Nuno Souto

Prof. Kmelo (Grupo União na Capoeira)

Developer and Capoeirista in Toronto, Canada

My Story

I have been working in the digital world for 20+ years, my first programming experience was, as a child, experimenting with Basic in the old days of the ZX Spectrum. After the web revolution I started with Perl CGI scripts and then moved to PHP3 and have been using it ever since.

I am a husband, father of 4 and also a Capoeira Teacher (Capoeira is a Brazilian art form mixing Martial Arts with Music. Learn more @ gucanada.com).

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Personal Information

Name : Nuno Souto
Phone : +1 416-409-8910
Email : [email protected]lostlink.net
Location : Toronto, Canada

Experience

My experience covers a lot of what computers do, I know System Administration, Networking, Hardware, general Software (mostly Mac/Linux) and of course PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL as well as TDD which I am currently learning more about. I currently work with Laravel but have also worked with Codeigniter and before that I have developed several sites from scratch back in the days.

2008 - Present

Senior Developer

YTZ International

Senior Developer

YTZ International

Responsible for an internal system built using Codeigniter to manage and display dynamic Landing Pages and Jumplinks to users as well as an accompanying tracking system to record visitors, clicks and conversions with support for server to server conversion pixels in order to optimize the monetization of traffic. Built a high performance image based dynamic banner display system. Developed an automated AntiVirus detection system to replace flagged domains.

2015 - Present

Consultant

Cutting Edge Box

Consultant

Cutting Edge Box

Contract work as needed in support of their infrastructure and technological needs, such as Website development and maintenance, VoIP and computer networks

2008 - 2011

Consultant

Property Link Realty Services

Consultant

Property Link Realty Services

Contract work as needed in support of their infrastructure and technological needs, such as Website development and maintenance, VoIP and computer networks

2007 - 2015

Consultant

Poder das Ideias

Consultant

Poder das Ideias

Contract work as needed in support of their infrastructure and technological needs, such as Website development and maintenance, VoIP and computer networks

2005 - 2013

Consultant

OrangePrint

Consultant

OrangePrint

Contract work as needed in support of their infrastructure and technological needs, such as Website development and maintenance, VoIP and computer networks

1999 - 2007

CTO

Sequencia 7

CTO

Sequencia 7

Responsible for all technological decisions, worked directly with clients in different projects directing the development and resources needed to reach the goals of the clients needs, from DVD production (first ever DVD made in Portugal) to server maintenance, email marketing and custom website development.

2007 - Present

Professor

Grupo União na Capoeira

Professor

Grupo União na Capoeira

I currently develop and promote Capoeira and Grupo União na Capoeira under the name GUCanada in the GTA, Ontario, Canada.

education

I went through school in Portugal, from Kindergarten to University, but I have always had a keen interest in technology and looked to learn more and more outside of any formal school education. I have never stopped expanding my knowledge and keeping up with the times.

1993 - Present

Brasil - Portugal - Canada

Grupo União na Capoeira

Brasil - Portugal - Canada

Grupo União na Capoeira

Studied under Mestre Umoi and was graduated a Professor of Capoeira in 2007.

1998 - 2001

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Licenciatura em Engenharia Informática (Computer Science)

1992 - 1998

Lisbon, Portugal

Escola Secundária Leal da Câmara

Lisbon, Portugal

Escola Secundária Leal da Câmara

Curso de Carácter Geral Agrupamento 1 (General Course - Group 1)

Blog

This is me turning a new chapter and deciding to write about Capoeira, Laravel and PHP, SysAdmin, Plex as well as ideas, projects and anything else I may find of interest. This is a first, so any comments or suggestions are appreciated, I hope you enjoy the posts and can take value from what I write.

Breakfast Television

Breakfast Television

My son and I went to visit the Breakfast Television studio this morning, it was a great experience with an awesome greeting by everyone there. Seeing him so happy was worth the lack of sleep.

PHPMeetup - Soft Skills

PHPMeetup - Soft Skills

A quick remark about Miguel Nascimento's talk at the Burlington PHP User Group Meetup. It was a great talk, an amazing evening and the speaker was awesome, a former Paralympian Swimmer who is very charismatic and is now also a Developer.

Mestre Luciano - RIP

Mestre Luciano - RIP

Grupo União na Capoeira, the Capoeira community and the Police force are mourning the loss of a great man, it is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my dear friend and one of my Capoeira Masters - Luciano Santos.

Contact

Toronto, Ontario