Santiago Far Suau, PHP Developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago Far Suau

PHP Developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Member since February 25, 2015
Santiago is a proactive, goal-oriented, front-end/full-stack developer with 15 years of experience building websites and CMSs. He started as a system administrator (Linux and Windows Servers) and moved to back-end/full-stack for web development. Now he works in UI and front-end projects. He has a long trajectory working with great designers and digital agencies which gives him an understanding of design and presentation needs and requirements.
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



Buenos Aires, Argentina



Preferred Environment

OS X, VSC, Gulp/Webpack, 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

    2010 - 2011
    The Union
    • 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

    2010 - 2010
    Contenidos Digitales
    • 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

    2007 - 2009
    Area3 - Mexico
    • 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

    1997 - 2006
    GP Producciones
    • 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


  • GeneDx (Development)

    A complex online genetic test ordering system.

  • My Genetics Tree (Development)

    MGT is a multi-tenant application and it's offered to the general public by many health clinics and institutes. It consists of a public screener (built with Angular), an API built on Laravel, and an a restricted administration tool built on Vue.js.

  • Datto (Development)

    A corporate site.

  • 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.

  • Toptal Mentor
    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

    CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, HTML5, Sass, Less, ActionScript 3, ActionScript 2, GraphQL
  • Frameworks

    CodeIgniter, Angular, AngularJS, Redux, Laravel, Twig, Prototype Framework, FuelPHP
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js 2, Vuex, React, Hogan.js, Authorize.Net, CyberSource, PayPal API, Mustache, Mandrill API, Twitter API, MooTools, Facebook API, jQuery
  • Storage

    Media Queries, JSON, MySQL
  • Tools

    Gulp.js, MAMP, Git, Babel, MailChimp, Yeoman, Flash, Bower, Apache, Subversion (SVN), Grunt
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Craft CMS
  • Other

    WordPress Plugins


  • Licenciado (equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts) degree in Music Composition
    1991 - 1997
    Universidad Católica Argentina - Buenos Aires, Argentina

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