Sergio Cruz Full Stack Application Developer

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Hello I'm Sergio, nice to meet you!

Thanks for dropping by! I am a software developer who enjoys building meaningful products with powerful cutting edge technologies. I especially love creating user interfaces with optimized user experience (UI/UX) by developing complex client-side applications.

My favorite tech stack at the moment includes: yeoman, angularjs, SASS, sailsjs, mongo & jasmine. Before JavaScript won me over though, I used to live in the PHP world (I still go back to visit sometimes). Ah the good times I've had with CodeIgniter, Zend, Laravel...

Feel free to contact me at any time with questions:
E. hello [at] sergiocruz.me
P. (407) six-nine-four 8175

Work Experience

GotChosen, Inc July 2014 - Present

  • Developed large-scale JavaScript application using AngularJS
  • Used Node.js solutions for development workflow using Yeoman, Grunt & Bower
  • Assisted API Team to come up with good RESTful standards
  • Integrated application with proprietary RESTful API

TravelClick February 2014 - July 2014 (Contract)

  • Comfortable in a team environment
  • Created User Interfaces from strict requirements with Yeoman, AngularJS and Semantic UI
  • Hybrid phone applications using Ionic Framework
  • Extended existing proprietary PHP framework to support Restful APIs
  • Unit tested PHP and JavaScript code

GIVTED November 2012 - February 2014

  • Full stack developer, primarily used Zend Framework & AngularJS
  • Managed A/B and user research tests in order to optimize UI/UX, resulting in increased conversions
  • Managed design contests involving more than 30 designers at a time.
  • Implemented new workflow processes including GruntJS, SASS
  • Responsive design slicing with strict cross browser compatibility requirements (>IE8)

RGI Marketing November 2011 – November 2012

  • Assisted with point-based ecommerce websites and phone apps (~30,000 active daily users)
  • Created inventory system that sent orders to our warehouse to optmize fullfiment time
  • Technologies included: Codeigniter, RESTful APIs, and the Android SDK

eReady Websites July 2010 – November 2011

  • Developed websites using ModX, Drupal and Wordpress
  • Developed marketing system that generated thousands of leads using multiple top-level domain names to generate thousands of websites with many different themes, uncountable numbers of pages; which were based on synonym spun articles, geo-location, etc. This SEO system was built with the LAMP Stack, serving dynamic top-level domain names. We also experimented with many different forms of caching including APC, MongoDB, Redis, Memcached, and even flat files
  • Built CRM system that enabled the sales team to manage the leads that were captured from the SEO system, with features such as e-mail auto-responders, call back and events alerts, lead-capturing reports, graphs, etc.

Blue Palm Hotel May 2009 – July 2010

The Blue Palm Hotel used to be a Travelodge franchise, however they decided to try things on their own because of the many limitations they had when working with the franchise. I was hired to manage their technology stack.

  • Developed a web-based reservation system that worked in 4 different languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French
  • The reservation system included an administration panel that enabled hotel administrators to tweak room prices as needed throughout the year
  • They were also able to manage the reservations that came in, and to generate reports to control what marketing campaigns worked best
  • The whole package was built using PHP and MySQL as the backend engine, and (x)HTML, CSS and Javascript on the frontend

Self Employed December 2007 – May 2009

Assisted many businesses around the Central Florida area by developing websites and web-apps, designing flyers, posters and business cards, managing Windows networks and repairing computers and laptops. Software used: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash), Corel Draw, NuSphere PhpED.

Brazilian National Biodiesel Magazine July 2006 – December 2007

  • Responsible the magazine’s complete web presence by developing and maintaining their website, ecommerce store, e-mail newsletters and SEO.
  • Website included a custom CMS that enabled magazine writers to post articles directly into the website. CMS, ecommerce store, and newsletter manager were all built from the ground up using PHP and MySQL.

Technical Skills

Languages & DBs

JavaScript
PHP
Java
MySQL
MongoDB
HTML(5)
CSS(3)

Frameworks & Platforms

NodeJS
AngularJS
SailsJS
Laravel
Grunt
CodeIgniter
SASS / LESS

Development Software

OS X
Ubuntu
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Fireworks
Sublime Text
Xcode
Eclipse
Vim

Current projects

Come back soon to see some projects I'm working on, portfolio, résumé and rants! Until then, checkout some links:

Coffee Finder

Pebble watchface app, shows you closest coffee shop to your current location.

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AngularJS Testing

Blog post describing how to unit test and generate code coverage in AngularJS.

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SailsJS Testing

Unit testing SailsJS for the first time was not easy, so I wrote up a tutorial on it.

Check it out