Resume

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Skills

Languages: Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
Applications: Ruby on Rails, BackboneJS, MySQL, MongoDB, jQuery, Sass, CodeIgniter, Kohana
Tools: GIT, SVN, CVS, Photoshop

 

Work Experience

Software Engineer, April 2013 - Present
CrunchBase - www.crunchbase.com
San Francisco, CA
Worked on crowd sourced database of startups, founders, and investors

Web Developer, March 2011 - Present
WellPlayed - www.wellplayed.org
Worked with a team of programmers in building a competitive gaming community and news website

  • Built new iteration of website using Ruby on Rails, BackboneJS, and Sass
  • Developed site features using Code Igniter framework in LAMP environment
  • Implemented tournament tracking system and event moderation system

Web Developer, September 2011 – April 2012
Tinypay
San Francisco, CA
Worked with small startup to build an e-commerce platform for selling and buying physical and digital goods.

  • Implemented features within Kohana PHP framework and MongoDB environment
  • Utilized Paypal API to manage payments, preapprovals, and refunds
  • Created workflows for user authentication and page management with Facebook API

Web Developer, December 2008 – October 2010
Trinet Internet Solutions
Alexandria, Virginia
Built CMS-driven websites for corporate, ministry, and non-profit organizations

  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency - www.adra.org
    Setup Convio templates and wrappers with latest HTML and CSS redesign. Configured online fundraising
    and email campaigns and provided technical support and website maintenance.
  • ADRA Gift Catalog - giftcatalog.adra.org
    Configured Ubercart e-commerce platform for handling online donation. Developed custom Drupal modules for creating gift registries and fundraising campaigns. Setup publishing workflows to review user-submitted content.

  • Y of Central Maryland - www.ymaryland.org
    Built website using Drupal CMS, configuring modules and themes. Implemented front end interface in HTML/CSS from Photoshop mockups. Developed location finder that used Google maps and event schedule features in PHP and JavaScript.

Software Engineer, July 2007 - December 2008
DCS Corporation, Embedded Systems Group
Alexandria, Virginia

  • Developed embedded C++ software for Windows and Linux platforms
  • Integrated real-time software systems
  • Develop distributed, networked, and service oriented software components

Student Web Programmer, December 2006 – May 2007
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute - Cyberinfrastructure Group
Blacksburg, Virginia

  • Developed a web-based animal management system (PHP, PEAR, Oracle)
  • Built interactive web interfaces (DHTML, CSS, Smarty, Dojo)
  • Performed integration and system testing

Quality Assurance Intern, May 2006 – August 2006
Meridium, Inc.
Roanoke, Virginia

  • Executed performance and regression tests in different environments
  • Developed and performed functional tests based on design requirements
  • Delivered and synchronized code in a source controlled environment (C#, Rational Clearcase)

 

Projects

VSTwitter, https://github.com/vsamaco/vstwitter
Developed simple client-side Twitter clone using BackboneJS. Implemented posting and listing of status messages.

StreamList, https://github.com/vsamaco/StreamList
Created client-side web application of live streamers using BackboneJS. Implemented online/offline list of streamers pulled from Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv API.

VSReddit, https://github.com/vsamaco/VSReddit
Developed client-side Reddit clone using JavaScript and HTML/CSS. Implemented voting, filtering, and sorting of stories pulled from Reddit API.

 

Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, May 2007
Minor in Math
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia
Overall GPA: 3.2/4.0

 

Awards and Activities

Dean’s List: Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2006
Virginia Tech Bowling Club, (2003-2007)

  • Webmaster, (2004-2006)
  • Secretary, (2004-2006)

Filipino American Student Association, Webmaster, (2005-2007)
Virginia Tech Macintosh User’s Group, Secretary, (2006-2007)