If you want to create a trading system, run a statistical analysis, develop a pricing model, build a financial GUI, or find a pattern in a sea of data, I may be the guy to help. I work primarily in MATLAB, C#, and Python. On the finance side, I'm a CAIA Charterholder, with an Economics degree and experience at McKinsey & Company. On the technical side, I hold degrees (with honors) in Engineering, and worked at a number of California tech companies through the 1990's and early 2000's. Since 2008 I've focused my work in the field of computational finance. Recent clients have included: a Swiss proprietary trading desk (Energy Futures), a Canadian hedge fund (Currencies), a US asset management firm (Equities & Bonds), a US portfolio consulting firm, a US aircraft manufacturing operation, and several others. For those clients I have developed, backtested, and deployed alpha-seeking trading strategies, automated execution algorithms, portfolio optimization models, user-friendly GUI tools. Techniques have included machine learning algorithms, classifiers, feature detectors, digital filters, matrix-based models, and concepts borrowed from detection theory and signal processing, along with various technical analysis indicators. I've worked with many financial platforms and data feeds: Deltix QuantOffice (C#), CQG API, Bloomberg, Interactive Brokers API, MultiCharts (PowerLanguage), MultiCharts.NET (C#), TradeStation (EasyLanguage), FIX (HotspotFx), ITCH (HotspotFx), etc. I can integrate other systems with MATLAB or Excel where there's an advantage. I've created C/C++ .mex files, VBA macros, Java/MATLAB integration, MATLAB/Excel integration. I've been programming in MATLAB since 1990, and can sometimes get it to do things that others can't. I can also translate or port a MATLAB application to other languages, especially Python or C#. I'm located in Southern California. For clients located within 2 hours, I can drive to meet you (sometimes same day, schedule permitting). I'm also happy to work remotely. I'm a US Citizen and have held a security clearance, though it is no longer active. The foundation of every successful project is good communication. If you have a project that needs to be done well, then let's communicate!
You work hard to ensure that your products and services are the best! Why take chances with the words that represent them? Trust your writing assignments to a professional who knows how to listen, how to keep your messages clear and compelling and makes your company look terrific in print. In addition to crafting original written content for businesses, I am also a skilled Social Media Manager (SMM) specializing in Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest marketing. I have written for a variety of niche markets but my specialties include the jewelry, funeral, and wedding industries. I also have an extensive sales, internet marketing, and customer service background. I am an excellent communicator and take the time to really get to know you, your business, and the best way I can assist you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Experienced PA/Office Manager (15+ years)capable of consistently performing to high standards under pressure. Highly motivated professional, proficient with MS Office Word and Excel, Power Point, Outlook and other bespoke and commercial software applications. Competent in supporting the full range of typical organisational processes and activities including book-keeping, invoicing, accounts payables/receivables, payroll. Fluent in English, Italian, Czech (written & oral). Available for administrative support.
I have a degree in Business and Economics and work part time doing cost projections, accounting, process streamlining and assisting the administration of a large janitorial company in San Salvador, El Salvador. I excel at writing down processes and business plans, and I'm helping the aforementioned company implement procedures under the ISO 9001 norm. I'm well adept at using MS Excel, Access, and Visio as tools for my work. I'm also trilingual: I know English, Spanish, and French, with knowledge of basic Mandarin as well (it's a work in progress). Languages are a passion, so I often tutor friends/acquaintances wanting to learn Spanish/English in my free time and enjoy translating in general. Studying for my degree and taking courses in photography, culinary arts, gardening, and music in English, Spanish, and French has expanded my vocabulary in these three languages, enabling me to be a fast and accurate translator, with impeccable writing style (I use Strunk & White for English). As a curious fact about me, I enjoy classical music (opera) and have been training almost 4 years to sing it. So I'm also up for the odd singing or voice-over job.
Passionate and focused in seeking solutions of complex business and user problems in creative ways; by focusing on the end user to design products that are usable, engaging, functional and profitable. UI/UX Designer having many years of experience. I would like to continue focusing on producing creative interfaces based on user-centered design principles. My ultimate goal is to work, collaborate & learn from creative, driven people. Ability to think and evaluate design feasibility across business, product scope, content strategy, visual design and technology. Research skills for competitive analysis, environmental scans and field studies. Prototyping & Wire framing - Low to High Fidelity. Documenting task analysis, workflows and user-case scenarios. Skills User Experience Design, Interaction Design, UX Strategy, Research & Analysis, Information Architecture, Mobile App Design, Content Strategy, Wire Framing, User Flow Design, Functional Scope, Prototyping, Responsive Web Design, Front End Development, Project Management
I believe in excellence. Writing isn't about just putting words on paper, it's about expressing ideas. Like any art, the writer has only been successful if the reader sees what he sees, hears what he hears, and feels what he feels. I am an experienced writer with over 180 books published; in addition to my 500+ page web site and 3 blogs. Let's just say, I've been writing for a while. I started writing as an engineer, writing proposals for the company I worked for. As such, my writing had to be clear, concise and answer the questions before they were asked. My writing had to convince the higher-ups in the company to spend money, make changes and believe in what I was saying. When I write, I strive for clarity, simplicity and something that will stir the reader to action. Any subject, no matter how dull it seems, has something in it that can excite; otherwise it would die from apathy. I want to find that thing which excites and express it to others. I have Five general areas in which I consider myself a strong writer. While each of them seem totally separate from each other, they form the structure of who I am, and where I've come from. 2 - Survival and Prepping - I started out as a survivalist as a teen, in the 1970s. That was the latter days of the Cold War and along with some friends, I had plans to head for the Colorado Rockies. Seeing the need, I started studying survival. I guess that just never left me. With the resurgence of interest in survival brought about in the modern prepping movement, I decided that my knowledge was needed. There is too much being written by people who don't know survival, to sell to this niche. When I write about it, it's from the viewpoint of personal experience. When I explain how to do something, it's because I've already done it. 1 - Technical subjects - I'm not talking about product reviews here, I'm talking about engineering technical subjects. As a former engineer, I can grasp technical issues, and explain them in a way that others can grasp what I am saying. Although not normally considered "technical" I must include the building trades amongst this, as I have also been a contractor. If you need "how-to" articles written on the building trades, I can almost do it in my sleep. I find that very few technical people can write well, and very few writers understand technical issues well. I guess that makes me the oddball. Maybe I'm the oddball you need. 2 - Education - I am passionate about the need to educate our children; to bring about reform in our schools; and to bring technology into the classroom. If something isn't done about our educational system, the United States will no longer be able to be world leader, we'll slide back into being a third world country. 3 - Marriage and Family - Amongst my personal writing, there is a fairly large section dealing with marriage, family issues, child raising, and maintaining a healthy marriage relationship. Of my three blogs, one is a daily posting; it is called: "Romantic Act of the Day." Need I say any more? 4 - Christianity and the Bible - Most of the books I have written are for Christians, the Church and teaching about the Bible. I hold a masters degree in Biblical Studies, and an honorary doctorate degree, awarded to me for my writing. No, I don't know it all, I'm just trying to learn it all. I won't say that I can't write about other areas, because I can. I have written a fair amount about business as well. But these four areas are my strengths. The question is, are those the strengths you need?
I will collaborate with you to improve your communication objectives Bridging the gap of transitioning from concepts to desired outcomes With the ability to comprehend what is trying to be: Articulated – Narrated – Authored – Structured In order to creatively and accurately harmonize your words and intentions Enhancing by means of evaluating your communication and "reading" between the lines in understanding the emotion that drives your intentions I offer clarification through consultation I compose to establish literary flow and edit for continuity and accuracy I am the wordsmith architect With a passion for challenging my natural, creative, intuitive, experienced abilities that are supported by a recognition of achievements and acknowledgements: “You get me.” "You exceeded my expectations." “You knew exactly what I wanted to say.” “You understood the objective from my perspective.” “You have an innate ability to evaluate, communicate, and deliver.” My collaborations have included: Entrepreneurs… establishing clear communication of their ideas Corporations… helping to develop written strategies Websites… in search of quality content management Book authors… requiring a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ for creative and emotional infusion Book publishers… editing and proofreading before final publication Business startups… developing the foundation of their identity Marketing companies… improving and expanding their message Translations companies… requiring English language writing and editing across multiple industries The mom… seeking to express the depth of her sentimentality The student… submitting his/her university application requirements The executive… requiring beneficial insight and organization I am sought-after for professional consultation in order to create and enhance, while contributing to your goals and achievements
oDesk has recognized me as one of their top Mobile Developers. Please see the badge on the right of my profile for more information. If you are looking for a veteran iOS application developer who: - has proven experience of writing lots of mobile apps - has professional attitude - does very clear communication - gives great attention to detail - takes pride in writing high quality and robust code (I take bugs sesiously!) then you have arrived at the the right profile! I have written almost two dozen iOS apps from scratch and that covers a wide range of application types with aspects like: Look and Feel: - Good looking user interface which is Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines compliant - UIKit based Animations to provide fun and engaging user experience - Orientation support and iPad specific interface customizations - Displaying of Maps to provide visual geographic context to your apps - Displaying charts and graphs to show trends or statistics - PDF and HTML rendering - Custom drawing Multimedia - Capturing and displaying of pictures - Capturing and playing back Audio and Video Business Logic: - Persistent storage for database driven apps (a mini-db within the iOS app for offline work) - User login/register and data download and upload using webservices - Server push notifications to keep your users up to date - Location detection and related tasks - Enabling apps to run in background - Use of multiple-threads to keep user interface responsive - Robust validation and error handling to minimize bugs and crashes - Integration with RSS news feeds - Synchronization of local data with remote data - Barcode and QRCode scanning - Sending emails, SMS, or making phone calls Social networks for user login or content sharing - Facebook integration - Twitter integration Monetization - In-app purchase integration - Integration of advertising networks (eg. iAd, Admob, Adhwirl) - Integration with third-party payment processing systems Bluetooth support - Interfacing with external devices via Bluetooth communication Third party SDKs and web-services/APIs - Image editing/effects using Aviary SDK - Remote crash reporting using crashlytics.com - Scalable file storage using Amazon’s AWS S3 - Application usage analytics using flurry.com - Goole Places to lookup business around a location - Google Maps for navigation - Sending SMS via server using Twillio - Payment processing using Stripe and Paypal - Data sync using iCloud and Dropbox.com - Parse.com for scalable db/back-end platform Value-added services - Full support in setting up apps to be distributed via Apple’s iTunes store - Feedback and expert opinion to improve the usability of the apps - Beta version provisioning for client testing and milestones verification