Xavier Bustamante Talavera

A multidisciplinary and geeky software engineer focused on product development, with a spice of academic research and python.


  • Qustodio
  • 2020 - Present
Engineering Manager of Qustodio for Schools

Spearheading the development of Qustodio for Schools: bringing the success of Qustodio (the leading parental control company) to the B2B market.

I lead the software engineering team of Qustodio for Schools, designing the product directly with the co-founders.

  • Various universities
  • 2021 - Present
Research collaborator

I collaborate with the competitive research project—granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MCIN)—"Strategy. Governance, and Finance – BIGRU", by providing data science expertise.

Participating universities: Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Instituto Empresa (IE), Universidad de Navarra (UNAV), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Northeastern University, and BI Norwegian Business School.

  • DeviceTag.io
  • 2015 - 2019
Co-founder, Product Lead

Co-founded DeviceTag.io, a social startup that provides sustainable logistics software for reusing machinery, securing 0.5M€ in funding, getting into Ship2B and Ledger acceleration programs, and employing 15 people.

  • XSR (Xarxa de Suport a la Reutilització)
  • 2013 - 2015
Software developer

Developed XSR, a collaborative platform of the Generalitat de Catalunya (CoreTIC).

  • JEDI (Joves estudiants d'informàtica)
  • 2012 - 2014

Managed and administered a student-run consulting NGO.


Open-source projects I created.

  • Python, Debian/Linux, Terminal based
Software that creates a hardware report of a computer by extracting component information (e.g. serial numbers), testing, benchmarking, erasing, and installing an OS.
  • Python, PostgreSQL, Flask, MongoDB, REST, Angular
A distributed iOT Asset Management System focused on reusing devices.
Other projects
Checkout my GitHub page for other smaller open-source projects.


  • Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Geneva Business School Barcelona Campus
BBA, Two introductory classes: Coding (Python), and software product management (prototyping a web app).
  • Spring 2015
Youth in social exclusion risk, Website development.
  • Biannual conference, 2013 - 2019
Tecnologia per Tothom (TxT)
Volunteer, Bachelor in software engineering and telecommunications. Socio-environmental impact of technology and reuse. TxT is an NGO under the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Spring 2012, Fall 2012
Bachelor in software engineering, Website development.


  • 2021
Riding the wave: How the bicycle-sharing system of Barcelona evolved during COVID-19
Bustamante, X., Federo, R., Fernandez-i-Marin, X.
7th International Congress of the Bicycle | XVIII Iberian Congress “The Bicycle and the City”.
  • 2021
The interactive dynamics of international actors before and during a global pandemic
Federo, R. & Bustamante, X.
Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • 2021
The interorganizational network and interactive dynamics of international actors before and during a global pandemic
Federo, R. & Bustamante, X.
Academy of International Business Annual Conference.
Nominated for the Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award.
  • 2016
A circular commons for digital devices: Tools and services in ereuse.org
Franquesa, D., Navarro, L., López D., Bustamante, X.
Computing within Limits Conference.
  • 2015
Breaking barriers on reuse of digital devices ensuring final recycling
Franquesa, D., Navarro, L., López D., Bustamante, X., Lamora, S.
29th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection and the 3rd International Conference ICT for Sustainability.
Received Best Paper Award.


  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • 2010 - 2016
Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering

I am an entrepreneur who enjoys doing projects that help shape a better world, teaching to diverse collectives about software, developing in python, and writing in this blog.

"Become rich by solving poverty."

About this site

This site is a collection of personal notes and tricks about software and programming. I started it alone, but a friend already contributed with a post — thank you Dani!

Get here the theme of this website.

Btw, this little friend is Timmy, and it was drawn by a dearest friend, Nataly.