I love programming, but its not what my entire life is composed of. I love nature and animals more than socializing. I enjoy spending time with my family and my cat. I'm a private person and I love sharing only the most important life stories with my closest friends. I'm a very organized person as well and I hate clutter. I love GTD and I count my blessings everday. :)
I have had many blogs before, but I decided to compile all of my works in one place. Hence, the birth of Coderkitty. My day to day blogging is compiled under Livinglife. Its where I pour most of my thoughts into. I recently just put up a site to host my photographic creativity! Please visit: Pictures
I enjoy helping out friends with their minor coding challenges, and I love to tinker with this site when I'm free. Otherwise, I'm usually found whetting my appetite with different cutting edge technologies, or doing some freelance work. I don't like coffee that much, though I love having tea while working.
What differentiates me from the rest is my passion. I'm always trying to be better at what I do and what I love. There's no stopping me from learning anything if I wanted it, or if that is what's needed. Above all, I do what is best according to what the situation calls. I'm highly opinionated and I always put myself in the context of whatever I am doing or asked to do so, may it be in meetings or simple conversations.
Manages at team of 19 heads including Product Infra team, Development team and QA team. Mainly responsible for delivering products from specs to a usable web application. Targets performance upgrades and architectural enhancements to make products work faster and seamlessly with other products. Assists in eliminating impediments and overheads to development by means of Agile implementation. Also actively involved in process planning and assist in Tech Support task spill. Advocates good process flow, change management, release management and quality control.
I was initially hired to complete an unfinished job of another developer. Was able to to deliver the project to a production deploy and a more user-friendly pageflow. I earned a very good reputation for delivering specs more quickly than their former developer; and earned myself a raise in my hourly rate.
Managed the team resources and aided in upgrades in process management. Upheld better Agile practice in order to deliver products with better quality and faster turnaround time. I also assisted in hiring more IT staff for developer, infra and QA position. Occasionally, I still worked on some projects that required development. I do research on what good technologies there are that we can adapt to make our development faster and with ease.
In the senior developer position, I planned for the improvement of the quality of programming of the team by introducing and maintaining brown bag sessions for sharing knowledge and promoting new learnings. I coached junior developers and looked after maintaining good process and good product quality. I took a great role in upgrading our products to use more cutting edge technology and migrate our data to a more improved platform and architecture.
I was part of a small team involved in planning new and upcoming features. I created scripts and new features using ruby on rails for a web development project owned and maintained by the company. My responsibilities involved debugging, maintaining and enhancing code to improve performance, readability and usability.
I was hired to produce a website driven by a ground-up built CMS using PHP on Smarty. MIS and web development were my primary responsibility. After completion of the project, I was tasked to maintain the site and debug as needed.
The service I rendered was more on coaching and mentoring the technical team (from designer to developer to infra team) to equip them with the best practices and best tools to utilize for the success of their current and upcoming projects.
Handled a startup company's IT team that composed of only 3 people. Managed to deploy an e-commerce website to sell digital goods. Managed third party online services for streaming, like Akamai. Also successfully made possible several live events to be streamed online (i.e.: Boom boom Bautista's box against Meza @ Araneta Coliseum, Nescafe Musiklaban last 2007.
Developed a Child Friendly Monitoring Survey System (CFSS) to be used nationwide across DepEd governed schools. During these times, I managed the project along with some encoders and rendered trainings across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Engineering an existing system built from Oracle, Oracle Reports and with a little bit of PHP to Ruby on Rails with PostgresQL. The project was an internal tool used to manage records of the said agency dating way back to 1930s.
Brought some spice to the IT department. Aggregating developers of different languages as one unified team. Was able to deliver several projects including web and mobile products. Integrates tasks with MIS department. Introduced several process changes like revision control, release management, tests and quality management.
Implements suitable systems framework for development of an existing project; Audits/Inspects developed codes against imposed standards. Over the short period of time, I was promoted to the Development Team Head. Coaches the team on skill upgrades, introduced Symfony PHP framework for development.
Released a computerized registration system for UPIS, a desktop system built from Python, runs on windows systems. It was built to manage records of students, determine next schedules and class assignments, generate reports, certificates and cards. Managed a small team of coders as well during these period.
Taught Mathematics (Algebra) to 1st year and 2nd year students of SMC. During this period, I learned skills in academic teaching. I was also able to increase the passing rates of students in Math class by increasing their involvement and motivation to learn the subject.
Handled the project's first intranet site. Also managed encoders for the project. Was able to develop and release the project using PHP/Python and SAP DB into production mode.
Worked as part of a 3-man team. Our project was to re-engineer a visual basic based accounting software to C/C++. Learned Macromedia, PostgresQL and more of Linux. Handled a project for Ballard & Tighe publishing for 5 months.
I've been managing people as early as 2004. I have handled a team ranging from 3 up to 21. In PAWS, I managed the encoding team while developing input forms for survey questionnaires. In DOST-ASTI, I was lead of the development team, managing the transition of product development from unframeworked PHP to Symfony. When I worked as a Software Development Manager, I had the opportunity to manage several different products of the company related to telecommunications. I have also experience working in the IPTV industry. In 2010, I was able to handle several projects at the same time. From gathering specs from stakeholders to managing team of developers to deployment and post production maintenance, I have earned experience from challenges.
I have almost 12 years of professional experience working on web development. I have started with PHP, then learned Python and now, fell in love with Ruby on Rails. I have started working with RoR since 2006 on several projects both as a freelancer and as a web developer for the companies I have worked with.
I was privileged to have a skill of transforming technical terms into simple terms for easier understanding. I've taught high school students math, mentored some developers to learn about agile iteration, version control and Ruby on Rails. For some of my projects as well, I was able to travel the country to render trainings.
Marichris is a refreshing change from coders that can't communicate and never can quite deliver what you need. Her work ethic is superior, only to be rivaled by her expert knowledge and execution within the Ruby language. I'd recommend her to you, but if I have anything to do with it, you wont ever have the chance to hire her because I'll have her busy. :)
I contracted with Maricris to develop and implement a website for our client in the media industry. I am extremely happy with Maricris' ability to take rough ideas, and to turn them into an accurate, professional, attractive and intuitive, user-friendly website that is made with ruby on rails. Maricris effectively blends excellent technical skills with good listening, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. She made this project painless, efficient, fun, and ultimately better than I imagined the outcome.
Maricris is gracious and professional in incorporating my afterthoughts and minor changes once the project was underway. Maricris is forward-thinking in her design approach, and helped us to think beyond the initial imaginings. She kept the larger vision in mind, while effectively attending to accuracy and clarity in the details. Maricris' dedication to the project ensures that it will be completed and implemented on budget and ahead of schedule.
We will surely take on some more of our future projects to a rock star ruby on rails developer such as Maricris!!
A hard worker. Organized in everything she does. Very effective leader.
Maricris never forgot to provide guidance and direction when it was most needed. But she knows when to trust the employee with even the most delicate and crucial tasks. She never underestimates and was easy to identify when an employee needed help. She resorts to assisting the employees where others would have criticized.
It is with great pleasure that I find myself writing this letter of recommendation for Maricris. Chris was an outstanding employee who on a daily basis went above and beyond in her Software Manager role to support Gameasiatel. Chris willingly accepts new assignments and offers to help wherever she can. Chris remained steadfast in her calmness and dependability. She is an extraordinary employee and a vital member of the team. Chris has demonstrated excellent managerial and decision making skills. She is attentive to tasks and works tirelessly to achieve the goals of the department. She is a positive and dependable employee, and performs her duties in a timely and conscientious manner.
Maricris is an invaluable asset to any department, and I highly recommend hiring her. If you’d like to discuss her attributes in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact me
Assign Maricris a project and she will give her 100% effort in making the project succeed. Her proven coding skills, coupled with a friendly attitude at work make her a very good team leader - that's why the group she handled at gametel before adored her. She has what it takes to get the job done, with finesse.
It is a distinct pleasure to recommend to you one of the senior systems analyst at DOST-ASTI. I worked with her with one of DOST's e-gov projects.
Maricris is an outstanding consultant who continuously exceeds the expectations set for her position. Maricris willingly accepts challenging assignments and offers to contribute where ever she can. She has demonstrated excellent programming and analytical skills which are very essential to address the constantly evolving client’s business requirements. The best thing I noticed in her is her insatiable zeal to learn latest technical skills, technology stacks and tools and offer better solutions.
Maricris has a clear understanding of the software engineering principles and her ability to apply them to solve problems reflects her excellent analytical abilities. Her desire to share her knowledge with her peers, clarity in communicating her ideas and ability to systematically deal with a problem at hand make her suitable for team work.
Highly dependable; extremely resourceful; very knowledgable
Attendees of the Certified Scrum Master training course range from software developers, programmers, and project managers of the IT industry’s leading companies who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of Scrum. According to attendees, many of their clients are either already using the methodology or are interested in using it with the goal of increasing productivity. The last training course was attended by such companies as Ideyatech, SQME Professional, ProV International, HP NexUS, and Macquarie. By far, Scrum seems to be getting good results, as Maricris Nonato of DevEx attests. “I think it’s working well for us,” she claims. 'The turnaround of every sprint cycle is good. By far I haven’t had a failed sprint yet. And our stakeholders are happy. You know the transparency thing that scrum promotes is very helpful for them. Scrum is really working out for us.'
Just a year ago, I started shooting while I lived temporarily in Pasay. I fell inlove with it and soonafter, I purchased my own pistol. I got myself a Glock 22, and a permit to carry. I have not yet joined any competition because I'm still working on my aim at different distances. I have so far invested in good equipment as of yet and will be investing further to aid my vision while shooting. Soon, I plan to join amateur competitions and earn my own trophies.
I started Yoga way back in 2011. My very first teacher was a real Yogi from India. I walked every weekend to my ashram where we practice. I learned to listen to Babanam music and found peace in eating more vegetables and organic food. Because it was therapeutic for my scoliosis, I continued to do Yoga until I moved away from Quezon City. Now, I'm trying to get back into more consistent Yoga practice either on my own or in a class.
Its hard to believe that I did like this sport the moment I tried it. If I wanted to do something very rigorous and get myself reallly active, this is the sport I turn to. Aside from running/jogging, this is really going to slim you down and get all those muscles working. Elorde gym is my first boxing gym, and probably will be the last.
When I moved to my newly bought condo unit, the pool enticed me but I am unable to swim. I wanted to learn how to swim badly so I enroled myself in a Total Immersion class. At current, I'm now able to swim 250 meters (at least 10 laps) as an everyday exercise. I've been enjoying my recent tempo trainer which is very useful to clock my strokes.
When we had a disastrous storm, I lost all my books and it devastated me. I turned to ebook reading. I prefer the Nook rather than the Kindle. I invested in a lot of ebooks from Barnes and Noble. I also purchase technical books in ebook format so I can read them anywhere I go. O'reilly is also another one of my favorite ebook vendors.
Its amazing how you can pour your thoughts online and it becomes very therapeutic. Not only am I able to talk to 'someone' when I'm writing, but I'm also able to release stress. I look at it as a timeline of my thoughts. Rather than keeping everything on Facebook, my blog tells more about me and how I think.
I have a very beautiful black cat as my pet. She's now 13 years old and counting. I look forward everyday to come home and pet her. She comes to the door everynight I get home. When we wake up, we kiss 'good morning'. This is how she greets me; by stepping on my knee and putting her nose to mine. I treat her as my little princess and always pay attention to her needs.