Daniel Infante Vargas

Résumé

Summary

Have been building software for the web since 2005. Highly value autonomy and ownership. Focused on getting things done. I define myself as a Product Engineer: a full-stack developer with an eye for design and strong product thinking. Lean and agile methodologies practitioner. I thrive in a modern product organization, working in a collaborative, data-driven, multidisciplinary team.

Experience

2018

Chief Everything Officer at Polla Mundial Rusia 2018

Bogotá, Colombia. rusia2018.app

FIFA World Cup prediction game.

  • Solo project where I wore multiple hats: product manager, designer, researcher, developer, devops, marketer, customer service…
  • Rapid iteration to launch the product in just a couple weeks
  • Quickly and unexpectedly reached a large number of users that crashed the app. Taught me a lot about scalability
  • Users loved it: retention and conversion were high, it had a good viral coefficient and I received lots of unsolicited nice feedback

Tools used

Dev: Ruby on Rails, React, Tailwind, SASS, CSS Modules, PostCSS, PostgreSQL, Rubocop, Cane, Eslint, Prettier. Design: Sketch, Overflow. Analytics: Segment, MixPanel, FullStory. Monitoring: Sentry, New Relic.

2017–2018

CTO and Co-founder at Ricky

CDMX, México / Bogotá, Colombia. ricky.capital

Online investment platform.

  • Built a React front-end and Ruby on Rails back-end
  • Designed some of the screens and helped define the brand and direction of the product
  • Defined and evangelized a process for the product team (inspired by many) and a protocol for the dev team (inspired by Thoughtbot’s protocol)

Tools used

Ruby on Rails, React, PostgreSQL, Rubocop, Cane, Eslint, Prettier; Segment, MixPanel, HotJar; Docker.

2015–2016

CTO and Co-founder at Emma

Bogotá, Colombia. holaemma.co

Productivity tool for Real Estate agents.

  • Built native apps for both iOS and Android, and Ruby on Rails back-end
  • Still being used daily by hundreds of users
  • Generates small recurring revenue

Education

2004–2009

B.S. Computer Science

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

  • I achieved the second-best score in the country on a national test (ECAES) taken by every student about to graduate.
  • My graduation project in agile development methodologies was graded with the highest score.
  • Main subjects included object-oriented programming, software engineering, data structures, algorithms, and databases.

Projects

 

Webpacker-React

Contributed to a plugin that deeply integrates React into a Rails app with webpacker.

 

STP Ruby

Wrote a Ruby gem to interact with a banking payments provider in Mexico.

 

Awesome product process

Started a list of resources documenting how great product companies work.

 

Design case studies

List of design case studies of great live products by the people who built them.