Vinny DaSilva

Vinny DaSilva

Framingham, United States
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Vinny DaSilva

Vinny DaSilva

Framingham, United States
Member since November 20, 2013
As a software engineer, Vinny always looks to hit the ground running and make a meaningful impact in any organization with a positive attitude. While he has a very technical background, he strives for simple and elegant solutions to solve even the most complex of problems.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • C#, 11 years
  • Virtual Reality, 2 years
  • Oculus Rift, 2 years
  • AngularJS, 4 years
  • Unity3D, 1 year
  • Git, 5 years
  • Game Development, 3 years
  • HTC Vive, 1 year
Framingham, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Visual Studio, Unity3D, Git, SubLime, IntelliJ
The most amazing...
...thing I've ever coded is a document parsing system that quickly turns text files into structured XML.
Employment
  • Software Engineer
    T3 Interactive
    2012 - 2013
    • Developed a Microsoft Kinect Application using XNA and WPF.
    • Led and mentored an offshore team using various Agile practices.
    • Configured a continuous integration server on Windows Azure.
    • Worked with clients to take ideas and generate user stories for the team to work with.
    • Set up and configured YouTrack for the team to work against.
    Technologies: Microsoft Kinect, XNA, C#, WPF, XAML
  • Sustainability Engineer Team Lead
    VelQuest Corporation / Accelrys
    2011 - 2013
    • Delivered various high-quality and business-critical projects with tight schedules on time.
    • Led, mentored, and managed small teams in various successful projects.
    • Led tight collaboration with various teams to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.
    • Developed a new technical support process to improve response time, reduce interruptions, and improve overall customer satisfaction.
    • Worked closely with quality systems to deploy new defect tracking and source control solutions in order to improve overall quality management and team efficiency while remaining compliant.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET MVC, Oracle
  • Senior Software Engineer
    VelQuest Corporation
    2002 - 2011
    • Created various adapters to bridge main application and third party instruments.
    • Developed a parsing system that generates structured XML from flat text files.
    • Developed both web and desktop applications for a regulated industry.
    • Fixed late and incomplete projects on numerous occasions, providing a timely, successful delivery.
    • Designed, developed, and tested enterprise systems working closely with customers to meet and exceed expectations.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET MVC, Oracle, WinForms, VB6
Experience
  • 14B (Development)
    https://github.com/vad710/ggj14/

    This was an entry to the Global Game Jam 2014. I worked with a small team to produce a working game in 48 hours using Unity3D.

  • Tools for Equality in the Information Age (Other amazing things)

    This appeared in the Journal of Critical Thinking (Issue 7, Spring 2012). It is a published article discussing how communication and information technology can be used for equality around the world, along with various associated successes and challenges.

Skills
  • Languages
    C#, HTML5, JavaScript, Java
  • Frameworks
    NUnit, WPF, Entity Framework, AngularJS, Unity3D, Bootstrap 3.0, ASP.NET Web API 2, ASP.NET MVC 5
  • Libraries/APIs
    Moq, XNA, NAudio, SQLite, jQuery
  • Tools
    Visual Studio, Git, IntelliJ IDEA
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Design (OOD), Agile Software Development, Virtual Reality, Pair programming, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms
    Windows 8, Oculus Rift, Windows Phone 8, Xamarin, Android
  • Storage
    MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Azure
  • Misc
    Google Cardboard, Game Development, HTC Vive
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies (Concentrations in Computer Science and Sociology)
    Framingham State University - Massachusetts
    2010 - 2011
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