About Me

Gabriel Somoza
I’m Gabriel Somoza, a Belgium-based Technical Director and Web Architect.

I currently spend most of my time leading Strategery – a boutique web development company that specializes in building high-quality e-commerce stores and web applications. I’m also a Zend Certified Engineer and Magento Certified Developer Plus.

When I’m not working I spend time with my beautiful wife, travel, and do some research to broaden my skills.

 

WORK HISTORY

Mar 2011 – Present

Founder

Strategery, Inc.

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. I spend most of my time with Strategery in meetings interfacing with clients, distributing responsibilities, submitting project proposals, etc.

Dec 2009 – Apr 2011

Freelance Web Developer

Worked for several international clients as Project Manager using technologies such as Magento, Zend, WordPress, Ruby on Rails, Joomla and Amazon Web Services (EC2, EBS, S3). Contributed to a few open-source projects such as the official Twitter Ruby gem (library) and Adobe Kuler’s PHP library..

2008

Senior Rails Developer

Aycron Solutions (Argentina)

Build custom CMS in Ruby on Rails for clients in the USA.

2000

Teen Geek

12 years old

This is where my passion for web development began – with Macromedia Flash 5. Built a handful of websites and games by the age of 13. Around age 15 shifted away from web to learn Visual Basic, then C & C++, eventually to return to the web with PHP at age 18 and Ruby on Rails at 20.

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BACK-END SKILLS

Magento

WordPress

Ruby on Rails

PHP (other frameworks)

Best Practices

FRONT-END SKILLS

HTML5

CSS3

jQuery

Responsive

PSD to HTML

Best Practices

BUSINESS SKILLS

Project Management

Client Relations

Ecommerce

TESTIMONIALS

Chris BunkVP of Technology / Refinery29

I’ve had the fortune of working with Gabriel on numerous projects and been very impressed with not only his technical abilities (and ability to learn new things) but his professional maturity which would be strong for someone twice his age.

Jess Levin Co-Founder / Carats & Cake

As our Technical Director, Gabriel has been a critical addition to the Carats & Cake team. His technical expertise and excellent management skills have strengthened our engineering team and helped us deliver a very scalable, high-quality product. I would highly recommend Gabriel for use on both startups or existing product teams.

Lew Alpert Founder / Chilmark Digital

Gabriel has worked as Technical Director for several products in our company. He helped us to improve our processes, infrastructure and practices, and went above and beyond what was asked of him. His efforts and strategic advice led to a more robust architecture and new features. I’m extremely satisfied with his technical knowledge and management skills – and would recommend him to anyone seeking an excellent engineer or project manager.

Michael Mignona Founder / MINYONA

Gabriel is an amazing problem solver and is extremely personable. I will definitely work with him in the near future, and so should you.