I love programming, but its not what my entire life is composed of. I love nature and animals more than socializing. Lawl. I enjoy spending time with my family and my cat. I'm a private person and I love sharing only the most important life stories with my closest friends. I'm a very organized person as well and I hate clutter. I love GTD and I count my blessings everday. :)
I have had many blogs before, but I decided to compile all of my works in one place. Hence, the birth of Coderkitty. My day to day blogging is compiled under Livinglife. Its where I pour most of my thoughts into.
I also work fulltime as a technical person, currently the Technology Development Manager (IT Department) of Devex. I enjoy helping out friends with their minor coding challenges, and I love to tinker with this site when I'm free. Otherwise, I'm usually found whetting my appetite with different cutting edge technologies, or doing some freelance work. I don't like coffee that much, though I love having tea while working.
Technology Development Manager
Devex (Feb 2008 to current)
Manages at team of 19 heads including Product Infra team, Development team and QA team. Mainly responsible for delivering products from specs to a usable web application. Targets performance upgrades and architectural enhancements to make products work faster and seamlessly with other products. Assists in eliminating impediments and overheads to development by means of Agile implementation. Also actively involved in process planning and assist in Tech Support task spill. Advocates good process flow, change management, release management and quality control.
Freelance Ruby on Rails Programmer
CA Virtual Services (Oct 2012 to current)
I was initially hired to complete an unfinished job of another developer. Was able to to deliver the project to a production deploy and a more user-friendly pageflow. I earned a very good reputation for delivering specs more quickly than their former developer; and earned myself a raise in my hourly rate.
Consultant / Developer
National Engineering Center (Apr 2007 to 2011)
I was hired to produce a website driven by a ground-up built CMS using PHP on Smarty. MIS and web development were my primary responsibility. After completion of the project, I was tasked to maintain the site and debug as needed.
Freelance Coach (Consultant)
Axisglobal Interactive (Aug 2008 to Sept 2008)
The service I rendered was more on coaching and mentoring the technical team (from designer to developer to infra team) to equip them with the best practices and best tools to utilize for the success of their current and upcoming projects.
neTVision, Inc (May 2007 to Feb 2008)
Handled a startup company's IT team that composed of only 3 people. Managed to deploy an e-commerce website to sell digital goods. Managed third party online services for streaming, like Akamai. Also successfully made possible several live events to be streamed online (i.e.: Boom boom Bautista's box against Meza @ Araneta Coliseum, Nescafe Musiklaban last 2007
Consultant / Developer
DepEd with UNICEF (Aug 2008 to Sept 2008)
Developed a Child Friendly Monitoring Survey System (CFSS) to be used nationwide across DepEd governed schools. During these times, I managed the project along with some encoders and rendered trainings across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Consultant / Developer
PCARRD, K-AgriNet Project (Mar 2006 to Dec 2007)
Engineering an existing system built from Oracle, Oracle Reports and with a little bit of PHP to Ruby on Rails with PostgresQL. The project was an internal tool used to manage records of the said agency dating way back to 1930s.
Software Development Manager
Gametel Philippines (Mar 2006 to Apr 2007)
Brought some spice to the IT department. Aggregating developers of different languages as one unified team. Was able to deliver several projects including web and mobile products. Integrates tasks with MIS department. Introduced several process changes like revision control, release management, tests and quality management.
Senior Systems Analyst
DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute (Sept 2005 to Mar 2006)
Implements suitable systems framework for development of an existing project; Audits/Inspects developed codes against imposed standards. Over the short period of time, I was promoted to the Development Team Head. Coaches the team on skill upgrades, introduced Symfony PHP framework for development.
Consultant / Developer
University of the Philippines Integrated School (June 2004 to May 2005)
Released a computerized registration system for UPIS, a desktop system built from Python, runs on windows systems. It was built to manage records of students, determine next schedules and class assignments, generate reports, certificates and cards. Managed a small team of coders as well during these period.
Secondary Mathematics Teacher
Stella Maris College (Oct 2004 to Dec 2004)
Taught Mathematics (Algebra) to 1st year and 2nd year students of SMC. During this period, I learned skills in academic teaching. I was also able to increase the passing rates of students in Math class by increasing their involvement and motivation to learn the subject.
Research Engineer (MIS Division)
Public Assessment of Water Services, MWSS-RO (Apr 2002 to Mar 2004)
Handled the project's first intranet site. Also managed encoders for the project. Was able to develop and release the project using PHP/Python and SAP DB into production mode.
Linux Integrator, Inc. (Nov 2000 to Apr 2001)
Worked as part of a 3-man team. Our project was to re-engineer a visual basic based accounting software to C/C++. Learned Macromedia, PostgresQL and more of Linux. Handled a project for Ballard & Tighe publishing for 5 months.
Scrum Alliance; Sofitel, Pasay (Sept 2-3 2010)
License 107212 (Sept 2010 to 2014)
Attendees of the Certified Scrum Master training course range from software developers, programmers, and project managers of the IT industry’s leading companies who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of Scrum. According to attendees, many of their clients are either already using the methodology or are interested in using it with the goal of increasing productivity. The last training course was attended by such companies as Ideyatech, SQME Professional, ProV International, HP NexUS, and Macquarie. By far, Scrum seems to be getting good results, as Maricris Nonato of DevEx attests. “I think it’s working well for us,” she claims. 'The turnaround of every sprint cycle is good. By far I haven’t had a failed sprint yet. And our stakeholders are happy. You know the transparency thing that scrum promotes is very helpful for them. Scrum is really working out for us.'
Marichris is a refreshing change from coders that can't communicate and never can quite deliver what you need. Her work ethic is superior, only to be rivaled by her expert knowledge and execution within the Ruby language. I'd recommend her to you, but if I have anything to do with it, you wont ever have the chance to hire her because I'll have her busy. :)Tyler Ward - Co-Founder & COO at Daily Rundown
I contracted with Maricris to develop and implement a website for our client in the media industry. I am extremely happy with Maricris' ability to take rough ideas, and to turn them into an accurate, professional, attractive and intuitive, user-friendly website that is made with ruby on rails. Maricris effectively blends excellent technical skills with good listening, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. She made this project painless, efficient, fun, and ultimately better than I imagined the outcome.
Maricris is gracious and professional in incorporating my afterthoughts and minor changes once the project was underway. Maricris is forward-thinking in her design approach, and helped us to think beyond the initial imaginings. She kept the larger vision in mind, while effectively attending to accuracy and clarity in the details. Maricris' dedication to the project ensures that it will be completed and implemented on budget and ahead of schedule.
We will surely take on some more of our future projects to a rock star ruby on rails developer such as Maricris!!Christine Almuete - Managing Owner at CA Virtual Services
A hard worker. Organized in everything she does. Very effective leader.Mica Aguila - Associate Director, Manila Operations, Devex
Maricris never forgot to provide guidance and direction when it was most needed. But she knows when to trust the employee with even the most delicate and crucial tasks. She never underestimates and was easy to identify when an employee needed help. She resorts to assisting the employees where others would have criticized.Sheila Nambatac - On the job trainee, Gametel Inc.
It is with great pleasure that I find myself writing this letter of recommendation for Maricris. Chris was an outstanding employee who on a daily basis went above and beyond in her Software Manager role to support Gameasiatel. Chris willingly accepts new assignments and offers to help wherever she can. Chris remained steadfast in her calmness and dependability. She is an extraordinary employee and a vital member of the team. Chris has demonstrated excellent managerial and decision making skills. She is attentive to tasks and works tirelessly to achieve the goals of the department. She is a positive and dependable employee, and performs her duties in a timely and conscientious manner.
Maricris is an invaluable asset to any department, and I highly recommend hiring her. If you’d like to discuss her attributes in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact meMa. Reneth Datahan - HR, Administrative & Finance Manager, Gameasiatel, Inc.s
Assign Maricris a project and she will give her 100% effort in making the project succeed. Her proven coding skills, coupled with a friendly attitude at work make her a very good team leader - that's why the group she handled at gametel before adored her. She has what it takes to get the job done, with finesse.Jerome Gotangco - Solutions Architect, gametel, Ltd.
It is a distinct pleasure to recommend to you one of the senior systems analyst at DOST-ASTI. I worked with her with one of DOST's e-gov projects.
Maricris is an outstanding consultant who continuously exceeds the expectations set for her position. Maricris willingly accepts challenging assignments and offers to contribute where ever she can. She has demonstrated excellent programming and analytical skills which are very essential to address the constantly evolving client’s business requirements. The best thing I noticed in her is her insatiable zeal to learn latest technical skills, technology stacks and tools and offer better solutions.
Maricris has a clear understanding of the software engineering principles and her ability to apply them to solve problems reflects her excellent analytical abilities. Her desire to share her knowledge with her peers, clarity in communicating her ideas and ability to systematically deal with a problem at hand make her suitable for team work.Paul Afroilan - Senior Science Research Specialist, Advanced Science and Technology Institute
Highly dependable; extremely resourceful; very knowledgableJerome Gotangco - Science Research Specialist II, Advanced Science and Technology Institute
University of the Philippines, Diliman
BS Computer Science
Stella Maris College
Holy Spirit School
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I would only be interested in working with you for projects if you provide documentation and have a clear understanding of what you want. I would only work for projects who would pay on an hourly agreement. These are non-negotiable terms.