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Dany Caissy

Dany Caissy

Montreal, QC, Canada
Member since September 21, 2015
Dany is a full-stack developer with eight years of professional experience (ten in the field) with a focus on back-end development. He codes mainly in PHP, but he also specializes in API development, data processing, query/database optimization, project management, feature design, and mentoring.
Dany is now available for hire
    Laravel, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, DigitalOcean, Git, HTML, CSS, Ajax
  • Thinkful
    Interviewing, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML, CSS...
  • TapClicks
    PHP, Python, Project Management, MySQL, Git, REST/Soap APIs, PostgreSQL...
  • PHP, 8 years
  • MySQL, 8 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • API Development, 5 years
  • Project Management, 4 years
  • Team Mentoring, 4 years
  • Laravel, 3 years
  • Python, 2 years
Montreal, QC, Canada
Preferred Environment
PhpStorm, Git, Windows, Linux, SQLyog, Postman
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on was—it provides a free service and is now being used by thousands of people!
  • Founder
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Developed the back-end of the application using PHP and MySQL.
    • Managed the database (modeling, optimization, and more).
    • Worked on online marketing and SEO (14,000+ users).
    • Developed the front-end with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
    • Managed a distributed team of freelancers for various tasks on the platform.
    Technologies: Laravel, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, DigitalOcean, Git, HTML, CSS, Ajax
  • Technical Interviewer | Mentor
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Gave practice technical interview to programming students (we even use Toptal interview questions sometimes).
    • Reviewed student portfolio projects (necessary to pass the course).
    • Provided mentorship, tips, and tricks in regards to the job market and interviews in general.
    • Guided students through team projects acting as the product owner (project manager) using the Scrum methodology.
    Technologies: Interviewing, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Fundamental Concepts of Computer Science, Project Management
  • Senior Software Developer
    2015 - 2017
    • Integrated complex API providers with our platform (AdWords, Analytics, DFP, Instagram, Pinterest, Bing, Yahoo, and so on).
    • Optimized the processing of data and queries on large databases (2 TB+ Redshift database).
    • Led and designed important platform features and used project management tools such as Jira.
    • Mentored and code-reviewed newer developers on the platform.
    • Wrote the code challenges used during the interview process for potential employees.
    Technologies: PHP, Python, Project Management, MySQL, Git, REST/Soap APIs, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Linux, Zend Framework, Magento
  • Senior Software Developer
    2013 - 2015
    SekureCard Services
    • Defined the requirements in collaboration with C-level executives of a 500+ person company.
    • Implemented major database changes affecting hundreds of pages while maintaining data integrity.
    • Optimized complex reports using tables of several million rows.
    • Created complex, interactive pages using Ajax and jQuery.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Ajax, jQuery
  • Web Developer
    2013 - 2013
    • Developed single-handedly an important (featured on front page) section of a website with 15 million visits a month.
    • Optimized several MySQL queries and occasionally used Memcached for a critical, higher-traffic functionality.
    • Participated in design discussions.
    • Added major features on a high-traffic review site,
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, Memcached, Redis, Zend Framework
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX Software Consultant
    2012 - 2013
    • Customized the complex ERP, software for large customers (+500 million revenue) on large data sets.
    • Developed large complex SQL queries to solve elaborate business requirements for leaders in their respective industry.
    • Worked concurrently on multiple projects for multiple clients.
    Technologies: X++, SQL, ERP
  • Web Developer
    2010 - 2012
    • Added extended reporting features and contributed to a complex database schema containing over a 100 tables.
    • Presented to the company (30+) and participated in the implementation of Agile methodologies on the development team.
    • Mentored interns new to the company.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, CodeIgniter, MySQL
  • (Development)

    This is a free forever landing page generator used by thousands of people. It was built entirely in Laravel (now on 5.6). Try it out!

  • (Development)

    A small tool used to conceal an email address to be posted safely on forums or other online sites. It started as an SEO experiment, but was kept online due to being used by thousands of users.

  • SetFlairByKarma (Development)

    A Reddit robot made in Python used to assign flair color on the comments of subscribers who were especially useful in the subreddit (community). Currently used on /r/cscareerquestions, the largest (100,000 subscribers) community for careers in computer science which I moderate.

  • Languages
    SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Python
  • Frameworks
    Slim, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Zend Framework, Eloquent, Flask
  • Libraries/APIs
    API Development, jQuery, AdWords API, Bing API, Instagram API, Pinterest API, Google Analytics API, DFP API, Facebook API, Twitter API, Yahoo! API, LinkedIn API, Twilio API, DoubleClick API, Facebook Marketing API, Boostability API, Nativo API
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS S3
  • Other
    AJAX, Team Mentoring, Project Management, Blade, Google+, SEMrush
  • Paradigms
    Agile, Scrum, On-page SEO, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Marketo, Sizmek, AWS EC2
  • Tools
    Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Composer, RRDtool, Amazon CloudFront CDN
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2009 - 2012
    Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières - Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
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