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André Castelo, JavaScript Developer in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
André Castelo

JavaScript Developer in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Member since January 3, 2016
André Castelo is a web developer focused on PHP and JavaScript with experience developing apps with Laravel and CodeIgniter as well as APIs in Laravel and client-side single-page apps using AngularJS. He's equally comfortable working with a team or flying solo.
André is now available for hire



  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • PHP, 5 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • Laravel 5, 3 years
  • Vue.js, 1 year
  • React, 1 year
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal



Preferred Environment

Ubuntu, Git, VSCode, PhpStorm, PyCharm

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a platform to gather the population's ideas and transform them into Rio de Janeiro's city plan for the next fifty years.


  • PHP/JavaScript Developer

    2016 - PRESENT
    ContentLaunch (via Toptal)
    • Worked on getting the Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Writer Access, and Stripe integrations up and running.
    • Integrated the APP with Amazon S3.
    • Implemented the Account feature, making it easier for users to collaborate with each other on content, while allowing agencies to better handle their business accounts.
    Technologies: PHP 7, Laravel, Sass, Vue.js
  • Web Developer

    2016 - 2016
    WPensar Group
    • Worked closely with designers and other developers to deliver top quality interfaces.
    • Created an end-to-end testing suite using Behave and Selenium to ensure the quality of the user experience.
    • Wrote endpoints for our API to deliver new functionality for our customers.
    • Wrote a unit testing suite for our front-end application to guarantee the consistency and quality of critical features.
    • Optimized the front-end build pipeline using Gulp.js, JavaScript linters, and the TypeScript compiler.
    Technologies: Django, Python, Django REST Framework, MySQL, AngularJS, TypeScript, PHP, Gulp
  • Web Developer and Software Architect

    2013 - 2016
    Estrategia Marketing Digital
    • Worked on several legacy CodeIgniter projects, keeping them up to date and modernizing the codebase.
    • Deployed multiple PHP applications written in Laravel and CodeIgniter.
    • Developed RESTful APIs using CodeIgniter and Laravel.
    • Worked closely with designers to deliver innovative interfaces and experiences.
    • Planned and implemented architecture and databases for several clients.
    Technologies: CodeIgniter, Laravel, AngularJS, Sass, PHP, Gulp.js, Grunt.js
  • Front-end Web Developer

    2013 - 2013
    Rothier Design
    • Developed and delivered several front-end prototypes.
    • Implemented source control processes in the company.
    • Improved the prototype development process by using static site generators to improve maintainability and development speed.
    Technologies: Sass, Python, JavaScript, Jinja2
  • Front-end Web Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Ativa Investiments
    • Worked closely with in-house designers and the product team to deliver high-quality interfaces to be implemented by the development team.
    • Developed and deployed a Flask application to handle clients recommended by staff.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Kentico CMS, Python, Flask
  • Python Developer

    2011 - 2011
    Avaty! Technology and Innovation
    • Maintained and developed embedded Python application designed to deliver rich content via Bluetooth to nearby cell phones.
    Technologies: Python


  • Visão Rio500 (Development)

    Platform designed to let the population of Rio de Janeiro express their dreams and desires, helping Rio's City Hall to develop the next fifty-year plan for the city.

  • Rio Media Center (Development)

    Platform developed to help the international media get accreditation and overall support in their coverage of the Rio Olympic Summer Games of 2016.

  • Atelier Gourmand (Development)

    Web application developed for the Brazilian cooking school Atelier Gourmand, based in São Paulo. The app allows chefs associated with the school to publish their trademark recipes and get more exposure to the school. Developed using AngularJS for the client and CodeIgniter for the API.

  • Laravel API Tutorial: How to Build and Test a RESTful API (Publication)
    Laravel is a PHP framework developed with developer productivity in mind. Written and maintained by Taylor Otwell, the framework is very opinionated and strives to save developer time by favoring convention over configuration. The framework also aims to evolve with the web and has already incorporated several new features and ideas in the web development world---such as job queues, API authentication out of the box, real-time communication, and much more. In this article, we'll explore the ways you can build---and test---a robust API using Laravel. We'll be using Laravel 5.4, and all of the code is available for reference on GitHub.


  • Languages

    CSS, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, Python, Sass, TypeScript, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Laravel 5, Django REST Framework, Django, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js, jQuery, React, Facebook API, Twitter API, Stripe API, Node.js
  • Tools

    Gulp.js, Webpack
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

  • Storage



  • Post-graduate coursework in Web Development
    2011 - 2011
    Pontífice Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2005 - 2010
    Federal University of Paraíba - Paraíba
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