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  1. Aldion P.

    Aldion P.

    Proficient C/C++ Programmer

    Philippines - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    For a combined 12 years, I have been involved in projects using C/C++, C# as the main programming language. 4 of those 12 years, I have developing embedded software for ECUs, and most of those years, I have been developing desktop applications, network management software applications, and micro-processor targeted software(ARMM, etc.). I also have some experience in developing websites using PHP, MySQL, and HTML. I also have had part-time programming projects using Java, and VC++.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,186 hours
    5.00
  2. Roden Ugang

    Roden Ugang

    Web Developer | Web Designer | Web Researcher | Linkedin Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

    I was a computer instructor for 12+ years (University level - 9 years). My core strength lies in creating technical documents including written/laboratory exams, user/student manuals, course syllabi, user help guides, thesis, and research work. I have an excellent grasp of the English language and I am able to create technical documents that are clear and straight-to-the-point. Areas of expertise: Technical documentation - 15 years Web research - 15 years MS Word - 15 years MS Excel - 15 years MS PowerPoint - 15 years Typing - 18 years Basic computer troubleshooting - 15 years Basic concepts of web development - 15 years Project Management - 1 year Linkedin - 3 years Wordpress - 2 years I'm familiar with: web development (HTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL), graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator), and animation (Flash). As a Project Manager, I make sure that all projects assigned to me and/or my team are successfully accomplished within schedule, budget, and the resources at hand. I also make sure workflow, interaction, and communication are seamless and streamlined. I've led a project team composed of web developers, graphic artists, copywriters, and QA specialists. At the same time, I've also worked with the Account Manager to discuss the project's financial aspects with the client. The projects I've handled included websites (video blogs, e-commerce, and dynamic websites), Flash games, iPhone/iPad games, and Digital Graphics work. My biggest accomplishment was to make a first-time Singapore-based client very satisfied with the project outcome, that he gave us more projects to work on.

    $22.22 /hr
    4,122 hours
    4.93
  3. Hassan Akhtar

    Hassan Akhtar Agency Contractor

    WordPress Developer | Article Writer | Tech Blogger

    Pakistan - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an experienced WordPress developer, technical writer and SEO consultant. I've been working in the online industry for four years, growing and evolving with new technologies and trends. If you want to build an effective website, add some zest to your copy or increase your organic traffic then I can help you. Here at oDesk I have helped people build awesome WordPress-powered websites. I have also written top-notch content on diverse topics including health, real estate, blogging, social media and internet marketing.

    Associated with: Tuddis

    $19.00 /hr
    1,111 hours
    4.99
  4. Israr Ahmad Khan

    Israr Ahmad Khan

    Senior Joomla, JomSocial, WordPress, eDirectory, PHP, MySQL Developer

    Pakistan - Last active: 05/04/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 17

    To seek a challenging position in IT industry, which offers a competitive and challenging environment along with development and growth opportunities where my experience, skills and abilities could best be utilized. I’ve 7+ years of solid experience in custom web development using PHP, MySQL and web 3.0 technologies. I always try to deliver high quality services to my clients by enforcing coding standards so my code is clean, understandable and other developers don't have problems working with it. I have strong command in Arca eDirectory, Joomla, Wordpress, CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery. I’ve perfect skills in the communication with clients. I have great expertise in Widget development using APIs. Now I am confident to customize or enhance any PHP based software either open source or commercial, CMS, framework and shopping cart. Checkout my portfolio to get an idea about my expert level.

    Groups: JomSocial

    $18.00 /hr
    2,672 hours
    4.52
  5. Kiran M.

    Kiran M.

    C#, WPF, WinForms, XAML Developer and GUI Design Expert

    Pakistan - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 15

    ★ 3+ yrs of software design, development, and configuration experience ★ C#, VB.NET(3.5, 4.0, 4.5), WPF, MVVM, Web, Windows Services ★ ADO.NET, Entity Framework, LINQ, 3-tier,n-tier, Winforms desktop applications ★ ASP.NET web apps, Silverlight ,Telerik & DevXpress. I have worked with .NET (C#, VB.NET) and databases such as SQL Server 2008/2012, MySQL 5, SQLLite and Oracle 9i. I have complete command over Microsoft Office Tools. I have extensive experience with 3rd party APIs such as 1. Twitter API 2. Google API 3. Code Reason Reports 4. EDD (Easy Digital Downloads) Licensing integration. 5. Telerik Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX 6. Telerik RAD Controls for WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) 7. Telerik RAD Controls for Winforms 8. DevXpress/DExperience for Web and Winforms 9. Krypton Toolkit 10. Microsoft Excel Interop 11. Microsoft Word Interop 12. Microsoft Access Interop 13. MySQL Connector for .NET 14. Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2008 R2 15. Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 & 4.0 16. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF Services) 17. Microsoft Entity Framework 4.x/ADO.NET Entity Framework 18. LINQ to Entities, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to objects 19. Telerik OpenAcces ORM (Database First, Model First) 20. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and MVVM 21. Login Authentication/Encryption I have worked with enterprise grade software systems that are composed of multiple tiers and multiple layers, distributed client-server applications. I have also performed configuration and build management using Advanced Installer. I have participated in projects as project member while being in part of each stages from requirements gathering to system design, integration & quality assurance to deliver functional, usable and quality products. I have worked with lead developers and helped them define processes for maintaining quality of code, over life cycle of application development and have been a guiding mentor to my colleagues utilizing my experience in software development and best practices.

    $34.44 /hr
    1,435 hours
    4.85
  6. Pramod J.

    Pramod J.

    Architect-Access,VBA,NoSQL,SQL,LAMP,.Net,HTML5,JQuery,JS(Node,Angular)

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 36

    ** 1500+ hours, 95+ contracts with 5 start rating in each Contract at O-desk ** ** Current Availability : 40 Hrs/week , most of my open contracts are completed ones and clients are keeping it open for future maintenance works** * I am available 18 hrs/day online* • I have 14 years of Information Technology experience in software and web development with .Net, Asp.Net, HTML 5, JQuery, AJAX, CSS, LAMP, CackPHP,JavaScript, XML, XHTML, Flash (AS1/AS2), ColdFusion (CFLM) and ColdFusion Admin, Crystal Reports, SAP Crystal Reports 11 Server, MongoDB,MS SQL Server (T-SQL, DBA), MySQL (SQL Scripts, DBA), Oracle (PL/SQL), Classic ASP, VB 6.0, COM/DCOM, MS Access, MS Excel, Outlook, VBA • Worked with MNC as Senior System Analyst/Technical Lead for last 4.6 years in software development for plug-in module using .Net, Visual Basic (COM+), Excel, Oracle, MS SQL and web development with ASP.Net, HTML 5, JQuery, AJAX, LAMP, JavaScript, CSS, ColdFusion, Classic ASP, XML, XSLT, Flash. • Worked as System Analyst from last 5 years, wherein participated in project management related work related to software and web based projects which include project management skills Writing and Updating SDP, Project Metrics, Risk Plan, Time Sheets, Daily Meeting, Reporting, Client calls, DP Meetings. • Worked as Team Leader for 5 years in Insurance, Financial-Ratings, Flash (Action Script), Telecom domain related software and web based projects. • Throughout understanding of SDLC concepts (8 years), agile scrum. • Developed softwares using .NET, VB 6, VBA, MS Access, MS Excel, MS SQL, XML, XSLT, COM/COM+, MTS, ActiveX, QuickBooks, MySQL, Crystal Reports, SAP Crystal Reports 11 Server. • Developed websites using Asp.Net, HTML 5, JQuery, JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, LAMP, XML, XHTML, Flash (AS1/AS2), ColdFusion (CFLM) and ColdFusion Admin, Classic ASP, VBScript, IIS, Crystal Reports, SAP Crystal Reports 11 Server. • Web domain server management for dedicated and co-location servers on Windows and Linux includes Web Hosting, DNS, IIS, Apache, Email, FTP, SMS, Various Software configurations and support. • Developed Script utilities on Windows and Linux servers for Domain Controller, Web Hosting, and Web Server Management. • Implementation of e-business with Paypal, E-Bay, and CCAvenue payment gateways. • Implementation of website promotion techniques like SEO.

    $40.00 /hr
    1,559 hours
    4.77
  7. Fernando Maia

    Fernando Maia Agency Contractor

    Web dev, Python specialist, team leader

    Brazil - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a systems analyst who has been specializing in Python since 2007. I am an enthusiast of the Scrum and Extreme Programming agile methodologies, having been working with these since 2010. I have been polishing my skills as a development team leader. Web frameworks? I have been using Pyramid, Flask, Google App Engine (with ndb), CherryPy, even Django. I have also been developing desktop applications in Python (with PySide / PyQt). Passionate about open source, I develop on Ubuntu Linux. Everyone should know why Python is important. Hey, let me tell you that right now. Python is so good because it is the most readable language available. It reads almost like English. Code is read more often than it is written; making sense of code is what a programmer does most of the time. Of course Python has other strong points -- it is very expressive and reflective -- but readability is the most important thing. As a native Brazilian, I can write perfectly in Portuguese. I also speak English fluently, having scored 106/120 on TOEFL IBT. I am a perfectionist -- a developer who loves Python and always delivers quality, documented, highly readable code. I write well-factored object-oriented code that is compatible with both Python 2 and Python 3. I have a keen interest in software architecture and I am familiar with MVC, 3-tier, design patterns, localization and internationalization. I possess profound knowledge of web standards such as HTML 5, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, JSON, tableless design, HTTP, REST, MIME... I also know a lot about Python libraries such as SQLAlchemy, Babel, Celery, Deform, Colander, BeautifulSoup, PyParsing, Celery, a few templating languages (Kajiki, Genshi, Chameleon, Jinja2 etc.) I have been using bootstrap and AngularJS in latest projects. I am an advanced user of both git and hg (Mercurial). If you know Python you can see I am good in this language by taking a look at my github: - https://github.com/nandoflorestan Here are my most important open source projects: - https://pypi.python.org/pypi/releaser - https://pypi.python.org/pypi/Kajiki - https://pypi.python.org/pypi/nine - https://pypi.python.org/pypi/bag - https://pypi.python.org/pypi/deform_bootstrap_extra - https://pypi.python.org/pypi/poorbox - http://sourceforge.net/projects/backalaika/ Before discovering Python, I worked with C# for 4 years. Back then I wrote a recursive MIME parser in C#: - http://sourceforge.net/projects/nandof/ You can expect for your project this kind of clarity, readability and passion! Please note I won't use Upwork Hourly Protection because I think taking screenshots of my computer is too invasive.

    Associated with: Oui Software

    $31.00 /hr
    1,612 hours
    5.00
  8. Jaypee D.

    Jaypee D.

    Social Media and Digital Marketing Expert, Travel/Tech Blogger

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    Founder of JAYtography Pilipinas travel blog | http://www.enjayneer.com/ Founder of Pinoy Appler tech blog | http://pinoyappler.com/ I am a freelance professional and among the top providers of oDesk under its pool of social media specialists and content managers offering high class quality services. Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Management, Application Development, Virtual Assistance, Project and Content Management, Photography and Graphics Design form part of my area of expertise. I am an experienced social media specialist, blogger, copywriter, photography hobbyist and a licensed Electronics Engineer. I also provide translation services: - Spanish - English - Tagalog (Filipino) - English - English - Tagalog (Filipino) - Kapampangan - English - English - Kapampangan - Ebay Listings Translation Interests - Photography - Gadgets and Technology - Travel and Social Events - Social Media and World Wide Web - Photoshop and Design My Social Networks LinkedIn: http://ph.linkedin.com/in/enjayneer Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest/Skype/Instagram/YouTube username: enjayneer Google+: http://gplus.to/enjayneer Photography portfolio: http://jaytographyfolio.blogspot.com/

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers, Lisnagol | DIRECT™

    $13.33 /hr
    2,734 hours
    4.63
  9. Swati P.

    Swati P.

    Expert Business Analyst, CBAP, BA Trainer, Process Improvement, Agile

    India - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

    Seasoned Business Analyst, Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), Business Analysis Trainer and CBAP CCBA Trainer and practicing Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients from varied industries and size). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the U.S., U.K., India, Germany and Australia. I have trained several batches (individuals or small batches) of students from the US, UK and India. I have also trained large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,742 hours
    4.99