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Apu Ghose

Apu Ghose

Expert PHP Developer

Bangladesh - Tests: 3

Hi, I have about 9 years of experience in the field of IT, especially in SEO, developing web based software, website, e-commerce site, auction site, Android and iPhone Apps. I have extensive knowledge in OOP and MVC framework such as codeigniter, Yii, etc. In addition, I am very good in wordpress, joomla, prestashop. I strongly feel that my 9 years of experience in PHP, AJAX, JavaScript, Jquery, CSS, HTML, DHTML, XHTML, MySql, Oracle, Objective-C, C, C++, C#, Java, VB, ASP, LISP, prolog, Assembly Language (MASM), WML, WMLScript, MATLAB would satisfy all the necessary qualities required by the clients. As I have handled many critical issues as a team leader, I think I am the best to lead in the critical areas of coding and help the software engineers in software development. Furthermore, my experience in dealing with local and foreign clients would help in maintaining liaison and performing coordination role with the vendors or other stakeholders closely. Some of my developed sites are:,,,,,,,,,,,,,

$8.89 /hr
100 hours

Jaden Skylit

Computer Science Graduate interested in game development and testing.

Philippines - Tests: 1

As a fresh graduate, I don't have a lot of achievements yet but here are some: - Essay Writing Champion (local level) at my school - Magazine editor (inSTInct) at my school - Secretary at ITSA (Information Technology Students Association) at my school - Expert in using notepad to find solutions to weird system errors. (sounds unbelievable I know...) - Finished creating two indie games including a visual novel and an Action RPG That's it! I'd like to be a Game Designer someday and I know I need to go through a lot for that. :)

$3.00 /hr
75 hours

Arvin Jayce San Juan

Arvin Jayce San Juan

Data Entry Professional & Web Researcher

Philippines - Tests: 2

I am a hardworking and goal-oriented person. I can work with less supervision and do the job on time. I always work at my best to render the best result. I am looking forward to learn a lot from this experience and at the same time, be of help and service using my knowledge and skills for the growth of the business/company I am connected to.

$3.00 /hr
20 hours

Alan Stock

Alan Stock

Game Designer

New Zealand - Tests: 1

Hello there. I’m an experienced game designer who has worked on a number of successful AAA titles - 4 critically acclaimed games plus other un-released projects. I also have experience in proof reading, writing and text management. Photography and photo editing is another skillset I possess. In videogames, generally working with artists and programmers who realise the designs, I’ve worked in a number of genres, particularly action and driving. I have a wide skillset and I have worked on every aspect of game design. Some particular fields I have experience in are: - Concepting (high level to low level) - Documentation using a variety of programs ranging from Word, to databases to spreadsheets to Wikis - Game Testing and using bug databases - Writing and in-game text implementation - Proof-reading, writing error checking and text improvement - Game mechanic design and implementation - Game system design and implementation - Multiplayer game design and associated system design - User Interface design and iteration - Level design and layout using tools like 3D Studio max (gameplay rather than environment design) - User Testing including working with external User Testing companies - Localisation management - Research and presentation skills - Experience dealing with PR and press I’m a good team player and as a designer I work well with other team members of all disciplines. I’m adaptable and always eager to learn more. I particularly enjoy the problem-solving and feedback/iteration aspects of game design. I’m also passionate about games: I still enjoy playing a wide variety of genres and I regularly contribute to game discussion online. I also have experience working with children; after school clubs, game design workshops and physical education classes. I am currently also reaching a professional level of photography and am aiming to develop this as a side career - please ask me if you would like to see my portfolio.

$35.00 /hr
1 hours

Tetiana Kobzar

Tetiana Kobzar Agency Contractor

Product and Project Manager, Scrum Master

Ukraine - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

I have been working in IT industry for 9 years, 5 of them - as product manager, project manager and producer fro mobile games and apps. Communication with clients and investors, developers coordination, requirement analysis, specifications creation, usability review, design documentation, and other responsibilities are in area of my expertise. I have a technical background - Master degree in Computer Science and software development experience, so I can effectively communicate with both developers and non-technical colleagues. I am Certified Scrum Master, use agile approaches in all of my projects, familiar with the common practices and share the values of Agile Manifesto.

Associated with: Diversido Mobile

$22.22 /hr
550 hours

M Athar Agency Contractor

C++ OpenCV C# ASP.Net Java Android JavaScript PHP HTML5 CSS3 PhoneGap

Pakistan - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 7

I am a Software Engineer with experience in: - C/C++, C# WPF, WCF, ASP.Net, - PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, XML, JSON Assembly. - C# WPF, Prism MVVM, Silverlight, Azure app development - Image processing with C++, OpenCV, C#, OpenGL, GLSL - Web Scraping, Email Parsing, CRM I provide 100% client satisfaction, reliability and good quality of work. - Java, J2EE, Swing, JavaFX, Hibernate, Spring, JSF, Strut MVC - NetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA - Windows/ Mac iOS/ Android / iPhone / iPad apps. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Web developer, Web Research, PC Graphic, Web data scraping - WordPress themes and plugins development - E-Commerce, Wp-Commerce, OsCommerce, WooCommerce - cPanel, Plesk, website maintenance /hosting / transfer Management - T-SQL, SQL Server programming. - Designing programming MS SQL databases, MS Sql Server Stored Procedures, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) - Source Control SVN, TortoiseSVN, github, VisualSVN, Maven, Mercurial, Bitbucket - SSL TLS Sockets, MultiThreaded programming, Secure Socket Programming, - Smart Cards, Secure client Server Socket Programming - Cryptography standards - X509 Self signed root certificate creation authentication - Bit/bytes manipulation - Smart Cards, SET Secure Electronic Transfer, - knowledge of ISO 7810, ISO 7816 - ISO 8583 Financial transaction card originated messages - Google Maps API V-3 programming - E-Commerce Solutions. - Web scraping, web Crawler, Data extraction programing - CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop - VB.Net, SQL Server, MS Acces VBA Programming, MS Excel VBA Programming, MS Powerpoint VBA Programming, PPT Game Programming - VBA Excel spreadsheet programming skills - Sales, Purchase, Inventory Accounting - Business management Solutions, Software - POS Point of Sale application using barcode scanner and thermal printers

Associated with: Software Consultants

$22.22 /hr
155 hours

Muhammad Siddique

Muhammad Siddique Agency Contractor

Internet suffering Certified, Typing speed 80/Mins

Pakistan - Tests: 4

I have been very good in creative writing. I worked for some newspapers to write articles for them in Pakistan. I've been working as financial analyst in a MNC. My education background help me a lot to write on Finance and Statistics. along with this i also love to write on general topics.

Associated with: creative_cloud

$3.33 /hr
2 hours

Ephraim Mernilo

Ephraim Mernilo

Quality and Affordable Professional Graphic Designer

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

I'm a graphic designer employee, I'm here because i want to experience or rather learn how to extend my knowledge on this kind of career. And also to use my potentials to earn more money for myself and my family. I also want to help other people (my future clients) using my skills and knowledge as a graphic artist. I do lots of jobs this past 5 years like Graphic Designing, Layouts, encoding, photo editing, data scrapping, etc. Using my knowledge in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and also Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Lightroom. I want to impress all my clients and also to give them the quality jobs that they need using my knowledge. I also want to build a good working and friendly relationship in everyone here in Odesk that will appreciate my knowledge and my skills. Having a positive feedback will help me to boost my confidence here in Odesk. “I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” - Thomas Jefferson

$5.60 /hr
14 hours

Julie Schmidt

Julie Schmidt

Medical Transcription/ Keyboarding/ web searching

United States - Tests: 6

I have 15 years experience in the medical field as an LVN. I learned the medical language and how the medical record stands in the patient's care. I have also had 4 years in the banking industry to sharpen my customer service, and computer skills. At this time I am looking to obtain full time work with my computer from my home.

$8.89 /hr
12 hours