Asael Arenas

Asael Arenas

Bogota, Colombia
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Asael Arenas

Asael Arenas

Bogota, Colombia
Member since December 10, 2014
Asael has over fifteen years of experience in information science and internet media. Since the late 90's, he has been committed to using technology to develop applications that are attractive and useful for users and efficient for customers, for the benefit of trade, research, entertainment, and education. Asael is a pleasant communicator, equally comfortable leading a team, collaborating with colleagues, and working independently.
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  • Front-end, 16 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • WordPress, 7 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD), 6 years
  • CSS3, 6 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • Git, 4 years
  • HTML5, 4 years
Bogota, Colombia
Preferred Environment
OS X, Windows, Sublime, Git, Chrome, Fireworks, PS
The most amazing...
...thing I've developed was an app that gets its data from console players of a well-known game and allows them to create online teams and communities worldwide.
  • Web Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Developed a new website.
    • Focused on responsive development.
    • Integrated a WooCommerce solution.
    • Managed projects and servers.
    • Built custom functionalities.
    Technologies: JS, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Git
  • Mobile App and Website Designer
    Malimar Technology Group, Inc. (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Created a usability and interaction app for mobile users in Ruby.
    • Utilized BEM CSS naming conventions.
    • Maintained quality and good practices in code.
    • Conducted daily code pushes.
    Technologies: Slim, Sass, Foundation, BEM
  • HTML/CSS Developer
    2015 - 2015
    • Emailed development tools.
    • Templated HTML- & CSS-based emails.
    • Created mobile-responsive emails.
    • Conducted automated and email testing.
    • Wrote conditional email code.
    Technologies: CSS, Coffee Script, Handlebars, HTML, Less
  • Web Mobile Developer
    2013 - 2014
    • Developed a whole new version of the mobile web site for world class luxury car brand as part of a team.
    • Emphasized optimal presentation for different mobile devices with high hardware testing.
    • Re-wrote the presentation code for scalability and simplicity.
    • Helped with development tickets for the desktop web site.
    • Worked with prebuilt, versioning, and deployment scripts based on Java.
    Technologies: Symfony, jQuery, Git, SVN
  • Front-end Architect
    Open English
    2012 - 2013
    • Constructed a brand new website with a Java-based CMS.
    • Developed the architecture of the "Lead Form" widget for worldwide telephone number area codes.
    • Helped deploy the website in the early hours to prevent and fix possible production issues.
    • Investigated and promoted new technologies in the development team.
    • Participated in the company's hackathon using technologies such as WebRTC and combining it with Salesforce resources.
    Technologies: jQuery, dotCMS, HTML5
  • Web Mobile Developer
    2012 - 2012
    • Researched mobile technologies.
    • Prototyped new features for mobile banking.
    • Researched the mobile framework JQM and shared knowledge with the team.
    • Researched browser security issues and possible security holes.
    • Fixed bugs.
    Technologies: jQuery Mobile, HTML, CSS
  • Web Developer
    2010 - 2012
    • Created the UI for a Facebook carpooling app.
    • Worked on multiple projects for world brand companies.
    • Shared daily communications and statuses of projects with local and globally distributed teams around the world.
    • Learned about multiple technologies and work methodologies for IT projects.
    • Shared "floor" and knowledge with highly talented colleagues from many places and disciplines in the IT world.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Java, SVN
  • Web Developer
    Walt Disney Internet Group
    2010 - 2011
    • Built the structure and presentation interface for Disney Hawaii restaurants.
    • Worked on the Dinner Out restaurant reservations system, including bug fixes and feature implementation.
    • Worked in Extreme programming teams.
    • Developed test cases with Java-based scenarios and environment.
    • Achieved full browser compatibility, fixing issues and hacking different clients for optimal website rendering.
    • Worked with Indian and North American teams on new features.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Java, CSS, MooTools, Tea
  • Web Developer
    Electronic Arts
    2010 - 2011
    • Developed a functional and re-named online community for NFL game console players all over the world.
    • Pulled data from REST services to include it live into player's table scores.
    • Developed the presentations, animations, and interactions for the website.
    • Directed full development of the project with stack-holders interacting with remote clients, developers, and product managers over the entire process. Managed schedule meetings and delivery dates.
    • Trained new developers to keep maintaining the project.
    Technologies: Symfony, PHP, jQuery, CSS3, Yaml, Git
  • Web Developer
    2009 - 2010
    • Did web development for worldwide games eCommerce stores.
    • Conducted server-side development and programming of interface integrations.
    • Standardized and optimized websites for optimal browser rendering and loading times.
    • Optimized regular content and updates of critical information.
    • Implemented Agile methodologies for requirements.
    Technologies: PHP, CSS, YUI
  • Web Developer
    I2B Technologies S.A.
    2008 - 2009
    • Developed a web interface of graphical assets with server-side and interface interactions.
    • Developed WordPress CMS-based applications.
    • Standardized and optimized websites for optimal browser rendering.
    • Made periodical web community updates.
    • Developed a social networks widget.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, jQuery, Fireworks, Photoshop
  • Web Producer
    Artyficial Media
    2005 - 2008
    • Provided IT consulting services as well as company and client assessments, web marketing strategies, brand creation/development and campaigns, promotion and online concourses, and animation and media production.
    Technologies: WordPress, CSS, HTML, FTP, MySQL
  • Web Designer & Helpdesk
    2000 - 2001
    • Designed for the web.
    • Conducted layout and web wire-framing.
    • Created animation and interactivity using Flash/Actionscript.
    • Provided periodical updates.
    • Did helpdesk tasks, attending to client needs and live requirements.
    Technologies: Fireworks, Flash, ActionScript, HTML, CSS
  • Disney Dinner Out (Development)

    I helped to build parts and features of this web application.

  • OpenEnglish (Development)

    I was part of the development team of this CMS-based website, where a leadform can be found displaying worldwide phone number formats.

  • Madden NFL Community (Development)

    For this game, we created the online gamers' community.

  • Disney Aulani (Development)

    I worked on the first versions of this website.

  • Lincoln Mobile (Development)

    I was part of the development team for the UI of this mobile website.

  • Carpoolear (Development)

    I worked on the presentational layout of this app.

  • SATENS Assesment and Transition Scholar System (Development)

    An assessment and transition scholar system. Made with WordPress as front and back-end admin. Integrated with Google charts libraries to create student ability reports.

  • Circus Arts and Entertainment (Development)

    A circus team company website, independently developed.

  • Restaurant and Diner (Development)

    A restaurant website; I designed and developed it with CMS integration.

  • Author Portfolio (Development)

    A website with CMS integrated for easy administration.

  • Sagipa (Development)

    A website created for a healthy food and environmental corporation.

  • Software Architecture (Professional Certificate) (Other amazing things)

    Certificate course in software architecture completed in 2013 at the UTN National Technological University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Master Trainer of NLP (Other amazing things)

    Received a Practitioner, Master, and Trainer of NLP Degree in Argentina. This improved my communication skills to understand better every aspect of it and helped to make my self more efficient at every human interaction.

  • ClassDojo (Development)

    As CSS developer, I helped the awesome team of ClassDojo, to build their responsive email templates, testing compatibility with multiple VM services.

  • Malimar TV (Development)

    Streaming service for Asian television market.

  • Nperson (Development)

    Cooperative Home design and user on-boarding experience

  • Impart NYC (Development)

    Development of online art gallery with eCommerce integration and full responsiveness.

  • Asael is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Asael shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
  • Languages
    CSS, CSS3, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5, SASS, ActionScript, CoffeeScript, PHP, Java, LESS
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, jQuery Mobile, jQuery UI, Stripe, Backbone.js, WebRTC, Handlebars, Node.js, Google Maps
  • Tools
    Adobe Fireworks, Flash, Git, Google Analytics, Bower, Git flow, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Tortoise SVN, GitHub, NPM
  • Misc
    Cross-browser Development, Front-end, HTML Email, Web Development, Cross-browser Compatibility, Web App Development, Front-end Architecture, Responsive Web Apps, Git GUI, MEAN Stack, Usability, Front-end Performance Optimization, Gulp
  • Frameworks
    AngularJS, Slim, Symfony, Symfony2, Sencha Touch, Bootstrap 3, Foundation CSS, ZURB Foundation, Java Agent DEvelopment (JADE)
  • Paradigms
    UX Design, Model View Controller (MVC), BEM, UI Design, Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD)
  • Platforms
    WordPress, osCommerce, Windows, Mac OS X, Windows 7, WooCommerce, DigitalOcean
  • Storage
    HTML5 Web Storage, MongoDB, MySQL
  • Associate's degree in Systems Analysis
    SENA - Bogota, Colombia
    2012 - 2015
  • Associate's degree in Direction of Audiovisual and Multimedia
    Jorge Tadeo Lozano University - Bogota, Colombia
    2003 - 2005
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