Gabi Purcaru developer

I've been introduced to programming at the age of 11, solving algorithmic puzzles in C++. In highschool I've participated in computer science contents, always being in the top 25 in my country at my age. I'm constantly trying to become a better developer by learning and hacking. Over the time I've learned Python, Go, Javascript, C++, SQL, Django, jQuery, node.js, PHP, Bash scripting, AWS technologies, HTML5 and have stuck my nose into countless other technologies. I've also written my own HTML5 File Uploading utility, Mule Uploader. I consider myself a generalist in that I can pick up any technology and get going without having been working with it for X years.

I'm currently a student at FMI / UNIBUC.



University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
“Ecaterina Teodoroiu” National College, intensive computer science, Tîrgu-Jiu, Gorj, Romania

Work Experience

July 2014 - September 2014
Software Engineer Intern - Facebook
September 2011 - May 2014
Frontend / Backend freelance developer - Cinely
August 2011 - September 2013
Freelance development

Open Source Projects

Open-source resilient HTML5 uploader, featuring:
  • Upload speedup
  • Resilience against internet connection interruptions
  • Resumable
  • Large file uploads (40GB+)
School project that involved creating a regular expression engine from scratch in Go. The regular expression is parsed into a Nondeterministic Finite Automaton that gets transformed to a Deterministic Finite Automaton, that is used to match a given word.
BitTorrent client implemented in Go.

Technical Skills

Python Django, Flask, Zencoder, lxml, PIL, boto (S3)
JavaScript jQuery, Mule-Uploader, CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing)
Go Yomato, regex
Ruby Sinatra, RMagick
C and C++
Relational Databases MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite
Revision Control Tools Git, Mercurial, Subversion
Various APIs Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, SoundCloud, SendGrid, Zencoder, etc.
Linux (Ubuntu) apache, cron, ssh, bash
Drop me a line at I'm available for freelance work!