Flavio Escobar

Flavio Escobar

Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil
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Flavio Escobar

Flavio Escobar

Salvador - State of Bahia, 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
  • HTML, 9 years
  • CSS, 9 years
  • WordPress, 9 years
  • PHP, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • ActionScript 3, 6 years
  • SQL, 5 years
  • Joomla, 3 years
Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil
Preferred Environment
Windows, PhpStorm, 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.
  • Joomla Developer
    Environmental Pest Service (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Fixed several bugs in a Joomla! website.
    • Ensured that backups were being successfully created.
    • Updated and tested Joomla! core and plugins.
    Technologies: Joomla!, MySQL, Bootstrap, JavaScript
  • Email Marketing Template Creator
    Anguleris Technologies (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Built responsive email templates from PSD files sent by designers.
    • Made email templates compatible with MailChimp dynamic variables.
    • Tested emails on several operating systems, devices, and email clients.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, MailChimp
  • Front-end Developer
    3d-Viewing (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • Developed a Joomla! template for a marketing website from scratch based on a Sketch layout.
    • Made the template responsive using Bootstrap.
    • Developed an AJAX contact form into the template.
    • Created several template options under a Joomla! administration panel so admin users can easily customize the template.
    • Created alternative layouts for some Joomla! modules to easily integrate them with the template.
    Technologies: Bootstrap, Joomla!, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Web Developer
    Sorrento, LLC (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • Created a WordPress site called Course Concierge for an aggregations and rating site.
    • 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 favorites button so users could save courses into a favorite courses list.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, MySQL, AJAX, jQuery
  • WordPress Engineer
    GTxcel (www.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 the 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 (www.mediathink.com; via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Developed the Red Carpet Diary website using WordPress (http://redcarpetdiary.com). This site provides online coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
    • 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)

    A 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)

    eCommerce 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.

  • PH7 Soluções em Filtração (Development)

    Built this website from scratch using WordPress and Boostrap and also wrote an administration manual teaching how to edit each part of the website. The client is able to manage the entire website without any code knowledge.

  • Alô Baterias e Serviços (Development)

    Built a WordPress site from scratch by creating a theme using Bootstrap and also developed a plugin to allow users to manage products into their website.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    SQL, XML, PHP, ActionScript 3, CSS, JavaScript, SQL-99, CSS3, HTML, Sass
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, TweenMax, Bootstrap 3, PhoneGap, Cordova
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery Validation, jQuery File Upload, jQuery, MailChimp API, jQuery Plugins, Mandrill API, REST API, Box API
  • Tools
    GreenSock, Sublime Text 3, MySQL Workbench, Flash Builder, Sublime Text 2, MailChimp, FlashDevelop, Vim Text Editor, Composer, Apache, NPM, Grunt
  • Paradigms
    Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), REST
  • Platforms
    Joomla 3, Windows 7, Joomla, WordPress, Mandrill, Ubuntu, iOS, Android
  • Storage
  • Misc
    AJAX, PSD to HTML, WordPress Themes, PSD to Bootstrap, WordPress Plugins, PSD to Joomla!, HubSpot
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    Bahia Federal University - Salvador, Bahia, Brasil
    2007 - 2011
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