albert fernández{ developer }

About me

Hi! I'm Albert, a software developer based in Barcelona.

I enjoy building applications for the web. I am passionate about creating great user experiences, with great performance, and that can be accessible for all users.

I am originally from Tarragona, where I studied a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering at Universitat Rovira i Virgili. I also hold a MSc in Digital Media Engineering by the Technical University of Denmark.

After graduating from the MSc, I lived for a few years in Copenhagen, and in 2017 I moved back to Catalonia, from where I work remotely for Peakon as Senior Frontend Developer.

Where I've worked

Senior Frontend Engineer @ Peakon

May 2017 - PresentRemote (Barcelona)

  • Write modern, performant, maintanable code for all frontend applications: manager dashboard, employee survey, training system.
  • Introduced React and I lead and architected the migration from angular to a modern stack.
  • Built and maintained the css & components libraries, used in many different projects.
  • Architected and engineered many major features across the entire product.
  • Accessibility champion, lead the efforts in the frontend team to achieve WCAG Level AA conformance.

Where I've studied

MSc in Digital Media Engineering @ Technical University of Denmark

September 2012 - August 2014Lyngby, Copenhagen

  • Relevant courses in software engineering, requirements engineering, mobile app prototyping, artificial intelligence, machine learning and UX/UI Engineering.
  • MSc Thesis on Data Visualization for Informed Consent at Sensible DTU.
  • As part of the Mobile App prototyping course, a team of 3 developed an Android app that was used as the official annual commencement event app. The app was context-aware and provided an overview of the different events.

BSc in Telecommunications @ Universitat Rovira i Virgili

September 2008 - September 2011Tarragona, Catalonia

  • BSc in telecommunications, but specialization in computer networks & programming.
  • Relevant courses included: computer networks, mobile (Android) and web application development.
  • BSc Thesis on developing a privacy-aware protocol to monitor people with cognitive impairments. A research paper was published as part of this work IEEE: m-carer.

Works

Topics

Rework of the existing topic functionality. Peakon does an analysis of the company's comments, and extracts common topics using machine…

  • React
  • Redux
  • postcss

Heatmap

Rewrote the existing heatmap into a new one in React, using react-virtualized and Redux. It replaced the previous one built in Angular a…

  • React
  • Redux
  • react-virtualized
  • postcss