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Hans F.

Hans F.

American SQLSrvr/Access Developer, Sales Exec, EN-...

Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

*MS SQL Server/MS Access/VB/VBA RDBMS software application architect/business analyst/programmer/tester/implementer/system and DB administrator; *MS Office/MS Excel programmer. *B to B Sales & Sales Executive/Director, Direct/Indirect Marketing Executive *Technology, Real Estate, Financial/Banking, Tourism/Travel, Public Utilities, etc. *Translator, writer, editor, proofreader, and teacher - experience on 4 continents; *Native spoken/written in English and Spanish, and experience with additional languages, including French, German, Italian, and Tagalog; *Teachers and English/Spanish translation/instruction training in USA, Europe, and Latin America; *ESL/EFL/TOEFL/TESOL/business/conversational/pronunciation (phonetics/phonology) instruction; *Kindergarten through high/prep school, and private tutoring of all ages and materials; *EN-ES/ES-EN translation of general text, business, web, medical and information technology materials; *Freelance, creative, travel, journalistic, medical and information technology writing; *Proofreading.

$38.89 /hr
1,108 hours
5.00
Billel H.

Billel H.

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Algeria - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

An outline of my skills and experiences will show what I have to offer, I am professional in: -Web Development : html5, xhtml, CSS, PHP, JavaScript , jQuery, Resposnive Web Design, SEO, xml, ASP.NET using C# and VB -Integrated development environment (IDE): Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Netbeans, Eclipse, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. -Database: SQL, SQL server 2008R2, MySQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL and Data warehouse. -Programming language: C# ,java , python, Visual Basic, C++. -Office Suite: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), SharePoint. -Design and Multimedia: Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop and Acrobat X Pro). -Operating System: Windows(XP, Vista, 7,8), Linux(Ubuntu, Red Hat), IOS. -Networking: Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) model, LAN, VLAN, WAN, DNS, DHCP, switch, Access point and Router Configuration. -Modeling language : Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Merise. -Architecture and Mechanical engineering: Technical drawing, Architectural drawing. -Management: Human Resource management. -languages: English, French and Arabic. I am at your disposal to DO THE BEST.

$25.00 /hr
82 hours
4.79
Preston H.

Preston H.

20+ years expert SQL database designer preferring...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 41

I am one of the top database design specialists on oDesk. My sophisticated hand-crafted database design will save your organization significant time and money. I am a serious professional with over 20 years of experience as a programmer and database specialist. My emphasis has been on creating elegant SQL database design integrated with user-friendly front-end software (desktop and web applications). I have worked mainly as a database designer, programmer and database administrator for bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical research applications. I also have extensive experience programming database-centric software (websites, web applications, desktop applications) for publishing, business, financial, personnel and other purposes. One of the things I enjoy most is creating database schemas which make sense for both programmers and non-programmers, designing with an eye toward flawless data integrity, maximum maintainability and optimal performance. I love crafting websites and web applications which perform with shocking speed. It makes for a better experience for users, developers and administrators. My expertly designed database systems - with well-written queries, intelligently chosen indices, and sensible caching strategies - can easily perform 10 to 100 times faster (using the same underlying hardware). My emphasis when working with clients is on their data and system usability, not specific trends or technologies. But in case you're wondering about some specifics, I strongly believe that the database data should be integrated with but also somewhat independent from a presentation/application layer. Data in the database should be easily accessible from one or many different applications built using one or multiple different technologies. Currently I favor PHP/JavaScript/HTML5 for web applications, RealBasic/Real Studio/Xojo for cross-platform applications [Mac OS X/Windows/Linux], Xcode for Mac OS X-only/iOS applications, Visual Studio for Windows desktop applications. I prefer using MySQL for back-end RDBMS, but I also use Oracle, Microsoft MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL and SQLite on a regular basis. If your data and information organization is already in great shape, and if you are satisfied with how your database-integrated software and website performs, then you probably don't need a high-end expert like me. I can make routine modifications, add to well-crafted existing systems, etc. But so can many other people. But if you're just getting started on a new system that you want done right, or if you suspect your database website programming strategy needs an overhaul, then I can get you on the right track in a short amount of time. * * * * * * * * Let me mention a few of the client-friendly policies and practices I apply with all my clients. I don't do these things to distinguish myself from other contractors. (I would hope they all do the same.) I do these simply because this is how I would want to be treated if I was the client: - I work for zero up-front payment; you can pay me when I'm done. - With fixed-rate contracts, if you don't love what I do for you, you don't need to pay for it. - You don't need to have your own web servers; I can host development and/or live production work on my own high-capacity servers. - I don't mind working on a client's servers, or doing dev work on my servers and transfering finished work to client's servers. - I do not charge clients for hosting their websites or software systems, or for moving their websites or software systems elsewhere. - I provide clients with root log-in access to all the work I do for them; you are welcome to log into the server (cPanel, FTP, and phpMyAdmin) at any time and copy or back-up or move any work I do for you. - If I am working for you, all work product, all source code, all database design belongs to you. Always. Period. - I am happy to work with you and/or other programmers you enlist to work on a project; I am happy to pass off development work. - I do not provide mysterious "black box" solutions. I am happy to have you look under the hood at everything I do. You don't need to know anything at all about the inner workings of a system. Or you're welcome to ask about the most intricate details. - If we're developing a system from scratch, I prefer to do so using very widely-available technologies (PHP/MySQL/JavaScript/HTML5) which you can hire countless other people to work on if you decide to have other developers work on your system. - Do not be embarrassed to ask ANY question! I enjoy working with clients who have zero technical know-how in programming/databases/etc., partially because I appreciate their expertise in OTHER fields (real estate, art, medicine, law, science, civics, etc.) If you already know everything about databases and programming you probably wouldn't need me, would you?

$80.00 /hr
388 hours
5.00
Danielle A.

Danielle A.

English-Portuguese Translator, IT/Journalistic Bac...

Portugal - Last active: 12/25/2014 - Tests: 2

Native Brazilian Portuguese speaker and Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and Portuguese, working as a freelance translator full-time since 2003. I specialize in IT and Software Localization. My clients include Avaya, Avira, Dell, Disney, HP, Motorola, Symantec, Vestas, Warner, Xerox, and many others.

Groups: oTranslators
$40.00 /hr
2,861 hours
4.99
Charles Kozierok

Charles Kozierok

Programmer, Satisfaction Professional and Data Ent...

United States - Last active: 08/01/2011 - Tests: 4

To work on a variety of projects that utilize my broad skill base to provide high value to my clients.

$33.33 /hr
88 hours
4.96
Barry O.

Barry O.

Imagineer

Ireland - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

I have over 10 years experience working with and designing office solutions using Excel, Access and Word. I combine strong technical skills with excellent customer service and always strive to meet customer expectations regarding specification and time. My particular strengths are in systems design, data modelling and automating processes within office environments. I am seeking opportunities to design customised Information Systems and Solutions using Excel, Access and Word for small to medium sized businesses.

$20.00 /hr
245 hours
4.82
Rafal Rzepecki

Rafal Rzepecki

The Humanist Programmer

Poland - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 11

Highly skilled in programming with C++/Qt, ruby, perl, python, Java/Android, bash. Knows his way around CSS/HTML5/JavaScript, OCaml and SQL in Oracle, SQLite and Postgres flavours. Years of experience using and administering Linux systems, but easily does any task on Windows or Mac when necessary. Enjoys using LaTeX to produce high quality publications; quick and accurate in catching typos and general proofreading. Knows his way around vector graphics and will trace any line art bitmap to a high quality vector illustration. Basic retouching skills.

$48.89 /hr
2,626 hours
4.94
Alfred Lagmay

Alfred Lagmay

Top Web Researcher, Database Admin and English / G...

Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

Translation services between English and German in both directions. Übersetzungen zwischen Deutscher und Englischer Sprache, in beide Richtungen. 30 years of translation experience while worked at many different entities. Current contractual employment is for the Regional Trial courts at my living area in the Philippines. 30 Jahre Erfahrung wurde gesammelt bei Arbeit in verschiedenen Positionen. Derzeit übersetze ich für das Kreisgericht im Bezirk meines Wohnsitzes in den Philippinen. I am actually natively speaking BOTH languages since I grew up in Austria, as part of a multilingual family. Translation between both languages comes to me as natural as humanly possible. Eigentlich spreche ich Englisch und Deutsch als Muttersprache da ich einerseits in Österreich aber andererseits in einer mehr-sprachigen Familie aufgewachsen bin. Commercial English and German translation specialist, having studied at the Vienna-Austria Humboldt languages and linguistic institute. Geschäftliches oder Kommerzielles Englisch und Deutsch habe ich zusätzlich am Humboldt Institut für Sprachwissenschaft in Wien, Österreich studiert. Technical English and German was acquired due to my Bachelor in Technical Informatik and my Masters in Technical Informatik, both at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. Technisches Englisch und Deutsch habe ich mir während meines Studiums für Informatik und Masters in Informatik, beide an der Universität für Technologie in Wien, angeeignet. Database Administrator, Research and Data Entry. Ich bin auch als Datenbank Administrator und in den Richtungen Forschung und Daten Operation tätig. With my best regards, Engr. Alfred O. Lagmay

$27.78 /hr
4,172 hours
5.00
Anton M.

Anton M.

Java/Android developer with QA experience

Ukraine - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

Over the past 6 years, worked with a number of startups and small businesses, first as a quality assurance engineer, and recently as a Java developer. I have tested websites, as well as desktop and mobile apps, all in an Agile environment. I have also developed desktop and Android apps, utilizing Java, Swing, SQL (MySQL and SQlite), JSON and REST. I am seeking an opportunity to build software from the ground for you and your business. I also have some experience in the following areas: — Android (4.x): Fragments API, Location and Sensors API, SQLite, UI, Services, Maps, admob, etc; — Java Core: Java Core, Multithreading, Collections API, etc; — Frameworks: Eclipse RCP, JUnit; — Core web: XML, JSON, HTML/CSS, JavaScript; — IDE: Eclipse; — OS: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X; — VCS: Git, Mercurial, SVN; — Bug/Issue trackers: Jira; — SQL; — UML. — Software localization (Russian-English and vice-versa);

$8.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Tom S.

Tom S. Agency Contractor

Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

Germany - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency
$24.00 /hr
649 hours
4.78