iDempiere Hero of the Month – January 2024

iDempiere enthusiasts share many examples of how iDempiere changed people’s lives for the better. Here we present to you our hero of the month for his contributions during January.

Jesus Castillo is an example of consistency and community service. He has been highly active in helping people in the Spanish and English forums. Throughout 2023, he consistently assisted people with their questions every month, offering insightful answers, and he has continued to do so in January.We highly value Jesus’ contributions, which highlight that it’s not only about achieving significant milestones but also about maintaining consistency and a willingness to contribute.

Jesus A. Castillo P.

Full Stack Developer & Electrical Engineer

I am an Electrical Engineer, I started working as a Java developer in a company that used an old version of iDempiere. I like taking electrical and electronics projects too. I like to spend time working on amazing projects. I like to help other people with their projects in iDempiere and other technologies.

Tell us a little bit about your childhood and where you grew up.

I grew up in Venezuela (actual location). And my dream was to be an engineer.

How did you get into programming?

By destiny, a company called me for a developer role, but I was uninterested. I accepted the proposal for creating a network in a middle company when I finished my career.

How long have you been part of iDempiere?

Seven years. My first project as a programmer was in the accounting module.

How and why did you get involved with iDempiere?

In my first job as a developer.

What is your experience in other OS projects?

After the pandemic, I started to work as a freelancer. I know Java, React, Vue, Angular, and CI.

Is there something that makes you passionate about open source in general and iDempiere in particular?

I think open source is a good option for middle-companies, and it is really nice to find a very active community. I like iDempiere due to the dictionary application. I think it is a powerful tool.

What does your typical day look like?

I work at home, so I spend a lot of time with my wife and son. In a moment I am in a meeting and after playing football in the living room.

If you have your customers for whom you implement or customize iDempiere, what are they like and what do they typically want?

Customers like it when I change a window or a report without a long development time.

What are some of the things you would like to improve in iDempiere?

The frontend, please.

How does it feel to win the Hero of the Month title?

Really nice. I try to be useful in this community,