Diego Ballona

Diego Ballona

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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Diego Ballona

Diego Ballona

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Member since January 18, 2014
Diego is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and technology enthusiast. Over the past 7 years, he has worked in marketing, software architecture, systems administration, software engineering, front-end engineering, and product development.
Diego is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • Ruby, 5 years
  • SASS, 3 years
  • Ruby on Rails, 5 years
  • Shell, 4 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 4 years
  • Redis, 3 years
  • SaaS, 4 years
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, Terminal, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've created is a learning management system that allows users to choose the best learning path based on their abilities.
Employment
  • CTO, Partner
    NDA2 (http://nda2.com)
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Built a learning management system from scratch.
    • Architected the software and created standards focusing on healthy growth.
    • Managed teams with various skills such as engineering, design, product, marketing, etc.
    • Wrote video converting and versioning background tasks similar to the strategy employed by big players on the video encoding market.
    • Collaborated on products, services, and project sales modeling.
    Technologies: Ruby, Rails, Node.js, Ember.js, AngularJS, Shell Script, HTML5, CSS3, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Software Engineer
    Viaweb (http://gvw.com.br)
    2010 - 2012
    • Built a website for the biggest Christian school network in Latin America (Salesians).
    • Handled website development for 20+ clients.
    • Led the IT team. Was accountable for recruitment, team responsibilities, and team management.
    • Implemented Cloud IT infrastructure.
    • Made a 30 second video contest that had 700k+ hits in one month.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PHP, Postgres, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, OO JavaScript, Shell Script
Experience
  • NDA2 Learning Management System (Development)

    I developed learning objectives and technical prerequisites. I was also responsible for team management and product development.

Skills
  • Languages
    HTML5, SASS, JavaScript, SQL, XML, Ruby, CSS3, JRuby, Bash Script, Haml, CoffeeScript, PHP
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, minitest, Selenium, Zend
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Youtube API, Lucene, Facebook API
  • Tools
    Bower, Nginx, Shell, RSpec, Cucumber, Grunt, Sublime Text, Ansible, Vim, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms
    Cross-browser JavaScript, User experience design, REST, Test-driven Development (TDD), DevOps, AJAX, Class-based OOP, Lean Development, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Agile Software Development, Interaction Design, Web Design, Kanban, Design Patterns, Scrum, Event-driven Programming, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Asynchronous Programming, Iterative programming, TDD
  • Platforms
    Red Hat Linux, CentOS, Mac OS, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WordPress
  • Storage
    Amazon S3, Data Integration, Redis, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Database Modeling, Database Performance, Sphinx, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, MongoDB
  • Misc
    Product Development, Information Architecture (IA), JSON, Scraping, API Design, RESTful, SaaS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, API Integration, Sales, User Experience (UX), Product Management, RESTful Web Services, System Administration, Security, SEM, Business intelligence, Design, Product Support, SEO
Education
  • Incomplete degree in Information Systems
    Centro Universitário UniBH - Belo Horizonte
    2010 - 2011
  • Incomplete degree in Management
    Centro Universitário FUMEC - Belo Horizonte
    2009 - 2010
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