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Summary

I am working as a software developer on freelance projects and topcoder competitions. I am very passionate about programming and math and I love learning more on these topics from online courses offered by universities and by competing in coding contests.

Work History

2010Present

Freelance Full Stack Software Developer

topcoder and other clients

- Recently working as a full-stack Javascript developer on different projects: REST APIs with Express, AngularJS and Knockout.js based frontends, integrating Stripe and Paypal payment processors, extending an open source 3D interor design web application (built on top of three.js) to be used as a data center layout management application.

- Competing in topcoder paid software development contests.

- Member in the topcoder development review board, reviewing other competitors' submissions for software development contests.
- Main programming languages: Javascript, Java. Currently learning/exploring Python and pandas.
- Technologies used: AngularJS, Node.js, D3.js, three.js, Express, Bootstrap, Heroku, OAuth 2.0, Spring MVC.
- Some of the clients: Cessna, Hestia, IBM, NASA, TopCoder, DARPA, PayPal.

Some recent won topcoder contests:

Front-end conversion (from prototype to AngularJS application):

https://www.topcoder.com/challenge-details/30052023/?type=develop

D3JS force graph visualization:

https://www.topcoder.com/challenge-details/30051706/?type=develop#winner

Timeline feature for a web application that helps NASA mission data (Planetary Data System) reach a broader audience:

https://www.topcoder.com/challenge-details/30050631/?type=develop#winner

20112013

Software Developer

jpard (Cluj Napoca, Romania)

- Developing and maintaining JEE e-commerce applications, proposing improvements for different application components, investigating performance issues.
- Working on both user interface and back-end components, participating in the full software development cycle.
- Technologies: JEE, Spring Core, Spring Integration, ZK, JSP, Maven, Ant, MySQL, Solr.
- Continuous integration tools: Hudson, Bamboo

20092011

Software Developer

Evozon Systems (Cluj Napoca, Romania)

- Worked with different technologies/frameworks: JEE, GWT, Groovy, Seam, Richfaces, JSF.

July 2008October 2008

Software Engineer Intern

Nokia (Cluj Napoca, Romania)

- Study one of the company's products and complete different coding tasks which involved using languages like Java, Visual Basic, HTML, CSS.

Education

20062009

BS, Computer Science

UBB Cluj Napoca
April 2009September 2009

Certificate of completion

iQuest Java University

Awards

By working full time on topcoder development challenges, I managed to qualify as a finalist several years in a row:

TopCoder Open 2016 Development Finalist

http://tco16.topcoder.com/development/online-champions/ 

TopCoder Open 2015 Development Finalist

http://tco15.topcoder.com/development/online-champions/

TopCoder Open 2014 First2Finish Finalist

http://community.topcoder.com/tco14/first2finish/f2f-leaderboard/f2f-advancers-bracket/

TopCoder Open 2013 Mod Dash Finalist

http://community.topcoder.com/tco13/mod-dash/mod-dash-advancers-leaderboard/mod-dash-advancers-bracket/