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Santiago Far Suau

Santiago Far Suau

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Member since February 25, 2015
Santiago is a proactive, goal-oriented, full-stack developer with thirteen years of experience building websites and CMSs. He is used to working with designers and digital agencies, and he has a good understanding of design and presentation needs and requirements. Before working on web projects, he was a Visual Basic and VB.NET developer for desktop apps, mainly oriented to video tagging tools and assisted music composition.
Santiago is now available for hire
  • Bioreference
    Vue, React, Angular, WordPress, HTML, CSS, Less
  • Tangelo
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, CodeIgniter, Django, Responsive...
  • The Union
    PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CodeIgniter
  • PHP, 13 years
  • JavaScript, 11 years
  • CodeIgniter, 7 years
  • HTML5, 5 years
  • CSS3, 5 years
  • Laravel, 4 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
  • Vue.js 2, 1 year
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Preferred Environment
OS X, Atom, Gulp, Git
The most amazing... I've coded was the 25th anniversary version of the Festival en el Centro Histórico website.
  • Full-stack Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Worked on a web app for ordering genetic tests online for medical providers consuming different API services with SAML authentication.
    • Integrated SAML service with WP native login.
    • Created many WP plugins for managing a large DB of genetic tests.
    • Created small web apps for ordering supplies, customizing genetic tests, and checking eligibility for insurance coverage and financial assistance programs.
    Technologies: Vue, React, Angular, WordPress, HTML, CSS, Less
  • Web Developer
    2012 - 2014
    • Developed front-end features for's desktop and mobile versions using media queries and server detection techniques.
    • Developed responsive versions for the Padnos website system.
    • Performed upgrades, fixes, and other maintenance on back-ends, both in PHP and Python.
    • Developed front-ends for small client websites, both desktop and mobile versions.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, CodeIgniter, Django, Responsive, Mobile First
  • Full-stack Developer
    The Union
    2010 - 2011
    • Architected, designed, and developed the front-end for the "Instituto Mexicano de Cine" (IMCINE) web portal.
    • Developed back-end features for the IMCINE website and integrated them with the SIC API (national system of cultural information).
    • Developed both front- and back-end features of the Akaso cultural project website (
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CodeIgniter
  • Full-stack Developer
    Contenidos Digitales
    2010 - 2010
    • Developed front-end features of the World Cup 2010 website for ImpreMedia.
    • Integrated the back-end with the ImpreMedia publication service.
    • Learned KickApps in two days at the office in New York.
    • Developed KickApps widgets to be consumed on the World Cup 2010 website as well as other ImpreMedia digital channels.
    Technologies: PHP, Symphony, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, KickApps
  • Full-stack Developer
    2008 - 2009
    • Developed back-end features and API for the Seapals World website. Seapals World was a complex virtual world/social network for kids, made in Flash and PHP/MySQL.
    • Developed Flash games for Seapals World.
    • Developed front and back ends for a group of websites with a centralized administration, fed with the same materials but with varying presentations for different countries.
    • Architected, designed, and developed front and back end for the Jabbersmack social network for kids. It implemented instant messaging, complex privacy settings for published content, and a strong parental control system.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS, ActionScript, CodeIgniter
  • Web Developer
    Area3 - Mexico
    2007 - 2009
    • Developed the "El viaje de la Nonna" movie website.
    • Developed an online video contest with support for multiple video formats and online video conversion using FFmpeg.
    • Developed the 25th anniversary version of the "Festival en el Centro Histórico" website, with schedule tools, event subscriptions, and full media coverage.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Prototype, FFmpeg
  • System Administrator/Developer
    GP Producciones
    1997 - 2006
    • Developed a video tag system for an archive of over 80.000 VHS tapes.
    • Developed a scheduled recording system that organized the content of each tape for a recording grid of about 150 daily hours.
    • Designed and Implemented the server stack and network infrastructure.
    • Developed a web-based intranet with tools and helpers for common tasks, such as tracking status and location of materials, mail, and file sharing.
    Technologies: RedHat/Fedora, NT4, NT2000, MS SQL, VB6, Apache, MySQL
  • Donde Reciclo (Development)

    Donde reciclo is a site for helping people to recycle materials. It offers both help on how to recycle and where the nearest recycling centers are located.

  • Mercado Limbo (Development)

    Mercado Limbo is a digital market for objects made from recycled materials.

  • CoolRepublica (Development)

    An influence marketing platform, which involves real people (not bots) on Twitter to support media advertising campaigns. It coordinates the efforts of a group of Twitter users and integrates with the Twitter API to accomplish broadcasting goals.

  • Santiago 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. Santiago 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
    JavaScript, CSS3, PHP, HTML, HTML5, Less, Sass, ActionScript 2, ActionScript 3, XML
  • Frameworks
    CodeIgniter, Laravel, Angular, Redux, AngularJS, FuelPHP, Prototype Framework, Twig
  • Storage
    Media Queries, JSON, MySQL
  • Libraries/APIs
    Vue.js 2, Hogan.js, Vuex, React, Twitter API, Authorize.Net, jQuery, Facebook API, MooTools, Mandrill API, Mustache, PayPal API, CyberSource
  • Tools
    Gulp.js, MAMP, Git, Apache, MailChimp, Subversion (SVN), Flash, Babel, Grunt, Bower, Yeoman
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms
  • Other
    WordPress Plugins
  • Licenciado (equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts) degree in Music Composition
    Universidad Católica Argentina - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1991 - 1997
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