Spiro Floropoulos

A web developer with a passion for technology and programming. Not mention a couple decades of experience.

Spiro Floropoulos's DEV Profile

spiro@spirofloropoulos.com

The highlights

Hobbies

Spending time with my wife and daughter, programming (duh!), raspberry pi, video games

Strongest Areas of Knowledge

Javascript (vanilla, Node, jQuery, Angular, you name it), CSS, HTML, PHP, Linux, DevOps, SysAdmin, AWS, GIT

Projects I'm Proud Of

Zolo - Senior & Lead Developer - Updated an older infrastructure to support 4 million pageview a day. Mostly with AWS tools. Implemented new procedures and tools that increased developer productivity significantly. Found and implemented areas that gained significant performance improvements.

CATSA - Senior & Lead Developer - Created back-end architecture that supports the main website plus their mobile apps. Airport security lineup staff across Canada use my system to update wait times.

TWiT - Senior (and only) Developer - I didn't build their flagship site (although I helped) but I did build an intricate internal system that managed their audio and video files, converted them to proper formats and automatically uploaded them to proper cloud services. Then a subsequent system that automatically notified the public (and updated the website) when new shows were available for consumption.

[Insert link to your closest Jaguar / Land Rover dealer here] - Yep. I was one of three architects on a deployment and management system for the apps that go into the head units on newer Jaguar / Land Rovers. This meant some time in Coventry too! The vehicles all communicate with a complicated back-end system that manages their OS versions as well as individual apps and their versions. Super cool.

Are you still reading?

If you want to know a lot more about my experience, keep going.

Employment

InSite

Senior Developer

These guys do a few things but, for the most part, they help to convert hard cover media into digital media. I helped them get a few features out the door in their ASP.NET platform and also to build out a few simpler sites for some of their clients who required something leaner. A lot of JS, CSS, HTML.


Zolo Canada

Senior Developer

Real estate website, one of the largest in Canada, where I was able to help them build out new features in PHP, JS, CSS and HTML and also act as a sysadmin and devops guy. I also introduced a number of new processes to help streamline development and QA processes.


AppDirect

Senior Developer & Solutions Architect

I was involved in some of the best projects I've ever worked on. I spent a few months as a senior developer on some smaller teams and then I moved up to a technical lead role where I managed up to a dozen people and a couple of ongoing projects. We mostly focused on Java, Node and PHP. We also did a bunch of Drupal. Towards the end (like, a year) I was a solutions architect working directly under the CTO.


Ravello Media

Senior Developer

They have several hospitality companies (and, therefore, websites) that I got to work. It ranged from doing front-end website adjustments to working on their back-end booking / scheduling system, connecting to their hotel machines and more.


Sitepoint

Premium PHP Editor

For a short while I had the privilege of managing the premium PHP channel on Sitepoint. I would reach out to developers and help them to come up with lessons, videos and other material for the channel. My life changed and I had to make a shift so I stepped down from this role.


Tabs & Spaces

Freelance Consultant

I was one of the senior developers working on a Symantec and Norton forum / community site. This was heavily Drupal based, a mixture of 6 & 7, with a big emphasis on a javascript front-end.


Crifkin

Freelance Consultant

I did a number of smaller projects from a bit of javascript / html to some theming. Nothing too heavy but the projects required a bit of a senior hand.


TWiT (This Week In Tech)

Lead Developer

In short, was an all-around computer engineer, as I helped them with everything from servers, networks and more to computers and advising them on any gadgets they needed or improvements to their computer systems that would help them become more efficient. However, my main focus was on web development with regards to their flagship site and a secondary site for their highest grossing show.


BigFork Web Development

Lead Developer

I was the lead developer on many of their client websites, helping them create new coding standards and managing their servers from time to time.


Coastal Sleep

Lead Developer, Network Administrator, Computer Technician

I helped them upgrade their server and network infrastructure across three different offices so all their offices could communicate with each other more efficiently, which saved time and money. This role ended up being a good mix of both hardware and software work.


TechnoTribe

Lead Developer

Provided a lot of CSS, HTML and PHP coding skills to build smaller websites or enhance existing ones. Also did some work with mobile friendly sites or converting sites to a mobile friendly platform.


Paintball Gear Canada

Lead Developer

Paintball Gear Canada is one of the largest Paintball retail companies in Canada. It has a large retail and web presence. It began as a platform PHP e-commerce system that was eventually re-done so much to suit increasing demands that it is now a beast to maintain. However, it holds itself together quite well and is able to maintain traffic that results in millions of dollars in revenue each year.

There's more!

I have a lot more experience, going back at least ten years, so please feel free to ask.

Technical Skills

Full list of languages, systems or other things I know in order from strongest to not as strong.

Javascript (vanilla, lots of libs, Node), GIT, CSS, HTML, PHP, AWS, SysAdmin, DevOps, Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, Redhat), Agile MySQL, Mongo, ElasticSearch, Google Analytics, Google APIs, Lucene, SOLR, Drupal, Wordpress, Laravel, Symfony, Zend, Magento, Apache, Scalable Infrastructure, Load Balancing, Perl, C, C++, C#, Window, Mac, iOS Dev (Swift & Objective-C), Android (Java), SEO

There's even more!

I have a decent list of websites I've worked on so go ahead and ask me for more!

Thank you for taking the time to review my portfolio. I hope to hear from you soon.