Alvaro Carballo Garcia
Senior Programmer & Numerical Modeller
Last active: 8 days ago
My name is Álvaro and Custom Solvers 2.0 is just my nickname at work (I also use varocarbas). During over the last 7 years, I have been full-time working as a programmer and numerical modeller on a wide variety of projects. Note that I am a Spaniard (currently living in Spain), but have been professionally using English for quite a long time already (more than 9 years).
I have a solid background in mathematics, physics and (mechanical and energy-related) engineering. While programming, I specialise in creating data-intensive efficient algorithms completely from scratch. Most of my experience is focused on (Windows) desktop-based implementations, but I have also participated in quite a few web-based projects.
The “2.0” bit in my nickname indicates that this is the second attempt to build my own company (i.e., me alone systematically over-working to compensate the complete absence of support and resources). Thanks to my not-so-good past experiences, I have got very clear ideas on quite a few fronts (summary: http://customsolvers.com/en/pages/attitude_2.0/).
To know more about me, you can:
- visit the new customsolvers.com 2.0 (http://customsolvers.com).
- visit varocarbas.com, where I store some R&D projects (http://varocarbas.com).
- visit my profiles on different sites (I am including the most important ones in my Gravatar account: http://es.gravatar.com/varocarbas).
- take a look at what I wrote in different social networks. For example: Twitter (https://twitter.com/CustomSolvers), Google+ (https://plus.google.com/112097259447743562053/), Slashdot (http://slashdot.org/~CustomSolvers2) or any other thing you can find which is signed by varocarbas or Custom Solvers 2.0 (I have written lots of self-promotional texts since January 2015).
You might also want to take a look at the old projects here in UpWork (back when it was called oDesk). But bear in mind that things will be now somehow different (in a positive way).
NOTE: I have tried to create a new profile to highlight the big differences between the current Custom Solvers 2.0 and the old version of the company, but UpWork didn’t allow me to do such a thing. This is the reason why I am not doing here the same than in other freelancing sites.
My Elance (soon UpWork) Profile: https://www.elance.com/s/customsolvers2/