Arnau Sanchez
Freelance software developer
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Personal information

Name

Arnau Sánchez Sala

Date of Birth

Barcelona (17/10/1978)

Current address

Pinós, Lleida (Spain)

E-mail

pyarnau@gmail.com

Marital Status

Single

Qualifications

2001

Telecommunication Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya). 5th course and thesis at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Languages

Spanish, Catalan

Mother-tongue.

English

Fluent. FCE (First Certificate in English).

Skills

UNIX Operating Systems administration
Programming
Network management
VoIP
  • Hardware (IP phones, ATA).

  • Software (Asterisk).

Electronics
  • Solar photovoltaic systems.

  • ST6, PIC micro-controllers

VHF/UHF/HF Radio networks
  • Modulations (FSK, QAM, OFDM), FEC algorithms (BCH, Reed-Solomon, Turbocodes).

  • Phonepatchs. Main developer of asterisk-phonepatch.

WiFi

Professional experience

1998-2000

Scholar at Facultad de Informática de Barcelona (FIB-UPC), installation and maintenance of software and hardware.

2001-2002

Scholar at UPM. Thesis: "Radio links optimization on AX25 with DAMA-protocol and TCP/IP".

2003-2007

Software developer at EHAS, working on HF/VHF radio links, web development (CherryPy and Turbogears), hardware design, installation and maintenance of networks in the Peruvian forest (GNU/Linux client and servers).

2008

Rails developer at Gnuine, using agile development and TDD (Test Driven Development). Sites: xal.cat, xn-noticies, playboy.es

2009-now

Software freelance developer mainly focusing on web and Rails development. Sites: Superesqui, Myfamilypedia, acb.com, Fcbarcelona.

Articles & Conferences

2005

Conference: "HF radio links for Rural Telemedicine Systems in Developing Countries" at School on Radio Based Computer Networking for Developing Countries del ICTP.

2007

Article "Low-cost telecommunication System and information services for rural primary healthcare in developing countries" para el congreso WITFOR 2007 (World IT Forum).

2011

Workshot at ConferenciaRails2011. "Functional Programming with Ruby" (slides)