David Omar Flores Chávez

Software Developer

I’m an engineer with a strong interest in Open-source Software. I invested my time to OSS development and self-learning way before I pursued my first job.

I have 6+ years of experience with HTML and CSS; 4+ years with C, Python and JavaScript (more recently, and joyfully, TypeScript), and ~2 years using frameworks such as React and Angular.

I’m proud of having designed, developed, and documented Ginpar, a framework meant to optimize the workflow of generative artists.

I recently started Racegex.io, a game to learn, practice, and compete in races using regular expressions. It’s still a work in progress.

Experience

Front-end Developer
Angular
NestJS
TypeScript
Socket.IO
RxJS
Feb 2020 - Present
Mexico City (Remote)
  • I’m one of the two core developers of an open source front-end library.
  • Developed a one-to-many real-time chat to send messages, files; and images, and with permissions for some users to create chat groups.
  • Wrote scripts to seed mock content, users, and interactions with different information and progress in the database, making testing and development faster.

Projects

Web-based game to learn, practice, and compete using regular expressions
React
TypeScript
WebSockets
Go
  • Connect two users in a room, and when the two are ready, load the same problem for both.
  • Write a regular expression and get instant visual feedback as-you-type to see how well it solves the problem tests.
  • See how well your opponent is doing, just by watching how many tests they have solved.
Python
Jinja2
Click
(Some) Vanilla JS
  • Convert P5.js scripts into interactive pages that let you control the script parameters in a GUI.
  • Templating engine to generate the interactive GUI using YAML files to specify the controls.
  • Generate buttons for value randomization, sketch regeneration, and image download with seeding information.
  • CLI commands to initialize projects and sketches; build projects, and start a live reloading server.
Web tool to assist generative artists interested in rendering attractors
HTML5
CSS3
Vanilla JS
P5.js
  • An attractor is a mathematical function that sometimes, when graphed, results in attractive and complex patterns.
  • Mass-produce attractors to efficiently choose attractor building values.
  • Create multiple canvas elements that depend on the size of the screen and the URL parameters.
  • Each canvas can be regenerated without affecting the others.
  • You can select one of the attractor samples, and render it in higher quality.

Extra

  • I’ve given a public tech talk!

I’ve been interested in generative art for more than two years, which eventually inspired me to give my first (and so far only) tech talk: Introduction to generative art.

  • I enjoy writing

I don’t do it pretty often, and when I do, most of the times I don’t publish it, but I enjoy it anyways. You can check my blog.

My favorite entries are: On Ignorance, and Functional thinking and seemingly non-efficent code.

I also maintain a generative art blog at generativemistakes.art