Flavio Escobar

Flavio Escobar

Salvador, Brazil
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Flavio Escobar

Flavio Escobar

Salvador, Brazil
Member since April 23, 2014
Flavio is a top developer and an aspiring entrepreneur. He has extensive experience and skills with web and game development and is also proficient with mobile applications. He is a master of PHP, JavaScript, and ActionScript.
Flavio is now available for hire
  • PHP, 7 years
  • HTML, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • CSS, 7 years
  • ActionScript 3.0, 6 years
  • SQL, 5 years
  • Object-oriented Programming (OOP), 6 years
  • Joomla, 3 years
Salvador, Brazil
Preferred Environment
Ubuntu, Sublime Text, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've coded is a set of multiplayer card games (e.g., poker), for which I created AI robots and wrote both the server and client sides.
  • Web Developer for Aggregation and Ratings Site
    Sorrento LLC. (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • Created a WordPress site called Course Concierge.
    • Developed WordPress plugins to manage site data.
    • Created a search page with AJAX filters.
    • Developed a tool to auto generate search result URLs so admins would be able to share customized search results.
    • Created a favorite button so users could save courses into a favorite courses list.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, MySQL, AJAX, jQuery
  • WordPress Engineer
    GTxcel - Gtxcel.com (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2016
    • Created a WordPress plugin that pulls periodically ready-to-publish and high valuable articles from Associated Press (AP), deleting old non-published ones and renewing the queue.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin that alerts site visitors periodically about severe weather conditions all over the US. The information is provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    • Created a WordPress plugin that integrates Foxyshop Plugin and Foxycart eCommerce platform in order to automatize and customize product selling, delivery, and recurring billing.
    • Implemented a WordPress plugin that is capable of cleaning and organizing tons of recent imported articles by recategorizing and deleting some of them.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin that customizes how Yuzo Related Posts are displayed in the post content.
    • Fixed some WordPress plugins and integrations from GTxcel's customers sites.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, MySQL
  • WordPress developer
    SONAR | Mediathink.com (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Developed the Red Carpet Diary website using WordPress (http://redcarpetdiary.com). This site provides online coverage of the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival).
    • Built a responsive WordPress theme using Bootstrap.
    • Developed a dynamic video gallery that pulls videos hourly from YouTube through its API.
    • Created a Twitter widget to show the latest tweets of @redcarpetdiary.
    • Implemented an easily customizable image gallery using the native WordPress image uploader.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, Bootstrap, MySQL
  • Web Developer
    Timothy Crofton Real Estate (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Cleaned up the site installation for a client whose website was hacked and put it back live.
    • Fixed some functionalities that were not working.
    • Developed and installed a new Joomla contact module.
    • Fixed some security flaws to reduce the risk of another invasion.
    • Made some layout adjustments.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Joomla
  • Front-end Designer
    The Next Seed, Inc. (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Created a WordPress plugin that uses Monolog to handle log messages.
    • Developed several new functionalities in a responsive manner using Bootstrap.
    • Created a WordPress plugin to manage Mandrill API calls.
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to handle data security (encryption).
    • Created a WordPress plugin to handle HubSpot API communication.
    Technologies: WordPress, Bootstrap, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
  • Systems and Advanced Projects Analyst
    Companhia de Governança Eletrônica do Salvador
    2013 - 2015
    • Built sites using Joomla.
    • Developed Joomla components, modules, and templates.
    • Developed web applications.
    • Developed mobile apps using Apache Cordova.
    • Created a reusable server-side module to interact with mobile applications.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Joomla, Cordova, MySQL, WordPress, CSS, HTML
  • CNPq Scholarship - Level B
    Federação das Indústrias do Estado da Bahia — FIEB
    2013 - 2013
    • Developed a game using ActionScript integrated with Kinect.
    • Researched and developed a web application managing innovation for companies.
    • Built WordPress sites.
    • Developed a platform for diagnosing a company's innovation status.
    • Developed a set of Flash objects to help entrepreneurs implement innovations for their companies.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, ActionScript, WordPress, HTML, CSS, MySQL
  • Systems Analyst
    Virtualize Creative and Digital Solutions
    2010 - 2012
    • Developed mobile games using ActionScript and Starling Framework.
    • Developed web games using Flash and ActionScript.
    • Created multiplayer online games using Flash, ActionScript, and SmartFox Server.
    • Built sites using the company's private framework.
    • Created reusable ActionScript modules to be used on games.
    • Created intelligent robots to play online against real users.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, ActionScript, Starling Framework
  • AnimadosZoo Puzzle (Development)

    Mobile jigsaw puzzle game for kids. I coded the entire game for this project.

  • Virtualize's Christmas Message (Development)

    Facebook social game where users send Christmas messages to their friends, who then need to climb up a Christmas tree to see the message. I coded part of the game.

  • AJAX contact form for Joomla! (Development)

    Joomla! module that displays a contact form. The messages are sent using AJAX. I coded the entire project and shared it on GitHub.

  • Compre na 25 (Development)

    E-commerce site built using OpenCart.

  • ECF Tech (Development)

    Site of the company ECF Tech. This site was created using Joomla! CMS.

  • Editora CAX (Development)

    Site created with WordPress to the company Editora CAX. I created the template and some custom plugins.

  • Twitter Bootstrap Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of Twitter Bootstrap best practices and Twitter Bootstrap tips provided by our Toptal network members.
  • CSS Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of CSS best practices and CSS tips provided by our Toptal network members.
  • Flavio 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. Flavio 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
    JavaScript, HTML, XML, PHP, ActionScript 3.0, CSS3, CSS, SQL-99, SQL, SASS
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, TweenMax, Apache Cordova, PhoneGap
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, REST API, Mandrill API, MailChimp API, Mandrill
  • Tools
    jQuery File Upload, Sublime Text 3, Adobe Flash Builder, Sublime Text 2, MySQL Workbench, GreenSock, jQuery Plugins, Moodle, FlashDevelop, Vim, Apache, Composer, Grunt, MailChimp, npm
  • Paradigms
    Functional programming, AJAX, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), REST
  • Platforms
    Joomla, Joomla 3, Windows 7, WordPress, Ubuntu, Android, iOS
  • Storage
  • Misc
    WordPress Plugins, JSON, jQuery Validation, RESTful, HubSpot
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    Bahia Federal University - Salvador, Bahia, Brasil
    2007 - 2011
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