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Chady Kassouf, PHP Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
Chady Kassouf

PHP Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada

Member since August 29, 2016
Chady is a full-stack web and iOS developer. He is fully fluent in Objective-C and Swift, and has a very long record of shipping products with the LAMP stack. He has solid experience with all things front-end and can work very closely with designers and UX teams.
Chady is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • PHP, 17 years
  • JavaScript, 11 years
  • iOS, 8 years
  • Objective-C, 8 years
  • Laravel, 3 years
  • Swift, 3 years
Montreal, QC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Xcode, Sublime Text, PhpStorm, Terminal

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a fintech application that provides automation for compliance and risk management programs.

Employment

  • Web/Mobile Consultant

    2008 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Developed websites and mobile applications for over 150 clients.
    • Helped multiple clients finalize problematic projects by providing the needed expertise to bring projects to release.
    • Created a white-labeled iOS application for supporting a large number of online forums.
    • Built mission-critical applications that scale and support thousands of users.
    • Integrated social media tools and SDKs into various websites and mobile applications.
    Technologies: Swift, Objective-C, PHP, Laravel, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS
  • Lead iOS Developer

    2016 - 2017
    M&C Saatchi
    • Built and maintained an iOS application for a major client.
    • Supported the design and implementation of the API.
    • Integrated services such as Facebook SDK, OneSignal, Firebase, and HealthKit.
    Technologies: Xcode, Swift, Laravel
  • Lead Mobile Engineer

    2013 - 2015
    Nextly, Inc.
    • Built two mobile applications to support the company's online services.
    • Helped implement back-end services and APIs.
    • Helped maintain and extend a web crawler service that reads, analyzes, and categorizes web pages.
    • Implemented test suites for various services.
    Technologies: Xcode, Objective-C, CakePHP
  • Team Lead

    2006 - 2009
    Element Creative Communications
    • Helped direct, build, and engineer most of the company’s projects.
    • Assisted the design team by delivering pixel-perfect implementation of websites.
    • Introduced new technologies into the company’s production team.
    • Helped with building and expanding the development team.
    Technologies: HTML, PHP, Flash Actionscript
  • Web Developer and Network Administrator

    2000 - 2006
    ProActive
    • Assisted in setting a large amount of the company’s design policies.
    • Introduced new media into the company’s production team.
    • Supported the hosting and management of a client base of 500+ websites.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, PHP, Linux

Experience

  • The Cloud Life (via Toptal) (Development)
    https://thecloudlife.com/

    Built the platform for managing and storing files; an API to serve an iOS app to access the platform; a billing system that can handle Stripe and in-app subscriptions with Apple, and the front-end for the website and supporting control panels.

  • 60fps Camera (Development)
    https://60fpscamera.com/

    Back in the days of the iPhone 5, the device camera had the potential to shoot videos at 60fps, but the native camera app did not allow that. This is when this app was born. It provided the ability to shoot and export 60fps videos with your iPhone.

    Ever since, more functionality has been added to the application, adding the ability to apply filters and manually control focus while always maintaining a simple and intuitive user interface.

  • Censor It (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/censorit/id536830352?ls=1&mt=8

    This app allows you to easily censor parts of an image before sharing it. Took a screenshot that has important information you don't want to share? Censor It out. Want to share that group photo but want to preserve the privacy of some people? Censor them out.

    It has the following features:

    - Ability to switch between blur and pixelate.
    - Ability to specify the amount of censorship to apply.
    - Zoom and Pan for better precision.
    - Does not overwrite the original image when saving.
    - Ability to share directly to Facebook and Twitter.

  • Lawn Mower (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lawn-mower/id961341064?ls=1&mt=8

    A fun and addictive game where you drive a lawnmower to cut the grass and try to clear out the field as much as you can.

    This is a game where you can never lose. Play when you have some free time, when you're on the bus, in the subway... anywhere, whenever you have a couple of minutes to kill

    It features 250 hand crafted levels.

  • NoSquint (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nosquint/id586896395?mt=8

    Full-screen face dialer and large talking dial pad.

    Dial without even looking at the screen. NoSquint is developed to help the visually impaired and seniors relying only on their hearing senses to dial new or saved contacts.

    Identify contacts not just by their names, pictures, or phone numbers, but also by their own voice. Share your contact cards by email including your recorded voice tags.

  • Spurs Community (Development)

    The Largest Tottenham Hotspur Discussion Community. This application is a front-end for the community's forum, allowing users to participate in the forum right from their iOS device.

  • Phoenicia Real Estate (Development)
    http://phoeniciarealestate.net/

    Developed a back-end system for managing properties online, as well as an API allowing the client's local property management application to publish properties directly to the website.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, Swift, Objective-C, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP 7, Perl, TypeScript, Flash ActionScript, Java, Bash
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Phaser.io, Symfony, CakePHP
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Facebook API, Social Media APIs, Stripe API, Vue.js, React, HealthKit
  • Tools

    Xcode, Sublime Text 3, PhpStorm, AWS Elastic Transcoder, Webpack, Composer, Git, Make, Adobe After Effects
  • Paradigms

    Model View Controller (MVC), REST, Agile, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    iOS, AWS EC2, Firebase, Linux, Android, Meteor
  • Storage

    MySQL, AWS S3, MongoDB, NoSQL
  • Other

    API Integration, Chrome Extensions, Regular Expressions, Payment Gateways, eCommerce, Flash Animation, UI Animation, User Experience (UX), Vi

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2001 - 2006
    American University of Science and Technology - Beirut
  • Coursework in Architecture
    1998 - 2001
    Lebanese University, Fine Arts Institue - Beirut
Certifications
  • PHP: Performance Optimization
    OCTOBER 2017 - PRESENT
    Lynda.com
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