I’m a twenty-some year old nerd geek hiding in Europe. In my “free” time I like pretending to study, meta-discussing trivialities and pretending I’m a freelancer, as well as riding bikes, telling (really) bad jokes and cooking (salty and greasy) international food.
- Name: Israel Saeta Pérez.
- Living in: Barcelona, Spain.
- Contact: israel.saeta (at) dukebody (dot) com.
- Studying a Master in Artificial Intelligence at UPC/UB/URV (last year) sponsored by a scholarship from La Caixa, including:
- Machine Learning and Adavanced Machine Learning Techniques.
- Data Mining.
- Information Retrieval. (Indexing, search strategies optimization, genetic search algorithms)
- Self-Organized Multi-Agent Systems.
- Probabilistic Graphical Models. (Project in algorithms for learning Bayesian Networks structure)
- Neural Networks in Finance.
- Object and Human Recognition. (Applied Computer Vision)
- Computational Intelligence. (ANNs and Fuzzy Logics)
- Normative Dynamic Virtual Worlds. (Project in applying A-SVM techniques to avatars’ movements)
- Cognitive Interaction with Robots. (Practical project with the Nao platform and A-SVMs)
- Physics graduate by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) (2011).
- Studied Physics as an exchange (SICUE) student at Universidad de Barcelona during the 2010/2011 course.
- Studied Engineering Physics as an Erasmus student at KTH, Stockholm, during the 2009/2010 course.
- Studied a Degree in Physics at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) from 2005 to 2009.
- Science and Nature High School Degree at IES Alameda de Osuna (2005).
Other courses, conferences and awards
- Course in Advanced Computers Security (Spain 2010), including topics like proactive security, rootkits, firewalls or security auditing.
- Attended the Plone Conference 2010 in Bristol, UK.
- Attended the Plone European Symposium 2010 in Sorrento, Italy, working on tiles development.
- Attended the Plone Cathedral Sprint 2010, focusing on Plone 4 documentation work.
- Attended the Free Culture X Conference (2010) in Washington, D.C.
- Attended the Free Culture Forum 2009 in Barcelona.
- Speaker and student in the summer course “Desaprendiendo la propiedad intelectual” (Unlearning Intellectual Property), held in Cáceres, Spain, 2008.
- Premio Nacional de Bachillerato 2004-2005 (National Baccalaureate Award).
- Premio Extraordinario de Bachillerato Madrid 2004-2005 (Extraordinary Baccalaureate Award).
- Comunidad de Madrid Excellency Scholarship Holder (2005).
- Silver medal at the national phase of the XXXVI International Physics Olympiad (2005).
- Spanish: Mother tongue. Speak, read and write it fluently.
- English: Advanced reading, writing and speaking. Specialized in technical texts (see translating experience below).
- Catalan. Intermediate. Passed a C1 course.
- Zope (2 and 3) and Plone developer. See experience below.
- Worked with SVN, GIT and Mercurial version control systems. Set-up Mercurial and SVN remote servers, for Alqua and Zassh.com, respectively.
- Deployed Apache, lighttpd, Squid, Varnish and other server software.
- Linux power user. Installed, configured and worked with several Linux distributions, including Gentoo, Archlinux, Debian and Ubuntu.
- Worked as a volunteer in an organic farm in Monforte de Lemos (Galicia, Spain) within the WWOOF project. Read about my experience here (sorry, only Spanish).
- Contractual web development for AcentoWeb since 2010. See my repositories at github for examples.
- Google Summer of Code 2010 student, working with Plone on Core tiles development, mentored by Martin Aspeli.
- Web development at Webworks Sweden and Betahaus since September 2009. Pair programming to develop and deploy websites with custom content-types, workflows and themes, using Plone.
- Plone Editorial Board Member from October 2008 to May 2011.
- Garden the Developing for Plone documentation section, with more than 100 articles, reviewing new submissions, writing some articles and reorganizing existing content.
- Coordinated the efforts to integrate any changes introduced in the product by accepted PLIPs in the official documentation for Plone 3.3 and 4.0.
- Researcher within the <e-UCM> group from the Complutense University of Madrid from December 2008 to February 2009.
- Studied the benefits of virtual environments and video games in learning processes.
- Helped to manage a C++ introductory programming course and evaluate its students.
- Worked from July 2008 to the end of October 2008 for Zassh.com, a dot-com company which developed a sports-related social networking website powered by Plone.
- Re-structured the development environment from a “custom skin layer” one to a buildout based one, with several file-system products under SVN control, and a Trac instance to organize tasks.
- Programmed an utility to upload, retrieve and modify videos in YouTube using the GData API and Zope 3.
- Programmed a web-based system for the site to organize sport competitions based on SQLAlchemy queries.
- Deployed the site using lighttpd as a light web server to redirect requests to Zope, and Squid as a reverse-proxy.
- Member of the Alqua editorial project 2006-2010.
- Maintained the Alqua Plone web site (Plone-based) and communication & marketing-lead in Spain.
- Programmed the current Cheetah-based template system.
- Participated in round-table discussions and conferences on this project: “Unlearning the Intellectual property”, held in Cáceres, Spain (2008) and “Free Software in the University”, held in Madrid (2009).
- Participated in Mozilla Hispano, the Mozilla community for Spanish speakers.
- Programmed a l10n QA tool targeted to non-techie users under the Django framework: mini-litmus.
- Provided support to average users in forums, write news articles and documentation from July 2007 to December 200.
- Lead Flock‘s community l10n efforts together with Stefan Splewako and Mike Dosik from early 2008 to December 2008.
- Lead existing localization teams and helped to consolidate new ones.
- Translated technical texts, including the browser and some web pages about release notes.