Alex Davies, Developer in Windsor, Canada
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Alex Davies

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Software Developer

Windsor, Canada
Toptal Member Since
September 5, 2022

Alex is a self-taught software developer with a fair amount of freelance experience who enjoys using his skills to contribute to the exciting technological advances that happen every day. He mostly uses Python and Linux and is an excellent fit for projects where there is a need for building internal tools or a powerful administration dashboard in Django. Alex is particularly interested in robotics, IoT, web scraping, and web archiving.


Spiri Robotics
Buildroot, Linux, Python, Docker, Asyncio
Freelance Software Developer
Django, Python, Linux, Buildroot, MQTT, MicroPython, Web Scraping...




Preferred Environment

Linux, Django, Python

The most amazing...

...thing I've created is a Django-based data mining app that alerts investors of investment news as early as possible.

Work Experience

Senior Software Developer

2020 - 2022
Spiri Robotics
  • Developed guidelines for integrating apps into our in-house SSO portal.
  • Integrated multiple third-party applications into our "spiri-cloud" product, including WebDAV and files and user-login integration.
  • Prototyped embedded Linux for drones using Buildroot and SkiffOS.
Technologies: Buildroot, Linux, Python, Docker, Asyncio

Freelance Software Developer

2016 - 2020
Freelance Software Developer
  • Prototyped IoT devices with MicroPython on the ESP32 platform.
  • Worked with Bokeh to deliver interactive data visualization in client web apps.
  • Introduced distributed task queue design pattern that cut hours off of common data preparation and analysis tasks.
Technologies: Django, Python, Linux, Buildroot, MQTT, MicroPython, Web Scraping, Beautiful Soup, Selenium

Yeet Web Crawler
A web crawler based on the Python Playwright framework, Yeet is a bit like Wget but features full browser automation. For tricky situations where traditional web crawling won't work, Yeet will, as it runs all client-side JavaScript.

Rhombik Object Repository
This was my first real programming experience when I was 19 and the only significant open source project I've published. When I look back on this code, I can see the apparent issues, but it did work. Unfortunately, at the time, I didn't have the resources to commit to hosting it or onboarding, actual users.

A programmable CAD tool that uses signed-distance functions to generate 3D files. PySdfScad showcases some very complicated programming, a parser for the OpenSCAD programming language that generates code targeting the Python VM and abstract syntax tree.


Beautiful Soup, Asyncio


MQTT, Buildroot


Django, Selenium, Flask


Python, MicroPython, HTML, Python 3


Linux, Docker


Web Scraping, Data Scraping, 3D CAD, Parsers, Web Crawlers

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