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 on Rails (RoR), 5 years
  • Ruby, 5 years
  • SaaS, 4 years
  • Shell, 4 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 4 years
  • SASS, 3 years
  • Redis, 3 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
    XML, SASS, HTML5, Ruby, CSS3, JavaScript, SQL, JRuby, Bash Script, CoffeeScript, PHP, Haml
  • Frameworks
    minitest, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Selenium, Ember.js, Zend
  • Libraries/APIs
    YouTube API, jQuery, Lucene, Facebook API
  • Tools
    Shell, Grunt, RSpec, Bower, Cucumber, Nginx, Sublime Text, Vim Text Editor, Illustrator, Photoshop, Ansible
  • Paradigms
    Lean Development, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Test-driven Development (TDD), REST, DevOps, Class-based OOP, Cross-browser JavaScript, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Agile Software Development, Iterative programming, Asynchronous Programming, Event-driven Programming, Scrum, Design Patterns, Kanban, TDD
  • Platforms
    Red Hat Linux, Mac OS, CentOS, Linux RHEL/CentOS, Mac OS X, Amazon Web Services (AWS), iOS, Android, WordPress
  • Storage
    Database Modeling, JSON, MySQL, Redis, Data Integration, Amazon S3, Sphinx, MongoDB, NoSQL, Database Performance, PostgreSQL
  • Misc
    Product Development, Sales, API Integration, API Design, Scraping, AJAX, UX Design, User Experience (UX), Information Architecture (IA), SaaS, Elasticsearch, System Administration, RESTful Web Services, Product Management, Interaction Design, Design, Product Support, Security, SEM, Business Intelligence, Web Design
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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