Viorel Stirbu

Viorel Stirbu

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Viorel Stirbu

Viorel Stirbu

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Member since September 6, 2013
Viorel started programming on a ZX Spectrum computer when he was fourteen years old and has never stopped writing code. He is a polyglot developer, specialized in Python/JavaScript web applications. He is also interested in machine learning, cryptography, and peer-to-peer networks such as Bitcoin.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • Python, 5 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • Django, 3 years
  • Git, 3 years
  • Linux, 10 years
  • jQuery, 5 years
  • PostgreSQL, 3 years
  • Android, 1 year
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Python, Vim, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is an app prototype similar to Crazyegg that records the mouse movements of website visitors and generated stats from that info.
Employment
  • Freelancer
    Freelancer
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Developed an Android application for Instabridge.com allowing users to easily share Wi-Fi networks with friends. Focused on good UX and low battery usage.
    • Developed the website for a computer shop (atexpc.ro) to gather information about products and orders from the company's existing ERP through a custom API.
    • Wrote an API wrapper library for a Bitcoin exchange.
    • Invested in my development skills through several Coursera.org and Udacity.com classes on topics such as Python, Scala, and machine learning.
    • Exercised prototyping skills by building small proof of concept apps at local events like startuplive.org and startupweekend.org.
    Technologies: Python, JavaScript, Android
  • Python Developer
    PBS.org (3PillarGlobal)
    2010 - 2012
    • Developed and maintained the scalable video portal for PBS.org using Python, Django, and Amazon cloud computing.
    • Created a desktop app using Python and wxWidgets allowing easy ingestion of material in the video portal.
    • Maintained an education platform based on Python and Django for PBS.org.
    Technologies: Python, JavaScript
  • Technical Solutions Consultant
    Hewlett Packard Software
    2007 - 2010
    • Worked with customers to provide the best experience using "HP Server Automation".
    • Created Python scripts to automate debugging of server automation issues in constrained customer environments.
    Technologies: Python, Java
  • Server Administrator
    Carpathia Hosting, Inc.
    2003 - 2007
    • Monitored and managed a server infrastructure with about 100 machines in a remote capacity.
    • Developed scripts to automate server management operations using Perl and Bash. Implemented the solutions by hand without use of Cloud functionality.
    • Provided stellar technical support to customers (a strong point of the brand) through an IRC server with a neat web chat interface built in-house.
    • Built a Perl chat bot to manage the support system. Developed the bot to pair new customers and idle engineers on unique support channels in response to customers opening a support window.
    Technologies: Perl, Bash
Experience
  • Gmail "clone" using Google App Engine (Development)
    https://github.com/viorels/udacity-messages

    A small project I wrote to experiment with the Google App Engine platform and BigTable storage.

  • Atex Computer Shop (Development)
    http://www.atexpc.ro/

    Computer shop website, here is the source code:
    https://github.com/viorels/atex

Skills
  • Languages
    Python, JavaScript, Scala, Perl, Java
  • Frameworks
    Django, Express
  • Tools
    Git, Vim
  • Platforms
    Linux, Android
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Socket.IO, Underscore.js, Node.js, Backbone.js
  • Paradigms
    Functional programming
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, MySQL, BigTable
  • Misc
    Bitcoin
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    BabeČ™-Bolyai - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    2000 - 2004
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