About Me

Self Introduction

Jaime Montoya

Jaime Montoya


I am currently working as a programmer and adjunct lecturer 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 been heavily oriented to technical fields, particularly programming. I plan to continue working as a programmer I hope for the rest of my life!

Learning is an ongoing process that never ends. It is an infinite loop and not a destination. I fundamentally rely on textbooks to learn and keep my technical knowledge up-to-date. I have read the following books:

  • First seven chapters of "Java: A Beginner's Guide, Seventh Edition", by Herbert Schildt, published by McGraw-Hill.

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  • Programmers can change the world by writing code!

    Websites, apps, software as a service, open source technologies,... The possibilities are unlimited! If you are a programmer you are a powerful person. Use your superpowers to make our world a better place by writing code and being an active member of this enormous community of people who have decided to become writers, authors and creators. Those titles can be summarized in one word: programmers!


    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, VBA, Python, Visual Basic.NET, C.

    Databases: SQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SSIS, Oracle PL/SQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, MongoDB.

    Other: HTML, CSS, jQuery, AJAX, JavaScript, Bootstrap framework, CakePHP, JSON, XML, Photoshop, Flash, Git, IBM Rational ClearCase, CruiseControl, JasperReports, Power BI, Tableau Desktop, Gradle, Apache Maven, Microsoft Visual Studio, Oracle SQL Developer, Eclipse, Zend Studio, Android Studio, NetBeans.

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

    Migrated website to a more powerful server.

    Built “Recently viewed” algorithm to show personalized deals in the home page and increase sales.

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

    Created a riding carousel to display product photos and thumbnails using the jQuery plugin jCarousel.

    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 (March 2011 - March 2013), Adjunct Lecturer (January 2018 - Present, May 2017 - July 2017)

    Teaching Introduction to Databases in the Department of Engineering.

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

    Worked as the webmaster of the University website.

    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

    Pasaje Morazán y Calle El Mirador, Condominio Los Castaños Apartamento 22, Colonia Escalón

    San Salvador, El Salvador

    Telephone: +503 7696 3839

    E-mail: webmaster@jaimemontoya