Antonio Olmo Titos

About me

A portrait

I am a 38-year-old male software engineer born and based in Madrid (Spain).

I have been working full-time for fourteen years. My professional focus is on web technologies and UI's.

My mother tongue is Spanish, but I am fluent in English and Italian, and enjoy learning Japanese and German.

I have lived in four countries and two continents, studied at university level in three countries, and also worked in three countries.

Current positions

since Aug 2014

Web developer at the W3C's Systems Team

Project Research Associate in the Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio University (Japan)

Member of CSAIL's community at MIT (Cambridge, MA, US)

Formal education

MSc in CS and Software Engineering ETSIIT, University of Granada (Spain), 1998–2004

Socrates/Erasmus grant: one-year stay, and MSc thesis entitled “Implementing Malaj: aspect-oriented programming” Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy), 2001–2002

MA in Japanese Cultural Studies Birkbeck, University of London (UK), 2008–2009

Course: Principles of Valuation: Time Value of Money University of Michigan on Coursera, 2016

Skills

Strong background in formal CS and software engineering, including computer architecture, low-level programming languages, formal languages, data structures, algorithm theory and complexity, digital imaging and 3D, and software development methodologies and project management.

Experience as technical lead and project manager, having being responsible for several software projects from beginning to end, managing small teams of developers and interacting with clients, at times employing agile methodologies.

I love JavaScript, and have extensive experience with it, both client- and server-side: ES6, jQuery, Angular, AMD (RequireJS), JSDoc, Velocity.js, GreenSock, Node.js, Express, Mocha, npm, pm2. See public packages in npm.

Complementary web technologies: HTML and associated API's (canvas, WebGL, web sockets, animation, SVG, history API), latest CSS (3D tranforms, flexbox), PWA's, responsive web design, Bootstrap, Handlebars. See some public demos.

I am a strong advocate of standards, especially those surrouding the Open Web Platform: Unicode, HTTP, XML, REST, JSON.

Other languages and tools: Python, Java, C/C++, SQL, MySQL/MariaDB, regular expressions, Unix CLI and shell scripting, Apache HTTP Server, Git, Subversion, Atom, emacs, Eclipse, Gimp, Inkscape.

GNU/Linux has been my OS of choice for all purposes, professional or personal, since I started college. I use (and produce) FOSS whenever possible. See my GitHub profile.

I enjoy communicating ideas related to my work, particularly in writing — which I have done in several occassions, having been interviewed and published blog posts. I participate in events often (sometimes giving talks), and interact with the community on fora like Hacker News and Stack Overflow.

Contact

Mail: a at this very domain

WWW: olmo-titos.info

Skype: a.olmotitos

LinkedIn: aolmotitos

Stack Overflow: tripu

AngelList: aolmotitos