Dany Caissy, Product Management Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
Dany Caissy

Product Management Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada

Member since September 21, 2015
Dany is a full-stack developer with eight years of professional experience (ten in the field) focusing 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

Portfolio

  • ThemeIsle
    Asana, GitHub, Kanban, Agile
  • Thinkful
    Interviewing, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML, CSS...
  • TapClicks
    PHP, Python, Project Management, MySQL, Git, REST/Soap APIs, PostgreSQL...

Experience

Location

Montreal, QC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PhpStorm, Git, Windows, Linux, SQLyog, Postman

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was Quickpages.co—it provides a free service and is now being used by tens of thousands of people!

Employment

  • Product Manager

    2019 - PRESENT
    ThemeIsle
    • Conducted user research including creating surveys and interviewing users.
    • Performed a competition and market analysis.
    • Managed projects, using the kanban methodology.
    • Defined the product direction including which features to include and in which release.
    • Communicated and collaborated with multiple teams (QA, marketing, content, and so on).
    • Wrote documentation about new features.
    • Managed automated emails to new/existing users.
    Technologies: Asana, GitHub, Kanban, Agile
  • Technical Interviewer | Mentor

    2016 - 2019
    Thinkful
    • 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
    TapClicks
    • 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 (2TB+ 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
    Valnet
    • 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, Forlocations.com.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, Memcached, Redis, Zend Framework
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX Software Consultant

    2012 - 2013
    Thinkmax
    • 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
    Progi
    • 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

Experience

  • Quickpages.co (Development)
    http://quickpages.co

    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! Over 30,000 users have already done it.

  • SetFlairByKarma (Development)
    https://github.com/DanyCaissy/Reddit/tree/master/setflairbykarma

    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.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, SQL, HTML, JavaScript, Python, CSS
  • Libraries/APIs

    API Development, DFP API, Twitter API, Google Analytics API, LinkedIn API, Facebook API, Yahoo! API, AdWords API, Instagram API, jQuery, Bing API, Pinterest API, Nativo API, Facebook Marketing API, DoubleClick API, Twilio API
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS S3
  • Other

    Team Mentoring, Ajax, Product Management, Writing & Editing, SEMrush, Google+, Blade
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Slim, Flask, Eloquent
  • Paradigms

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Agile, Scrum, On-page SEO
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS EC2, Sizmek, Marketo, Linux
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management, eCommerce
  • Tools

    Amazon CloudFront CDN, RRDtool, Composer, Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2009 - 2012
    Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières - Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

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