CV for Jure Cuhalev

Jure Cuhalev
(updated March 2011)

Currently located in Ljubljana, Slovenia, but open to moving anywhere in the world.

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HIGHLIGHT OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Responsible for creating and managing Online Communities for companies and non-profits.
  • Responsible for event organization and running community driven events like BarCamps (100+ participants), Hack/Developer Events (20+ developers) and on-going weekly events (40+ people).
  • Experience in Usability and User Experience design.
  • Ability to develop in Python (Django) and JavaScript (jQuery) as well as design RESTful API’s.
  • Knowledge of surveying and survey methodology.
  • Worked with and founded a number of Open Source projects. Understanding of social dynamics involved.
  • Responsible for presenting projects at conferences and community events.
  • Excellent IT knowledge of Windows, Linux and OS X.
  • Experience with current social media networks such as Twitter and FaceBook and the tools around them.
  • Ongoing testing and experience with latest developments in “Web 2.0″ space, esp. blogging and social media.

RELEVANT SKILLS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Organized global community of bloggers (30k+) for Zemanta as well as presented company at a number of different international conferences and events. (2007 – present)
  • Co-founded and co-organized BarCampLjubljana1 and BarCampLjubljana2 (2009), both had 100+ participants
  • Founded and organized WebCampLjubljana (2009), one day event with 150+ web experts
  • Multiple BarCamp inspired events: MobileCamp Ljubljana (2010, 200+ participans), RealTime WebCamp Ljubljana (2010, 50+ participants), MobileCamp:Android Ljubljana (2011, 25+ participants)
  • Guest speak ar Faculty for Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, New Media and Internet technologies (2009 – present)
  • Designed UX and implemented initial fronted widget for Zemanta. (2007-2008)
  • Teaching assistant at ECPR Summer school (2006, 2008)
  • Managed a team that developed biggest Slovenian car-pooling community – Prevoz.org (2004-present)
  • Responsible for community management and feature design for Slo-Tech, biggest Slovenian IT community/forum (2001-present)
  • Founder of Kiberpipa’s weekly Open Source lectures. Presented numerous times as well as organized for 2 years. (2004-2006)
  • Developed localized LiveCD based Linux distribution for Slo-Tech (2002-2004)
  • Developed Python based GUI interface for creation of LiveCD’s within the Morphix Open Source project (2003-2004)

HONORS

  • 1st place, best Open Source application, Slovenian Ministry for Information Society (2004)
  • 2nd place, best Open Source application, Slovenian Ministry for Information Society, (2003)
  • 3rd place, Balkan Case Challange , ICT competition (2006)

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • User Experience Expert and Community Manager at Zemanta (July 2007 – September 2009)
  • Project Manager and developer at Prevoz.org (December 2004 – present)
  • Speaker, developer, organizer and advisor at Kiberpipa, NGO – multimedia space (2006 – present)

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor – Social Science and Informatics at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2003 – 2008)
  • Master courses- Human computer interaction and Entrepreneurship at Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Sweden (2007)