Hey There ! I'm Roy Naufal

entrepreneur

top developer

tech consultant

server administrator

hosting provider

ux expert

videographer

event organizer

sound engineer


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Developer

I started

programming

at age 9 and won many competitions and tournaments since. I studied

Computer & Communication Engineering

.
I was ranked

top coder in Lebanon and in Middle East/North Africa

.

I've done many talks,

coached startups

, judged, and

mentored

at various events.
I've worked with over 350 clients.

I currently have my own company

XTND

which developed as soon as I finished college.
We do

websites, mobile apps, e-commerce, custom software, etc.

.
A very big part of the local market is directly or indirectly related to my work.

You can check a couple of my other startups as well:
www.moviegoers.me
www.lebanesebands.com

I started my professional career when sold my first project at 13.
I worked as a tech co-host on Voix Du Liban (sot lebnen) radio for few years after.
In high school, I did my school's

website

(was the first school in Lebanon to have a website).

Some of the most notable talks I've done are at BLOM Shabeb,

Facebook Developer Network

,

Yalla Startup Weekend

, amongst many others.


Some interviews:

Roy Naufal - 1st place Arabnet Developer Tournament Middle East/North Africa

directions_car Roydtrip / Adventurer

I have great interest in

roadtrips, outdoors, & adventures

. I do many activities & sports such as parkour, freerunning, biking, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, etc.
I also have a passion for photography & filmography, so with time, I built a huge archive of footage.

Whenever I posted something online, I got asked "is this in Lebanon? where is this? etc.", specially that many of the places we adventured to are relatively unknown.

So that's how the idea for

Roydtrip

(roadtrip play on words) came up, knowing that, most of the online blogs with "suggested places to visit" do not show enough information about any of the locations they share.

So today, it is an on-going online project with a map covering Lebanon with different videos, pictures, and full description of places in Lebanon we venture to.

You can visit the website here: www.roydtrip.com.

Check out some videos:
Rankin Island,
Snowboarding in Lebanon,
200km South to North drive,

Roy Naufal backflip Roydtrip logo

music_note Musician

I started playing music in high school. I picked up bass as an instrument after a friend introduced me to it.
I fell in love with bass as soon as I picked it up the first time, specially that guitar never really captivated me.

In high school, I formed a metal band (Blood Ink) that lasted for about 11 years before it reorganized into another band (Ink26) that lasted 2 years. Then, the other members' interests shifted elsewhere and caused the band to become inactive.

I currently am experimenting with a new musical project.

Here are few videos from my music work:
Blood Ink - Skull Crusher,
Blood Ink - Album Teaser,
Blood Ink - Drayke,
Ink26 - Renegade

Roy Naufal playing bass live

surround_sound Events Organizer

Through the music & band lifestyle, I got interested in events as there was a big lack locally, and I felt the need to start organizing my own.
From small events, this developed into huge scale events gathering up to 1500 people with international artists.
This hobby developed professionally under the name Rockring, which some people joked and called Royring!
I've organized over 40 concerts, some of the most known being:

  • HAIL! (all-star international band with members from Megadeth, Slayer Sepultura, Judas Priest, & Overkill)
  • Global Battle of the Bands (to which I am the official license holder in Lebanon) - international battle with 25 countries
  • Summer Fusion Festival
  • Back to the Roots Metal concert


HAIL! considered Lebanon as one of their best concerts ever played and considered my team & I as one of the best organizers they've worked with.
This got me an interview with one of the biggest international Metal magazines: Metal Hammer - it was the first time Lebanon got acclaimed internationally for high scale metal concerts.
You can read the interviews here: page 1, page 2

Some videos: - HAIL! - Territory (Sepultura Cover),
- Summer Fusion 2017 trailer,
- Summer Fusion - Jack Haddad, House of the Rising Sun

Roy Naufal - Summer Fusion
Roy Naufal - Global Battle of the Bands

equalizer Sound Engineer

Part of my interest in filmography & band/events got me into sound engineering.
I started working in audio when I was 14 when programming games and doing edits.

This small hobby developed into professional level where I've recorded many artists, setup a home studio, and done live mixing in over 50 events.
Many local bands considered me one of the top and always had high preference to work with me versus others.

Roy Naufal - Sound Engineer


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Experience
Achievements
Skills
Experience
CTO/Managing Partner- XTND
Nov. 2017 - Current

Responsible for the management & technical output with detailed oversight of the processes from conception to execution to presentation. Acting as a technical expert across teams, clients, and the information technology industry to provide solutions meeting requirements efficiently, with greater re-usability, and longer life.

CTO/Managing Partner- Grind
2010 - Nov. 2017

This was my first company, after which I sold my shares as my business vision was different than my partner's, and I needed to start something new, bigger, and meaner! So XTND came to be.

CTO - Live Love Beirut
2015 - Present

I became part of the LiveLoveBeirut team when they created their first online digital platform and still assist in some technical aspects.

CTO - Feer McQueen
2014 - Present

A strong partnership relation where main roles include handling the development department & its team as well as technical consultation & research for different sorts of technologies and requirements that go beyond web and application development.

Head of Development/IT Consultant - College Notre Dame de Louaize
2002 - Present

Head of Development department. Part includes developing website, mobile app, Facebook apps, & other software. Work also includes managing Microsoft Live mail system for 4500 email accounts along with API integration for school systems.
Other parts of work include general IT consultancy & networking.

Owner - Rockring
2006 - Present

Live music events management. Producing some of the biggest local events in Lebanon.

Senior Developer - Ayna Coroporation
2009 - 2010

PHP/Flash Developer in an Agile/Scrum environment.

Senior Developer - Lipsmacking Design
2008 - 2009

Development of PHP & Flash applications.

Head of Development - Black Ink
2009

Established development department to meet company development needs.
Worked in web development.

Education & Achievements
Computer & Communication Engineering (BA)- NDU
2009

BAC II/Life Sciences- NDL
2003

Top Coder winner - Arabnet Developer Tournament
2014

Winning in a tournament against 160 developers.

Winner - Byblos Startup Weekend
2013

54 hour startup marathon

Finalist - Arabnet Ideathon
2013

Top 10 finalist out of 150 submissions

Top Arab Coder MENA - Arabnet Regional Developer Tournament
2013

Top Arab Coders in Middle East/North Africa developer tournament

Winner - Arabnet Developer Tournament
2012

Winner - Yalla! Startup Weekend
2010

'Starting a Business' Certification - CISCO Entrepreneur Institute
2014

ISO Server 2008 Certification - Microsoft
2011

Microsoft Exchange Server Certification - Microsoft
2011

Windows Server 2008 Certification - Microsoft
2011

Scrum Master - ScrumArabia
2009

Skills
HTML

CSS

PHP

Flash AS

Javascript

Databases Design

MySql/MSSql/Oracle/JDE

Wordpress

Drupal

E-Commerce

MS Access

MS Office

Unit Tests

SVN/GIT

Apache/IIS

APIs/REST/SOAP

Web Security

Mobile Dev(Hybrid)

Java

2D Game Development

Assembly

C++

C#.NET

Video Editing

Photo Editing

Audio Mixing

Agile Scrum

Management

21+

Years Experience

350+

Done Projects

200+

Clients
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my work

my work

I am available for any work that revolves around tech, my specialties are:
programming (sites, software, mobile apps,...),
server administration,
hosting (I have several servers) & domain management,
tech consultancy,
social media,
or anything else in the domain.

I have done innumerable number of projects with time. These projects include: - websites
- mobile apps
- software
- custom systems
- smart billboards
- security
- server administration
- and more...

You can contact me directly from the contact page for any inquiries.

Few references:
- http://www.wheelers.me
- http://www.mazdalb.com/
- http://www.m2.com.lb/
- https://www.jabalmoussa.org/
- http://www.cosmocity.me/
- http://www.sgmatta.com/
- http://www.eaglefilmsme.com/
- http://www.maximechaya.com/
- http://www.nooreed.com/
- https://www.nogarlicnoonions.com/
- https://www.cine-mall.com/

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get in touch

get in touch

Email
[email protected]
Skype
roynaufal
Address
Kesrouan, Lebanon
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