I'm a programmer
I've been playing/working with computers since I'm 15 years old.
I like building and thinking about the design/UX of projects. I read man pages, READMEs, specs, code and good blogs.
I don't say "it's good enough", I improve existing tools and projects for fun, beauty and profit.
I build software that is easy to test, grow and maintain, so that me and my coworkers can enjoy leisure time as much as work.
I have the ambition of someone who knows he can always improve, and the peace of mind of someone who knows he always does his best.
What I did and do
I built General Assembly's Front Row as part of a great team. A challenge I faced at GA was to extract an authentication service from a big Rails app, so that standalone applications could be built with a single repository of users' accounts and sessions, decoupling our daily work from the release cycles and workflow of the main app.
I built and maintained an application for a research project called Claris LPB, for browsing/querying meteorological data from as early as 1880 from thousands of geolocated stations across South America.
I was the lead (and only) developer at Chef Surfing in Sept 2011-Sept 2012. This project was done entirely in Ruby on Rails and Backbone JS. Chef Surfing won a grant from Startup Chile, we worked six months in Buenos Aires and six in Santiago de Chile. I designed the software, worked on development and testing, deployment and bug fixes. I helped to brainstorm design and to prioritize features for the MVPs.
I maintain the most popular rubygem for converting Ruby on Rails apps into OAuth 2 providers, doorkeeper.
I built and maintain Merit, a rubygem for managing reputation and adding gamification to Rails apps. The library is now being used by thousands of developers in different applications and environments, with over 450 followers and 80 forks in Github.
I gave a workshop on refactoring code for RubyConf Argentina 2013.
I improved and released Thumbnail component for CakePHP, a component for handling file uploads and image resizing in CakePHP apps. I improved phpScaffold, a software that generates simple CRUD web apps. I did PHP/MySQL development and standardization of websites for many clients, in times when table-based designs were the norm.
On the social side, I created a non-profit organization called Nodo with a mission to recycle and repurpose unused computers and give them to libraries and low-income families, and to spread the use of Free Software. We taught many people how to assemble computers and empower themselves with this knowledge, in fun and purposeful afternoons. Program is still active in UNNOBA and UBA universities.
I was interviewed about my experience working remotely for WideTeams.
I'm Bachelor in Computer Sciences (Universidad de Buenos Aires).
I built apps for playing/learning, and for solving my own problems (I love and use them frequently). Descriptions and links in next section.
My apps / playgrounds
- Timed Wallet
- Keep track of your personal finances, both current and future
- Muni Matching
- Resident Matching Program for Buenos Aires, used by residents to optimize their choices over which Hopsital to apply for. Similar to NRMP. Worked with @didest.
- Played with: Rails, Maximum Likelihood Method, Stable Marriage Problem.
- Track your resolutions, keep up with your goals
- Played with: Ruby on Rails, CoffeeScript, Backbone.
- Dynamic Atlas
- What's sorrounding me right now?
- Played with: Sinatra, CoffeeScript, Google Maps API & Wikimapia APIs.
- Not A Mouse
- JS library for capturing mobile gesture events. A fun and useful playground.
- Played with: CoffeeScript & JS, mobile events.