Donald MacLellan, Software Developer in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Donald MacLellan

Software Developer in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Member since September 26, 2016
Donald is a highly skilled full-stack developer with over fifteen years of experience implementing innovative and cutting-edge web­-based solutions in a variety of fields. He has complete technology experience from front to back end as well as excellent full cycle development experience.
Donald is now available for hire


  • Fantasy Sports Limited
    Redis, Galera Cluster, MariaDB, SaltStack, AngularJS, Node.js, Laravel, PHP
  • SuperLobby
    SaltStack, Galera Cluster, MariaDB, Redis, SlickGrid, Node.js, Laravel, PHP
  • Sports Rated
    MySQL, Angular, CodeIgniter, PHP



Glasgow, United Kingdom



Preferred Environment

Git, Angular, Node.js, PHP, Sublime Text, Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've contributed to is SuperLobby, involved from concept to establishment as the premier contest aggregator in daily fantasy sports.


  • CTO

    2016 - 2016
    Fantasy Sports Limited
    • Provided a full product revamp covering every aspect of the business, including the name, corporate identity, product offering, a new technology platform, and codebase as well as a new dev team.
    • Architected and designed the software and system.
    • Created PHP front and back­-end sites built in Laravel with a portable PHP service layer.
    • Designed Redis servers and Node.js apps to manage real­-time elements of the system.
    • Created a redundant platform fully managed by SaltStack configuration management.
    Technologies: Redis, Galera Cluster, MariaDB, SaltStack, AngularJS, Node.js, Laravel, PHP
  • CTO

    2014 - 2016
    • Handled the full development life cycle of the site from initial concept through to establishing it as the premier contest aggregator and the daily fantasy sports industry de facto standard resource for independently verified data.
    • Created a responsive PHP­ based website in Laravel with web sockets to carry real­-time data written in Node.js.
    • Built a SlickGrid JS front-end to allow the quick display and filtering of thousands of contest results instantly.
    • Created Node.js apps to scrape and Redis DB to store the real-­time data that powers the service.
    • Automated code deployments and platform management via SaltStack.
    Technologies: SaltStack, Galera Cluster, MariaDB, Redis, SlickGrid, Node.js, Laravel, PHP
  • CTO

    2013 - 2014
    Sports Rated
    • Created visually engaging data­-intensive front­-end tools built in AngularJS.
    • Created a custom JavaScript heatmap that could represent positive and negative values.
    • Created a reporting system using JavaScript graphing libraries so users could easily track their performance.
    • Screen scraped odds data from various sources using the Python library Scrapy.
    • Created a dynamic odds matrix that enabled users to select the best value option for their selected criteria.
    Technologies: MySQL, Angular, CodeIgniter, PHP
  • Software Developer

    2011 - 2013
    Ogilvie Communications
    • Developed the front-end of Ogilive Communications' network monitoring tool.
    • Created a web­-based JavaScript drag-n-drop UI using Raphael.js that allows the user to create a network map of their network devices.
    • Set up and maintained a variety of high­-availability and high­-volume websites.
    • Investigated the source of online abuse and piracy for clients of Ogilvie Communications and reported the results to the relevant authority.
    • Found and investigated intrusions into exploited vulnerabilities for the clients of Ogilvie Communications.
    Technologies: NetBSD, Perl, CakePHP, JavaScript, PHP


  • Riffmap

    Created an experimental website that focused on new ways to map music and the relationships between artists. Technology used included jQuery, jQueryUI, JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit, CakePHP, PostgreSQL, Musicbrainz, and various web APIs including Flickr, YouTube, Wikipedia, and


  • Languages

    HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, YAML, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, Python, Bash, Perl
  • Frameworks

    Laravel 5, Laravel, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap, CodeIgniter, PHPUnit, Scrapy, AngularJS, Angular, Express.js, CakePHP
  • Libraries/APIs

    SlickGrid, Socket.IO, jQuery UI, jQuery, Raphaël, PhantomJS, Node.js, Doctrine, Puppet.js
  • Platforms

    MaxScale, New Relic, Rackspace Cloud, WordPress, Ubuntu, Linux, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD
  • Other

    Icecast, Load Balancers, Pub/Sub, WebSockets, Galera Cluster, RESTful APIs
  • Tools

    Slack, Firebug, Gulp, Mercurial, Git, Bower, Composer, PM2, AsgardCMS, Apache, SaltStack, Sublime Text, Subversion (SVN)
  • Paradigms

    RESTful Development, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Development, Responsive, REST, Agile Software Development
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server


  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics with Music
    1995 - 1999
    University of Glasgow - Scotland

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