possible value.