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Joseph Chiang

Joseph Chiang

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Member since April 13, 2014
Joseph has over 8 years of experience as a front-end developer. He brings solid knowledge of web development and solutions, and creates applications primarily with JavaScript, Rails, and PHP. He has over 3 years of experience in building and leading teams, mostly in Agile development environments.
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  • HTML5, 9 years
  • JavaScript, 9 years
  • PHP, 8 years
  • YUI, 6 years
  • Node.js, 2 years
  • AngularJS, 1 year
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 1 year
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Preferred Environment
OS X, Git, GitHub, Vim
The most amazing...
...thing I've done is to completely revamp the UI of a complex app within 6 days to allow the app's founders to use it for a demo.
  • Lead Front-end Developer
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Led the front-end team, introducing correct practices, tech sharing, lint tools, and adapting a new React tool chain progressively from the legacy jQuery app.
    Technologies: React, Redux, Webpack
  • Lead Front-end Developer
    Faria Systems
    2013 - 2014
    • Introduced a module development pattern.
    • Created and customized a Twitter Bootstrap gem that helps all members apply consistent UI rapidly.
    • Produced a product-level HTML mockup in a very short time span.
    • Supported a flexible form builder system (
    • Delivered UI and reusable components for 2 CRM systems ( and
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails
  • Lead Front-end Developer
    D-Link (miiiCasa)
    2009 - 2013
    • Acquired deep integration experience with devices, including Router, IP CAM, and TV.
    • Invented tools such as an image optimizer, DataURI and MHTML transformer, and JavaScript L10N tool.
    • Created a widget that shows up on every website, injected via router.
    • Developed reusable components using YUI OOP infrastructure.
    • Created a music player based on SoundManager2.
    • Created a Facebook-like photo viewing app using YUI3 (a Backbone.js clone).
    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, Git, YUI 3
  • Front-end Engineer, YDN Evangelist
    Yahoo!, Inc.
    2005 - 2009
    • Worked as the main front-end engineer for Yahoo! Knowledge Plus.
    • Was the tech lead responsible for interviewing, training, and holding code reviews.
    • Implemented browser compatibility, web standards, accessibility, maintainability, progressive enhancement, and unobtrusive JavaScript.
    • Evangelized Yahoo! Technologies such as YUI.
    • Created the first module loading technology in Yahoo! Taiwan.
    Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, YUI 2, SVN, Symfony, Linux
  • Social Status (Development)

    I helped to finish the UI revamp of this app within 6 days so that the founders could use it for a demo.

  • Languages
    HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, Sass, CoffeeScript, CSS3, Ruby
  • Libraries/APIs
    YUI, React.js, Node.js, jQuery, RequireJS, RxJS
  • Tools
    Fiddler, Grunt, Git, Vim Text Editor, Adobe Fireworks, GitHub, Chrome Developer Tools, Gulp.js, Bower, Yeoman, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms
    Modular Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Progressive Enhancement, Unobtrusive JavaScript, Maintainability, Agile Software Development
  • Frameworks
    Redux, ASP, Bootstrap, CodeIgniter, Compass, Ruby on Rails (RoR), AngularJS, Kohana
  • Bachelor's degree in Foreign Language and Literature
    Tunghai University - Taichung, Taiwan
    1997 - 2002
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