Hi, my name is

Dainel Vera,

A Software Engineer Building Disruptive Tech.

10+ years of experience building web applications, embedded systems, and everything in between for small businesses and start-ups.

About Me

Hello! I'm Dainel, a software engineer based in Hollywood, FL.

I thrive in building disruptive software. Recently I've built bitcoin atm's, corporate software, crypto wallets, and more. Check out some of my favorite projects down below.

Need something built or simply want to have a chat? Reach out to me on social media or send me an email.

Here are a few technologies I enjoy working with:

  • Crystal
  • Ruby
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • HTML & (S)CSS
  • Vue.js

Where I've Worked

CTO / Co-Founder @ Bitstop

August 2014 - September 2019
  • Developed a Bitcoin Atm prototype that now supports a network of 100+ machines across 8 states.
  • Design and configuration of the fully automated CI lifecycle for the mission-critical external web app resulting in a 4x reduction of average deployment time.
  • Collaborate with Kiosk Machine Manufacturer to streamline the process of deploying custom software of base metal.
  • Participating in code reviews on multiple projects for code and design consistency across different teams.
  • Mentoring and coaching newly hired team members related to the business-critical applications.
  • Founded and hosted Miami’s first Bitcoin Hackathon.

Software Engineer @ HODL Wallet

April 2018 - September 2019
  • Lead the development of a Bitcoin only open source wallet for Android and iOS.
  • Hired a team to maintain and expand the wallet features in house.

Co-Founder @ The Plantain

March 2016 - October 2018
  • Setup and maintained a distributed Wordpress multisite, hosting multiple independent satirical news outlets.
  • Build and maintained satirical websites to support news articles.

Web Developer @ iAnalyst

July 2012 - July 2014
  • Developed and maintained code for in-house and client websites primarily using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery
  • Developed Wordpress themes from static HTML templates.
  • Edit and repurpose Wordpress plugins to fit customers needs.
  • Maintained 5 separate LAMP servers, hosting more than 80 active websites.
  • Offering customer support through an email ticketing system.

Some Things I've Built

Bitstop

Former CTO of Bitstop, Florida’s first Bitcoin ATM company focused on making Bitcoin simple and accessible. During this time I helped develop the architecture needed to support a network of ATM’s, grew and manage a team of 7 developers, planned and hosted Miami’s first bitcoin hackathon, deployed and manage a network of 200 Bitcoin ATMs.

  • Crystal
  • Ruby
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • .NET

HODL Wallet

HODL Wallet is a free, open-source and decentralized Bitcoin wallet that’s available for both iOS and Android. I have been involved with the project from initial idea through launch and beyond. The iOS marketplace lacked a Bitcoin focused decentralized wallet and we knew we could fill this gap with HODL. I was the lead developer of the prototype, a bitcoin-only fork of the original BRD wallet, helped transition the development to an in-house team and develop landing pages.

  • Swift
  • Java
  • C
  • Node.js

The Plantain

A Miami focused satirical news website, parodying The Onion, created by a group of friends to spread awareness of local news through humor. I helped set up a WordPress multisite and maintain the websites uptime.

  • Wordpress
  • Ruby
  • PHP

Open Source Projects

Florida COVID

A web app for visualizing and tracking COVID-19 cases in Florida

  • Ruby on Rails
  • jQuery

hunter.cr

Hunter.io API wrapper for Crystal-Lang

  • Crystal

Deadside Info

Interactive database for the video game Deadside

  • Ruby on Rails
  • jQuery

twilio.cr

A Crystal shard for communicating with the Twilio API

  • Crystal

pececito

Experimental fishing bot for World of Warcraft Classic

  • Python

Get In Touch

I’m currently looking for new opportunities as a backend engineer. Interested in collaborating or have a question? Say hello!

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