About Me

Self Introduction

Jaime Montoya

Jaime Montoya


I was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, on July 16th, 1986. I am currently working as a programmer and professor at Cupón Club and Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (School of Economics and Business), respectively. I am an active participant in Stack Overflow, a community where I learn and contribute, sometimes even by answering my own questions in order to document and share solutions to programming problems that I face. My education and work experience have always been heavily oriented to technical fields, particularly programming. I plan to continue working as a programmer I hope for the rest of my life!

I am a big fan of Safari Books Online, the world's most comprehensive technology learning platform. The immense catalog of high quality books that they include for programmers is impressive and I definitely recommend it for high-technology students and professionals, including programmers of course. I recognize that I am biased in favor of encouraging more people to become programmers in order to improve life and use those skills to find solutions to the most complex problems we face today. Yes, software and programming algorithms are extremely powerful! I want to be a soldier in the army of programmers to achieve new victories in the ongoing revolution that started long ago, when Ada Lovelace, widely known as the first programmer, became a writer, author and creator using an unconventional language that was born to live forever and change the world: code written by programmers.

What I consider as one of my major achievements was when in one of my job contracts, my job title was: "Programmer". I know that for some people being an astronaut or rocket scientist may be one of the most prestigious job titles, but for me, becoming a programmer was my dream and if I had to start my life again, I would choose the same profession without hesitating one moment because I consider it number one.

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My Skills

Technologies that I really love.

Visual Basic .NET
Oracle PL/SQL
Microsoft SQLServer

Work experience

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.

Languages: PHP, Java, Python, VBA, Visual Basic.NET, C.

Databases: SQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQLServer, SSIS, SSRS, MDX, Oracle PL/SQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, MongoDB.

Other: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, AJAX, jQuery UI, JavaScript, Bootstrap framework, Google Analytics Ecommerce, CakePHP, Android, JSON, XML, Beautiful Soup, Photoshop, Flash, Git, GitHub, IBM Rational ClearCase, CruiseControl, JasperReports, Power BI, Tableau Desktop, Weka, Gradle, Apache Maven, Microsoft Visual Studio, Oracle SQL Developer, Eclipse, Android Studio, NetBeans, fluent in Spanish.

Cupón Club, San Salvador, El Salvador
10.2016 - Present
Programmer, Oct 2016 - Present

Certified Optimization & Testing Specialist, issued by DigitalMarketer: http://goo.gl/g7x3Xu.

Upgraded jQuery core and plugins from legacy/deprecated to the latest version.

Upgraded the Android mobile app to make it compatible with the latest Android versions, integrating the upgrade of the latest development libraries such as Urban Airship SDK for push notifications, Google Play Services SDK, and migrating the development environment from Eclipse ADT plugin to Android Studio.

Redesigned the mobile version of the website using responsive design with the Bootstrap framework.

Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (School of Economics and Business), La Libertad, El Salvador
03.2011 - Present
Systems Analyst (Mar 2011 - Mar 2013), Professor (May 2017 - Jul 2017, Jan 2018 - Present)

Taught Excel VBA and Programming I courses in the Department of Engineering.

Worked as the webmaster of the University website.

Initiated the development of an online application system.

Built an online classroom booking system.

Administered open-source databases used for web applications, supporting and upgrading existing web systems.

Kodak Alaris, Rochester, NY
05.2014 - 08.2016
Software Intern, May 2014 - Aug 2014, May 2015 - Aug 2015, May 2016 - Aug 2016

Designed OLAP cubes for business intelligence, analytics, and reporting applications.

Created ETL processes, multidimensional databases, and cubes for OLAP analysis and data mining.

Developed and fixed Oracle PL/SQL scripts used to populate, data mine and generate production, service, and business reports for Remote Business Management products.

Stream Global Services, San Salvador, El Salvador
12.2010 - 03.2011
Technical Support Specialist, Dec 2010 - Mar 2011

Provided Internet technical support for Bell Canada customers.

Premper Web Agency, San Salvador, El Salvador
05.2010 - 12.2010
Web Programmer, May 2010 - Dec 2010

Programmed self-managed websites integrated with Content Management Systems.


Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Ph.D. studies in Computer Science, Aug 2015 - May 2016

Teaching Assistant for CSC 261 (Database Systems).

Researched patterns of Stack Overflow unanswered questions using data from the Stack Exchange Data Explorer.

2015 - 2016
2013 - 2016
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Master of Science in Information Sciences and Technologies, August 2013 - May 2016

Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarship (flagship U.S. Department of State’s exchange program).

GPA 3.87/4.0.

RIT Graduate Merit Scholarship.

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fulbright Intensive English Program, March - August 2013
2005 - 2011
Universidad Católica de El Salvador, Santa Ana, El Salvador
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Cum Laude, January 2005 - May 2011

GPA 8.8/10.0 (Class rank: 1 out of a graduating class of 14).

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, August 2009 - May 2010

Concentration in Computer Engineering.

GPA 4.0/4.0.

Global UGRAD Scholarship (U.S. Department of State’s exchange program).

2009 - 2010


Just to give you an idea about the cool stuff you can do as a programmer.


Please stay in touch.

Jaime Montoya

95 Av. Norte y 9 C. Pte. Bis 627 Apt. 2.

Colonia Escalón

San Salvador, El Salvador

Telephone: +503 7696 3839

E-mail: webmaster@jaimemontoya