Ricardo de Castro Palácio, Developer in Fortaleza - State of Ceará, Brazil
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Ricardo de Castro Palácio

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Web Development Developer

Location
Fortaleza - State of Ceará, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
June 6, 2017

Ricardo is a senior web developer with 13 years of experience who loves challenging projects and solving non-trivial problems through efficient and elegant algorithms. He's worked with many technologies—from C++, ASP.NET, and Java to Node.js—and is always exploring new possibilities as technologies keep evolving.

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Eclipse, Bitbucket, WebStorm, Ubuntu Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on recently is a learning platform that uses data analysis and machine learning algorithms to provide customized guidance to students.

Work Experience

Owner | Co-founder

2010 - PRESENT
Loopa Software
  • Created a web application that was for law firms with high security, concurrency, and scalability requirements (done for a startup client). Among the main technologies used: Node.js, AngularJS, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Java, and Amazon AWS.
  • Developed an integrated solution for registering traffic tickets composed by REST web services, a PhoneGap mobile application, a web administrative platform, and data-integration tools. JavaScript, Node.js, and ASP.NET were the main technologies used.
  • Designed and developed a web-based management application to be used by local co-working environments using ASP.NET.
  • Provided consulting services as a database analyst.
Technologies: Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, C#, Java, JavaScript, Angular, Node.js

Senior Full-stack Developer

2004 - 2010
Instituto UFC Virtual
  • Designed and developed tools for a web-based distance learning environment used daily by 10,000+ students.
  • Built a desktop cross-platform audio-conference environment using C++, wxWidgets, and the IAX protocol.
  • Created secure data integration tools to keep students' academic data consistent among different systems in the university.
  • Developed a user-friendly DSL which was used by end-users of an administrative application to create financial reports. The DSL statements were compiled in real-time with safe SQL queries.
Technologies: C++, ASP.NET, Java, JavaScript

Herakles

Herakles is software aimed at law firms all over Brazil. It provides complete management over a team, lawsuits, tasks, versioned documents, and projects. It also automatically follows Brazilian official journals, gives complex access control over specific data based in project hierarchy, and provides a full in-office data search and other domain specific features.

I was the co-founder and head of the development team at www.herakles.com.br from 2014 to 2016.
2008 - 2010

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Universidade de Fortaleza | UNIFOR - Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs, Node.js, React, Underscore.js, Mahout

Tools

WebStorm, Sequelize, Mocha, Eclipse IDE, Bitbucket, Gulp, Git, Apache Tomcat

Languages

JavaScript, CSS3, C#, Java, HTML5, Sass, C++, GraphQL

Frameworks

AngularJS, Express.js, ASP.NET, Angular

Paradigms

Scrum

Storage

PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)

Platforms

Amazon EC2, Linux, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Linux, Eclipse, Apache2

Other

Bluebird, RESTful Services, Web Development, IIS 7

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