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Aleksandar Abu Samra

Aleksandar Abu Samra

Belgrade, Serbia
Member since May 3, 2017
Aleksandar has four years of full-stack Ruby on Rails experience. He's worked on customer-facing products and customer development through research, observation, and interviews. Aleksandar is also extremely skilled in UX design and data visualization.
Aleksandar is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Linux, 10 years
  • On-page SEO, 7 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • PHP, 6 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 4 years
  • Java, 3 years
  • Google Maps API, 3 years
  • Behavior-driven Development (BDD), 3 years
Belgrade, Serbia
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, RubyMine, Sublime Text, Git
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on was LaptopFriendly.co.
Employment
  • Technical Consultant
    2017 - PRESENT
    Kromatic LLC
    • Led technical decisions and full-stack development in Ruby on Rails.
    • Developed an automation tool integrated with Trello and Google Calendar APIs.
    • Developed a Chrome extension using JavaScript to integrate with the internally used templates and automation tools.
    • Built the Kromatic.com website and its sales funnel automation.
    • Created a CRM tool with integration to the Streak API.
    • Integrated live error reporting with New Relic.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Heroku, New Relic
  • Lead Ruby on Rails Engineer
    2016 - 2017
    LaptopFriendly Ltd
    • Led the technical decisions, full-stack development, and UX design.
    • Built a 2-sided marketplace platform with social network functionalities.
    • Created an email automation tool to optimize interaction with clients.
    • Integrated subscription functionalities with Stripe and Braintree APIs.
    • Remotely coordinated with external programmers, copywriters, and marketers.
    • Held over 100 customer development interviews.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, jQuery, Google Maps, Stripe, Facebook API
  • JavaScript Data Visualization Engineer
    2015 - 2015
    Future Cities Laboratory
    • Worked on visualizing Singapore’s energy data with interactive software for educational and decision-making purposes.
    • Developed mockups and final designs for a big data visualization tool.
    • Built an interactive Sankey diagram tool in D3.js and JavaScript.
    • Researched different 2D data visualization techniques.
    • Cooperated with academic researchers from ETH Zurich.
    Technologies: Tableau, D3.js, JavaScript
  • Ruby on Rails Developer​
    2014 - 2014
    Modomoto | Curated Shopping GmbH
    • Created in-house ERP solution used by sales and customer support departments.
    • Contributed to the Modomodo.de back-end and front-end development.
    • Worked on MySQL database that backed an eCommerce solution.
    • Optimized the sales funnel process for better purchase conversions.
    • Cooperated with sales and customer support departments to build tools to optimize their processes.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, jQuery, MySQL
  • Ruby on Rails and PHP Developer
    2013 - 2014
    Mobilinet GmbH
    • Led the technical decisions and full-stack development in Ruby on Rails.
    • Engineered a custom database solution and database management interface.
    • Set up a WordPress website to support the team's blogging needs.
    • Optimized WordPress themes and optimized plugins with PHP.
    • Work on the UX and front-end design together with the lead designer.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PHP, WordPress
  • Contract PHP developer
    2012 - 2013
    SHARE Foundation
    • Developed the back-end and front-end in CodeIgniter and PHP.
    • Engineered a participant management solution that served as the main information tool for conferences in multiple countries.
    • Developed a MailChimp-like emailing service.
    • Built online ticketing solutions with user surveys and statistics.
    • Developed software for barcode readers.
    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, jQuery
Experience
  • LaptopFriendly (Development)
    https://laptopfriendly.co/

    A marketplace platform that helps people to use cafes, restaurants, and other informal venues as an office for the day.

  • Hackathon Award: Best Embodiment of Values and Ethics (Development)
    https://canvas.devpost.com/submissions/30615-acumen

    Won a major prize for a prototype app on detecting bias in online news articles.

  • Open Data Barometer (Development)
    http://opendatabarometer.org/

    Participated as a reviewer of open data in the United Arab Emirates Open for the World Wide Web Foundation's Open Data Barometer project.

  • Algorithms in Social Studies (Development)
    https://algorithmnetwork.org/

    Explored the increasing importance of algorithms and their influence on society and culture.

  • UAE Open Data Study (Development)

    Invented a methodology for detecting barriers to sharing public sector information and open data for Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

  • Startup Finalist in Mobile and Web Category (Development)
    http://universityworldcup.com/

    Ranked in the top 15 student startup businesses out of 750 university teams worldwide.

Skills
  • Languages
    PHP, Ruby, HTML5, HTML, Python, Java, JavaScript, Processing, C++, R
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Truffle, CodeIgniter, OpenFrameworks, Ionic, Django
  • Libraries/APIs
    Foursquare API, jQuery, Trello API, Google Maps API, REST API, Facebook API, D3.js, Stripe API, Google Calendar API, Twitter API, Instagram API, Node.js
  • Paradigms
    Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Test-driven Development (TDD), On-page SEO, Agile UX, Kanban, UX Design, Agile Software Development, Agile Product Management, Gamification, Design Thinking
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other
    MVP Design, Product Management
  • Tools
    Sketch, Adobe CC, Tableau, Jekyll, Photoshop CC, AutoCAD
  • Platforms
    New Relic, Linux, Heroku, WordPress, Ethereum, Blockchain, RStudio
Education
  • Certificate in Ethereum Blockchain Development
    2017 - 2017
    ConsenSys Academy - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Master of Science degree in Engineering Systems and Management
    2014 - 2016
    Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | MIT Certified - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Software Engineering
    2008 - 2013
    School of Electrical Engineering | Belgrade University - Belgrade, Serbia
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