developer - noun A person who develops stand-alone software (that is more than just a simple program) and gets involved with all phases of the development (design and code).
For the last two years I have been working as a web and mobile developer. I work at Kiwi, a startup that provides a pre-paid savings plan for medical service purchases.
I enjoy working with all parts of the development process; from setting up the server, all the way to the little details of pushing pixels and dealing with animations.
An online marketplace for fresh fruits and vegetables in Mexico that directly connects farmers with buyers.
I was part of the founding team. We spent summer 2014 at MIT's Entrepreneurship Center Summer Accelerator program. During the three months we achieved great progress in validating the market and starting the company.
Mexico's biggest producer of mushrooms. The website is fully responsive and shows their products as well as their mission, history and values. Design was created by Gadea García Cano. I coded the site, adapted the design to mobile and took some of the photographs that appear on the page.
Paradigmas is a digital magazine that publishes research articles about culture, economics, politics and science. Backed by some of Mexico's most respected academics, their magazine delivers valuable content to their growing audience.
I performed a huge database migration from their share-hosted server to a customized Digital Ocean VPS. The site is fully responsive. Design was created by Mariana López and adapted by me to build a complete Wordpress Theme.
What started as a random idea, became a reality with Randevu. Together with some of the most talented and diverse folks I know, Randevu was born as a blog/magazine dedicated to showcasing and curating music, culture, literature and cinema.
Running on Wordpress, I built the site based on an existing theme, designed the logo and branding, built a small widget for showing random Spotify songs curated by us, and created a page with an infinite scroll of Spotify players.
I have been taking photos for the past 6 years. Most of my work has been freelancing, but I've been published a few times. What started as a hobbie has become one of my greatest passions. Through photography, I have been able to combine my passion for engineering and technical stuff with my creative craving. My favorite style is portaiture and live music photography.
Shooting video came as a natural progression after getting serious with photography. I have always loved cinema and when the oportunity was presented I dove into filming. All the videos below were directed, shot and edited by me. I'm currently working on my first short film.
Zielo - Commercial
Zielo is a mexican startup led by my good friend, Andrés Ocejo. We created this video to introduce a simple use case and show potential users the value propositions of their awesome product.
Dharma - Live Music Session
This is my favorite video of a four-episode show of Dharma, mexican pop band, playing live at Honky Tonk Studio. I used three cameras to shoot the video. Music was recorded live in a single shot.
Neon Lion - Music Video
This video is a small documentary of Neon Lion's showcase during SXSW 2013, set to their very epic tune: "No Return". We spent the whole week walking the streets of sunny Austin, having fun and inviting people to their showcase.
Santiago Pérez - Art Exhibition
Santiago's exhibition was a small conceptual installment which was available at one of the most beautiful buildings in Mexico City's heart. I shot a small video to document the exhibit.
Dharma - Music Video
In September 2012 I had the chance to travel to Las Vegas with mexican pop band, Dharma. They were invited to play at Fiesta Las Vegas Parade and Festival. They askmed me to document the experience and edit the video to their song "Tú".
Name: Luis Enrique Mendoza
Location: Mexico City
Occupation: Student | Developer | Photographer
Major: Computer Engineering
Working at Kiwi and studying at ITAM. I'm passionate about building awesome products through technology and collaboration. I'm very interested in open source and finding new ways to build businesses based on great teams of happy creative people.