Davide Gaspar

Web Developer

London, United Kingdom
I’m a Professional Web Developer based in central London with more than 4 years of experience. In the last 10 years I’ve been studying the fields of Electronics, Computer Engineering, Web Design & Development and Industrial Design, improving my expertise and elevating my work to the highest standard. Driven by the challenge of solving problems and the hunger to broaden my knowledge, I approach each new project from different perspectives, an extreme attention to detail and a minimalist development style, creating products that embody their essence.

Work Experience

Vitamin London

Front & Middle-End Web Developer

My role at Vitamin focuses mainly in developing Bespoke Interactive Interfaces and Client-Side Communication using the latest Web Technologies. Our clients range from Startups to Multi-National Companies, from Restaurants to Stock Trading Companies.

I work in a small team, and very closely with the Digital Designer and the Back-End Developer to bring the best possible product to the client. Smaller projects include Shopify and Wordpress setup, customization and plugins. Medium sized projects include website redesign, fully responsive websites and micro-websites. And bigger projects consist of custom-made web platforms with full-blown API’s, desktop client apps and mobile client apps. In addition to client projects I develop in-house web tools and frameworks, like a photo cropping tools, image sliders, image pre-loading and javascript UI kits. Testing is also a big part of my process, and I use various local and remote tools to test in different browsers and devices making sure every product is fully operational and performs efficiently.

Beyond my core responsibilities, I also consult in the UI and API development process and general project related workflows, evolving our processes and improving team communication with each new project.
November 2013 - Present London, United Kingdom

Self-Employed

Freelance Web Developer

I have completed numerous freelance projects, including several websites for an Hospitality Business using the latest web technologies like: HTML5, PHP5, SQLite, MySQL, Javascript, jQuery and Ajax, many of these also include a custom CMS adapted to the needs of the Hotel.

More recently I’ve been focussed on the End Consumer, producing two unique apps: Modena and Buzap for for FirefoxOS.
Modena is an HTML5 app that allows you to stay up to date with your favorite restaurants and features offline access.
Buzap for FirefoxOS is a live bus countdown app specially designed for Lisbon.
2011 - 2013 Lisbon, Portugal

Alta Densidade Informática

WebDeveloper & WebDesigner

Working as part of a diverse team, my role was primarily the development and maintenance of internal sites using standard and open-source technologies like PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery and Ajax.

The experience I gained here was invaluable in helping me move into a confident website architect, learning to use and manipulate existing systems such as Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress, as well as studying important web practices.
2011 - 2012 Lisbon, Portugal

Espaço Casa

Web Designer

I was responsible for mantaining the company website up and running and interacting on a daily basis with graphic designers, back-end developers and marketers. I was also responsible to create a ticket system and an employee portal setup.
2011 - 2011 Seixal, Portugal

Hotel Distribution Management

Web Developer

During my time I redeveloped and maintained the company’s core website, modernizing their internet offering and social media approach.
2009 - 2010 Lisbon, Portugal

Education

University Of Lisbon (UL) - Faculty Of Fine Arts Lisbon (FBAUL)

MA in Equipment Design (6 Units)

Units completed successfully and with an overall average of 15 points (out of 20).

- Design Studies
- Human Factors and Interface Design
- Product and Process Innovation
- Design Methods
- New Materials and Technologies
- Theory and Criticism of Design
2012 - 2013 Lisbon, Portugal

Laureate International Universities - Universidade Europeia

BA Hons in Information Systems, Web and Multimedia

Degree Completed with an overall average of 15 points (out of 20).

- Web Technologies : HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Ajax, Webservices, SOAP, PHP, ASP, jQuery, Web Apps, PhoneGap, Geolocation.
- Data Bases : MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server.
- Structuring the Logical Thinking, Data Structures and Algorithms, Architecture and Computer Configuration.
- Multimedia Technologies and Graphic Design : Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator.
- Operating Systems : Linux, OS X and Windows.
- Systems Analysis : SSADM and UML.
- Leadership and Team Management, Marketing, Economics and Business Management.
- Theories of the Information Society, Multimedia and Communication, Usability and Accessibility.
- Multimedia Communication Networks, Data Communication Networks and Distributed Information Systems.
- Project Development and Management, Audit and Control of Information Systems, Security Systems and Artificial Intelligence.

Thesis in Development of Web Apps for Smartphones
2009 - 2012 Lisbon, Portugal

New University Of Lisbon (UNL) - Faculty Of Science And Technology

Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering (24 Units)

Units completed successfully and with an overall average of 15 points (out of 20).

Department of Mathematics
- Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry
- Mathematical Analysis
- Numerical Calculus
- Statistics and Probability

Department of Electrical Engineering
- Computer Aided Design
- Logic Systems
- Theoretical Electrotechnics
- Theory of Electrical Circuits
- Electronics
- Telecommunications
- Telecommunication Systems
- Microprocessors
- Theory of Signals
- Control Theory
- Real-Time Systems
- Instrumentation and Electrical Measurements
- Control by Computer
- Electromechanical Energy Conversion

Department of Physics
- Propagation and Radiation
- Electromagnetism
- Thermodynamics

Department of Informatics
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Data Modeling in Engineering
- Programming of Microprocessors
2006 - 2009 Caparica, Portugal

University Of Lisbon (UL) - Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)

Degree (BSc) in Electronics Engineering (7 Units)

Units completed successfully and with an overall average of 15 points (out of 20).

Department of Mathematics
- Linear Algebra
- Differential and Integral Calculus
- C Programming

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Digital Systems
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Computer Architecture

Department of Physics
- Mechanics and Waves
2005 - 2006 Lisbon, Portugal

Languages

English (Advanced),
Portuguese (Native),

Skills

Design, Innovation And Creativity, Lifelong Learning, Logical Thinking, Perseverance And Motivation, Proactivity, Problem Solving, Problem Troubleshooting, Programing, Research And Planning, Team Work,

Availability

Currently available for interviews, and to start work on October 1st 2014.

Programing Languages, Protocols, Frameworks and API’s

Base: HTTP, FTP, SFTP, HTML5, Javascript, Ajax, JSON, Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL

Project basis: jQuery, Facebook API, Instagram API, Wordpress, Shopify, Bootstrap, Drupal

Other: Assembly, C, SQLite, Java

Tools (Devices / OS’s / Apps)

Development: Pen & Paper, iMac, Macbook Pro, OS X, Panic Coda, PhoneGap/Cordova, Terminal, Git, Xcode, iOS Simulator, Panic Transmit, WHM/cPanel;

Design: Pixelmator, Illustrator, Photoshop, Gimp;

Test: Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, VirtualBox, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone;

Admin: Pages, Basecamp, Hours;

Other: GitHub, FileZilla, Cyberduck, Omnigraffle, Lightroom, After Effects, AutoCAD, PhpMyAdmin, Raspberry Pi

Projects

Work in progress - I will bring live demos to the interview.
Latest projects at Vitamin London http://davgas.co/vitamin
Personal projects http://davgas.co/github
Everything else http://davgas.co/portfolio

Interests

Science, Robotics, Product Design, Photography, Cooking, Home Automation, Japanese Culture, Gardening.

Currently Learning

iOS / Objective C / Swift
Typography
Japanese Language and Culture