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Nearshoring Partners in Mexico: Your Hidden Superpower

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Rafael Ríos
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Work, Without all the Work

Within the working strategies of the business sector, there are different options to leverage human capital and its talents. More specifically, in the IT sector, one method has proved to be best for optimizing the rhythm of production and quality products: nearshore. It is a derivative of outsourcing strategy, also called “nearshoring”. It implies, according to experts, that companies maintain practices that draw together centers of production with markets of consumption, with the goal to create logistical and transport benefits in commerce worldwide. It’s about setting up a team that’s located in strategic points around the globe, with the skill and talent needed to fulfill high client standards in the same working time zone. 

It’s been proven that nearshoring betters the service quality, compared to other offshoring models, given that nearshoring takes advantage of a shared language. Also, working in the time zone facilitates interdepartmental interaction as well as the project underway. The services provided include the development of business processes and software. Like offshoring, the term “nearshoring” was originally used in the context of fishing and other maritime activities. Later, it was adapted to the business world.  

Mexshoring

Members of the programming team at the WebCreek office in México studied at ESCOM (Superior School of Computation) of IPN (National Polytechnic Institute), and at UNAM (National University of Mexico). One of them has a mascot called Linux, although the unattentive techies think it’s named Lino. These same geeks tend to populate developers’ events in Facebook Circles, and regularly visit places like the Centro de Cultura Digital (Digital Cultural Center); on weekends, they meander through the hallways of Friki-Plaza, in search of geek novelties and updating their gamer catalogue. 

The Superpowers Behind a Developer 

Beyond physical appearance, accessories, and attire, a programmer stands out among the crowd with a series of mental attributes like:  

  • Discrete Mathematics 

This area in particular of mathematics is very closely related with programming and software development. It encompasses information sciences and cryptography: the first is related to the creation of algorithms to offer digital solutions, and the second, with passwords and coding data. 

  • Debug: Read Other Programmers

Debugging is the process of identifying and correcting programming glitches. It’s name comes from the very similar act of eliminating bugs, which is also the figurative term for programming errors. 

  • Self-learning 

There’s no better way to learn than trial and error, and this is a common skill among many veteran and successful programmers. On their own, they read and stay up-to-date, without settling for only what they have learned in school.  Sometimes, their teachers are other programmers from whom they learn, and who they also teach.  

  • Curiosity 

Programmers are big-mouths and questioners. They always initiate dialogue and ramble in their answers. They say that this characteristic is common to all geniuses, and it might just be true.  Only the spirit of an avid, daily learner can get ahead with continuous innovation. 

Definitive Test to Know if You’re Fit for Nearshoring 

  1. Did you earn an IT-related degree, even though you played video games all night? 
  2. Did you use Pokemón Go on your last vacation?
  3. Do you like to eat Kellogs cereal while downloading the latest program or app updates?  
  4. Was the latest website you visited this morning Stack Overflow?

If you didn’t answer “yes” to any of these questions: you should consider updating yourself on technology, and should slowly prepare yourself for the fourth industrial revolution.

If you answered “yes” to one or two questions: you might be interested in this article that I wrote a few months back about digital literacy, and you’ll find a path

But if you answered “yes” to all the questions and one even made you laugh: I advise you to apply to work with a company in which you’ll feel at home and, more, with which you’ll learn new things each day. Welcome, connect the dots, and discover