I am transition to areas of work that use my skills and life experience. Although I am a "more mature," read "older" person, that life experience helps me understand the needs of all ages of customers. I am an adjunct Professor at Front Range Community College and teach some college classes in the high schools, thus, I know what is going on and what are the needs of a wide variety and age of customers. I am your basic graying "technorat" I love computers and online interaction. I have not been without a computer since before Apple, yes, before Apple. I have grown with the industry. When I work with customer support email, there is more than just the canned answers, a simple extra line can assure the customer they are seen as an important individual and that you care about their use of the product.
My expertise is in leading new product development as executive producer, with a focus on civic-minded social media projects: • Product management for new digital services, from idea to launch, in news, public information or education • Creative multimedia development, from software design to web publishing and TV production • Business development and fundraising, as well as product marketing and content licensing • Community management and civic engagement, with special expertise in crowd-sourcing I have a solid 30-year track record as multimedia pioneer and development executive, and my strengths include: • Innovator with entrepreneurial spirit -- and a passion for social change and digital media • Strong leadership, team building and communication skills • Highly organized, focus on quality and attention to details As an example of how I might be able to serve your needs, I am now working with Wikimedia Foundation to develop new tools for community engagement and quality evaluation, on a part-time contract basis for the next six months. As product lead, I am responsible for designing and developing new ways to engage Wikipedia readers to participate more, starting with comments and reviews, and inviting them to edit full articles over time. I am founder and executive director of NewsTrust.net, a social news network devoted to good journalism. My previous ventures include: Handtap, a wireless contentservice for mobile phones; shockwave.com, a web entertainment site which I help launch and run at Macromedia; Apple's Multimedia Lab, where we pioneered new media applications; and Videowest, where we created a new genre of video journalism for ABC and MTV. I earned four patents for my interactive TV work at Apple -- and was recently elected an Ashoka Fellow for my work as social entrepreneur. You can find out more about my background in my online bio: http://newstrust.net/about/bio_florin.htm Or on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=26155
I have over 8 years of experience in programming and I've been a professional developer since 2008. I specialize in designing and implementing customized internet applications using PHP and Relational Databases as MySQL and PostgreSQL Among the projects I've worked on were CRM systems, B2Bs, portals and intranet services and also integrations with mass payments systems, comparison shopping engines and SMS gateways. Focusing on Magento combined with my long experience in developing allows me to accomplish even the most complex e-commerce projects. I'm looking forward to new challenges and opportunities ahead of me.
System administrator (Linux / Windows), LAMP developer, Search Engine Optimization specialist. I am working in the IT field by about 10 years as system administrator (Linux and Windows). I'm a good software developer, in particular using LAMP technology. I obtained very good results in the SEO field also. As system administrator I designed and realized the entire network of a small Internet provider; this network has phisical linux servers that hosts some Linux virtual servers, in order to provide firewalling, mail services and web services. The virtual Linux servers gives to this network great flexibility and high availability. During last years I also developed some web applications in LAMP environment (PHP, Mysql, Apache on Linux server). Last year (2008) I worked very hard within a team of engineers for the design and implementation of an application software (web based) that permit the exchange of informations between wireless electronic sensors (designed and produced by the team) and a Linux server. This project gave me a lot of satisfactions.
ABOUT ME: I translate and localize from English into German / German into English with German being my mother tongue and English being my second language (I am fluent due to having lived in the US) and offer proofreading and editing in both languages. I am very reliable and perfectionist (good for me, perfect for you), and deliver quality work on time and with a very fast turnaround time. MY SPECIALTIES: I am highly proficient in the following fields: marketing / advertising, IT / software, internet, best practices, tourism, games, ecommerce, entertainment, health, paramedical, paralegal READING / WRITING: Kurrent, Sütterlin, Fraktur, Braille, Stenography FORMER WORK: (offline and oDesk contracts) • ONLINE: websites, articles, tutorials • SOFTWARE: system / application software, browser / video games, apps (iOS, Android) • SUBTITLING: movies, tv shows, trailers (German audio to English subtitles and vice versa) • ADVERTISING: brochures, flyers, posters, presentations • LITERATURE: books / ebooks, short stories, graphic novels / comics • OTHER: letters, user manuals GETTING IN TOUCH: I am available via oDesk, email, and Skype with all messages being forwarded to my cell phone in order to ensure optimal communication. I'm constantly looking for exciting projects and new challenges, both short and long term (preferring the latter), so please feel free to contact me if you can picture us making a difference together.
I am not currently accepting new work. I enjoy building solid websites "the right way," preferably aimed at modern browsers using modern technologies. My preferred languages and frameworks are Django, Python, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. I am comfortable with MySQL and SQLite databases, and am slowly getting familiar with PostgreSQL. My skills also include linux system administration, bash scripting, and Firefox extensions. I prefer Linux environments for daily use and development. In addition to my linux-based development notebook, I maintain a personal Linux server for various projects. As a frontend developer, I prefer straightforward mockup-to-CSS/HTML conversion jobs, jQuery-based interaction development, and Django template integration. As a backend developer, I can do anything Django. I am not interested in jobs that deal with ASP/ASP.NET or other Windows-only technology. My preferred contact method is email. I am also available via AIM, IRC, GTalk, and Skype (text/voice).
* More than 5 years' experience providing IT consulting services to major insurance and financial companies, developing large enterprise applications. * Great experience managing cross functional teams from varying countries around the world * Outstanding skills working with external customers and outsource teams I am looking for a position in product management with a focus on product development and team leadership. Preferably in a high paced startup.