Carmelo Santana

Independent Consultant

Carmelo Santana

Male
35 years old
Hudson Valley, New York
United States

Mood: Missing 🌮
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Carmelo Santana's Interests
Games

Satisfactory, Path of Exile, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Rise of Kingdoms 🌽, Elder Scrolls Online 💩

Radio

All Things Considered, Car Talk, Fresh Air, Radiolab, Science Friday

Heroes

Edward Snowden and my mother

Books

Angels & Demons, Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?, Yak Butter Blues

Digital Series

Stranger Things, Glow, The End of The F**cking World, Narcos, Orange Is the New Black, Ozark, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, High Maintenance, Insecure, Veep, Vice, Westworld

Oldies: Boardwalk Empire, Rome, Silicone Valley (first couple seasons), The Sopranos, House of Cards

Television

Mr. Robot, Americas Test Kitchen, American Crime, Breaking Bad, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Sopranos, Planet Earth, Top Chef, The Great British Bake Off, Martha Bakes, Shark Tank, The Walking Dead, The Good Wife

Movies

Die Hard 3, Birdcage, Birdman, God Father, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, Scarface, Working Girl, Burn After Reading, Dope, Arrival, Outbreak

Music

Work: Brain.fm

Easy Listening: o k h o, Saito, Canti, Feign, Brothel, Trashlord, foxwedding, Harukasuka, SLIGHT, Kamandi, Baths, Bonobo, Bloc Party, Coconut Records, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, M83, The Drums, Deerhunter, Toro Y Moi, Passion Pit, Bombay Bicycle Club, Neon Indian

Weekend Stuff: Drake, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Rocky, B.I.G, D.I.T.C, Wu-Tang, Fugees, Necro

Acquired Taste: In Dying Arms, Deftones, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Liferuiner, Emmure, Misery Signals, Chelsea Grin, For The Fallen Dreams, Erra, Northlane, Dream On Dreamer, Molotov Solution, Vanna, Humanity’s Last Breath

General

Yoga, streaming, our compost tumbler.

Carmelo Santana's Details
Occupation

Lead Engineer.
WordPress consultant for hire – contact me today.

Education

Mostly self taught, always experimenting and learning.

Drink

Pu-erh tea and kombucha

Zodiac Sign

Aquarius

Ethnicity

Puerto Rican

Hometown

Newburgh, NY

Here For

Networking

Status

You’ve got mail!

Carmelo Santana's Work
Lead Engineer

dealerx.com

Lead developer on a fast and feature rich vehicle inventory platform powered by WordPress.

• Created import processes to manage large datasets
• Developed fully featured vehicle search API.
• Maintained several scalable multi-node WordPress networks.

DealerX formerly Media Revo

Location: Edgewater, NJ

August 2010 – Present
Principal

d–dle.com

A small group of talented engineers and entrepreneurs dedicated to the simple solution.

Location: Greater New York City Area

January 2012 – Present
Independent Consultant

carmelosantana.com

Reliable.

Location: Lower Hudson Valley, NY

April 2010 – Present
Owner

wpcld.com

Yet another cloud centric, highly scalable WordPress network.

Location: Greater New York City Area

April 2010 – July 2013
Web Developer

searchtroop.com

Tackled all things PHP.

• Custom WordPress functionality
• Setup multi-site networks
• SEO friendly HTML.

Location: New Windsor

August 2008 – April 2010
Carmelo Santana's Schools
Dutchess Community College

Digital Arts

2003 – 2005

I’m accepting new projects with immediate availability. Due to the recent economic turn down my schedule is more open then usual. If you need help with your WordPress or PHP project let’s get in touch!

I'm offering discounted rates to individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19. We can help each other move forward and get through this together.

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Carmelo Santana's Blurbs
Latest

These past few months I’ve been interested in journalism, particularly open source journalism. I think there’s a need and an opportunity to build a platform that can help people identify sources and make informed decisions regarding the information and news we’re all consuming. The platform should be open source allowing anyone to view the code and contribute. The content should be community sourced as well. I’ve written about it briefly here and expect more in the coming months.

About Me

Slowly realizing I don’t have as may hobbies as I used to. Family is really consuming the majority of my free time. I’m having a tough time balancing work, career development and family development. It all takes time and the balance is a struggle sometimes. Open to suggestions!

About My Work

Highly skilled software engineer with over 15 years development experience. Seasoned WordPress consultant with a deep understanding of core functionality, plugin/theme development, and automated network deployment. Familiar with open source licenses and the concerns that can arise with commercial ventures.

  • Comfortable supporting a team under difficult time frames.
  • Accustomed to meeting the demands of national brands.

Specialties: php, mysql, wordpress, bash, deployment automation, streaming, simplicity

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