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Carmelo Santana

Independent Consultant, Programmer, and Yoga Enthusiast

Carmelo Santana

33 years old
Hudson Valley, New York
United States

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Carmelo Santana's Interests

Programming, PBS, baking, family, our pup, learning, yoga

TODO: Read more paper backs


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


Easy Listening: 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: Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Rocky, B.I.G, D.I.T.C, Wu-Tang, Fugees, Los


Acquired Taste: 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


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


Boardwalk Empire, High Maintenance, Insecure, Rome, Silicone Valley, The Sopranos, Veep, Vice, Westworld


Stranger Things, Glow, The End of The F**cking World, House of Cards, Mind Hunters, Narcos, Orange Is the New Black, Ozark, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


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


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


Edward Snowden and my mother

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Newburgh, NY


Puerto Rican

Smoke / Drink

Much less these days, but anything from Newburgh Brewing Company is always welcomed.


Mostly self taught, always experimenting and learning.


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

Carmelo Santana's Work
Lead Engineer


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


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

Location: Greater New York City Area

January 2012 – Present
Independent Consultant



Location: Lower Hudson Valley, NY

April 2010 – Present


Yet another cloud centric, highly scalable WordPress network.

Location: Greater New York City Area

April 2010 – July 2013
Web Developer


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

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MySQL/MariaDB woes ( view more )

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MediaTemple DDOS ( view more )

Two weeks of HHVM ( view more )

Some Hello Doge, in C? ( view more )

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About My Work

Highly skilled software engineer with 14 years development experience. Half of which have been backend development and the last 5 managing large networks and low latency ad delivery.

Comfortable supporting a team under difficult time frames. Accustomed to meeting the demands of national brands. Seasoned WordPress consultant with a deep understanding of WP core and multisite hosting. Familiar with open source licenses and the concerns that can arise with commercial ventures.

Latest work:

  • Cryptocurrency portfolio and risk management tools
  • Low latency ad delivery via custom WordPress API
  • AI and Automation

Specialties: php, mysql, wordpress, casper js, hhvm, lamp, mamp, simplicity

Currently available for limited remote development. 

About Me

Past few months have been consumed by several cryptocurrency projects. Programming is hard enough, but a crash course in super volatile financial markets has been tedious to say the least.

Family is still number one priority, and I finally got back into yoga. Still have the CS server image but I know its highly unlikely I’ll be firing that up anytime soon.

Creating consumes the majority of my day while the family and pup have a strong hold on my nights and weekends. I’ve been trying to bike more and get back to a steady yoga routine. The mind is more capable when the body is challenged.

I love older games and tech. I’m a sucker for how simple things used to be. I setup an old Counter Strike Beta 6.1 server last year, but found it difficult to find players. I still have the server image ready to go if anyone wants to play!

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