Emir Kurtovic, Developer in Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Emir Kurtovic

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Architect and Developer

Location
Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Toptal Member Since
December 21, 2014

Emir is a talented software architect and developer with over 20 years of experience and is fully capable of everything from leading a team to working solo. He enjoys finding the potential in customer ideas and improving them as needed during the development process. Emir is especially adept at spotting potential design flaws and improving the UI until user's manuals are no longer needed.

Portfolio

RapTToR agency
App Development, App Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX)...
Dare2Play
Unity, Photon, HTML5, PHP, Node.js, Blockchain, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, DApps...
WakeUpWorld (via Toptal)
Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Digital Transformation...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

OS X, Git, PhpStorm

The most amazing...

...system I've created is a 500+ website ring with content controlled from one place.

Work Experience

CEO, CTO, Software Architect

2006 - PRESENT
RapTToR agency
  • Developed large-scale systems and provided support for horizontal and vertical scaling.
  • Implemented UI/UX improvements on customer websites.
  • Extended the use of frameworks, including CodeIgniter, Zend, and Yii.
  • Handled the development and customer support for small, mid-range, and large companies creating accounting software in Serbia.
  • Created web marketing software, including a webring of over 500 domains with centralized control of content (news, ads, and links) and distribution.
  • Provided technical customer support and remote user support.
  • Built general company internal operation management software using the YII PHP framework with a PostgreSQL database.
  • Developed a general data scraper to be used as third-party software for social data research.
Technologies: App Development, App Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Business Ideas, Business, Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Game Development, Game Design, Gameplay Development, Mobile Game Development, Project Management, React Native, Architecture, CTO, Full-stack, Mobile Development, Technical Leadership, Technical Architecture, Data Processing, Data Science, Software Development Management, eCommerce, Engineering, People Management, Team Management, Cloud Architecture, Agile Project Management, DevOps, TypeScript, Data Architecture, Data Synchronization, PHP 7, Design Patterns, FastAPI, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Teamwork, Jira, Trello, Atlassian, Laravel, Documentation, GitLab CI/CD, Continuous Learning, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Development (CD), Business Continuity Planning (BCP), Business to Business (B2B), Business Logic, Business Audits, Content Management, Customer Success, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Customer Experience, Customer Analysis, Customer Research, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Web Technologies, HTML5 Canvas, HTML5 Audio, HTML5 Web Storage, HTML5 Animations, Mobile Apps, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Intelligence Consultant, Product Consultant, Data Analysis Consultant, Product Strategy Consultant, Growth Strategy Consultants, APIs, SDKs, eCommerce APIs, Integration, Docker, Magento API, Next.js, Stripe, HTML, Algorithms, Data Engineering, PayPal, Gamification, Full-stack Development, SaaS, Digital Transformation, Startups, DHTML, API Architecture, Microservices, DRY, Management, Web Applications, Data Entry, Website Data Scraping

CTO, Software Architect

2021 - 2023
Dare2Play
  • Developed a platform for online crypto multiplayer gaming.
  • Managed several game development teams and developed custom crypto games for the platform.
  • Architected and monitored CI/CD for the platform and games.
Technologies: Unity, Photon, HTML5, PHP, Node.js, Blockchain, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, DApps, Decentralized Applications, Decentralization, Gaming, Online Gaming, Multiplayer, Web Security, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Teamwork, Jira, Trello, Atlassian, Documentation, GitLab CI/CD, Continuous Learning, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Development (CD), Business Continuity Planning (BCP), Business Logic, Customer Success, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Customer Experience, Customer Analysis, Customer Research, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Web Technologies, HTML5 Canvas, HTML5 Audio, HTML5 Web Storage, HTML5 Animations, Mobile Apps, Business Intelligence (BI), Product Consultant, Growth Strategy Consultants, APIs, SDKs, Integration, Docker, Next.js, Stripe, HTML, Algorithms, Data Engineering, PayPal, Gamification, Full-stack Development, Digital Transformation, Startups, Early-stage Startups, DHTML, API Architecture, Microservices, CQRS, DRY, Management, Web Applications, Data Entry

NFT Consultant

2022 - 2022
WakeUpWorld (via Toptal)
  • Set up an OpenSea shop with a custom NFT collection. Advertised NFT collection. Set up a project Discord group. Created a custom discord bot to invite members of a Facebook group.
  • Connected WordPress site with OpenSea to show collections and items. Developed custom WordPress plugins.
  • Set up Printify, Zazzle, Shopify, Etsy, and Amazon shops and cross-site product management. Utilized Printify API and Shopify API to relate items to the NFT collections on OpenSea.
Technologies: Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Digital Transformation, Data Entry

Image Tooling Expert

2022 - 2022
Goleudy Ventures, LLC
  • Created a variety of POC for image processing tools related to customized wall decal company.
  • Researched and improved image segmentation tools to match the available color sets for decals.
  • Created a wizard-like POC for determining client needs. It has a machine learning algorithm to determine the next wizard steps and options.
Technologies: Image Processing, WordPress, Images, Image to Vector, ImageIO, PHP, JavaScript, Image Segmentation, Core Graphics, Machine Learning, Wizards, Dashboard Design, Jira, Documentation, GitLab CI/CD, Customer Success, Web Technologies, HTML5 Canvas, Business Intelligence (BI), Product Consultant, Docker, Algorithms, SaaS, Digital Transformation, Early-stage Startups, DHTML, Microservices, Web Applications, OCR, Data Entry

Full-stack Senior Developer | Tech Lead

2022 - 2022
Shady.Club Ltd
  • Created a custom scraper for the sustainable fashion industry to support a Google Chrome extension suggestion.
  • Built a machine learning data scraping tool to monitor and update available data.
  • Created a custom dashboard for the management of the scraping endpoints and data relations.
Technologies: PHP, Web Crawlers, Analytics, Chrome Extensions, Node.js, Python, Scraping, Web Scraping, Shopify, Shopify API, Big Data, Data Scraping, Data Science, CI/CD Pipelines, Back-end, Dashboards, Web Dashboards, Dashboard Development, Data Analytics, Jira, Trello, Documentation, GitLab CI/CD, Continuous Delivery (CD), Web Technologies, Product Consultant, APIs, Integration, Docker, HTML, Algorithms, Full-stack Development, Digital Transformation, Startups, Early-stage Startups, API Architecture, Microservices, Web Applications, Data Entry, Website Data Scraping

Full-stack Developer

2022 - 2022
Assefy AG
  • Developed software for data assessment and management, a Collibra-like platform with collaboration and ownership on top of it.
  • Contributed to software architecture, internal data organization, and back-end development.
  • Created custom connectors to the local and online data lakes.
Technologies: Architecture, JavaScript, Front-end Development, Back-end Development, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), CSS, HTML5, SQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jira, Trello, Documentation, GitLab CI/CD, Continuous Delivery (CD), Web Technologies, HTML5 Web Storage, Integration, HTML, Algorithms, Full-stack Development, Digital Transformation, Startups, Early-stage Startups, Microservices, Web Applications, Data Entry

Web Developer

2021 - 2022
Cityblock Development AB
  • Moved MySQL to the PostgreSQL database, adjusting queries and improving performance.
  • Improved the back-end dashboard to manage customer data and system options.
  • Developed new functionalities, integration with legacy code, and CI/CD patterns implementation.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, Videos, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Jira, Trello, Atlassian, Documentation, GitLab CI/CD, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Content Management, Customer Success, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Customer Experience, Customer Research, Web Technologies, HTML5 Web Storage, Product Consultant, Product Strategy Consultant, APIs, SDKs, Integration, Docker, Stripe, HTML, Algorithms, Full-stack Development, SaaS, Digital Transformation, DHTML, API Architecture, Microservices, Management, Web Applications, Data Entry, Website Data Scraping

Software Developer

2019 - 2020
Apollo Scheduling, Co.
  • Moved and upgraded complex MVC structures within the Yii framework.
  • Created new functionalities on top of a live working system to support easier scheduling.
  • Created a Chrome extension interface for scheduling alignment and a CI/CD back end to support it.
Technologies: PHP, AngularJS, Yii 1, Yii 2, IT Project Management, User Experience (UX), Software Engineering, React, MySQL, Trello, Atlassian, Documentation, GitLab CI/CD, Web Technologies, SDKs, Integration, Docker, HTML, Algorithms, Digital Transformation, API Architecture, Data Entry

Software Architect

2019 - 2020
ELI ident
  • Scraped and analyzed more than 40 million accounts from social networks and dating sites. Extracting public data and images for building identity recognition software.
  • Built custom-developed tagging software to asset and sort pictures related to person/identity.
  • Assembled and managed a team for tagging the scraped data, training, and tracking the progress.
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) utilization in text generation, sentiment analysis, and language understanding.
Technologies: PHP, Node.js, Scraping, Web Scraping, Data Scraping, Machine Learning, CI/CD Pipelines, Terraform, Trello, Atlassian, GitLab CI/CD, Web Technologies, Integration, Docker, Stripe, Algorithms, SaaS, Digital Transformation, Startups, Early-stage Startups, Web Applications, OCR, Website Data Scraping

Senior Web Architect Consultant

2019 - 2019
Boosted
  • Created a system architecture including project and code structure and practices for the entire system.
  • Worked with the client to align functionalities and scope of their product.
  • Estimated development phases and created functionality dependencies to align client expectations and budget.
Technologies: Requirements Analysis, Software Architecture, JavaScript, React, Zendesk, WordPress, Shopify, Contentful, Single-page Applications (SPA), PHP, Atlassian, GitLab CI/CD, Algorithms

CTO

2016 - 2018
DataZup
  • Managed an in-house project with a team of five developers.
  • Developed the core system for a general data scraper.
  • Led the team to develop a multi-language writing tool.
  • Oversaw the education of newbies and junior developers.
  • Served as a business analyst and lead for a custom landing page site creator.
Technologies: Node.js, PHP, Project Management, React Native, Architecture, CTO, Full-stack, Technical Leadership, Technical Architecture, Data Processing, Data Science, Software Development Management, Team Management, Cloud Architecture, Agile Project Management, Data Architecture, Data Synchronization, PHP 7, Design Patterns, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Teamwork, Jira, Trello, Atlassian, Continuous Learning, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Development (CD), Business Continuity Planning (BCP), Business to Business (B2B), Business Logic, Business Audits, Content Management, Customer Success, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Customer Experience, Customer Research, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Web Technologies, HTML5 Canvas, HTML5 Web Storage, Mobile Apps, Business Intelligence (BI), Product Consultant, Growth Strategy Consultants, SDKs, eCommerce APIs, Integration, Docker, Next.js, Stripe, HTML, Algorithms, Data Engineering, PayPal, Full-stack Development, SaaS, Digital Transformation, Startups, Early-stage Startups, DHTML, API Architecture, CQRS, DRY, Management, Web Applications, Website Data Scraping

Data Visualization Developer

2017 - 2017
IntelFlows (via Toptal)
  • Created a custom dashboard for data management, data interpolations, and analytics.
  • Utilized machine learning for data trending and history related to pollution/air quality data collected from moving objects.
  • Visualized collected and calculated data on custom map layers.
Technologies: JavaScript, D3.js, R, Node.js, PHP, Machine Learning, Integration, HTML, Algorithms, Data Engineering, Full-stack Development, Startups, Early-stage Startups, DHTML, API Architecture, Web Applications

WordPress Developer

2016 - 2016
MIT (via Toptal)
  • Developed custom plugins for the WordPress platform to relate data to the custom company profile.
  • Optimized WordPress installation for speed and image quality, adding custom fields through a developed plugin.
  • Visualized calculated 3D data in custom and WordPress sites.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, JavaScript

Software Architect

2016 - 2016
United Muslim Relief
  • Created a POC for a donation platform where users can easily select the world region and cause of donations.
  • Worked on back-end and front-end development integration into a WordPress site.
  • Created custom maps with a selection ability based on open maps.
Technologies: WordPress, WP eCommerce, Custom CMS Development, Dashboards, Dashboard Development, Jira, Trello, Atlassian, Algorithms, PayPal, Full-stack Development

Back-end WordPress Developer

2015 - 2015
Worldwide Intelligence Network (via Toptal)
  • Developed custom plugins for related posts regarding keywords and categories.
  • Optimized website speed and caching, utilizing data from the external API.
  • Developed a custom theme, following user experience collected from the heatmaps and feedback.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, WordPress, PHP, jQuery, jQuery Plugins, MySQL, Algorithms, Full-stack Development

Software Architect

2013 - 2015
DevLogic
  • Architected software for Accomplice, helping marketers deliver the most relevant message to the most receptive audience, analyzing data from multi-channel social networks and using machine learning.
  • Developed a website for ODG VR glasses; the really interesting thing is when developers take full advantage of their AR capabilities.
  • Architected software for The Orchard, a specialized webshop for jewelry. Complex data queries, multiple SDK integration, free items attribute definition, complex back end for interface, and usability configuration.
  • Built an innovative 360° camera for CentrCam; it segmented and uploaded huge files from multiple computers.
  • Developed the UI/UX for Achoo, created to give bloggers and news media websites a different approach to work together, and to better leverage the opportunity of influential marketing within the content.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), MySQL, JavaScript, PHP, Project Management, Architecture, Full-stack, Technical Leadership, Technical Architecture, Data Processing, Data Science, Software Development Management, eCommerce, Engineering Management, Cloud Architecture, Agile Project Management, GitHub, TypeScript, Data Architecture, PHP 7, Design Patterns, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Teamwork, Continuous Learning, Content Management, Customer Success, Web Technologies, HTML5 Canvas, HTML5 Web Storage, Mobile Apps, APIs, SDKs, eCommerce APIs, Integration, Docker, Magento API, HTML, Algorithms, Data Engineering, PayPal, Gamification, Full-stack Development, SaaS, Startups, Early-stage Startups, DHTML, API Architecture, DRY, Web Applications

Developer

1998 - 2014
Ekonomik
  • Learned small, midsize, and large company accounting.
  • Provided live accounting data management with customer reliability and confidentiality.
  • Developed accounting workflow features according to customer requirements.
  • Generated custom reports and optimized queries, Performed constant development and integration following country accounting law changes, and collaborated on customer support.
  • Provided documentation and versioning with backward compatibility. The Holy Grail of accounting.
Technologies: Visual FoxPro, Delphi, Data Science, Data Architecture, PHP 7, Continuous Learning, Customer Success, Customer Experience, Customer Analysis, Customer Research, Data Analysis Consultant, Integration, Algorithms, Data Engineering, API Architecture, DRY

Lead Web Developer

2002 - 2012
EUTELNET
  • Worked with a large number of customers, doing web development support for a hosting company and dealing with everyday server problems.
  • Dealt with server load problems stemming from overuse of deprecated functions and an increasing number of visitors.
  • Designed pixel-perfect responsive HTML/CSS sites, utilized and modified CMS frameworks, and developed custom extensions, plugins, and custom software for a webring with the centralized ad server, content server statistics, and analytics.
  • Multitasked on several different fronts, from development and design to server maintenance.
  • Worked on internet marketing, distributing the system with ads, links, and keyword-related content serving.
Technologies: NGINX, Apache, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Full-stack, Technical Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Agile Project Management, Data Architecture, Team Leadership, Continuous Learning, Customer Experience, Customer Analysis, Customer Research, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Web Technologies, Business Intelligence Consultant, Data Analysis Consultant, Product Strategy Consultant, Integration, HTML, Algorithms, DHTML, API Architecture, DRY, Symfony, Web Applications

Web Development and Sales

2004 - 2006
BC Group computers
  • Developed a custom eCommerce website, created custom modules, and scraped data from the competition.
  • Integrated data and custom dropshipping, custom analytics and statistics software, and custom accounting modules related to the webshop.
  • Integrated and utilized Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram SDKs.
  • Mined data and tracked competition and customers, performing big data analytics.
  • Optimized MySQL/SQL queries. Provided per-person optimizations. Built a custom URL shortener with a tracker.
Technologies: Third-party SDK Integration, Data Mining, MySQL, JavaScript, PHP, Full-stack, eCommerce, B2B, People Management, Team Management, Cloud Architecture, Data Architecture, Data Synchronization, Teamwork, Continuous Learning, Customer Success, Customer Experience, Customer Analysis, Customer Research, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Web Technologies, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Intelligence Consultant, Product Consultant, Product Strategy Consultant, Growth Strategy Consultants, APIs, eCommerce APIs, Integration, HTML, Algorithms, PayPal, PHP 5, Website Data Scraping

CEO | Customer Support | Lead Developer

1996 - 2004
MIKS Computers (Prijepolje, Serbia)
  • Worked as a computer reseller and provided maintenance, support, and desktop and web application development.
  • Gained knowledge about user experience, web, consumer, UI/UX design, and design in general.
  • Contributed to the development of accounting software now used by most of the companies in my hometown.
  • Worked creatively to produce commercials for a local radio/TV station. Learned to use SoundForge and MultiTrack audio mixers.
  • Developed for the web using VBScript, CGI, and PHP.
Technologies: Android, JavaScript, PHP, Visual FoxPro, Delphi, Software Development Management, B2B, Engineering Management, People Management, Team Management, Cloud Architecture, Teamwork, Continuous Learning, Continuous Development (CD), Business to Business (B2B), Business Logic, Customer Experience, Customer Analysis, Customer Research, Web Technologies, Business Intelligence Consultant, APIs, SDKs, Integration, HTML, Algorithms, PayPal, DHTML, API Architecture

Biotillion ColdSIGHT™ System

The purpose of the ColdSIGHT system is to track sample boxes in ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers. ColdSIGHT is designed for -80 ºC freezers that contain racks placed on shelves which in turn hold boxes of samples.

My Contributions:
• The API to work with BeagleBone (BB)
• Implementing a TCP protocol for communication with BB
• The report generator
• The device simulator
• UI for managing freezers, the sample retrieval process

Custom Social Network

http://egrannar.se
I custom-developed a closed type social network for a specific use, with booking, calendar/events, wall, forum, polls, and competition tracking.

It included:
• Custom framework
• Data mining/data analytics
• Interactive front-end development
• Database performance optimization
• Big data handling
• Multi-tenant services
• Payment gateways implementation
• Custom eShop integration
• Web crawling for competition analysis

Speaker at WordCamp Split, Croatia, 2016

Creating an AI tool to show related posts based on user engagement—tracking user interaction on posts (social shares, time spent on viewing a post, etc) to calculate related posts to be shown.

IronTracker for RoughneckRentals

http://iron.roughneckrentals.us
IronTracker is a software for tracking the inspection of iron/pipes in the oil field business.

I worked on enhanced filters, actions, multi-user accounts, user privileges, editing history, data protection, XML extraction, parsing, and exporting.

Technologies: PHP/Yii, JavaScript/jQuery, CSS/Bootstrap, and MySQL.

MCAT Exam Testing Service

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) by the AAMC is a standardized, multiple-choice examination created to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Almost all US medical schools and many Canadian medical schools require you to submit MCAT exam scores as part of your admission application. The system provides practice for those who have MCAT preparation products from the AAMC.

Used tools include a PHP Yii framework, MySQL, Stripe, and PayPal payment system SDKs, custom reporting system, custom Bootstrap theme, and content copy protection.

CharterCross Funding Platform

http://chartercross.com/
A client management system that provides advisory services for individual as well as corporate clients, with support for multiple managers and management hierarchy. It features client scheduling and history management, data duplicate checker, merging, and XLS importation.

Used tools include a PHP Yii framework, MySQL, MS SQL multi-layer credentials/roles and permissions configuration, a custom reporting system, and a custom Bootstrap theme.

Conference Speaker at Google Code Day

Keynote title: Yii: Yes it is! Advanced techniques, simplicity, syntax, modules, widgets, extensions, and scalability.

Keynote about discovering the Power of Yii: Revolutionize your web development journey with Yii, the cutting-edge PHP framework designed to elevate your projects to new heights. Unleash the potential of efficient coding through its component-based architecture and MVC paradigm. Experience unrivaled speed and extensibility while ensuring robustness and security at every step. From seamless integration with third-party tools to its comprehensive security features, Yii empowers developers to craft exceptional web applications confidently. Join us to explore how Yii's user-friendly approach, rich toolset, and active community support converge to streamline your development process and bring your digital visions to life like never before.

Speaker at WordCamp Switzerland

https://switzerland.wordcamp.org/2015/
WordPress "Related Posts" via user interaction. I created an interaction (social shares, time spent on posts, etc.) to calculate related posts to be shown.

We revolutionized content discovery with our AI-powered plugin, unveiling the future of automatic relevant post matching. Our cutting-edge WordPress plugin is powered by AI technology, where users can say farewell to manual content searching and selection. The plugin employs advanced algorithms to scan an article database intuitively, instantly identifying and linking related posts based on context and relevance. This transformative tool can be seamlessly integrated into a website, and visitors can effortlessly navigate a web of interconnected content. Users can elevate user engagement, reduce bounce rates, and unlock the full potential of their content library with our AI plugin.

Embrace the future of content management today and watch your website thrive!

Co-founder of OpenWeb Meetup (Former PHP BH)

http://www.meetup.com/Sarajevo-PHP-Meetup/
Bosnia OpenWeb Meetup is a once-a-month gathering of professionals and enthusiasts who are using various web technologies. Lots of fun, tech talk, networking, and presentations around the state of open web technologies in Bosnia and around the globe are involved.

Accomplice

Accomplice helps marketers run the most efficient digital ad campaigns in the world with our first-in-class optimization technology.

Accomplice is fast-growing, Series-A funded digital marketing software company based in San Francisco. We work with brands and agencies to make their marketing smarter by connecting the dots between digital marketing and business objectives.

• Machine learning
• Cost-driven automatization
• FB API
• Google AdWords API
• Twitter API
• Vanilla.js UI/UX
• Big data aggregation

ODG

Osterhout Design Group (ODG) is a private company headquartered in San Francisco. Our story begins in 1999, revolutionizing the high-tech toy industry by integrating high-performance electronics to create devices loved by the old and young alike. Today, ODG is changing the world of computing with its augmented reality smart glasses.

• Vanilla JS
• Responsive web layout

Achoo

http://www.getachoo.com/
Powerful software that tracks, monitors, and analyzes brand activity across different influencer data sources

• UI/UX design

CentrCam

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/28/centr-cam-is-a-gopro-competitor-that-captures-everything-around-you/
CENTR allows you to capture your experiences and share them in a whole new way. The CENTR Camera allows you to record 360° video in real time.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1307511016/centr-interactive-panoramic-video-in-the-palm-of-y

• Web development
• Vanilla JS
• Embedded video player
• Large files segmented upload

æ URL Shortner

A simple but effective URL shortener with an API for developers. I created it for the IYWP system—as existing solutions did not match our requirements—but then it started to be used as a separate service through public-provided APIs.

Improve Your Web Position (IYWP)

Unlike other online advertising systems, IYWP utilizes over 500 self-maintained websites/domains to produce a back-linking service for our customers. It features a web system with centrally controlled content, enabling search functionality for sites with a given niche/keyword.

Technologies used: PHP/JavaScript, MySQL, server optimization.

Sub-projects: URL shortener, user tracker, ads server.

Raumkraft

http://www.praxis-raumkraft.ch/
Custom made WordPress site, custom plugins, an on-page interaction. Pixel-perfect theme with several master pages.

Game Development, Unity

A promotional game for well-known influencers, used as a marketing promotion tool.

Features:
• Unity, Unity3D
• Instagram API
• Facebook API
• Web crawler
• Data mining
• Google Play Store administration
• Apple Store administration
• Digital product placement
• In-app purchases
• 3D modeling
• Graphic design
• Digital marketing
• Ad integration (Google Ads, Unity Ads, Appodeal, InMobi, and more)

WiFi 033/Co-founder

http://wifi033.net/
Local community wireless network site. With a simple and unique front-end it has a powerful back-end, tracking customer payments and activity, AP geolocations, and system costs, predicting revenue, and auto-serving invoices.

Strategic Pivot: From On-demand Delivery to Task Fulfillment Platform

https://conferenceagileba.gatherup.events/en/2017/speakers/18/emir-kurtovic
Executed a pivotal project reorientation two weeks before product launch, aligning the final deliverable more closely with client needs than their initial wishes. While maintaining the core functionality of the original concept, our team redefined the client experience, fundamentally shifting the product's direction. The result was a transition from an initial concept similar to Glovo's delivery service to a robust platform akin to TaskRabbit, focusing on facilitating real-life task completion and services.

I presented this project as a speaker at Bosnia Agile Day 2017, a leading conference of this type in the region.

Ticket analytics software

The Ticket Scraping Project is an innovative solution that streamlines acquiring event tickets from platforms like Ticketmaster. By utilizing advanced web scraping techniques, the project automatically collects and updates data on available tickets, focusing on identifying clusters of seats for larger groups. It integrates with event planning tools, offering recommendations based on seat availability, price, and event popularity. The user-friendly interface allows easy navigation and data export in various formats. Built with scalability and security in mind, the project benefits event organizers, large groups, market analysts, and ticket resellers by providing real-time data and insights for informed decision-making.

Clubhousen | Sports Community App

http://clubhousen.com
Clubhousen is the ultimate golfing community app designed to connect golf enthusiasts from around the world. Leveraging advanced technologies, our app provides a seamless platform for tracking scores, engaging in lively chats, and participating in exciting tournaments. Users can follow friends, send messages, settle tabs, and place friendly bets, all within a single interface. Clubhousen allows golfers to log their rounds, track their handicaps, and showcase their achievements, creating a comprehensive profile that highlights their progress and milestones.

The app's tournament hosting capabilities include features like live leaderboards, custom gear, and streamlined schedules, making event organization effortless. With intuitive game tools such as live scoring, handicap tracking, and event management, golfers can enjoy a smooth and engaging experience. This community is a place where users can read stories from other golf enthusiasts, connect effortlessly with fellow golfers, and elevate their overall golfing experience.

Speaker | Gaming Future Is in Blockchain | ETH Belgrade and BlockSplit

"Gaming Future is in Blockchain" explores how blockchain technology will revolutionize the gaming industry by ensuring true ownership of in-game assets, enhancing security, and fostering trust among players, developers, sponsors, and marketers.

Blockchain's immutable ledgers and NFTs will allow players to genuinely own, trade, and sell virtual items, creating a new economy within the gaming ecosystem. This shift will prevent games from being classified as betting platforms by adhering to regulations and promoting fair play. Developers will benefit from transparent and secure transactions, sponsors will find new opportunities for engagement, and marketers will tap into the growing value of digital assets, transforming the gaming landscape into a more equitable and dynamic space.

https://ethbelgrade.rs/
https://blocksplit.net/

HDpiano

https://hdpiano.com/
As a PHP and vanilla JavaScript developer on the HDpiano project, my primary responsibility was enhancing the song search functionality and improving the overall user interface to ensure a seamless user experience.

I developed an advanced search algorithm in PHP, optimized it for speed and accuracy, and integrated a real-time autocomplete feature using vanilla JavaScript to provide instant search suggestions. Additionally, I added advanced filter options that allowed users to refine their search results based on difficulty level, artist, and song popularity, making it easier for them to find songs that match their preferences and skill levels.
2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty of Technical Sciences Cacak - Cacak, Serbia

1996 - 1999

Bachelor's Degree in Statistics

University of Belgrade Faculty of Mathematics - Belgrade, Serbia

Libraries/APIs

Stripe, Fabric, REST APIs, Highcharts, Chart.js, jQuery Plugins, Bing Translate API, Google Translate API, MooTools, D3.js, jQuery, HTML5 Canvas, Gmail API, React Native for Web, React Redux, Stripe API, PayPal API, Node.js, Google Maps, Google Maps SDK, Google Chart API, jQuery Validation, Script.aculo.us, YUI, AngularUI, DHTMLX, Facebook SDK, X (formerly Twitter) API, X (formerly Twitter) SDK, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, Facebook API, React, Shopify API, Pandas, Google AdWords, AdWords API, Bing Maps, Bing Maps API, Dojo Toolkit, Instagram API, Core Graphics, WordPress API

Tools

Google Analytics, PhpMyAdmin, MySQL Workbench, WP eCommerce, PHPEdit, Eclipse IDE, YUI Compressor, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Facebook Connect, Audacity, Inkscape, Apache, Google Docs, PhpStorm, Coda 2, Git, GitHub, Jira, Trello, Atlassian, GitLab CI/CD, TeamViewer, Concrete5, Team Track, Zend Debugger, Zend Studio, PHP-FPM, NGINX, Google Webmaster Tools, Microsoft Excel, Appodeal, Moodle, Redactor, Pixie, Process Monitor, MetaMask, Terraform, WebView, ChatGPT

Frameworks

PHP MVC, Vanilla JS, Bootstrap, Bootstrap 3, Yii, Yii 1, Laravel, React Native, Unity, Unity2D, Express.js, Zend Framework, FuelPHP, PHPUnit, Chrome, JavaScript MVC, Foundation CSS, Prototype Framework, Google Web Toolkit, AngularJS, Ext JS, Yii 2, Next.js, Hadoop, Unity3D, Dojo, Express.io, Symfony 2, Symfony, Selenium, TYPO3, Ember.js, PhoneGap, Angular, Photon, ImageIO

Languages

HTML, HTML5, PHP 7, Core PHP, JavaScript, CSS3, CSS, Visual FoxPro, PHP, PHP 5, Python, UML, SCSS, Less, Clarion, Delphi, SQL, TypeScript, Python 3, dBASE, R

Paradigms

Application Architecture, JavaScript MV* Framework, UI Design, UX Design, Responsive, REST, Visual Design, Database Design, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Agile Software Development, Clean Code, KISS, DevOps, B2B, Agile Project Management, Design Patterns, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Development (CD), Business Intelligence (BI), Gamification, API Architecture, Microservices, DRY, Management, Software Testing, Unit Testing, Rapid Prototyping, Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum, Domain-driven Development, Data Science, CQRS, Cost-sensitive Machine Learning, Desktop Web Design, App Development, Mobile Development, Requirements Analysis, Agile

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, Firefox, MacOS, cPanel, MS-DOS, NetBeans, Docker, LAMP, Joomla 3, Joomla, osCommerce, Ubuntu, Linux, Magento API, Web, Android, OS X, Shopify, Amazon Web Services (AWS), BeagleBone Black, Raspberry Pi, Magento, Blockchain, Ethereum, Zendesk, Contentful

Storage

JSON, Databases, Database Performance, Database Modeling, MySQLi, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Data Synchronization, HTML5 Web Storage, SQLite, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), NoSQL, MongoDB, XML Parsing, PostGIS, Database Security, Elasticsearch

Industry Expertise

Web Design, Project Management, Cybersecurity

Other

WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, APIs, SDKs, PayPal, Software Prototyping, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Proof of Concept (POC), User Interface (UI), SSH, Software Design, Software Development, Visual Identity, Wireframing, Logo Design, Scraping, Web Scraping, Data Mining, Graphic Design, User Experience (UX), User-centered Design (UCD), Content Management Systems (CMS), Front-end, Chrome Extensions, Product Management, CommonJS, eCommerce, Software Architecture, Apps, Architecture, System Design, App Design, Icon Design, Mobile First, Mobile Web, Enterprise Architecture, DHTML, GUI Development, Web Development, Domain-driven Design (DDD), Web App Development, Lean Startups, Lean Development, Module Development, GitFlow, Data Scraping, Text Mining, Data Extraction, URL Extraction, Email Parsing, Domain Mining, Software, Software Consulting, Back-end, Full-stack, Technical Architecture, Software Development Management, Engineering, Engineering Management, People Management, Cloud Architecture, MVC Frameworks, Data Architecture, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Teamwork, Documentation, Continuous Learning, Business Continuity Planning (BCP), Business to Business (B2B), Business Logic, Business Audits, Content Management, Customer Success, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Customer Experience, Customer Analysis, Customer Research, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Web Technologies, HTML5 Audio, HTML5 Animations, HTML5 Applications, Mobile Apps, Business Intelligence Consultant, Product Consultant, Data Analysis Consultant, Product Strategy Consultant, Growth Strategy Consultants, eCommerce APIs, Integration, Algorithms, Data Engineering, Full-stack Development, SaaS, Digital Transformation, Startups, Early-stage Startups, Web Applications, Data Entry, Gmail, Email, HTML Email, Website Data Scraping, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Search, CTO, Unity3D AI, Games, 3D Games, 2D Games, Board Games, Video Games, iPhone Games, Android Games, Mobile Games, Educational Games, Stripe Payments, TCP/IP, PSD to HTML, Information Architecture (IA), Information Extraction, Team Mentoring, PHPDoc, System Architecture, API Design, Design, Technical Project Management, Agile Software Testing, UI Testing, Document Parsing, Web Crawlers, Linux Server Administration, Regular Expressions, Technical Leadership, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Data Processing, Team Management, FastAPI, OCR, Third-party SDK Integration, Virtualization, Embedded Hardware, Visualization, Data Visualization, Big Data, Security, Data-level Security, Complex Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Large Scale Distributed Systems, 3D Modeling, Google Play Store, AdMob, Google AdMob, Google Game Services, Reports, Machine Learning, Excel to PDF, Hardware Drivers, Hardware Plugins, Hardware Development, Monitoring, SaaS Monitoring, Business Ideas, Business, Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Game Development, Game Design, Gameplay Development, Mobile Game Development, DApps, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), CI/CD Pipelines, Cryptocurrency, Decentralized Applications, Decentralization, Gaming, Online Gaming, Multiplayer, Web Security, Front-end Development, Back-end Development, Analytics, Dashboards, Web Dashboards, Dashboard Development, Image Processing, Images, Image to Vector, Image Segmentation, Wizards, Dashboard Design, Videos, Custom CMS Development, IT Project Management, Software Engineering, Single-page Applications (SPA), Mobile UX, Mobile UI, Business Law, UX Analysis, Blockchain Security, Gaming Platforms, IT Security, AI Security, Chatbots, AI Chatbots, Game AI, Advertising, Cloudflare

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