Hello, I am

Bruno Paz

Web application Engineer

About me

Hello! My name is Bruno Paz, born in Porto, Portugal, currently working at Jovago.
I am an Web Application Engineer, expert in PHP and Symfony Framework. Enthusiast about new technologies, DevOps and Agile methodologies.

Despite programming mostly in PHP and Symfony, I always try to keep up to date with other programming languages and methodologies so I can keep improving my knowledge and skills. By having a more global knowledge, even if it is superficial, about other technologies, I can have a better view of options when starting a new project so I can choose the most appropriate technology to fulfill the project requirements.

Also, I can take ideas and techniques from other languages and frameworks about how to do certain task.

One of the main reasons I like to be a programmer, is that I can make other people lives easier by developing solutions that automate the boring work and make them more productive, leaving them with more time for enjoying their lives.

I think its important to be really good at something but dont ignore all the rest. There is allways room for improvement.

The most important thing is: never stop learning!

Work Experience

Advanced Web Developer

Porto Tech Center April 2014 - current

Porto Tech Center (PTC) was founded by Rocket Internet in 2012 and today is part of 4 company group - Africa Internet Group (AIG), Rocket Internet, Millicom and MTN.

PTC is an IT development center, with over 250 IT-specialists, where we create solutions for companies like Jumia, Kaymu, Jovago. PTC works on e-commerce shops, logistics, business intelligence and mobile applications involving a wide range of high-end technologies.

I worked at Jovago project. nº 1 Africa´s Booking Portal.

Advanced Web Developer

VentureOak April 2014 - current

VentureOak mission is to provide a safe harbor to build startups. VentureOak provides the people, tools and experience to build the right product and thus give a lift to many great startups to enrich our lives and grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem..

Web and Android Developer

ueb August 2010 - March 2014

ueb is a startup in Porto area, aiming to buiild useful, simple and affordable online solutions for people and small business. Some of the solutions developed by ueb includes:

  • uebbill.com: Invoicing plataform.
  • ueb.mobi: Plataform for sending SMS
  • uebsales: CRM solution
  • appzlab.net: Applications for facebook.
  • uebmkt - marketing tools
  • customer care and satisfaction analytics.
  • custom websites and applications for clients


Licentiate degree, Computer Engineering

Superior Institute of Engeneering of Porto (ISEP) 2006 - 2011
  • Project (Development of an end of course internship)
  • Systems Architecture (Web Application Development, mostly using .NET platform)
  • Paradigms of Programming (Object oriented programming using the JAVA language).
  • Systems Administration (Networking, Servers ...)
  • Databases (Programming and maintenance of Oracle and SQL Server databases. PL/SQL, T-SQL)
  • Application Engeneering (RUP,UML, Design Patterns and other software development techniques)
  • Stuctures of Information( Development of applications using C++ language).

SF2C3 - Extending and Hacking Symfony2

Sensio Labs January 2015

This workshop leads you to the highest level of the Symfony 2 framework by training you in advanced usages of Symfony like application audit, optimization and customization of the Symfony 2 framework.

Fullstack BDD Workshop by Marcello Duarte

Flag | Centros de Formação March 2014

This workshop was part of SymfonyDay Portugal event. Presented by Inviqa´s Head of coaching and Lead Developer of PHPSpec, Marcello Duarte. In the first part of the workshop, Marcello talked about Agile Methodologies and techniques for requirements gathering like Mind Maps and Impact Maps as well as user stories.

In the second part, we worked together developing a real life solution, from the user stories writing with Behat to the unit tests with PHPSpec.

CS169.1x, Software as a Service

UC Berkeley 2013

CS169.1x teaches the fundamentals for engineering long-lived software using Agile techniques to develop Software as a Service (SaaS) using Ruby on Rails.

Time Management skills and Personal Efficiency

IsepForGlobe February 2014
  • Myths and common problems in time management
  • Common Habits in time management
  • Urgency vs Importancy
  • Efficient time management
  • Definition of goals, priorities and planning
  • Leadership and delegation
  • Individual plan of time management

Android Course

DEI - ISEP November 2011 - December 2011

Course that teaches the basics of Android Programming Including:

  • Activity Lifecycle
  • Layouts and Views
  • Menus
  • Databases (SQLite)
  • Location API
  • Background Service,AsyncTasks and Threads
  • Widgets
  • Sensors and Multimedia


Symfony2 Developer Expert

Sensio Labs October 2013

Software as a Service

edX, License BerkeleyX/CS169.1x/2013_Spring February 2013

Android Platform Course

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto December 2011


Some projects I worked on. Please click on each project icon, for more details about the project.

jovago.com - Africa's Number 1 Booking Portal
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