I am currently working as Lead Backend Developer at Bynaric, where my core focus
is working on our REST API built on PHP withLaravel. I create API requests and
functionality for new features and improving our existing API requests,
through bug fixes and updating queries to greatly improve the API response time.
I also work with project managers to plan Database changes using ERDs and implementing these updates by creating Laravel migrations.
I gained 2 years of experience as a main software engineer at Inkerman
Technologies where I worked on over 15
different bespoke systems for clients in various industries, such as
ticket booking systems, dance school systems and e-commerce systems,
in a fast-paced development schedule using PHP with JS, Ajax, jQuery,
MySQL and the Laravel framework. I deployed these systems to Linux cloud machines.
I worked on both the front and back-end of major projects with my team by following Scrum and Agile methodologies using Jira Kanban boards to deliver projects in a timely & efficient manner. In my 2 years of working at Inkerman Technologies, I grew more confident in my coding abilities and increased my skill set a great deal.
I have used ReactJS while working at Bynaric where I have built front-end components that would display data taken from REST API request responses. I built components such as searchable tables, forms for editing data & form builders.
I have built webscrapers in python, including one for the open source project YokaiDex, which is a handy web app for guides and info on the Yokai Watch video games. For this webscraper, I used the beautifulSoup package to pull the websites code and search through it to grab the required data which I build an object for and then print into a json file to be used by the web app. You can see the webscraper code on the github repo.
Another Python project I have built is
a Discord chat-Bot for tracking weekly turnip stock prices for the
game Animal Crossing New Horizons on Nintendo Switch. This bot will
take inputs from the user of their turnip prices and will then
return a link to TurnipProphet
with their price data already set. Everytime they set a price,
the bot will update the link with their new pricing.
Java was my main programming language throughout my 4 years in college at DKIT.
One of the last Java projects I worked on was
PokeTools-TCG is a Android application that uses a Firebase database which
is kept up to data via Python web-scraper located on a Linux Cloud server
and is configured to run every 12 hours as a cron job. The app displays
the latest cards in the Pokemon Trading Card Game and provides users
with tools to help them play.