My name is Mircea Goia (first name, last name).
I was born and raised in Romania (Eastern Europe) and I’ve been living in USA since 2005 (in Phoenix, Arizona for now).
I work mainly as a web developer and web consultant.
Aside, I work also on several entrepreneurial Web projects.
I am interested in commercial Web development such as social networks, social media, viral marketing, online video, e-commerce, next generation web, filmmaking,¬†photography¬†and travel.
Ruby on Rails became ¬†one of the web development technology which sparked my interest (I worked mainly with Microsoft and Adobe technologies: ASP classic, SQL Server, IIS and Coldfusion).
I wrote a Ruby on Rails installation tutorial on Linux (Ubuntu, Mint) which I hope will help people who are struggling with this (installing this on Linux isn’t easy, unfortunately).
This tutorial was featured in one of the most known Ruby on Rails online book and tutorial: Ruby on Rails Tutorial – Learn Rails by Example (Michael Hartl)
Besides working on my own projects I do (or did) advise several startups in the technology area:
- Cinely.com¬† ¬†(filmmaking social network)
- TVMuse.eu¬† ¬†(TV and movies aggregator)
- Ubervu.com¬† ¬†(social media marketing)
- 2performant.com¬† ¬†¬†(affiliate tracking)
- Golibre¬† ¬†(crowdfunding for travelers – not active anymore)
- TakeOverPayment.com¬† ¬†(new and used cars search)
- UsedCarNetwork.com¬†(used-only cars search –¬†not active anymore)
- AmeriBusinessProducts.com¬† ¬†(office and business products)
- LocalMediaGroup.com (TakeOverPayment, UsedCarNetwork and AmeriBusinessProducts belong to it)
- Trigwee.com ¬† (personal happiness social network – not active anymore)
- Trippydoo.com ¬† (travel social network – not active anymore)
I also founded the RomanianStartups.com website, which shows the Romanian tech startups scene to the world.
In my spare time I wrote articles for some technology publications such as ReadWrite.com and TheNextWeb.com, as well as for some mainstream Romanian newspapers and magazine such as Adevarul.ro and Forbes.ro.
I am listed on IMDB ¬†and I have helped produced (associate producer, executive producer) several short and feature films.
- “Bogie and Bacall” (feature film in pre-production)
- “Ingenious” (feature film starring Jeremy Renner and Dallas Roberts), won the Phoenix Film Festival in 2009
- “Parallax” (war action short), won the¬†Phoenix Film Festival 2012 Best Arizona Short award.
- “Traveling Through Life” (Sci-Fi short)
- “November Renaissance” (Sci-Fi short)
- “The Midnightmare” (horror short)
- “Nolibrot (Cheia)” (romance short)
- “Dust” (Sci-Fi short)
I am exploring different film projects rights now.