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  1. Alper OKUTGAN

    Alper OKUTGAN

    Professional PHP Developer and Web Scraper

    Turkey - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 33

    Top-notch web scraping expert using PHP/cURL, having scraped hundreds of sites with billions records. Always deliver perfect quality with quick turnaround. Craigslist, Yipit, Crunchbase, Twitter and Instagram are just a few examples. My major expertise is web crawling / data minning, I am also interesting in solving complex challenges, difficult problem solving, and learning to enhance my programming skills with PHP programming language. I prefer to work for short-time but difficult projects. So I can give my experiences to the task effective. I have a degree in Computer System & Engineering and have 15 years experience coding. I have been working in the hosting industry (Hostgator, GoDaddy, Bluehost) for more than 10 years and highly experienced using hosting software such as WHM / CPanel / Plesk / Virtuozzo / Webmin / Virtualmin. (Installation and Management) Technical background; I began programming on C64s with QBasic language in the 1990s. Following graduation, I developed various programs with Borland Delphi for computing hardware faculty from 2000s, and I am still programming for the automotive industry (OBD/OBD2). I professionally created various web development projects with PHP and Perl languages since 2002. I began working with FreeBSD in 2002 and Linux in 2004 and I have been working as an hostadmin for various servers like Debian and Ubuntu operating systems since 2005. I have founded to BACOMputer, which my first company on 2005, and I am still working as a project manager for my own company. I began working with clients through oDesk since 2009, and I have successfully completed many contracts between 2010 - 2015. The subjects of my recently works; ° Web scrapping / mail scrapping with PHP/cURL. My PHP codes also can be run as standalone programs on the linux shell and/or with crontab. ° PHP-MySQL works / Admin Panels. ° Delphi or PHP based text file conversion programs. ° Hosting services and transfers. ° OpenVPN authentication systems (PAM / Google Authenticator / MySQL / LDAP / Radius) ° Creating Wordpress plugins and themes. HTML to Wordpress. * OPEN-WRT Linux distributions. ° Malware code cleaning on the sites and servers. (I have developed my own tools for finding malicious codes and infected files as quickly and efficiently) ° Decompiling/Tracing Flash applications/games. ° Radio, Audio stream program installations and configurations. Shoutcast, Icecast and Flashcast solutions. ° Software installation on Linux. Ftp servers, Apache, Nginx, PHP and MySQL installations/configurations. ° jQuery and resolving jQuery issues and conflicts. ° JWplayer, Flowplayer video player installations and delayed messages/auto redirecting projects ° Lightbox, Greybox, Laytbox and other jQuery (auto) popup/popunder solutions. Locked pages with javascript alerts. ° .htaccess works (Mass redirections, SEO based links, permalinks)

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $45.00 /hr
    1,508 hours
    4.99
  2. Judy L.

    Judy L.

    Writer, Editor, Translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

    $33.33 /hr
    39 hours
    4.99
  3. Andrew B.

    Andrew B.

    Data Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    Over the last 8 years, I've been involved in a wide range of research projects performing statistical analyses, database management, technical writing, and business analytics. I'm highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite (with a special focus on Microsoft Excel), SPSS, and SAS statistical software, research writing and editing. My core competency lies in complete end-to-end management of research and data projects, from collecting/analyzing data, to creating high quality and clean graphs, to writing finished technical reports. I am well-versed in both parametric and non-parametric tests. I am seeking opportunities to organize, analyze, and interpret data from all sizes of projects. I also have experience in the following areas: HTML5, CSS3, social media, graphing data, and teaching.

    $40.00 /hr
    235 hours
    4.94
  4. Flemming Thorsen

    Flemming Thorsen

    English-Danish translator, linguist, localizer, reviewer & copywriter

    Denmark - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    As a translator I will make your content sound as if it was originally written in Danish. As a copywriter my objective is to understand your target audience, and tailor my copy into the most effective style for engaging the reader and promoting your cause. I have experience with all sorts of subjects from technical apps to children's tales, and I have completed localization assignments for both major international companies and small startup businesses.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $44.44 /hr
    230 hours
    4.87
  5. Christy L.

    Christy L.

    HR, Bus Dev, Recruiting Consultant with Ample Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    Hello, I have a Master's Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and I am a PHR certified professional who is avidly looking for more projects, part time, and/or full time work. I have experience in cradle to grave recruitment and performance management, communication system overhauls, change management, training design & evaluation, on-boarding, performance appraisal, appreciative inquiry, strategic objective setting, and more. I am capable of doing projects of all sizes and have worked with corporations, educational institutions, and small businesses. I can also do workshops and professional coaching sessions. Finally, I have created corporate wellness programs for 7 companies ranging from weight loss challenges to presentations and fitness classes. I hold my BA from Northwestern University and a Graduate Diploma from Cambridge University (International Business). I am a Yoga Alliance Expert Yoga Teacher and a NASM Personal Trainer. I am eager, excited, punctual, and efficient. I can happily provide references and testimonies to my work. I look forward to working with you and your organization! Thank you, Christy

    $40.00 /hr
    204 hours
    5.00
  6. Aaron Summers

    Aaron Summers

    Linux Cloud Engineer / 14 Years Real World Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    Daily engineering and administration of OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux and Windows based operating environments. LAN/WAN: Experience identifying a large number of network and host based security problems. Stabilized the bandwidth billing system for accuracy and provided assistance to the web development team. UNX(tm)/Linux/BSD: Designed and built a custom Enterprises Data Ware House utilizing RedHat Enterprise Linux, IBM Information Server, and the Sun N1 toolkit. Back ported the RedHat clustering tools and GFS modules for RedHat Enterprise Linux 4. Customized the operating environment for running the IBM Information Server 8 family of applications, consisting of IBM DB2 V 9.3, IBM WebSphere 6.0, IBM DataStage and IBM QualityStage. Was the single onsite operations point for the HP-UX, Solaris, FreeBSD, MacOS X, and Linux machines. Wrote custom tools for monitoring and metrics. Fluent in the change management process as it relates to Sarbanes Oxley, internal, and external audits. Extensive documentation of custom applications, primarily our custom data warehouse solution. Designed and implemented the company's external web presence using Solaris 10. Utilized zones, the ZFS file system, and hardware RAID on the T2000 platform. Wrote my own tools in Perl, C, and the Bourne shell. Debugged many complex operational problems. Specialties Started running Linux around 1993, kernel was 0.99 Moved onto SunOS and Open/FreeBSD. Since have worked with HP-UX and SCO extensively. Currently work with RHEL, AMI Linux, CentOS, OpenBSD, EC2, Parallels, and Rackspace.

    $30.00 /hr
    5,586 hours
    4.97
  7. Terrence B.

    Terrence B.

    PPC - Adwords Setup, Maintenance, Strategy, & More

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3

    I am a successful Adwords consultant, web publisher, & Internet marketer! I am a Google Adwords Qualified Individual, having easily passed both the Adwords Fundamentals Exam & the Search Advertising Advanced Exam. I am passionate about online marketing via PPC advertising and will bring unprecedented focus and creativity to your project! I am also very knowledgeable about online resources & can give advice on how you might leverage social media to engage in content marketing. I have spent countless hours performing Internet research for blogs and niche sites. As well as spending the last eight building and optimizing PPC campaigns. I'm excited to work with businesses and individuals who want help with their SEM strategy, or who are wanting to outsource tasks so they can focus on the core aspects of their businesses.

    $44.44 /hr
    1,072 hours
    4.85
  8. Jesse Nickles

    Jesse Nickles

    WordPress + Loading Speed + SSL + Optimization

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

    My specialty is loading speed and on-site optimization re: WordPress websites. Specifically, I can optimize your DNS records, web server (VPS), WordPress (cache, plugins, etc) and source code (HTML, CSS, JS, fonts, images, etc) to be more efficient and secure. I am well versed in WordPress (#1 on oDesk), WooCommerce, Nginx servers, CloudFlare, SSL certificates, and SEO. Loading speed and SSL are now two of the biggest factors in SEO according to Google, whose robots are constantly analyzing the quality of your website. Don't get left behind by the competition. https://www.littlebizzy.com/seo-is-dead (case study) Whether you need a one-time consultation, or fully managed WordPress hosting, I am not shy in making important suggestions that will improve the experience of your customers. I can work alone as a project manager of sorts or alongside your current team members. I stay in close touch with your team via email, Google Docs, and Skype. My recommended services: CloudFlare (DNS) - http://goo.gl/CMyxyZ Digital Ocean (VPS) - http://goo.gl/kY6AWB ($10 coupon) MaxCDN (CDN) - http://goo.gl/qawqv6 CodeGuard (backups) - http://goo.gl/FNF2j5 DigiCert (SSL) - http://goo.gl/bW5KJf YMLP (newsletters) - http://goo.gl/YqUFHi For email, I recommend Google Apps (name@company.com) + SendGrid (for things like lost password reminders, WooCommerce notifications, etc). My oDesk policies: - Not able to sign NDAs - Not available for phone calls - Free 30 minute Skype consultation - VPS servers do not have email services - When migration begins, please pause all work - Not able to join 3rd-party project management apps - Not available for tutoring, training, or creating manuals/guides - I automatically close out hourly contracts over $500 (renewal requested) - As a policy, I only work with DO's $10/mo VPS or higher, one domain per VPS *Serious clients only please, as I'm unable to offer "budget" pricing. I leave all of my oDesk clients positive 5-star reviews on completed projects, and I offer a 100% refund guarantee ~

    $33.33 /hr
    113 hours
    5.00
  9. Anand Paleja

    Anand Paleja

    GIS Specialist | GIS Analysis & Development

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

    Specialized in development of customized full stack webGIS solutions. Worked in GIS environments like ESRI, Google Maps, Mapbox, Geoserver, Mapserver, QGIS. Front end mapping using OpenLayers, Leaflet, MapBox, Google Maps / Fusion Table, D3JS, RaphaelJS and so on. Well efficient with DBMS like Oracle, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL for spatial database management. and also offer consulting services in all phases of the entire webGIS project life-cycle.

    $35.00 /hr
    1,679 hours
    4.84
  10. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    899 hours
    4.98