Allister Kays, Developer in Portland, OR, United States
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Allister Kays

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Full-stack Developer

Location
Portland, OR, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 12, 2022

Allister is a full-stack web developer with seven years of experience who leans more towards algorithms and API development rather than design. Allister is self-taught with a passion for helping others, solving problems, coding, and providing personalized solutions that emphasize communication and prioritizing client needs.

Portfolio

Datadx
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, ASP.NET
SimBco
JavaScript, Node.js, FeathersJS, WordPress, HTML, CSS, PHP
Self Employed
JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node.js, PHP, WordPress

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, Ubuntu, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

The most amazing...

...project I've built by myself was a professional full-stack application—containing authentication, user administration, and a custom-built analytics dashboard.

Work Experience

Web Developer

2021 - PRESENT
Datadx
  • Built and supported an internal- and external-facing application portal to serve users' healthcare analytics data.
  • Tracked and resolved requests and bugs in Azure DevOps.
  • Developed custom applications for internal use by other team members.
Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, ASP.NET

Full-stack Developer

2018 - 2022
SimBco
  • Worked as the sole developer on several projects, fully implementing desired specifications.
  • Planned and set up the architecture for multiple projects.
  • Communicated questions and progress updates to clients.
Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, FeathersJS, WordPress, HTML, CSS, PHP

Full-stack Developer

2017 - 2022
Self Employed
  • Composed proposals for clients and communicated objectives and progress updates.
  • Built new projects from the ground up and added new functionality to existing projects and websites.
  • Constructed custom WordPress plugins to support the desired functionality for client websites.
Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node.js, PHP, WordPress

LendingWell

https://www.lending-well.com/
This project involved matching registered investment advisors (RIAs), IBD advisors, independent and captive insurance agents, and tax practices with the right lending solution for an optimized outcome.

Here, I worked as the sole full-stack developer and implemented the partial design provided by the client.

Project Features:
• Configurable questionnaire for matching users to lenders
• Admin area for managing lenders
• Analytics dashboard for viewing user progress and lender matching
• Amortization calculator

Libraries/APIs

Node.js

Tools

Git, Visual Studio, Adobe Experience Design (XD)

Languages

JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, C#

Platforms

WordPress, Windows, Ubuntu, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

Frameworks

FeathersJS, ASP.NET

Other

Microsoft Azure

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