Aleksandar Abu Samra - DUPLICATE II, Software Developer in Mexico City, Mexico
Aleksandar Abu Samra - DUPLICATE II

Software Developer in Mexico City, Mexico

Member since May 3, 2017
Aleksandar has four years of full-stack Ruby on Rails experience. He's worked on customer-facing products and customer development through research, observation, and interviews. Aleksandar is also extremely skilled in UX design and data visualization.
Aleksandar is now available for hire




Mexico City, Mexico



Preferred Environment

Git, Sublime Text, RubyMine, MacOS

The most amazing... project I've worked on is


  • Technical Consultant

    2017 - 2020
    • Led technical decisions and full-stack development in Ruby on Rails.
    • Developed an automation tool integrated with Trello and Google Calendar APIs.
    • Developed a Chrome extension using JavaScript to integrate with the internally used templates and automation tools.
    • Built the website and its sales funnel automation.
    • Created a CRM tool with integration to the Streak API.
    • Integrated live error reporting with New Relic and Sentry.
    Technologies: New Relic, Heroku, jQuery, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Lead Ruby on Rails Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    LaptopFriendly Ltd
    • Led the technical decisions, full-stack development, and UX design.
    • Built a 2-sided marketplace platform with social network functionalities.
    • Created an email automation tool to optimize interaction with clients.
    • Integrated subscription functionalities with Stripe and Braintree APIs.
    • Remotely coordinated with external programmers, copywriters, and marketers.
    • Held over 100 customer development interviews.
    Technologies: Facebook API, Stripe, Google Maps, jQuery, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • JavaScript Data Visualization Engineer

    2015 - 2015
    Future Cities Laboratory
    • Worked on visualizing Singapore’s energy data with interactive software for educational and decision-making purposes.
    • Developed mockups and final designs for a big data visualization tool.
    • Built an interactive Sankey diagram tool in D3.js and JavaScript.
    • Researched different 2D data visualization techniques.
    • Cooperated with academic researchers from ETH Zurich.
    Technologies: JavaScript, D3.js, Tableau
  • Ruby on Rails Developer​

    2014 - 2014
    Modomoto | Curated Shopping GmbH
    • Created in-house ERP solution used by sales and customer support departments.
    • Contributed to the back-end and front-end development.
    • Worked on MySQL database that backed an eCommerce solution.
    • Optimized the sales funnel process for better purchase conversions.
    • Cooperated with sales and customer support departments to build tools to optimize their processes.
    Technologies: MySQL, jQuery, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Ruby on Rails and PHP Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Mobilinet GmbH
    • Led the technical decisions and full-stack development in Ruby on Rails.
    • Engineered a custom database solution and database management interface.
    • Set up a WordPress website to support the team's blogging needs.
    • Optimized WordPress themes and optimized plugins with PHP.
    • Work on the UX and front-end design together with the lead designer.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Contract PHP developer

    2012 - 2013
    SHARE Foundation
    • Developed the back-end and front-end in CodeIgniter and PHP.
    • Engineered a participant management solution that served as the main information tool for conferences in multiple countries.
    • Developed a MailChimp-like emailing service.
    • Built online ticketing solutions with user surveys and statistics.
    • Developed software for barcode readers.
    Technologies: jQuery, CodeIgniter, PHP


  • LaptopFriendly

    A marketplace platform that helps people to use cafes, restaurants, and other informal venues as an office for the day.

  • Hackathon Award: Best Embodiment of Values and Ethics

    Won a major prize for a prototype app on detecting bias in online news articles.

  • Open Data Barometer

    Participated as a reviewer of open data in the United Arab Emirates Open for the World Wide Web Foundation's Open Data Barometer project.

  • Algorithms in Social Studies

    Explored the increasing importance of algorithms and their influence on society and culture.

  • UAE Open Data Study

    Invented a methodology for detecting barriers to sharing public sector information and open data for Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

  • Startup Finalist in Mobile and Web Category

    Ranked in the top 15 student startup businesses out of 750 university teams worldwide.


  • Languages

    HTML, PHP, Ruby, HTML5, JavaScript, Processing, C++, Python, Java, R
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Truffle, CodeIgniter, Django, Ionic, OpenFrameworks
  • Libraries/APIs

    Google Maps API, Trello API, jQuery, Foursquare API, Facebook API, D3.js, Stripe API, Google Calendar API, Twitter API, Instagram API, REST APIs, Google Maps, Stripe, Node.js
  • Paradigms

    On-page SEO, Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Kanban, Agile UX, UX Design, Agile Software Development, Agile Product Management, Gamification, Design Thinking
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    MVP Design, Altcoin, Front-end Development, Product Management, Engineering, Software Engineering
  • Tools

    Sketch, RubyMine, Sublime Text, Git, AutoCAD, Photoshop CC, Jekyll, Tableau, Adobe CC
  • Platforms

    New Relic, Linux, WordPress, Heroku, MacOS, Blockchain, Ethereum, RStudio


  • Certificate in Ethereum Blockchain Development
    2017 - 2017
    ConsenSys Academy - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Master of Science Degree in Engineering Systems and Management
    2014 - 2016
    Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | MIT Certified - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Software Engineering
    2008 - 2013
    School of Electrical Engineering | Belgrade University - Belgrade, Serbia


  • Ethereum Blockchain Developer
    ConsenSys Academy

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