Consultancy

I am currently working full-time as a postdoctoral researcher and I have discontinued my services as a consultant.


I have worked as a self-employed consultant, providing consultancy in social research and free software technologies. As a social researcher, I am specialised in providing consultancy for projects related to the areas of sharing economy, free software, common-based peer production, open data or peer-production among others. As a computer scientist, I have provided consultancy with regard to free software technologies.

I have been involved in several free software communities since 2002. I have specialised in web development using Drupal, and have been involved in the development of numerous websites. I have also been actively involved in the Drupal community, contributing in several ways (contributed modules, speaker and volunteer in the organisation of events, etc.). In addition to Drupal, I maintain an interest in learning about new and diverse free/libre technologies.

You can find below a list of websites which I have fully developed or have participated in the development of as part of a wider team. The sites can be found by clicking on the image or the title, unless they are no longer online.


 

Commons-Based Peer Production directory

I developed the Commons-Based Peer Production directory as part of my collaboration with the P2Pvalue project, in collaboration with other partners. The website was developed as an open research tool, in order to collect cases of Commons-Based Peer Production communities. It was featured in the technological magazine WIRED. Some of the features of this site are its REST API, the moderation system for contributions, and a map of the cases based on OpenStreetMaps. I am currently maintaining the website voluntarily, and it is open to contributors to continue improving it.

Year of launching: 2014
Main technologies involved: Drupal 7, REST, Open Street Maps, Bootstrap
CRESS

I developed the main website of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation of the University of Surrey as part of my collaboration with the QLectives project, and I am currently maintaining it voluntarily. The website was developed as an example of the Drupal distribution QScience, a free/libre distributed platform tailored to support the needs of modern scholarly communities. The site is developed as a collaborative tool for researchers, allowing them to upload their publications, presentations, events, etc. The development included as well the migration of all the data from the previous system (based on Joomla).

Year of launching: 2013
Main technologies involved: Drupal 7, QScience, Bootstrap
P2Pvalue

I developed the main website of the P2Pvalue project, as part of my collaboration with it. The website was developed as another example of the Drupal distribution QScience, with the goal of providing a set of collaborative tools to the partners for the dissemination of the project. The legacy version of the website is currently archived, but I can provide access to it if necessary.

 

Year of launching: 2013
Main technologies involved: Drupal 7, QScience, Bootstrap
QScience

QScience is a free, open source, distributed platform tailored to support the needs of modern scholarly communities. QScience offers a free, open source, web 2.0 venue for scientists to meet and discuss about science. Display of ratings of articles, users reputation and indexes of scholarly productivity are among the supported features, however what really distinguish QScience from other analogous software is its design based on decentralised, privacy and evolutive principles.

Year of launching: 2012
Main technologies involved: Drupal 7, installation profiles, SAML, PHP, PGP