Petixe is the journal of Rachel Jaro — a web developer, consultant and founder of Tripsiders.com. The word petixe came from the the tagalog slang word ‘pa petiks-petiks lang’ which means laid back, relaxed or easy going.
I play many roles: mom, programmer, leader, servant and many more. At work, I run a booking company and also provide web related consulting. I used to work for a Chicago based company for almost 6 out of my 7 working years. I speak in tech events locally and internationally. I also have been organizing local tech events for the past 4 years. I use PHP and MySQL as my primary tools in providing quality and professional web solutions.
When not working, I balance my life with mom-related activities, cartoons, animes, web design, interior designs and architectures. I also like to engage myself in sports. I have tried 2 things which I really like: hiking and badminton. And, I started traveling and will be traveling more often.
Career and Work
Founder at Tripsiders
I founded Tripsiders last Jan. 2011. Tripsiders started as an online travel magazine for Philippine destinations. Tripsiders now helps people to share their stories and find new itineraries. It can also help travelers plan their trip by using shared stories and itineraries.
It is one of the first batch of the LaunchGarage accelerator program.
Independent Web Consultant
My past experience as a Solutions Architect for a Chicago based company has been a tremendous source of all my knowledge and work ethics. My main responsibility were to provide technical oversight to large-scale projects through the entire full lifecycle including requirements gathering, technical assessments, technical design, development, knowledge transfer, launch and support. That plainly says I’m involved almost in all phases of a project’s life cycle.
I could help any firm for a consulting work for the technologies using PHP and Mysql. I highly specialize, but not limited to, in the following:
I used to work on OsCommerce, Magento, and Zend Framework but my skills are not updated.
I am a regular speaker at local and international events. I am always excited to talk about the topics above. Below are some of my presentations:
- Introduction to Content Types – Cebu Drupal Meetup (Cebu City, Philippines)
- Drupal Migration – Chicago Drupal Camp 2010 (Chicago, IL)
- Drupal 7 Migration with Migrate and more – SANDCamp 2011 (San Diego, Ca.)
- PHP Roadshow – St. Paul QC 2009 (Quezon City, Philippines)
- Zend Framework Introduction – PHUGPH Meetup 2008 (Ortigas, Philippines)
Tech Events Organizer
I do a lot of open source events organization. I have lead or have been involved with the following events:
- Software Freedom Day 2012 (Cebu City) – currently doing this one
- Drupal Camp Manila 2012
- Drupal Camp Manila 2011
- PHP Developers Summit 2010
- Drupal Camp Manila 2009
As I work independently, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting work to do, so do please get in touch if you have any questions, comments or suggestions for me.
Life is not really only about yourself. So I try my best to connect with people and share whatever I can give.
- I volunteer in the PHP Roadshow project conducted by PHPUGPH. PHP Roadshow is an outreach to college students with the goal of reaching the same level of programming competency of our counterparts outside of the country.
- I contribute drupal modules
- I blog anything here, some cakephp tutorials and drupal stuff here.
Outside the IT world, I contribute to kiva.org who helps entrepreneurs funds their businesses. I like helping people who help themselves first. If you have a minute, please get to know them at kiva.org.
Get in Touch
You can contact me directly with your thoughts, critiques or what have you as long as it’s not a spam. I always check my email when I’m online (I’m always online except when I travel which is really rare)