PedroSemeano

Full-stack Web Developer

Maker
RaspberryPi Certified Educator
Electric skater wannabe
Drummer

Portugal



About me
  • 1984

    Born in Lisbon

  • Love cycling

    Still riding today, almost every day.

  • 2000

    Guitar and drum player

    I taught myself how to play both.

  • 2009

    Krav Maga

    The belt never mattered to me, I just wanted to learn and be good at it. I practiced for three years.

  • 2013

    Electric longboard

    I've started a project where I convert a longboard skate to electric. All from scratch!

  • Motorcycle passionate

    Although I already sold my motorcycle...

  • Yoga practitioner

    Yes, I changed Krav Maga for Yoga.

Personality
  • Quiet

    When I was a kid my parents had to check on me from time to time, because I didn't make any noise while playing with my toys. That's how quiet I am.

  • Creative

    I love to create new things and innovate. If I don't have room for that, I'll probably get bored.

  • Focused

    When I'm in the zone, it's hard to budge me.

  • Organized

    I like to keep things organized. I don't like to wasting time searching for things.

  • Aesthetics

    If it's simple and clean, I'll probably love it.

  • Demanding

    I don't stand for average.

Professional path
  • 2005

    Microsoft Imagine Cup

    3rd place on software design category, with the HLP - Handicap Language Provider project.

  • 2006

    LenaBusiness 2006 by LenaGroup

    Innovation Award for the HLP - Handicap Language Provider project.

  • 2006

    Module tutor at Faculty of Cience and Technology / New University of Lisbon

    Digital Logic Systems and Sensory Perception

  • 2009

    Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Faculty of Cience and Technology / New University of Lisbon

    Masters thesis based on the development of an access control application to be installed in the premises of the National Security Office in Portugal.

  • 2010

    SINFIC S.A.

    Full-stack web developer

  • Quatenus - Global Tracking Interface

    Development of a portal for tracking assets (cars, trucks, motorcycles, people, ...) where you could manage your fleet or team and have total control over them and the costs of your company.

    ASP.NET C# / Javascript

  • Quatenus - Track Edition

    Responsible for the full development of a new edition of the main product, meant for the general public. Made using responsive design, simple and clean look, and a very intuitive usage.

    ASP.NET C# / Javascript

  • 2012

    Freelancer

    Full-stack web developer



  • Instalab

    Development of an ecommerce website for Instagram photo printing service.

    PHP / Javascript / Instagram-API / Paypal

  • Landing Jobs (former JOBBOX) - Job Referrals

    Responsible for the Ghost-based blog platform, theme customization and adding new features.

    Javascript / NodeJS / Handlebars

  • GroupMinder

    Development of the web-based booking software application for travel agencies.

    Coldfusion / Javascript

  • Hightide.io - Booking solved

    Lead developer of a simple to use tool to organize your bookings and events.

    AngularJS / Firebase

  • RaspberryPi Certified Educator

    I went to Manchester to attend the PiCademy. RaspberryPi is awesome and I want to take it to every school in Portugal.

    Linux / Python / NodeJS

  • 2016

    Obby

    Lead developer

  • Obby - Discover London's favourite classes and workshops.

    Development of a marketplace to find the best courses and workshops in London.

    Meteor / React / Stripe API / Algolia / NodeJS / MongoDB

Skills
  • Javascript

  • React

  • NodeJS

  • Meteor

  • Angular

  • Ramda

  • Lodash

  • MongoDB

  • SQL

  • PHP

  • Laravel

  • Git

  • UI / UX

  • Python

    I only use Python for RaspberryPi projects.

References
  • Pedro has proven to be an exceptional software engineer, extremely innovative, very adaptable and pro-active. With Pedro's relentless motivation and his software engineering knowledge I strongly believe he would be an excellent fit to any organization.

    Ricardo Farinha, colleague at FCT, team member at Microsoft Imagine Cup and LenaBusiness contests
  • Good logical thinking skills, to learn new concepts and good ability to lead complex projects to fruition.

    Vitorino Ribeiro, team leader at Quatenus
  • I definitely vouch for Pedro. This guy is a doer and get shit done. If you're considering hiring Pedro for freelancing gigs or contract-based roles, definitely ring him a bell! I know I will ;)

    Pedro Oliveira, co-founder at Landing Jobs
  • A great friend, a master professional and a must have in any company.

    António Duarte, all-time friend
  • Best developer ever, full-stack king!

    Max Kufner, co-Founder at Obby
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