Solving problems using software-powered systems.
I am Marte Soliza and I'm here to help.
Which of the following best describes your situation?
I have a problem.
I can develop ideas to solve your problem. It can be a problem you want to solve for others as a business, a problem within your business, or any problem where you think software can help.
I have an idea.
I can prototype a system implementing the idea to quickly test if it solves your problem well. It can be an app or a process, internal or public, anything as long as software is the key (but not necessarily the only) ingredient. I can help refine your idea, too.
I have a system.
I can improve or fix your system. I'll help in architecture, fixing bugs, optimizing your development process, security, DevOps, among others.
Email the details of your problem to marte and let's talk! @talaksan.com
I'll reply with my initial assessment and how we can progress towards a solution. If I figure that I cannot help you in your problem, I will let you know as well.
I engage in tasks as quick as a couple of hours to a few months. I live in the Philippines, so I work during the day of Asia-Pacific timezones (e.g. Singapore, Australia).
I love solving problems, with software as my primary tool. I've been programming professionally since college (more than 16 years now). Most of my experiences came from being ex-CTO and co-founder of Insync.
I've touched many aspects of software construction and its development lifecycle. I'm very skilled at:
- End-to-end architecture, design, and implementation
- Desktop app development
- Database schema design
- Networking and Web/Cloud APIs
- Web app development
- System administration
- Training and management of engineers
I have great experience on starting up a company, building its culture and products from the ground.
Aside from providing a living, coding is recreational for me. Sport programming gives elation in getting that AC, with a bonus of making me proficient in data structures and algorithms. Some of my achievements include:
- Google Code Jam 2008 Semi-Finalist
- ICPC 2010 World Finalist
- ICPC 2009 Manila Regional Champion
- emPHPeror Cup PHProgramming Champion
Hackathons are fun in a different way, with a bonus of learning new technologies, paradigms, and problem domains. I've competed and won some along the way:
- WebGeek Developer's Cup 2013 Champion (w/ Mark Steve Samson)
- TadHack 2014 Champion (w/ Beato Bongco)
- Manila Dev Challenge 2013 2nd Runner-Up
While in college, I created an open source PHP framework called Hypworks, which was used in production by Friendster Philippines and Eskwela.ph. As a member of UP Linux Users' Group, I contributed to the Halalan open source voting system, which was used by the University of the Philippines.
Besides programming, I also love rock climbing.