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Pedro Germani Ghiorzi, Software Developer in Berlin, Germany
Pedro Germani Ghiorzi

Software Developer in Berlin, Germany

Member since April 21, 2016
Pedro is an experienced web developer and entrepreneur specializing in WordPress. Having managed and/or developed more than 70 projects worldwide, from small personal sites to high traffic portals, he is looking forward to the next challenge.
Pedro is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Linux, 19 years
  • JavaScript, 13 years
  • PHP, 13 years
  • HTML5, 13 years
  • WordPress, 11 years
  • WP-CLI, 4 years
  • REST, 4 years
  • WooCommerce, 3 years
Berlin, Germany

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac, Visual Studio Code, XDebug, Git, Command line

The most amazing...

...WordPress project I developed became the most visited independent WordPress site in Brazil, with more than 50 million visitors per month.

Employment

  • Lead Web Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Nomos Glashütte
    • Developed a WordPress B2B website.
    • Adapted and improved their watch engraving tool software made in Vue.js.
    • Integrated an internal API with auxiliary tools for retailers, using PHP, Vue.js, and WordPress REST API.
    • Implemented and suggested new improvements for the B2B websites.
    Technologies: WordPress, Linux server, Git, PHP, Vue.js, REST API
  • Software Engineer

    2016 - PRESENT
    Freelance (via Toptal)
    • Created websites using WordPress.
    • Created and maintained custom WordPress plugins and themes.
    • Converted PSD layouts to WordPress themes.
    • Improved site performance and security.
    • Managed WordPress project teams.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS, JS
  • WordPress Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    Freelancer
    • Created WordPress plugins and websites for personal and corporate clients in Berlin, Germany.
    • Consulted with clients on WordPress related technical issues and architectural needs.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Git, Composer, Apache, MySQL, Mandrill, Timber, Grunt, SASS, npm, Angular
  • Head of Software Development

    2016 - 2017
    Instaff & Jobs GmbH
    • Implemented coding standards and workflows for the development team of the company.
    • Hired PHP, Android, and iOS developers and created the interview process for selecting candidates.
    • Created online systems to track physical documents and certificates of the platform users and clients.
    Technologies: PHP, Kohana, Propel, MySQL, Javacsript, HTML, CSS
  • Hapiness Engineer Trial

    2015 - 2015
    Automattic Inc.
    • Participated in the Brazilian Portuguese Happiness Engineer team creation trial period.
    • Contributed to processes related to support globalization.
    • Reported bugs on WordPress.com and Jetpack plugin.
    • Contributed to WordPress.com Forums with user support.
    Technologies: WordPress, i18n, PHP, Customer Support
  • Partner / Operations

    2012 - 2015
    MOD Devices LLC
    • Organized a successful Kickstarter campaign.
    • Established communication with American, Chinese, and German companies and lawyers for hardware production.
    Technologies: Linux RT, Audio hardware, LV2, C++, Python, HTML5, ARM processors
  • Owner / Director

    2008 - 2015
    HackLab/ Ldta.
    • Founded Hacklab/ in Brazil as a web developer, building WordPress websites and other custom software, then directed a team of 9 developers and 3 designers, both on technical and RH areas and became chair of Finances and Projects of the company.
    • Implemented several standards mainly ones related to Agile Development, improving the work environment and organising software projects.
    • Collaborated on and developed more than 70 WordPress websites and over 20 custom software projects.
    • Managed and developed one of the largest independent WordPress websites in Brazil, with over 50 million visitors per month at 2015.
    • Created and published many open source software including several WordPress plugins and developer tools.
    Technologies: Unix, PHP, WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Git, Python, MySQL, Linux Server Administration
  • Owner / Web Developer

    2007 - 2008
    Fazsite
    • Collaborated with clients to successfully manage projects.
    • Created websites for different clients focusing on culture and fashion over the course of one year.
    Technologies: PHP, Javascript, CSS, HTML, WordPress
  • Video Editor and Art Photographer

    2001 - 2005
    Videomaker Freelancer
    • Edited videos and images.
    • Communicated with clients.
    Technologies: Audio/Video capture and coding, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects
  • Electronic Technician

    1999 - 2000
    Floripa Tecnologia
    • Assembled computers and install all required software.
    • Developed television/broadcasting related software in C++.
    Technologies: C++, PC Hardware Assembling

Experience

  • Hacklab/ (Other amazing things)
    http://hacklab.com.br

    2008 - 2015. Pedro co-founded Hacklab/, a Brazilian company with high ethical values and an enriching open form of partnership, that employed up to 23 developers and designers. It is one of the most respected WordPress development companies in the country, and have worked on more than 70 WordPress projects, ranging from small personal sites to huge multi-sites with caching, geo-referenced posts, mobile apps, events agendas, and more. Also during that time, he helped organize WordCamps and WP Hacker Days in Brazil. Contributed as developer and director of the company for eight years until relocation to Germany.

  • MOC Brazil (Development)
    http://mocbrasil.com

    2009-2011. MOC Brazil (Oncology Online Manual) site is an online version of a book. Pedro managed the project and developed a system that parses XML files generated by Adobe InDesign, and updates the whole site every year with the same files used to print the paper version.

  • Catraca Livre (Development)
    http://www.catracalivre.com.br

    2008 - 2015. Catraca Livre is one of the most visited independent WordPress websites in Brazil. At the beginning of 2015, it reached the mark of 50 million visitors per month. Pedro began contributing as a freelancer and later on transitioned the project to Hacklab/. The project initiated the development of many plugins published in the public WordPress repository. Since it was such a large project, many technologies were used including Nginx, Varnish, Vagrant, Composer, PHPUnit, Selenium, and more.

  • Flexperto Website (Development)
    http://flexperto.com

    2015. Flexperto is a platform to incorporate video-enabled communication in your day-to-day interaction with your customers. Pedro developed the website's theme using WordPress from a provided custom layout, building all functionalities as plugins, HTML, CSS, and Visual Studio components.

  • Lizzy Courage Website (Development)
    http://lizzycourage.de

    2016. Lizzy is an art director and designer based in Berlin. Her projects include conceptual development for print and digital design. She also accompanies photo shoots and manages the creative supervision. Pedro developed her website using WordPress, coding it all, and providing knowledge about content structure creation.

  • Vitali Gelwich Website (Development)
    http://vitaligelwich.com/

    2016. Partnering with Enrico Icardi, Pedro developed this website with an unusual layout. The main challenges were the customized grid and image gallery. Built with the static file-based Kirby CMS.

  • InStaff & Jobs GmbH (Development)
    http://instaff.jobs

    2016 -2017. InStaff is a Software-as-a-Service enhanced Online Marketplace that offers a full-service solution for short term staffing. In other words, a platform where businesses can book temporary staff. Pedro served as the lead developer coding mainly in PHP using the framework Kohana and Propel ORM. He also improved the company software workflow implementing efficient software development standards and agile philosophies.

  • Schmutz Berlin (Development)
    http://schmutzberlin.com

    2016 - present. Schmutz is a comprehensive guide for concerts, music news, and all things live music in Berlin. Pedro joined the project in 2016 as its only developer. Built in WordPress, it has interesting features such as email subscriptions using Mandrill, Google Maps integration, and multi-language.

  • German Green Party (Development)
    https://www.gruene-bw.de/

    2017-2019. Maintained WordPress website of Baden-Württemberg Grüne Partei, through Welance.com.

  • Lena McLaughlin Website (Development)
    http://www.lenamclaughlin2020.com

    2017 - Via Toptal.
    Developed a custom website to Lena McLaughlin, a high school soccer player from US. Built from scratch, using the DIVI theme and a few plugins, the website is a welcome profile for college football coaches to get to know the player.

    - Assembled a WordPress website using DIVI theme.
    - Configured domain and final server.
    - Built custom DIVI modules for football games and tournaments agenda.

  • Reviver Auto (Development)
    http://reviverauto.com

    2017 - via Toptal
    Reviver is the creator of the first digital license plate for cars. They are on a mission to establish a universal connected vehicle innovation platform by reviving legacy automotive solutions and making them fully interactive, robust and connected.

    I developed their website using WordPress.

  • Naseba (Development)
    http://www.naseba.com

    2017-2019. Via Toptal.
    Naseba creates growth opportunities, connecting people, partners and ideas by bringing global opportunities to their clients, with a focus on liquid growth markets. Pedro developed a custom WordPress Theme from a PSD layout and customized WP Bakery Page Builder to achieve the client needs of a flexible and concise layout while bringing edit power to the site's pages.

  • Redmako Learning (Development)
    https://learn.redmako.com.au/

    2018. Via Toptal.
    Redmako is an Australian Online Learning Center focused on innovation that led it to develop a Virtual Classroom and is a pioneer of Virtual Reality learning across Australia. Pedro developed customizations to WordPress website, including LearnDash (Learning Management System), WooCommerce (eCommerce), and a REST API to communicate with VReddo virtual reality system.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, ActionScript, CSS3, Sass
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, WordPress Multisite, Ember.js, Kohana, AngularJS, CakePHP, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, MailChimp API, YouTube API, Vimeo API, WordPress REST API, Google Maps API, Propel, Facebook API, Socket.IO, Node.js, WooCommerce API, WordPress API
  • Tools

    Git, Subversion (SVN), WP-CLI, NPM, Composer, Gimp, Vim Text Editor, Xdebug, PhpStorm, CloudFlare, MailChimp, Bower, Grunt.js
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Agile Software Development, REST, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    Ubuntu, WordPress, Linux, WooCommerce, Apache2, Visual Studio Code, MacOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Craft CMS
  • Other

    Web Development, Command Line Interface (CLI), Client Management, Image Manipulation, Linux Server Administration, Bash Scripting, Customer Support, Video Editing, Full-stack, WP Action Scheduler, Kirby, Web Audio APIs, Electronics
  • Storage

    MySQL, Propel ORM

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences
    1999 - 2007
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Florianópolis, Brazil
  • Technical High School diploma in Industrial Electronics
    1995 - 1997
    Escola Salesiana São José - Campinas, Brazil
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