The Zeeto Spotlight series features two new employees every month and provides a glimpse into our lives outside the office
“Nothing in this life is perfect, each mistake or roadblock is just a chance to be creative and do better. You have to take the current moment and make the best out of it.“ – Laura Gonzalez on what inspires her.
Name: Laura Gonzalez
Position: Technical Lead
Time at Zeeto: 4+ years
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you.
- I was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
- I am very good at imitating dogs.
- I won two tickets for Coachella on the radio several years ago.
What did you want to be when growing up?
I always thought I would be a cartoonist or an artist, since drawing was all I did until I joined the matrix.
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
All the guitar pedals of the world, and a cool recording studio to use them there.
What can’t you live without on your desk?
A notebook and a pen. I need to physically write my thoughts down sometimes. Or just doodle..
What are your 3 most overused words/phrases?
Do emojis count as words?
What is your greatest fear?
The day people stop fighting for what they want and think.
What are you most passionate about?
Always doing my best and learning from everything I can. We always have something to learn as long as we are perceptive and take mistakes as something that makes us stronger. This applies to work and anything in life.
What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
I was born in the late 80’s, I got to see the internet boom and how technology became part of everyone’s life. It first began as a way to access information, then a way to communicate with others, and now it’s part of our lives for any task we do, or decision we have to make. Do people still buy maps to take roadtrips? Do people still turn their TVs on to wait for the weather guy and see how it’s going to be during the rest of the week? Just to mention few things. And I’m happy to be part of providing something useful to humanity through technology. Although, I encourage people to not depend on it, it’s good to get lost not using navigation so you get to read some street names and remember next time.
How do you define success?
Success is the feeling of accomplishing something. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be your initial or main goal, but as long as you moved towards it, progress can be success. In other words, it is that great feeling of being satisfied about your actions.
What is one thing you cannot live without?
Music. I have to be listening to something or making some. It’s one of my favorite pleasures.
What is the most important thing you have learned during your time at Zeeto?
That there are no limits for self growth, you are who you want to be and you are bounded by your own mind. Also, I learned some good spins and strategy at ping pong.
What is the best part of your day?
Watching Hershel chase that flying monkey.