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Carmelo Santana

Independent Consultant, Programmer, and Yoga Enthusiast

Carmelo Santana

31 years old
Hudson Valley, New York
United States

Mood: ðŸ˜†
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Carmelo Santana's Interests

Programmer, bike rider, high energy border collie mix, channels 2-13 + and some public broadcasting, plenty of bandwidth, and too many web articles.


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


House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Orange Is the New Black, Narcos


American Crime, Shark Tank, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Sopranos, Planet Earth


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


Edward Snowden, Michael Knight

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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 Software Engineer | DealerX.com

Location: Edgewater, NJ

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

August 2010 – Present
Principal | d–dle Group Inc

Location: Greater New York City Area

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

January 2012 – Present
Independent Consultant | CarmeloSantana.com


April 2010 – Present
Owner | WP CLD

Location: Greater New York City Area

Yet another cloud centric, highly scalable WordPress network.

April 2010 – July 2013
Web Developer | SearchTroop

Location: New Windsor

Tackled all things PHP.

• Custom WordPress functionality
• Setup multi-site networks
• SEO friendly HTML.

August 2008 – April 2010
Carmelo Santana's Schools
Dutchess Community College

Digital Arts

2003 – 2005

Setting up PGP email this weekend. Happy Memorial day!

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Playing Quake 3 on OS-X ( view more )

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 13 years web development experience. 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. Familiar with open source licenses and the concerns that can arise with commercial ventures.

Latest work:

  • Learning Swift
  • Writing various Casper JS bots
    • Automated data entry
    • User emulation
  • Arduboy
  • Reducing server power consumption

Specialties: wordpress, php, mysql, casper js, hhvm, lamp, mamp, os-x app server, simplicity

Currently available for limited remote development. 

About Me

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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