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Hugo Bonacci

Freelance Lua Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since March 2, 2020

Hugo is a senior full-stack developer with expertise in visual design and user experience. He has worked in all phases of software development, from ideation and prototyping to writing production code for web, desktop, and mobile applications. He has worked on projects for FedEx, Michaels, and Southwest Airlines, combining beautiful design with robust programming to deliver successful apps, award-winning games and software with exceptional UX.

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Jonathan Alfred Weekes

Freelance Lua Developer
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since March 11, 2019

Jonathan has nine years of experience performing development roles. He has an intuitive and grounded understanding of scalable front-end and back-end web development, macOS and Linux software development and architecture, and iOS and Android app development—both in a professional and personal context.

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Gareth Falkingham

Freelance Lua Developer
Australia
Toptal Member Since February 24, 2020

Gareth has been making games professionally for a decade, with a core focus on building robust systems and maintainable architectures for Unity3D C# game titles. He has a strong understanding of C++, which has helped when working with native platform code and building plugins for Unity projects. Some of Gareth's notable work experiences include working on Disney projects such as Club Penguin and Rival Stars: Horse Racing, a successful mobile title.

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Nicusor Serban

Freelance Lua Developer
Netherlands
Toptal Member Since January 7, 2019

Nick is a site reliability engineer who uses the best practices to enhance an app's DevOps lifecycle. He can automate everything from the code to testing, release management, deployment, operations, monitoring, and CI/CD pipelines. He's also good at bringing your entire app stack into a nice Docker stack managed by either Compose, Swarm, or Kubernetes. Nick also worked as a developer with C#, Node.js, PHP, and Python, among others.

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David Xu

Freelance Lua Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since October 20, 2016

David has taken several mobile apps from ideation to millions of users worldwide as the CTO of WhereTo, Chief Architect of Castle Global, Inc., and technical lead in other companies. He has been programming since he was nine and has won medals in various competitive programming competitions, from the Australian Informatics Olympiad to ACM-ICPC. David has invaluable experience in all technical areas, from architecture and design to engineering and DevOps.

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Vadim Panov

Freelance Lua Developer
Hong Kong
Toptal Member Since July 13, 2020

Vadim is a software engineer with 15+ years of experience in embedded systems, Unix, networking, and cryptography. He has owned and brought products to market, combining skills in C++, C, Lua, JavaScript, Python, and more. Vadim acquired an EMBA to gain better equilibrium between tech and business challenges.

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Dmitry Sher

Freelance Lua Developer
Montenegro
Toptal Member Since March 14, 2019

With over two decades of experience, Dmitry deeply understands business needs and delivers tailored solutions using cutting-edge technologies. He specializes in custom web and mobile applications with Next.js, React, and React Native. His deep knowledge includes TypeScript, GraphQL, Docker, AWS, Jenkins, Grafana, Vercel. Coupled with his charming character and excellent soft skills, Dmitry’s expertise ensures high performance, scalability, and seamless integration for your business.

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Ricardo Costa

Freelance Lua Developer
Brazil
Toptal Member Since September 12, 2018

A professional developer for over 13 years, Ricardo focuses on game development, computer graphics, including rendering, computer vision, and VR/AR, artificial intelligence, and client-server systems. He is also an Unreal Engine expert with eight years of experience. Ricardo is passionate about cutting-edge technology, optimizing complex systems, and creating real-time, high-performance software.

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Hernan Saez

Freelance Lua Developer
Argentina
Toptal Member Since April 17, 2018

Hernan is a software developer with more than 18 years of experience working with different platforms and technologies, like C++, OpenGL , iOS, Unity3D, Android, Xamarin, C#, JavaScript, .NET Framework, Java, and others. He likes video games, movies, comics, reading, and drawing.

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Nguyen Truong Minh

Freelance Lua Developer
Vietnam
Toptal Member Since October 18, 2022

Minh is a back-end developer with ten years of experience in various application domains. His solid knowledge of server-side applications proves valuable in the success of products. From scratch, he creates very stable CI/CD pipelines on GitHub, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that have been used in many projects. His simple yet effective approach to problems garners the trust of his clients.

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Nikola Minoski

Freelance Lua Developer
Macedonia
Toptal Member Since March 23, 2015

Nikola is a passionate freelance mobile app developer with 10+ years of experience in developing Android apps, always using the latest practices such as RxJava, MVVM, Room, or Kotlin. He also has strong skills in game development, web development, desktop apps, 3D printing, and NodeMCU.

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FAQs

  • How are Toptal Lua developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Lua developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Lua developer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Lua developers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Lua developer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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