Web bricolage & other services.
From designing & prototyping ideas, to end-to-end application development and marketing consultations.
I bring projects to life and make them run smoother through creative solutions, programming magic and functional design. I help entrepreneurs and organizations on their journey to success.
Trusted expertise, proven results
Very committed and resourceful
“Manu quickly got the gist of our project and how to integrate our identity and business logic into a custom web app. Very easy to work with, he carefully handled each task and followed up on us after the launch.”
Founder - Mamiche
“Manu understood my needs, brought in new ideas and quickly delivered. His communication skills and rigor during execution make him a great fit for design collaborations. Highly recommendable for any web related work.”
Highly skilled and adaptable
“Manu is one of the best developers I've collaborated with. He truly understands business needs and design vision all in one, and is able to translate them into functional, well-executed solutions. Working with him was a pleasure.”
Experienced and versatile
“Manu has worked for us on several missions, always with a high level of initiative, execution and attention to detail. He's very proficient in his stack, has a strong product vision and knows how to manage projects with very diverse clients.”
Neurotic - CEO
Skills and services
Full stack project development through and through
I combine both soft and technical skills to solve real-world problems
and build engaging user experiences, while having fun (most of the time).
Average estimates for (most) web apps
Technical Marketing & Copywriting
$1K per week → 1 to 3 weeks
$1.25K per week → 2 to 4 weeks
$1.5K per week → 2+ weeks / interventions starting at $350/day
Branding and graphic design
E-mail me to get a quote.
📎 Recent projects
Neurotic, a London-based web agency, asked me to design and develop their new site, with full creative freedom. I proposed Ruby on Rails for backend development and Tailwind CSS for frontend styling, reflecting Neurotic's playful yet tech-savvy image.
Cadenapp is a project I co-founded and built in Bogotá in 2023. It's a Rails app that addresses the problem of financial exclusion in Colombia, where 2/5 adults don't have access to classic banking services, especially in lower strata. As a consequence, 10% of Colombians resort to a method known as "cadenas" to save their money. We tried to offer a digital, user-friendly twist to this age-old practice, empowering individuals to gather funds in a more accessible and transparent way.
Mamiche Clic & Collect
In order to alleviate their workload during the busiest times of the year (spring and christmas), Mamiche called me back to develop a new take-out service. This time, no e-commerce tools were used to pre-chew the work, the app had to be built from the ground up. 100% custom-made.
🪄 Tricks of the trade
Ditch Heroku and deploy Rails with Kamal, PostgreSQL & SSL
Heroku is no longer your default hosting solution for Rails apps, thanks to Kamal, and that's great news for your wallet. Follow this 20 minutes comprehensive guide to set up a private server on Hetzner and configure your deploys with Kamal, Docker and PostgreSQL, including SSL encryption!
7 essential tools to improve your Rails DX
The Ruby on Rails framework is renowned for its developer-friendly ecosystem, but you can further elevate your work experience with these 7 essential tools.
Custom analytics in Rails 7 with Ahoy!
Let Ahoy and AhoyCaptain run the numbers for you! Ahoy provides flexible and precise analytics tracking, while AhoyCaptain offers an interface for analyzing data. By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to swap Google Analytics for a free and open source tracking suite in your Rails 7 app.