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Last modified: September, 2016.

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Personal information:

  • First name: Juan Francisco
  • Last name: Giordana
  • Nationality: Argentine
  • Marital status: Single
  • Age: 36 years old
  • E-mail: juangiordana@gmail.com
  • Mobile: +54 (342) 5211 004

Occupation:

Web Development:

Since early 2004 I am doing web application development.

Programming:

I mainly use PHP as programming language, combined it with the functionality provided by the MySQL database engine and rigorous controls in regards to information security, efficiency and effectiveness.

Featured works:

Content Management Systems (CMS):
News portals (weblogs), online classifieds, photo galleries, etc...
E-commerce:
I have developed custom applications including recurring billing systems, encrypted storage for credit card's information, rebate schemes for promotions, coupons or tickets, etc.
Messaging:
Internal messaging systems.
Sending of bulk e-mail (excepting SPAM).
Integration of discussion forums to existing login systems.
Searches:
Simple and advanced search systems (eg. search by geographic proximity).
RSS
Content generation systems.
API:
Creation of APIs to interconnect data between different applications/websites.

Technologies that I have used or implemented:

  • Authorize.Net: gateway for online payments with credit cards.
  • Amazon S3: High availability remote storage service.
  • GnuPG: encryption information.
  • Google Sitemaps: tool for analysis and troubleshooting websites.
  • Apache mod_rewrite: generate friendly URLs.
  • MaxMind GeoIP/GeoLite Country: Determine an Internet visitor's country based on their IP address.
  • Swift: a component-based library for sending e-mails from PHP applications.
  • Twig: a flexible, fast, and secure template engine for PHP.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO):

My experience in search engine optimization is based from the use of regular expressions to generate friendly URLs to the implementation and complete restructuring of HTML documents that conform a website, thereby generating better rankings for the most popular search engines ( Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc.).

CSS & Web Layout:

The latest works I have done are based on the specifications HTML and CSS published by the W3C.

The nature of my profession is strictly related to the area of visual communication design 1 thereby I have solid knowledge of the aforementioned specifications that allows me to layout websites in line with current standards, generating this way documents with a very high percentage in terms of accessibility, usability and navigability.

I also have knowledge to develop web interfaces using JavaScript and the JavaScript library JQuery.

Sysadmin (system administrator):

  • Setup, configuration and maintenance of Linux and *nix systems in general.
  • Excellent performance in all types of Linux distributions: Gentoo / Funtoo, Debian / Ubuntu, Red Hat / Fedora / CentOS, LFS.
  • Setup and maintenance and optimization of server's software:
  • Compiling applications from source code according to specific needs.
  • Development of local and remote high availability backup systems (hourly backups, daily, etc.).
  • Processes automation under *nix systems.

Other:

  • Technical service in both hardware and software areas.

Education:

  • Full attended primary and secondary (high school) levels.
  • PC armed, repair and maintenance: title awarded by the CISCO Academy.
  • Structured Cabling and LAN networks: completed the first semester of the CCNA at the CISCO Academy.
  • Very good level of written English.

Trajectory:

2004 - 2005:
I took my first steps as web developer NKStudios S.R.L.
2005 - 2006:
I worked as a freelance web developer for different local companies (NKStudios, NetSud) and independently.
2006 onwards:
Work as a freelance web developer for Echo Media, Inc. as the maintainer of BandMix and independently.

Notes:

1
I'm not a graphic designer, I'm only hobbyist in this area.