Hello, my name is Karl Cardenas and I am a technical leader with a passion in technology and software. To better help you get an idea of who I am I would like to summarize my strengths in into three buckets; leadership, learning agility, and developing others.

I am the kind of person that will take charge when there is a lack of leadership. I wasn’t always this person, it took a lot of personal sacrifices and overcoming difficult situations for me to become this leader. The challenges in life threatening situations and hostile environments the military exposed me to as team leader helped shape me into the leader I am today. I lead by example and I wouldn’t ask anyone to do something I myself would not be willing to do.

What sets me apart from other people is the willingness to dive into something completely foreign and to get out of my comfort zone. I am able to do this because of my passion for learning and the desire to be a well-rounded IT leader.

As for mentoring, it’s something that I am passionate about. I enjoy mentoring people and helping them unlock their best potential. I welcome the opportunity to mentor others. I find it very rewarding seeing someone I have developed and coached grow become a leader in their space.

Creating communities is a passion of mine. Sharing knowledge and getting other up to speed it something that I find to be a core leadership attribute. Sharing knowledge and being a technical role model is what drives me daily. As stated earlier, I lead by example, and I live to be a technical leader who promotes knowledge sharing and self-improvement.


I like to keep things simple, I use the following equation as my north star in life.

 (learning + hard work + helping others) = success
  • listen, learn, lead
  • Laugh, and make things fun
  • Embrace continuous learning
  • Put in the hard work to become a valued asset and inspire others
  • Share knowledge back to help others
  • When in charge, be in charge! A bad decision is better than no decision
  • Look after your team and those close to you


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