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Tute Costa

Tute Costa

New York, NY, United States
Member since November 21, 2013
Tute is an enthusiastic senior Ruby on Rails developer. In addition to giving popular technical workshops at conferences, he is also an important creator and maintainer of open source Rails contributions.
Tute is now available for hire
  • Git, 10 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 10 years
  • SQL-99, 10 years
  • Unix, 10 years
  • HTML5, 5 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 4 years
  • Backbone.Marionette, 1 year
New York, NY, United States
Preferred Environment
The most amazing...
...thing I've maintained is, where not only do I solve the reputation problem for thousands of apps but I also keep up with the community.
  • Developer
    2014 - 2017
    • Developed products.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Elixir
  • Engineer
    General Assembly
    2013 - 2014
    • Extracted services off of a monolithic Rails application.
    • Refactored code improving GPA by ~33% in core Rails app.
    • Built Front Row as part of a great team. Within six months, it was profitable.
    • Paired with/taught best practices to interns.
    • Developed work flows and defined best practices for my team.
    Technologies: Ruby, Rack, Rails, Git, JavaScript, SOA, OAuth, EC2
  • Lead Developer
    Chef Surfing
    2012 - 2013
    • Designed and developed
    • Discussed and influenced the shape of the startup's MVP.
    • Improved the app's test coverage and code quality.
    • Automated processes for CI, deployments, exception notifications, and team communication.
    • Developed a language inference algorithm to decide which version of the site to show each visitor.
    Technologies: Ruby, Rack, Rails, Backbone.js, Git, PostgreSQL, Heroku
  • Lead Developer
    Claris LPB
    2009 - 2013
    • Built a database and web interface to structure and query millions of measurements coming in different formats from thousands of weather stations across South America.
    • Performed statistical tests on data to find user input errors and notify accordingly when scripts found outliers or "weird" values.
    • Successful client-developer relationship: Translated her requests into features and suggested next steps for their web app.
    • Automated several processes that the Claris team used to do manually.
    • Physically set up the server hardware and software that hosts the web app.
    Technologies: UNIX, Delayed_job, Passenger, Capistrano, MySQL, Rails
  • Lead Developer
    FANUS - Foro de la Alimentación, la Nutrición y la Salud
    2009 - 2011
    • Developed the first production Rails application starting from version 2.3.3---the app is still online and being maintained.
    • Built it from the ground up taking care of DNS, servers, software stack, design, etc.
    • Maintained a successful client-developer relationship: Translated the client's requests into features and suggested the next steps for their web app.
    • Moved the app from hard-to-maintain static HTML files into CakePHP Spike and finally into Rails when we saw it was mature enough.
    • Automated several processes that the FANUS team used to do manually.
    Technologies: UNIX, Passenger, Capistrano, MySQL, Rails
  • Co-founder
    2004 - 2009
    • Operated my own web development company, taking care of sales, client support, web development, hiring services, and code reviews.
    Technologies: PHP, Ruby, Rails, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Subversion, Git, Dreamhost, DigitalOcean, Capistrano
  • Merit gem (Development)

    Developed and maintain a Reputation system (badges, points, rankings) engine used in thousands of Rails apps.

  • Dynamic Atlas (Development)

    Developed a mashup between Google Maps and Wikimapia to show me what's around me when I visit new or "known" places.

  • Doorkeeper - OAuth provider Engine (Development)

    Maintain the most popular RubyGems for converting Ruby on Rails apps into OAuth 2 providers.

  • Refactoring Workshop for RubyConf Argentina (Other amazing things)

    Gave a workshop on refactoring code for RubyConf Argentina 2013.

  • Languages
    Ruby, HTML5, JavaScript, SQL-99, CSS3, Smalltalk, Prolog, Haskell
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), CakePHP, Sinatra
  • Libraries/APIs
    Rack, Backbone.Marionette
  • Tools
  • Paradigms
    Test-driven Development (TDD), Object-oriented Design (OOD), Functional Programming
  • Platforms
    Heroku, Unix, AWS EC2
  • Other
    Unix Shell Scripting
  • Analista Universitario en Computación degree in Computer Sciences
    Universidad de Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
    2004 - 2010
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