Dan Merino

Mobile and Web Developer

I am a mobile application and cloud web developer.

My passion is spreading the best information about developing software (lean/agile) through seminars and workshops.

  • Dan Merino
  • Mobile, Cloud and Web
  • Saskatoon Canada
  • M.Sc. University of Saskatchewan
  • www.collegemobile.com

Experience

  • CollegeMobile2013 - present

    Title: Software Engineer
    Web: www.collegemobile.com

    Provide technical guidance in practices related to scrum such as automated testing, code reviews and process management. Develop apps for entrepreneurs and enterprise for iOS and Android. Architect cloud web services to transform, augment, secure and scale data for mobile devices. Prototype/Spike research and development projects.

  • VendAsta2012 - 2013

    Title: Software Developer
    Web: www.vendasta.com

    Develop and maintain software as a service applications for online reputation management. Integration and data analytics to provide full automation in the following services: Visibility Reporting - verifies the accuracy of the data in online business listings. Online Reviews monitors ratings and reviews from sites like Yelp and Citysearch. Mentions Analysis - compiles mentions from unstructured sources including news sites, blogs, and social networks, and highlights the most positive and negative mentions using automated sentiment analysis. Competitive Analysis - reveals how often a business is mentioned online compared to its key competitors. Social Mentions - tracks audience growth on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.

  • Dan Merino2010 - 2012

    Title: Owner

    Managed projects dealing with integrating and porting different types of services to suit business needs. The main focus was on combining multiple online services to augment the user experience concentrating on smart phones, tablets and IPTV.

  • Saskatoon Health Region2008 - 2010

    Title: Software Analyst
    Web: http://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca

    Develop and maintain ASP.NET applications to support the operations of 12,000 employees. Two primary applications were developed. The first application is a collaborative workflow application to enter thousands of dollars worth of travel claims from employees, lookup and verify information in real time and enforce signing autority from the workflow of users. The second application is a domain specific class registration application for health care providers ensuring all of their credentials are valid.

Publications

  • Resilient service ecologies for IPTV: Using RESTful services to enable resilienceJune 3, 2011

    Dan Merino and Ralph Deters - Digital Ecosystems and Technologies Conference (DEST)

    Delivering TV services via internet protocols over high-speed connections is commonly referred to as IPTV (internet protocol television). Similar to the app-stores of smartphones, IPTV platforms enable the emergence of IPTV service ecologies in which 3rd party developers provide services to consumer that add value to the IPTV experience

Presentations

  • Barcamp Saskatoon November 03, 2012

    TDD (Test-driven development) is a becoming a very common practise in application development. BDD (Behavior-driven development) is a practise to ensure that the end product meets specific functional requirments. Funtional requirements are extremely important architecting and developing web APIs since they require a significant ammout of effort to maintain and build... what about using TDD and BDD to design and test the functional requirements of your API? You can see the magic happen here.

    Registration: https://www.picatic.com/barcamp2012

  • MOSO HTML5 Coding CampJune 13, 2012

    "The code camp will start off with a presentation that goes over the basic principles of coding with the HTML5 platform. After the presentation, you will be able to begin building on your own with support from HTML5 proctors who will answer any questions that you may have. We will also have mini-lessons in regular intervals throughout the afternoon to help you learn some of the deeper concepts of HTML5 development. The camps is aimed at mid level to advanced developers that know how to use javascript."

    Registration: https://www.picatic.com/moso-coding-camp

  • HTML5 Hybrid Mobile Applications - ReginaFebruary 9, 2012

    During this workshop you will build hybrid applications that behave similarly to native application and are cross-platform. We will also look into tools that allow us to standardize our codebase, tap into internal storage, and do animations with ease.

    Registration: http://northsask.ieee.ca/events.html

  • HTML5 Hybrid Mobile Applications - SaskatoonDecember 16, 2011

    During this workshop you will build hybrid applications that behave similarly to native application and are cross-platform. We will also look into tools that allow us to standardize our codebase, tap into internal storage, and do animations with ease.

    Registration: http://northsask.ieee.ca/events.html

  • Microsoft AzureDecember 10, 2010

    Introduction to Microsoft Azure. Create a project, features, compute engine, storage, best practices, examples and deployments.

Education

  • M.Sc. - Computer Science2010 - 2012

    University of Saskatchewan
  • B.Sc. - Computer Science2006 - 2010

    University of Saskatchewan

    Entrepreneurship Minor

  • General Associates - Mathematics2004 - 2006

    Lansing Community College

Mobile

  • Android

  • iOS

Cloud

  • App Engine

  • Heroku

  • Microft Azure

Programming

  • .NET

  • JavaScript

  • Ruby

  • Python

  • Java

  • Objective-C

Contact info

  • Saskatoon

  • Skype: CodingAdventure
  • Phone: (306) 262 - 4545

Let's keep in touch