My love for the Web began in 2006 when I was 15 years old when I finished a web design course. I bought some books about PHP and CSS and I decided to create a website for my chemistry teacher to help students on their studies. The website was a huge success and got thousands of users. As a result, I was in love with the idea that I could create an application that was helping so many people in Brazil and improve people’s lives. Although the website is out-of-date nowadays, it is still well visited and my professor still gets compliments on every single conference that she attends. I was determined to keep up with my studies on web development and study Computer Science in university.
In the academic world, I obtained a deep understanding of computers. I got prepared to deal with any technology of today or of tomorrow and even come up with a new one. I was no more a repeater, but a thinker. In 2013, I was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Toronto and I was able to do an internship as a web developer with the IBM team of the Big Data University. I have had experience in several projects creating compilers, webbots, web crawlers and websites. My most recent work is TopProfessors.com, which was my graduation final project that I presented to an examination board composed of professors. I was invited to talk about this project on the CBC Radio and the monograph I wrote about it can be found at robertojunior.net/monograph.turally passionate.
I have been working as a web developer since. I have a love of clean code, elegant styling, and I have lots of experience in the production modern and complex systems. I am a hardworking person, organized, determined, persistent and passionate. I believe those are the necessary ingredients to complete any project successfully. As a proof of my dedication and effort, I got my bachelor degree with Honours Summa Cum Laude for my excellent academic performance. I was first in class and chosen by coordinators, students, and professors to deliver the final graduation address.
Science Without Borders Scholarship, Computer Science. GPA: 3.93/4. Obtained A+ for a research paper evaluating the Canadian Government Websites’ Accessibility.
Designed and developed an online control panel for our security software SeVen that is a defense tool written in C++ for mitigating Application-Layer DDoS attacks. Developed robots to simulate users navigating on a website in order to test our security software efficiency and efficacy. Each robot receives a task and has to accomplish it successfully while a website's server is being attacked. Robots can give up on the task like normal users would do for many reasons like excessive number of reloads or long responses time.