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About Luis Cantero

Top Coder Competition Ranking
# 120 of 50,769

Raw Score Total: 25,649.99
Name:  Luis Cantero
(see 20 ratings)
  in Munich, BY

Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  May 16, 2001 8:17:38 PM EDT
Last Logged In:  Aug 24, 2003 1:36:09 PM EDT
Jobs Started:  31
Jobs Completed:  31
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Areas Of Expertise: 
Programming Languages
  • Visual Basic
  • JAVA, JavaScript
  • ASP, VBScript
  • MMIX (Assembler)
  • Visual C++, NQC
  • VB, C#, ASP and ADO .NET
  • VBA (Excel & Access)
Completed Projects Featuring
  • File management, renaming, splitting
  • MP3 ID3 Tags (ID3v1, ID3v2)
  • Installers/uninstallers (NSIS, InstallShield, etc.)
  • Windows Registry
  • System Files
  • System Information
  • Many internet protocols (IRC/FTP/HTTP/POP3/SMTP)
  • File transfer
  • Email with attachments
  • Bulk Email
  • Winsock programming (API)
  • Multithreading with ActiveX EXE
  • Encryption
  • Shareware Protection
  • ActiveX Controls
  • Data extraction, parsing and recognition from files, DB, web, etc.
  • FineReader OCR Engine (Integration of Engine SDK)
  • eBay interaction, parsing, feedback, tricks
  • Stealth software
  • Windows 32 API
  • Auction site (ASP)
  • Shopping cart (ASP)
  • PayPal IPN (Instant Payment Notification) Integration using .NET
  • Aris
  • NT-based security issues and permissions
  • Programming of autonomic robots using NQC with Lego MindStorms
Web Authoring Knowledge
  • ASP, MS Access DB, SQL Server, ADO, HTML, JavaScript, .NET
  • Web Email with attachments (JMail, CDONTS, etc.)
  • File upload through browser
  • FileSystemObject
  • Web Hosting, domain registration
  • IIS (MS Internet Information Server) (Troubleshooting, Permissions, Auditing)
  • PWS
  • SQL Code Injection, Cross-site Scripting, IIS (Security Assessment and Auditing)
Misc Knowledge and Experience
  • Photoshop
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • eCommerce, electronic payment processing (, WEB900,, IPN)
  • Online Auctions
  • Over 7 years of Internet experience
  • Vast experience with Internet searching and resource finding
  • Have worked for an ISP
  • Customer support
  • Hardware installations and upgrade
  • MS Office: Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint
  • Credit Card processing, CC fraud protection and tracking
  • Where to find what for the best prices
  • WMI Scripting (Windows Management Interface)
  • ADSI Scripting (Active Directory Services Interface)
  • Windows Scripting
Operating Systems
  • MS Windows 3.1/95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • DOS
  • UNIX
  • Installation, Upgrades, Troubleshooting, Repair, Tweaks, administrator password recovery

About Luis Cantero
  • I come from Paraguay
  • I live in Munich, Germany
  • Currently working for the BMW Group in Munich

  • Guarantee: All of my work is guaranteed, if you ever find a bug I will fix it ASAP, I won't close the door on you like other coders do. I can work very well, very fast.
  • Coding Stardard: My code is strictly written according to industry standard conventions with remarks, proper formatting and documentation.
Languages and Education
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese

  • I went to Bangkok, Thailand as an AFS Exchange Student 94/95
  • I am currently studying Computer Science (Informatik) in Munich, Germany.
  • Everything I know, I learned by taking private courses, courses at my University and/or by self-experience.
  • Visual Basic
  • JAVA
  • Visual C++
  • ASP
  • ADO
  • SQL
  • Delphi
  • HTML
  • .NET
  • Windows 32 API
  • much, much more
  • FILE and MP3 Renamer, Email Extractor, and many more reputable shareware/freeware programs available all over the internet.
  • Auctions sites, shopping carts, misc web sites.
Misc Info and Awards
  • My software has been featured on many reputable sites such as, ZDNet, CompuServe's WUGNET, MP3.COM, etc.
  • Also in many international issues of computer and shareware magazines such as PC World, etc.

  • Some awards received by me or my software include:
  • PSC Visual Basic Contest Winner.
  • RentaCoder Top Coder Contest, 6th Place (July 2001)
  • ZDNet Editor's Pick, 5 Stars
  • CompuServe Pick of the Week

  • I have about 7 years of VB programming experience and have been contributing to PSC since 1998
  • Some Countries that I've visited: USA (Miami, Chicago, LA, Seattle, Dallas, NY), Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, England, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Holland, Thailand, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil. Not bad huh? :)

Top Coder Competition Raw Score
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Average Coder Rating
Number of Completed Jobs
Penalty for Missed Status Reports Warnings *
(0 warnings x 1000 penalty) = 0
  Raw Score Total: 25,650

* Penalty rule enacted on 10/8/2001 and applies only to warnings sent after that date.
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Rent A Coder Work History
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  execute script Customer Support Excellence 10
$5.00 June 16, 2003 4:38:56 PM EDT
  Found a straightforward solution immediately. We would be happy to work with this developer again.
  Payment Re Work Done - May Michele Thornton None Given $55.00 June 1, 2003 10:04:26 AM EDT
  Bonus for Luis Cantero on 5/10/2003 1:36:48 PM nickbayley None Given $20.00 May 12, 2003 12:34:24 AM EDT
  Bonus for Luis Cantero on 4/3/2003 7:36:35 PM Redland None Given $40.00 April 3, 2003 7:38:46 PM EDT
  Private auction for Luis Cantero on 3/19/2003 12:02:59 AM Redland 10
$120.00 March 29, 2003 3:49:13 PM EDT
  Great programming skills! Luis sends updates of work in progress to get feedback from buyer.
  Bonus for Luis Cantero on 3/25/2003 5:25:27 PM nickbayley None Given $30.00 March 25, 2003 5:29:05 PM EDT
  iBill Setup nickbayley 10
$100.00 March 1, 2003 6:19:53 PM EDT
  Luis perfomance on this job was amazing. He is by far the best programmer I have ever used. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He asked the appropriate questions and did things very, very fast. Also he did a couple of things that were outside the job description just to be heleful. Above and beyond the call of duty. I'll definetly be hiring him again. Great stuff Luis. Keep up the good work!
  Payment For Jan / Feb Work Done Michele Thornton None Given $125.00 February 28, 2003 8:26:42 AM EDT
  Bonus for Luis Cantero on 1/23/2003 12:15:04 PM Adel None Given $50.00 January 23, 2003 12:22:51 PM EDT
  ibill payment and revshare setup Adel 10
$80.00 January 19, 2003 1:39:09 PM EDT
  Lightning Fast prgrammer who is very knowledgeable, professional, reliable, trustworthy and a pleasure to work with. Thanks Luis for all your hard work !!
  TIC Work Undertaken Michele Thornton None Given $265.00 January 14, 2003 6:43:38 PM EDT
  Adding paypal payment option to my personals site Adel 10
$150.00 December 14, 2002 11:16:24 PM EDT
  Simply awesome!! Luis is super fast, professional and very reliable. It was a pleasure doing business with him. I will definitely use his services again!!
  Convert Word Document to MS Reader and Palm Documents adguide 10
$15.00 December 12, 2002 3:46:10 PM EDT
  Luis was a pleasure to work with. He was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and offered some fantastic suggestions. Truly the tops!
  Work Completed Michele Thornton None Given $65.00 December 12, 2002 3:07:40 PM EDT
  Setup ibill's 900Pay Option Adel 10
$100.00 December 11, 2002 10:58:05 AM EDT
  An absolutely brilliant programmer. He did a fantastic job completing my project. I highly recommend his services.
  Bonus for Luis Cantero on 12/10/2002 10:38:53 AM Adel None Given $80.00 December 10, 2002 10:44:04 AM EDT
  Bonus for Luis Cantero on 12/5/2002 5:33:02 PM Barney None Given $350.00 December 5, 2002 5:37:26 PM EDT
  Auction style site eccode 10
$100.00 November 30, 2002 8:24:40 PM EDT
  responsive and fast turn around.
  General Work Undertaken Michele Thornton None Given $275.00 October 29, 2002 2:35:17 PM EDT
  Payment On Work Done Michele Thornton 10
$35.00 May 31, 2002 4:41:56 PM EDT
  Luis has done many projects for me - He is a very good coder to work with. His charges are very fair and he works very quickly and is very helpfull

Thanks very much - Michele
  Work Undertaken Michele Thornton 10
$50.00 April 24, 2002 3:41:59 PM EDT
  I can recommend Luis without hesitation. He has helped me in all aspects of the various jobs he has done.

The work is always returned quickly and without any bugs.

Thanks Luis

  Payment For Work Done Michele Thornton 10
$30.00 January 18, 2002 3:31:21 PM EDT
  Thanks for a great service and very quick turnaround. I would recommend Luis without hesitation..........Michele Thronton
  Re Recent Work Done Michele Thornton 10
$40.00 September 29, 2001 12:12:07 PM EDT
  Great work once again - Thanks

Michele Thornton
  Auction Area Bid Request SurfRiot 10
$80.00 August 29, 2001 10:07:01 PM EDT
  I can't say enough good things about Luis. His work is superb and I will certainly employee him in the future. He kept me up to date on a step-by-step basis and lived up to his promise to deliver my work in a timely manner. Hire him and you will not be dissatisfied. Thanks Luis!
  Re Work Done Michele Thornton 10
$40.00 August 12, 2001 5:47:34 AM EDT
  One Word - Professional !

Michele Thornton
  Email Spider Michele Thornton 10
$70.00 July 31, 2001 4:44:44 AM EDT
  My project was finshed on time and with many extras that were included in the price. I would recommend Luis Cantero without hesitation

Michele Thornton
  URL Catcher Michele Thornton 10
$20.00 July 31, 2001 4:40:06 AM EDT
  Luis Cantero helped a great deal with changes I wanted and the completed job works great !
  Debug and Finalize VB Project Chuck Hall 10
$40.00 July 12, 2001 2:30:47 PM EDT
  He did a good job, and suggested and programmed features that will (*hopefully*) help the program sell more. Good coder to work with.
  Mini eMail App Digital Technology & Data Networks 10
$50.00 July 9, 2001 9:04:30 AM EDT
  Very friendly and helpfull developer to work with. Willing to go above and beyond to tailor to the customer's needs. Definately recommend Luis to anyone who needs a highly knowledgable developer on their project. Hope to work with him again in the future. Great job!
  Data Encryption/Decryption Program Required Michele Thornton 10
$35.00 July 6, 2001 5:12:27 PM EDT
  This is the second project that Luis has done for me which once again has been completed with a great deal of professionalism and help.

I would recommend Luis 100%
  Invisible Email Re-Submitted Michele Thornton 10
$50.00 July 3, 2001 5:02:05 AM EDT
  Luis Cantero did a great job for me. He was very helpfull
and supplied many extras that I had not thought of.

I would recommend him to anyone who needs someone who is both knowledgable and quick.

Michele Thornton
Average:   10.00
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