As a problem solver, analyzing systems makes me tick, whether that's improving an existing one or modeling new systems to predict and avoid future issues.
Ground up development of top-notch web applications, using latest server-side technologies
Planning, design, implementation, testing and process improvement as a planner or manager of an agile team
Write high-quality, efficient, testable and secure back-end and front-end code
Spotting a new business opportunity, I built PackageFox on my own, eventually bringing on a team of five people, to recover unclaimed shipping refunds for businesses of all sizes. Profitable after just six months, we have helped our clients recover more than $500,000 so far.
With millions of users and hundreds of thousands of merchants, LivingSocial was an interesting and challenging job. Some of my daily duties include:
Research and Development of new products at Grasshopper. While there I created prototypes and studies that later became real products. One of these prototypes was Chargify, now a multi-million dollar company.
Working for this education-related startup I handled:
Development of Assembla's platform, a virtual collaboration workspace for application development. I also worked on client projects.
While working as a consultant, I designed and built custom web applications for companies and individuals. Some clients of note:
I've spoken at conferences around the world, including an infamous talk about Diablo 3 bot creation using Ruby at Rubyconf.
I've started and contributed to various open source projects. Some of them are available on my github page.
I founded one of the biggest Brazilian Rails communities, rails-br.
Rodrigo Franco — firstname.lastname@example.org — (650) 898-7250