Joining CeleBreak as of February 2021, and working side-by-side with Eric Bauer, CeleBreaks’s CTO, is Rafael Ochoa as the team’s Full Stack Developer responsible for developing the new CeleBreak platform.
Rafael was born and raised in the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal where he remained throughout his childhood and adolescent years, eventually going on to receive a degree in Electronics Engineering.
Before joining the CeleBreak team, Rafael has worked in several different data-analytics and programming companies such as Stats Perform, a leading ¨Ultra-Fast Statistics¨ company. From there he went on to work as a programmer, exercising his true passion in companies such as Blockchain Academy Mexico and RigSquared Inc.
Never much of a football player after his college years, Rafael very much enjoys playing music as he is an avid clarinet player and is also learning to play the alto saxophone. Although he likes to watch sports, whether it be on the television or in person, he doesn’t consider himself to be much of an athlete, although, the thrill of the game still gets his blood going!
Rafa has had the good fortune of covering matches such as the World Cup qualifying match where Venezuela played against Uruguay in 2018 as well as covering the Mexico National Team in the Azteca Stadium, packed full of people and getting to see 70.000 people singing Cielito Lindo. In his words it was, ¨something quite unique to see!
After being contacted by CeleBreak’s CEO & Co-founder, Daniel Foth, with a message that read, “My name is Daniel, Founder & CEO of CeleBreak, an app for everyone who doesn’t know where and with whom to play football”, the two began chatting about CeleBreak’s goals and vision for the future and it didn’t take long for both to realize that Rafael’s talents as a programmer would be an incredible asset to the team. As Rafa would say, “I knew it was the job for me”.