Vinny Alves, Whitby (GTA), Canada
vinny [at] usestrict [dot] net



To provide creative and innovating solutions using Perl and PHP allied with Oracle and MySQL databases, as well as other Web and non-Web techniques.

Work Experience

03/2011 – Present: UseStrict Consulting

Customize WordPress and third-party plugins without touching their source code, thus allowing clients to keep receiving updates. Create web applications based on WordPress using custom written plugins. Profile at usestrict

02/2010 – Present: SiteSell Inc., Montreal, Canada

Responsible for fixing bugs in the company’s legacy Perl codebase, and developing new projects such as integrating with Facebook and adopting UTF-8 as default encoding for customer’s sites. Technical Lead for WordPress development.

12/2005 – 01/2010: IBM Brazil, Hortolandia, São Paulo

IT Specialist/Team Lead: Provided support for numbering system for large US Telecom company; Developed scripts and programs to enhance several systems; Analyzed data to determine the root cause of data inconsistencies caused by billing systems; Drove fixes for the issues discovered; Trained new resources; Installed and configured Apache/mod_perl and developed new web- and console applications using Perl, PHP, Javascript, CSS, MySQL, and Oracle.

06/2005 – 10/2005: Sun Microsystems/Brazilian Govmt., Porto Alegre

Linux Instructor: Taught basic and advanced Linux system administration to young adults in a joint venture between Sun Microsystems and the Brazilian Government in an effort to reduce software piracy.

05/2002 – 12/2004: Atechs/Servisites – São Paulo, Brazil

Linux System Administrator/Web Developer: Built and configured a web hosting company using Linux and Windows servers (Web servers, DNS servers, Mail servers, Antivirus, Firewall, etc), and developed several websites for the company’s clients.

1994 – 2005: English instructor

Taught English to executives and teenagers at several different companies and institutions.


College Diploma – IT Management. (Global avg. 9.02 out of 10)


– Perl, PHP, SQL programming
– HTML, CSS, JavaScript
– Apache web server
– MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL
– Linux System Administration
– JQuery, Ajax, Codeigniter, Magento, OSTicket, WordPress


– dynamic content controlled by scheduling or geo-location to be used in any site.
– MyWebChat: a basic chat application using Ajax
– Jobs by UseStrict: a job listing aggregator

Awards and Achievements


At SiteSell: