Amin Shah Gilani

Amin Shah Gilani

Lahore, Pakistan
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Amin Shah Gilani

Amin Shah Gilani

Lahore, Pakistan
Member since October 7, 2016
Amin is a developer and entrepreneur who loves writing clean, test-driven Ruby and ES6 code, wrapped in perfectly crafted containers for CI/CD. In one of his two hackathon wins: he was awarded first prize from over three-hundred global entries. In his free time, he authors technical content, contributes to open source projects, and builds fun things. He also founded and led a company in Pakistan that raised venture capital in Silicon Valley.
Amin is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • HTML/CSS, 9 years
  • GitHub, 5 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 3 years
  • JavaScript, 3 years
Lahore, Pakistan
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Git, Atom, Ubuntu or Mac OS
The most amazing...
...thing I've coded is a bitcoin to currency converter bot that I would send bitcoin to and it would convert it to PKR and wire it to my bank account.
Employment
  • CEO | Developer | Operations
    Payload Technologies Inc.
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Architected an auditable financial system that allowed users to exchange balance and make payments among each other.
    • Created a messaging application that allowed users to talk to each other in real time.
    • Implemented an escrow system that would hold and payout agreed amounts based on user actions.
    • Used third party APIs to securely store bitcoin.
    • Created a service that automatically liquidated bitcoin into currency through third party exchanges.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails
  • Technology Consultant
    Treebark
    2012 - 2014
    • Created brochureware websites for clients.
    • Setup and maintained WordPress and Joomla websites.
    • Registered and managed domain names on behalf of clients.
    • Setup Google Apps for clients.
    Technologies: HTML/CSS, Photoshop
Experience
  • Unlimited Scale and Free Web Hosting with GitHub Pages and Cloudflare (Publication)
    Whether you’re a bootstrapped startup that needs a brochureware website or a corporation that needs a high-performing web app, this post is for you. In it, Toptal Software Engineer Amin Shah Gilani teaches you how to setup a static, SSL-secure website for the very low cost of free, using Github Pages and Cloudflare.
Skills
  • Languages
    JavaScript, Ruby, HTML/CSS, EcmaScript 2015 (ES6), Python 3
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap 3+, Express.js
  • Tools
    GitHub Pages, Git, Cucumber, RSpec, GitHub, Jekyll, Photoshop, Docker Compose, Kubernetes
  • Paradigms
    Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD)
  • Misc
    Semantic UI, Domains & Hosting, Bitcoin, APIs, Documentation Writing, Cloud, AWS S3, Technical Writing
  • Libraries/APIs
    Node.js, Coinbase API, Stripe API, jQuery, React.js, Blockchain, Twitter API, Stripe
  • Platforms
    Docker, Ubuntu, Joomla, Ghost.io, WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Drupal
  • Storage
    MongoDB, PostgreSQL
Education
  • Certificate in Getting Started With Python
    University of Michigan | Coursera - Online (https://coursera.org/verify/2GU354Z9X8XT)
    2017 - 2017
  • Certificate in Ruby on Rails: An Introduction
    Johns Hopkins University | Coursera - Online (https://coursera.org/verify/2GU354Z9X8XT)
    2016 - 2016
  • Bachelor of Science with honors in Economics & Finance
    Lahore School of Economics - Lahore, Pakistan
    2010 - 2015
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