Simone Giacco, LAMP Developer in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Simone Giacco

LAMP Developer in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Member since December 4, 2013
Simone is a CTO and senior web developer with business, marketing, SEO, and UX skills. He gladly works on teams and usually achieves the best results as team leader. He has extensive experience building complex applications with scalability in mind plus full-stack portals and apps.
Simone is now available for hire


    JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, PHP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WooCommerce...
    WordPress, MySQL, PHP, Agile Project Management
    WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, MySQL, PHP



Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy



Preferred Environment

REST APIs, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, WordPress

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a successful community in PHP at the age of 16.


  • CTO, Co-founder, Developer

    2011 - PRESENT
    • Managed projects.
    • Developed complex WordPress projects, leveraging custom plugins and themes.
    • Implemented advanced WordPress customization.
    • Managing Linux servers.
    • Recruited developers.
    • Coordinated the design and UI/UX talent.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, PHP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WooCommerce, WordPress
  • CTO - Developer

    2013 - 2015
    • Created a real-time instant messaging app (server side).
    • Designed and managed the AWS infrastructure.
    • Created a powerful web service.
    • Managed iOS and Android app projects.
    Technologies: WordPress, MySQL, PHP, Agile Project Management
  • CTO

    2008 - 2011
    • Managed a team of developers.
    • Managed a number of R&D projects with offshore developers.
    • Created a semantic engine to understand hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms.
    • Managed database optimization, partitioning. and clustering.
    • Handled full-stack development.
    Technologies: WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, MySQL, PHP
  • PHP Developer

    2002 - 2008
    • Created a hotel comparison website similar to (meta search engine).
    • Built a hotel booking portal similar to
    • Created an automatic SEO algorithm.
    • Developed a caching infrastructure and a sort of CDN on Linux servers.
    • Created several CMSs for hundreds of websites.
    • Managed a very deep SEO optimization including page speed optimization.
    Technologies: MySQL, PHP



    A very complex price comparison site for hotels. I created the alpha version alone and continued managing the project when it scaled.


    A WordPress website.

  • SmartCFO Financial Platform

    A WordPress-based web app built for a European accountant firm that provides companies with a financial dashboard.

    This portal has complex integrations with external REST APIs.

  • Toptal Mentor
    Simone 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. Simone 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

    Sass, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, Java, Flash ActionScript, UML
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, AngularJS, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Zend Framework, Symfony 2, Symfony
  • Libraries/APIs

    WordPress API, jQuery Mobile, BuddyPress, jQuery UI, WordPress REST API, jQuery, Facebook API, Node.js, REST APIs, Backbone.js, Amazon API
  • Tools

    LearnDash, PhpStorm, Adobe Dreamweaver, Git
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, UX Design, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Scrum, Agile Project Management
  • Platforms

    WooCommerce, WordPress, MacOS, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB, NoSQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Startups, Learning Management Systems (LMS), API Design, Lean Development, VoIP


  • Bachelor's (incomplete) degree in Computer Engineering
    2002 - 2005
    Roma Tre University - Rome

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