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Gustavo Scanferla

Gustavo Scanferla

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Member since February 1, 2015
As an entrepreneur with a degree in advertising, Gustavo loves creating incredible things from scratch. He has over 9 years of web development experience and a keen eye for user interfaces. Gustavo enjoys challenging projects and always strives to deliver the best solution.
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  • MemOn
    AngularJS, Ruby on Rails, Email, SMS
  • Sieve
    JavaScript (Backbone.js)
  • Pligus
    Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Node.js, WebSockets, Redis, ActionScript...
  • JavaScript, 11 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 11 years
  • UX Design, 9 years
  • Ruby on Rails API, 8 years
  • WebSockets, 6 years
  • Angular, 5 years
  • Ionic, 4 years
  • Google Material Design, 2 years
Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Preferred Environment
OS X, Sublime Text, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've launched was Pligus: pretty much a "Google Hangouts," years before Google did it. I built it entirely from end-to-end.
  • CTO and Full-stack Developer
    2013 - 2015
    • Helped understand customer needs and identify project requirements.
    • Improved my ability with background jobs, email deliverability, and sending SMS.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Ruby on Rails, Email, SMS
  • User Interface Engineer
    2012 - 2013
    • Responsible as UI engineer for making the user’s experience and interaction work perfectly, as fast and efficiently as possible.
    Technologies: JavaScript (Backbone.js)
  • Founder and CEO
    2007 - 2012
    • Built everything from the front-end to the back-end and everything in between at the age of 17.
    • Developed a real-time communication and collaboration service where any team could work together as if they were in the same room. It was a production ready (with paying customers) video conference (for up to 15 participants!) with collaborative text editing, screen-sharing, and instant messages.
    • Learned a lot by observing and receiving feedback from about 20.000 users from more than 110 countries. To transform the initial idea into a commercial product, I had to learn how to proficiently code in several different languages. I also had to drastically improve my business and User Experience skills.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Node.js, WebSockets, Redis, ActionScript, Live video streaming
  • User Experience Designer
    2009 - 2010
    • Worked in an Agile Environment with the home team.
    • Helped them set design standards for the whole site and also design the new home (launched in 2010).
    • Contributed to the UX research team to create and run usability tests in the usability lab.
    • Designed and developed “,” an internship program site still being used to acquire great talent for
    • Created design prototypes which helped co-workers to understand and test new concepts.
    Technologies: JavaScript
  • Interactive Video (Other amazing things)

    In 2008, I made an interactive video in which you could build a list of ingredients for a juice by selecting them right inside the video.

    Because the video was "edited" in real time, the chef could make a juice with just the ingredients you selected (your custom recipe).

    The whole experience was pretty smooth: it even had background music in sync and correct ingredient order. As people said, the video was "at the same time real and magic."

    This interactive video helped me land my first job at an advertising agency.

  • Languages
    Ruby, HTML5, JavaScript
  • Frameworks
    Angular, Bootstrap 3, Ruby on Rails (RoR), AngularJS, Ionic, Protractor
  • Libraries/APIs
    Facebook API, Ruby on Rails API, Pusher, Node.js, WebSockets
  • Tools
    Trello, Sublime Text 3, GitHub, Git, Adobe Photoshop, Wowza, RSpec
  • Paradigms
    UX Design, UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Scrum, Agile Software Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD)
  • Platforms
    Heroku, WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Meteor
  • Other
    Interaction Design (IxD), Audio Editing, Video Editing, Video Streaming, Google Material Design, SMS, Digital Marketing, HTML Email
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL
  • Bachelor's degree in Advertising
    2007 - 2012
    UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense) - Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
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