Victor Butler

The only thing standing in your way is your mind.

"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation."
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I'm Victor. I'm from Brooklyn.

I'm a programmer who embraces technology and actively contributes to create new technology. The idea that you can create a solution to a complicated problem with some code inspires me to achieve anything I dream of.

I started coding in high school, about 15 years ago. After graduating from Manhattan College with a BS in Computer Engineering, I went on to starting my own company in 2007 called Xilos Technologies.

Xilos Tech specializes in application and service development. We just completed work on ShopCLE.com providing them with an entire e-commerce, fulfillment and customer service solution.

Skills

  • Programming knowledge in PHP, Java, Perl, ActionScript, JavaScript, JSON, CSS, HTML, XHTML, XML, SQL, C, C++, Objective-C.
  • Knowledge using organizational & management tools such as Git, SVN, CVS, Bugzilla, Trac, JIRA, Confluence Wiki.
  • PHP: Kohana Framework (2.x, 3.x), CodeIgniter, Zend Framework, Propel, Swift Mailer, PHPUnit, Smarty, WideImage, Memcached, APC
  • JavaScript: jQuery, MooTools, Prototype, Ext.js, TinyMCE, Dojo, YUI
  • Java: J2EE, Dom4J, Hibernate, Seam, RichFaces, Flamingo, A4J, Maven, Ant
  • APIs: Amazon AWS, Twilio, Tropo, Shopzilla, Facebook, Twitter, Sears Marketplace, Authorize.net, PayPal, eBillme, Google Checkout, Google Maps, FedEx, UPS
  • In-Depth Server Experience with Apache, IIS, Nginx, Node.js, MySQL, JBoss, Tomcat, APE, Rackspace Cloud, Amazon EC2

History

Worked with prestigious companies such as Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Wall Street On Demand, Scivantage, Red Hat, Time Warner.
Supported local NYC companies such as CLE Contact Lenses, DLS Design, Metro Tennis Academy, Brooklyn Public Library, Manhattan College and Il Triangolo Restaurant.
Also helped start companies Xilos Technologies, Place Avision, WonderLime, and SilverTrim Studio.

Contact Me

You can try twitter (@victor_butler) or send me an email at victor@victorbutler.info

GitHub Profile

Repositories

node-feedstream
node-feedstream is a feed stream manager. It follows the adapter design pattern so you can create as many feed providers as you like. Currently, the only feed stream provider is twitter, but Facebook also supports live feeds. (planned)

hubot-scripts (forked from github/hubot-scripts)
hubot is a bot that responds to commands and expressions. I've been playing with hubot to extend his capabilities and I've come up with a script to look up TV shows. It searches via tvrage.com's XML API and returns a nice human readable sentence describing the series, and if it can find the next airing of the show - will display that as well. (more...)
I've also made it tell yo mama jokes. (more...)

That's it! Everything else happens to be private at the moment, but stay tuned. =)

The Lab

Projects

WonderLime
(coming soon, check back and trust me... it's worth the wait)

Live Twitter Feed
This is an example of the node-feedstream project. The search track is javascript, g4tv, css, jquery, mootools, cloudcomputing, cnet, adafruit, arduino, nodejs, node.js, socket.io, socket.
This project runs on node.js and this example uses express, node-static, and socket.io.