Daniel Infante Vargas



Building software for the web since 2005. Highly value autonomy, ownership, and getting things done. Lean and agile methodologies practitioner. I thrive in a modern product organization, working in a collaborative, data-driven, multidisciplinary team. Currently focused on empowering product teams with purpose and processes that make them awesome.



Product Engineer at Slang

Bogotá, Colombia. slangapp.com

Professional English learning app.


Chief Everything Officer at Polla Mundial Rusia 2018

Bogotá, Colombia. rusia2018.app

FIFA World Cup prediction game.

  • Solo project where I wore multiple hats: product manager, designer, researcher, developer, devops, marketer, customer service…
  • Rapid iteration to launch the product in just a couple weeks
  • Quickly and unexpectedly reached a large number of users that crashed the app. Taught me a lot about scalability
  • Users loved it: retention and conversion were high, it had a good viral coefficient and I received lots of unsolicited nice feedback

Tools used

Dev: Ruby on Rails, React, Tailwind, SASS, CSS Modules, PostCSS, PostgreSQL, Rubocop, Cane, Eslint, Prettier. Design: Sketch, Overflow. Analytics: Segment, MixPanel, FullStory. Monitoring: Sentry, New Relic.


CTO and Co-founder at Ricky

CDMX, México / Bogotá, Colombia. ricky.capital

Online investment platform.

  • Defined and evangelized processes for the product (inspired by many) and engineering team (inspired mainly by Thoughtbot’s protocol)
  • Built a React front-end and Ruby on Rails back-end
  • Designed some of the screens and helped define the brand and direction of the product

Tools used

Ruby on Rails, React, PostgreSQL, Rubocop, Cane, Eslint, Prettier; Segment, MixPanel, HotJar; Docker.


CTO at Homie

CDMX, México / Bogotá, Colombia. homie.mx

Digital real estate brokerage.

  • Led the product and engineering teams, and established practices such as code reviews, automated code quality, automated testing, continuous integration, and documentation.
  • Mentored junior developers
  • Worked closely with stakeholders and customers to develop a new B2B business line


CTO and Co-founder at Emma

Bogotá, Colombia. holaemma.co

Productivity tool for Real Estate agents.

  • Built native apps for both iOS and Android, and Ruby on Rails back-end
  • Still being used daily by hundreds of users
  • Generates small recurring revenue



Public Workshop: How to Create Products Customers Love

Silicon Valley Product Group, São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Workshop directed at product leaders to introduce them to leading edge practices from the world's best technology product teams.


B.S. Computer Science

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

  • I achieved the second-best score in the country on a national test (ECAES) taken by every student about to graduate.
  • My graduation project in agile development methodologies was graded with the highest score.
  • Main subjects included object-oriented programming, software engineering, data structures, algorithms, and databases.



PayU Latam Ruby (and Rails)

Wrote a Ruby gem to handle payments through PayU Latam.



Contributed to a plugin that deeply integrates React into a Rails app with webpacker.


STP Ruby

Wrote a Ruby gem to interface with a banking payments provider in Mexico.


Awesome product process

Started a list of resources documenting how great product companies work.


Design case studies

List of design case studies of great live products by the people who built them.