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German Alberto Garcia De La Rosa

German Alberto Garcia De La Rosa

Barranquilla - Atlantico, Colombia
Member since March 26, 2013
German is a proactive, responsible developer who's always looking forward to learning new technologies that can help him became a better programmer. He's passionate about development, which has fueled his desire to improve over time.
German is now available for hire
  • Object-oriented Programming (OOP), 8 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • C++, 6 years
  • Agile Software Development, 5 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 5 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 4 years
  • HTML5, 3 years
  • Objective-C, 1 year
Barranquilla - Atlantico, Colombia
Preferred Environment
MacOS, iTerm, Textmate, MacVim, Git, Ruby
The most amazing...
...thing I've made was a 3D plugin for Internet Explorer (with Borland C++, OpenGL) which rendered 3DS files and allowed the user to rotate, move, and zoom.
  • Senior Network Engineer
    2013 - 2013
    • Learned to write MS SQL Server scripts.
    • Set up and configured Amazon EC2 instances.
    • Provided support to upper-levels users.
    • Solved various problems according to development team's instructions.
    • Monitored all servers and services.
    Technologies: Amazon EC2, RDP, MS SQL
  • Senior Web Developer
    2013 - 2013
    • Upgraded application from Rails 2.3 to Rails 3.2 stable release.
    • Wrote several patches for aws-sdk and acts-as-list gems.
    • Configured server to run upgraded version of web application.
    • Configured PostgreSQL to use pycrypto, uuid.
    • Debugged, resolved deprecated code portions, and upgraded gems when required.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • Lead Developer
    2012 - 2013
    Ideaware Co.
    • Developed using Xcode, Objective-C.
    • Learned to build & deploy applications for iOS devices.
    • Developed the Dentsio iPad application (
    • Created development plan for new projects
    • Assigned tasks to development team members.
    • Provided support to development team.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Objective-C
  • Senior Web Developer
    2012 - 2012
    Laboratorios Cofarma S.A.
    • Set up, managed, and maintained servers to deploy/run five websites.
    • Successfully developed and deployed five different websites using a single application (Locomotive CMS) with Ruby on Rails.
    • Wrote markup for several of these products' websites.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • Senior Web Developer
    2010 - 2012
    • Developed testing framework for iOS app.
    • Integrated chargify service into iOS app.
    • Implemented full-text and geolocation search with WebSolr (Solr).
    • Led development team for iTourSmart.
    • Followed an Agile development process.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • Senior Web Developer
    2010 - 2011
    Koombea Inc
    • Specialized in Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
    • Oversaw the work of junior developers.
    • Followed-up on the completion of weekly sprints, using agile web development and Scrum.
    • Contributed to Flowtown's dev team (
    • Built Barriocuda from scratch (
    • Led development of the Paymentez project (
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • Junior Web Developer
    2009 - 2010
    Koombea Inc
    • Developed using Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
    • Built AdHatchery service from scratch (
    • Contributed to Monalisa Style's dev team (
    • Coded webapp for Gotown (
    • Attended daily, weekly meetings.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • IT Director
    2008 - 2009
    Garper Energy Solutions
    • Coordinated IT department activities.
    • Maintained web and email servers.
    • Managed and maintained telemetry and database servers.
    • Developed a CRM for the company using Java EE technology.
    • Manage, maintained, and repaired all company hardware.
    • Took inventory of all hardware and equipment.
    Technologies: Java, SuperWaba, ASP
  • Java Teacher
    2007 - 2008
    Pizano S.A.
    • Trained three colleagues to program in Java.
    • Developed three sample apps with students.
    • Taught the basics of custom library creation.
    • Implemented a solution for an internal company issue.
    • Developed in course using Netbeans.
    Technologies: Java
  • Developer & Maintenance Technician
    2006 - 2007
    Virtual-Tec Ltd
    • Performed as the main developer for customers’ applications.
    • Coordinate and assign tasks to maintenance technicians and support them when needed.
    • Schedule deliveries for customers and manage their servers.
    • Meet with customers.
    • Built a biometric access control application that uses fingerprint to identify people.
    • Built an application to calculate energy efficiency for production companies.
    • Built an application to remotely measure industry energy consumption (Telemetry).
    • Built an application to remotely measure industry gas/fuel consumption (Telemetry).
    • Built a few small websites for customers using PHP.
    Technologies: Borland C++, Java, J2EE, PHP
  • YouListenIt (Development)

    YouListenIt was a project that some friends and I decided to build for the Rails Rumble 2012. Our goal was to solve the problem of listening to free music on the Internet, and we considered Youtube as the biggest music source in the world; so, we tried to provide an interface to make listening to music via YouTube easier and more accessible.

  • Languages
    C++, C, HTML, Objective-C, JavaScript, Java, Ruby, HTML5, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), PHP, Pascal, CSS3, Sass, Scala, Delphi
  • Frameworks
    Prototype Framework, Sinatra, Ruby on Rails (RoR), RestKit, Capybara
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Devise, CarrierWave, Paperclip, Sucker_punch, Facebook API, MooTools
  • Tools
    RSpec, Capistrano, Adobe Fireworks
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum, Responsive Web Design (RWD), REST
  • Platforms
    Java EE, Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Symbian
  • Storage
    SQLite, PostgreSQL, InnoDB, MyISAM, MySQL, MongoDB, Memcached, Redis, NoSQL
  • Other
    Poltergeist, AJAX
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2001 - 2007
    Universidad del Norte - Barranquilla, Colombia
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