Everything that is not related to software development: ideas on natural languages, countries I have lived in, my life, stuff that make me curious. All sort of interesting things.

My last day at TripAdvisor

My last day at TripAdvisor

Today is my last day at TripAdvisor, where I have been part of the personalization team. I have joined this office a few months after it was started. When I arrived there were less than ten engineers and I was the second of my team, with the first being sent over from the USA. We were […]

My first month working at TripAdvisor

My first month working at TripAdvisor

So I just finished my first month at TripAdvisor. It has been quite an intense period and it involved spending a couple of weeks at the headquarters in Newton (MA, USA). Working at TripAdvisor is both completely different and very similar to what I used to do. It is similar because I am still playing […]

How the languages we use affect the way we think

How the languages we use affect the way we think

The first to consider this hypothesis were Sapir and Whorf, with their work on linguist relativity. They started examine different languages of the natives of America and look into the differences between them. For example, they found out that some languages did not have an explicit notion of time: there were no future tenses or words to […]