Hello!, I am Juan Herrera
B.S. Computer Science
Front-end developer passionate about the latest trends in development and obsessed with best practices when it comes to write clean, efficient and maintainable code.
Juan David Herrera Marín
June 11, 1993 – Manizales, Colombia
95% CompleteFront-end: HTML5, CSS3, JS, jQuery, Backbone, Bootstrap, Sass/Compass, CasperJS, Git, Grunt 95%
90% CompleteBack-end: PHP, MySQL, Java, PostgreSQL, Oracle, .NET 90%
85% CompleteOthers: Videogame Development, AR, Processing, Max/MSP 85%
75% CompleteCMS: WordPress 75%
90% CompleteLeadership 90%
85% CompleteInterdisciplinary Work 85%
100% CompleteConfidence 100%
90% CompleteCommunication 90%
100% CompleteSpanish 100%
90% CompleteEnglish 90%
Front-End Developer - June 2016 - Current
Lead Developer - April 2016 - June 2016
Developer - August 2015 - November 2015
The constant technological diversification represents a challenge for any company to confront a changing ecosystem. My duty integrated two scopes: To be able to determine the direction of the upcoming technological developments to be one step ahead in the competitive market and to develop a cross-platform application using Titanium and Appcelerator in order to create an MVP.
Technological Coordinator - June 2013 - June 2015
Technological Decision Making is a key factor for any company, and that’s the role I played in Vivelab Manizales, where I put into practice my skills related to Knowledge and Technological Management. This role is also divided into more specific tasks such as: advice on technological issues for regional entrepreneurs, development of technological solutions for University of Caldas, and webmaster of different institutional projects.
Translator English-Spanish - 2014 - 2015
For over the last 2 editions, the International Image Festival has contracted my services as translator, where my responsibilities go from the formal reception of international guests, to the translation of each one of the communications made before, during, and after the festival.
Back-End Developer - January 2013 - June 2013
Translator - June 2011 - July 2012
In One To One, I wrote translations for clients like RCN Televisión and Hyundai, where having the highest grammar skills was essential not only in spanish but in english. My responsibility was the coordination of collective translations all the way to the final delivery to the client.
TRU Digital Media
Web Development (HTML5, CSS3, JS, jQuery, Sass, Compass, Bootstrap, Git, PHP, MySQL) - March 2016
Game Jam - Transitio_MX, México
Event Coordination - September 2015
In the Festival of electronic arts and video Transitio MX “Cambios Compartidos” I carried out the coordination of a Game jam that aimed to develop critical and social impact video games for Ciudad de México, México.
Service - April 2015
The coaching received by Ricardo Ospina in order to present his initiative Loopero Project, was key to generate instant connections with investors that without thinking twice, made him a set of business proposals during the Mercado de Diseño, Artes Electrónicas y Tecnología in the International Image Festival.
The Compliment Project
Personal Project (WordPress) - March 2015
How to build your portfolio online
Vivelab Manizales Workshop - August 2014
Nowadays, the development of websites has stop being a luxury of some and has become a need of many. CMS have made this task accessible to any person thanks to its flexibility and modularity. WordPress is one the best CMS for general purposes and in this workshop we are going to learn how to use it in order to build high impact websites, both for personal and enterprise purposes.
Transmedia Videogame Level 3 (Unity3D) - December 2013
Universidad de Caldas - 5 years
During this period, I developed knowledge in areas like: Programming, Algorithmics, Databases, Software Engineering, Communication, Security and Knowledge management. Nonetheless, what differentiates me is my academic leadership and my ability to unfold in interdisciplinary teams through methodologies like SCRUM and Design thinking.
When he was just 14, I met Raul Cuero, Colombian scientist who believed in the intellectual development of young people through the parks of creativity. It was there when I had my first formal encounter with science, he taught me that research requires work, determination and dedication, but what a better way to leave a legacy if not benefiting humanity itself.
A guitar at age 8 was my starting point in the musical field, empirically developed knowledge was formalized over time and the result can be seen here. Now I’m part of a university choir where I work on my voice and I learn to give it a suitable use at the musical and professional level.
Personal growth is the cornerstone of my life, through it I seek continuous improvement and constant expansion. Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer and RSD are some of the references that I read daily.
Felipe Cesar Londoño
Universidad de Caldas President - 2015
I know Juan David Herrera a few years ago, as a practitioner student in many projects of the Universidad de Caldas, but also as Technological Coordinator of Vivelab Manizales. He has participated as technical producer of different programs and events we carry out. Juan David has shown a high academic capacity, knowledge and important skills in areas related to technologies, media and creation in general. He has demonstrated an excellent performance in the task assigned, great capacity of analysis, critical thinking and significant disposition for the development of programs in research and projection. He has stood for being always active, and with great personal capacities of team work.
Hector Fabio Torres
Centro Cultural Universitario Rogelio Salmona General Manager - 2015
Potentially, the current artist must be a person that integrates knowledge in sound, visual, semiotics and the new forms of structuration from programming; Juan David synthesizes all of these components, which makes him stand out as a programmer, artist and a person in the national and international landscape.
Gustavo Isaza Echeverry
Professor/Researcher Universidad de Caldas - PhD in Software Engineering - 2015
Juan has stood out because he is a brilliant student, with spirit of curiosity which expresses the scientific talent, evidenced in his academic performance and in the development of different projects related to the information technologies and computational sciences. In the research context, he is creative, propositive and innovator; a great work companion, showing skills in multiple technologies, development environments, among others; according to this, he has demonstrated the capacity to adapt to autonomous work environments using limited resources, with a high potential to participate in scientific activities and to carry out to a good term his projects.
Producer of the International Image Festival - 2015
I had the opportunity to work with the judicious, responsible, innovative and unconditional work of Juan David in different teams that I have led through different projects in different opportunities. As a student, he has shown great performance and research capacity, in areas that integrate both theoretical and practical scenarios. Also, he has supported the technical coordination of laboratories focused in design and the creation of digital contents; he has shown constancy in his creative and work capacity, from his responsibilities in management and project management. Juan has stood out for being a dynamic person when acquiring new knowledge, with great capacities for work team and an unequaled human quality.