Ariel Humphrey is a French-American licensed IT/Internet Contract and Environmental Law Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk Attorneys. My activity is mainly aimed at helping start-up companies/businesses to be perfectly managed from a Legal and contractual perspective. 1) My goals are to develop several activities on oDesk including the drafting, editing, review, creation or translation of sophisticated Contracts/Agreements in the field of Business law in general (corporate and banking agreements including shareholders' agreements or revolving line of credit agreements for instance) and also specifically in the sector of Internet Business Law (including SEO/CRO service agreements and/or website design & development agreements and/or terms of services (TOS) and privacy policies for websites), of IT Law (including software development agreements or software license agreements or end-user license agreements (EULA)), of Sports/Entertainment/Art/Music (including graphic design agreements or music license agreements or Sponsorship Agreements) whether it be in French, in English or in both languages (bilingual contracts). I do have a very large database of contracts and agreements (templates) including all kinds of agreements related to the matters mentioned above and to business law in general. You will benefit from my legal know-how and database, given that I can adapt all of my contracts to your particular situation and needs so that we come up with a tailor-made contract solution for You. 2) I am a French Licensed attorney and I can assist you and address your needs related to French Law, international contract law (including but not limited to Australian Law, Canadian Law, U.S. Law etc.). I am a French corporate attorney which means that I am an expert in French Corporate law having practiced in different Paris-based prestigious law firms (including Eversheds, Vaughan Avocats). 3) I am a US citizen and a French Native citizen (European Citizen). I am perfectly bilingual with high level writing and analytical skills that I would like you to benefit from should you need my services when French and/or English language(s) are involved. With such writing, linguistic and analytical skills I am used to writing/drafting/reviewing/editing/proofreading Legal or Business documents of all kinds related to or about any subject that falls within my strong, all-around and broad General Technical and legal culture/knowledge/know-how/Experience). I also have a large experience as a business and legal translator. 4) In addition to my solid experience as a business attorney throughout Europe as you can see on my resume which you will find below, I worked as a legal Consultant in India in 2011 for the Legal Process Outsourcing Company Quislex Inc.; I also worked in 2008 in Louisiana and in San Diego, California in 2010 : in other words, I have a large international wingspan when it comes to work. I remain at your service no matter what :-) ! You can find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/arielhumphrey Ariel Humphrey
Super discounted hourly rate - $19 - to the first two clients that offer me a job that involves Ruby or Python. Over 250 happy clients. Ideas man, innovation expert and one man think tank! The BOOST to productivity. Big hitting programming veteran rocking out hard to code everyday. I build fast loading websites that bring in more revenue. Comprehensive knowledge of XML based document publishing systems and well versed in PHP 5. Ex Adobe Coldfusion programmer. Junior Pythonista! Ruby Wannabe! XPath Superhero! 24/7 365 IT Nerd and Digital Nomad. A past school chess prodigy. Electronic dance music enthusiast. Science Fiction / Fantasy fan. I am currently placed in the top 1000 programmers on Codewars - https://www.codewars.com/users/Beast - where I am mainly doing coding challenges in Ruby but overall attempting to learn all 7 current languages they are offering. As I progress through the challenges I am learning more about core Ruby, so far mainly the String and Array Classes and the Enumerable Module Currently working for three USA based companies / government departments some indirectly - one in California. All these jobs involve some form of document publishing. Some software / technologies that I have worked with - Ecrion XF designer, Altova XMLSpy / Stylevision, oXygen XML editor, Stylus Studio, XEP, Xalan, Saxon, Apache FOP, Ibex, xsltproc, EXSLT, MSXML, MSXSL, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Orbeon XForms, Docbook (Authoring and XSLT), DITA OT, HL7, FMPXMLRESULT, WordProcessingML, SpreadsheetML, eXist Native XML database with XQuery Update, BaseX, XProc - An XML Pipeline Language. Interested in working with MongoDB, XQuery, JSONiq, MarkLogic, Phalcon PHP, Yii Framework, NoSQL, HHVM, Zend Framework, AngularJS, Big Data, Rails, Django, Zope, Plone, Altova server products (Raptor XML, Flowforce, MapForce, Stylevision) - come on make me a job offer! I have an iMac running OS X Yosemite, 2 desktop PCs running various linux distros, a Lubuntu laptop, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 KitKat mobile phone, a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 running KitKat, a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Tablet running Windows 8.1 and a Firefox OS based mobile phone. When I am awake all my notifications get sent to my Samsung Gear 2 smart watch. In my spare time I like to stream movies and TV shows to my Apple TV and my Google Chromecast, well that's when I'm not learning Ruby or doing challenges on Khan Academy or similar sites. Do you remember those 1980's style left to right arcade games where when you got to the end of the level you had to try to defeat the big boss and then at the end of the game you had to fight the super boss? Well thinking along those lines, I am the undefeated super boss programmer looking for my next elite coding challenge! http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/programmers-price "Working hard. Aiming to be the best. This is my dream. This is my journey!" - Milos Raonic
Project-oriented technician in a few fields of expertise: * data analysis: various data processing using few programming languages - Python, R, Wolfram Mathematica, Matlab; * typesetter: bibliography support, complex imagery, complex, multi-line equations and interprocessing data in both LaTeX and MS Word; * software developing: desktop software developing and a distinct programms to get and operate on different data; science software to model asorted physics and math models. Experienced for a 5+ years in all fields. 1+ years of public work on oDesk.
- Generating the highest level of system requirements, based on the user's needs and other constraints such as cost and schedule. - Ensuring that this set of high level requirements is consistent, complete, correct, and operationally defined. - Performing cost-benefit analyses to determine whether requirements are best met by manual, software, or hardware functions; making maximum use of commercial off-the-shelf or already developed components. - Partitioning large systems into (successive layers of) subsystems and components each of which can be handled by a single engineer or team of engineers or subordinate architect. - Generating products such as sketches, models, and prototypes to keep the user and the engineers constantly up to date and in agreement on the system to be provided as it is evolving. - Interfacing with the design and implementation engineers and architects, so that any problems arising during design or implementation can be resolved in accordance with the fundamental design concepts, and user needs and constraints. - Ensuring that a maximally robust design is developed. - Generating a set of acceptance test requirements, together with the designers, test engineers, and the user, which determine that all of the high level requirements have been met.
I have been in the telecommunications industry for over 13 years and have worked as a consultant to major Fortune 500 companies in the past for both business and technology needs. I have a vast knowledge of anything that relates to the internet, both hardware and software realms and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the simple to large scale transition ones spanning months at a time. I understand a business' need to get projects done right the first time and have always exceeded my clients goals. If they're not happy, I'm not happy. I have a dual bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business Information Technologies and Business Management. My Masters in Business Administration is in International Business and most IT skills I have picked up on my own or through various courses either online or at the local community college. I look forward to working with you and completing any projects you may have, from the quick fix to an entire server farm rebuild. I am also a word class back end programmer familiar with MySQL, Bash, PHP, Perl, and Python. Please, no front end design work, I don't have an eye for creativity (unless it's something simple of course). I look forward to working with you and any projects you may have for me.
Expert in VBA/Excel/Visual Basic 6/SQL, interested in Cuda, Python. Have some C++ and ASM experience. I'll be glad to help with: Optimization and automating of business-processes. Developing of decision support systems, E-commerce systems, including data interchange between Ebay/Amazon/SmugMug/ custom CRM systems. Web scraping/crawling, automated retrieval of weakly-structured data. Implementing methods of artificial intelligence (expert systems, artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms),data mining. Natural language processing tasks (intellectual textual search, natural language generation, etc). Imitational modeling (especially financial models, gaming), prediction of complex systems. Distributed applications, high performance computing (scientific computations), cloud computing (Azure/Amazon). Software reverse engineering.
I have been working as Linux System Administrator for 5 years. I supply linux management service for my customers. I design and install infrastructures for high-available web applications. Most of these servers use Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Redhat and Pardus. I use haproxy as load balancer, iptables as firewall, apache, nginx or lighttpd as web server, mysql as database server. I configure replication systems which have one or more slaves. I deploy applications in different languages like RoR, Python/Django or PHP. I am familiar with php-fpm, php-cgi and mod_php. I am also experienced in virtualization. I use openvz, vserver and kvm for virtualization. I prefer using Debian or Proxmox for host system for virtualization. I use Python and PHP to develop web and shell applications and automation scripts. I am a free software contributor. So i am good at remote working and collaboration tools. I use git and svn actively for various projects.
[UPDATE January 2015] I am available for limited engagements in architect and advisory roles. I am an accomplished Systems Administrator, Solutions Architect and Startup Advisor with over 10 years professional experience building infrastructure and platforms for startups, small organizations, the enterprise data center and the cloud. My primary specialties are creating DevOps tool chains, building infrastructure for SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and all things open source. I began my career as a traditional software developer but saw my interests shift towards the intersection of systems and development - now what people refer to as DevOps. My knowledge of programming languages and systems administration allows me to integrate and automate much of my work. Here is a brief sampling of skills and technologies I am currently (2015) working with: Linux - CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Amazon Datastores - MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, ElasticSearch Monitoring - Monit, Sensu, Graphite, Supervisord, ELK (LogStash) Management - Chef, Ansible, Docker, Etcd Platforms - AWS, Rackspace, Google, Linode, DigitalOcean, Heroku Frameworks - Rails, Pyramid Lanaguages - Ruby, Python, PHP, Go SCM - Git Although not as current I also have experience with OS - RHEL, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, Windows Server, HP/UX, AIX Datastores - Memcached Management - Puppet Monitoring - Nagios, Munin, Cacti, RunIt Platforms - Joyent, Azure, EngineYard, Deis Languages - Perl, CoffeeScript, Java, Lua Frameworks - CakePHP, Express, Django, Sinatra VoIP - Call Manager, Asterisk Virtualizatoin - VMware ESx/vSphere, Parallels, Plesk SCM - SVN, Mercurial