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Fernando Paredes Garcia

Fernando Paredes Garcia

Villa el Salvador, Lima Region, Peru
Member since November 1, 2016
Fernando is well versed in a number of technologies such as Linux (Debian/Ubuntu, since 2001), PHP (2005), Drupal (2008), Lua (2010), and C/C++ (2012). He also has a sound educational background with his degree in computing and informatics. Since 2005, he's worked as a web developer on huge, complex projects such as news sites, university portals, and online communities. To sum up, Fernando is a well-rounded service provider and product owner.
Fernando is now available for hire
  • Linux, 14 years
  • PHP, 11 years
  • JavaScript, 11 years
  • MySQL, 10 years
  • jQuery, 10 years
  • Drupal, 9 years
  • Data Migration, 9 years
  • Lua, 7 years
Villa el Salvador, Lima Region, Peru
Preferred Environment
LAMP, Composer, Git, Docker, Ansible, NPM, Grunt
The most amazing...
...thing I've coded is Ophal, a web framework in the Lua programming language—it took a huge amount of work and I gained in-depth knowledge on how the web works.
  • Co-founder
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Designed and led the development of (a community portal); installed Drupal for the back-end and Underscore.js for the front-end.
    • Ensured that the portal was mobile ready and highly scalable thanks to my performance improvements.
    • Designed and implemented web services so that the site was easy to integrate with mobile applications (future wise).
    • Ensured the security by making sure that the team of developers followed good practices.
    • Ported the front-end to React.js.
    Technologies: Drupal, MySQL, Nginx, Underscore.js, RESTful Web Services
  • (Development)

    A university student network implemented on Drupal (back-end) and Underscore.js (front-end). This platform connects people and improves student quality of life with the help of teachers and volunteers.

  • IMRSV's CARA | Emotion Recognition Using Web Cams (Development)

    On this project, I worked as a Drupal back-end developer with technology stack of Drupal, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Stack, and JavaScript. I also implemented the statistical data storage, statistics graphs, web services for such storage, user authentication, and user access control with OAuth2. I also designed the Drupal stack architecture along with the enterprise architect. This project was particularly challenging, fast-paced, and fun!

    CARA was a computer vision platform for gathering analytics data from the real world—aiming at delivering targeted content to help analyze the effectiveness of media and to create amazing interactive experiences.

  • La República | Site Performance Tuning (Development)

    La República ( is the second largest news media site in Perú.

    My skills on scalability and performance were used to improve the site's response times by collaborating closely with the in-house developer team (about ten people). Both the server architecture and the application required deep debugging and constant monitoring which then translated into faster response times for real users.

  • Languages
    PHP, Lua, JavaScript, BASIC, Bash, Regex, C, Java, C++
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Facebook API, Underscore.js, Google API, Google Charts API
  • Tools
    Geany, cURL Command Line Tool, Apache, Nginx, Ansible, Git, Subversion (SVN), CVS, MySQL Performance Tuning, Mercurial, NPM
  • Platforms
    Drupal, Drupal 6, Drupal 7, Docker, Linux, Android, Drupal 8
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached, Redis, MySQL/MariaDB, Load Balancing (PostgreSQL)
  • Other
    Web Services, Data Migration, RSync
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Functional Programming
  • Associate's degree in Computing
    2000 - 2003
    IESP Abaco-Cusco - Cusco, Perú
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