We love writing about our product, features, and enhancements, and, of course, anything and everything technology, digital, AI, brands, and sports. But, we don’t talk or write much about the people behind the cutting edge and innovative work we’re doing at Blinkfire Analytics. This Meet the Team series takes you inside our Chicago, Valencia, and Dallas offices to “meet” the great team we’ve built — who just so happens to be creating super cool technology and working with some of the biggest brands, teams, and leagues in the world.
Meet the Team: Rocío Valls Medina
A little about yourself?
Born and raised in Valencia. I studied Journalism, and I lived in Madrid for two years. I’m a big fan of Valencia CF and I’ve been enjoying (or suffering) at Mestalla for more than fifteen years.
What do you do at Blinkfire Analytics?
Most challenging part of your job?
Making sure the data in Blinkfire is accurate.
Most rewarding / exciting part of your job?
When I can help a workmate.
Most unique thing about Blinkfire (culturally, innovation-wise, industry-wise, etc.)?
Work is continually being carried out to improve the product to satisfy present needs, but also future needs of customers.
Qualities about Blinkfire and the team that made you want to work here?
It’s a great environment. The team is wonderful and supportive.
How many languages do you speak?
Spanish and English.
Name a person, living or dead, you’d like to have a drink with?
Favorite sport and athlete?
Soccer, Rafael Nadal.
Favorite sports moment / memory?
Spain winning the World Cup in 2010.
If you could be on the cover of one magazine, what would it be?
“The Truce” by Mario Benedetti
If you could have a super power, which one would you have?
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Playing the guitar.
Hobbies / interests outside of Blinkfire?
I am passionate about gastronomy. I can spend hours in the kitchen, and I always try to make new recipes. I also love to read, watch TV series, and now that I have started to jog, I would also include that in this list.
Favorite place to visit?
Japan or India.
TV show you’re currently watching?
True Detective (3 season).
Greatest sports rivalry?
Nadal – Federer.
Lebron or Jordan?
Messi or Ronaldo?
One thing your coworkers don’t know about you?
I tried to participate in Masterchef Spain, but I just went through the first cut.
Favorite sports jersey?
Nottingham Forest 1979-1980.
What’s something you want to do this year that you’ve never done before?
Do a parachute jump.
What was your first job?
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