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Kado Damball

Kado Damball

Berlin, Germany
Member since April 9, 2014
Kado is a JavaScript developer with a keen interest in data and data visualizations. He is also a machine learning and data mining hobbyist, a by-product of his BA in Economics. He currently works as a freelance developer.
Kado is now available for hire
  • CSS, 5 years
  • D3.js, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
  • React.js, 3 years
  • Ember.js, 2 years
  • Ruby, 1 year
Berlin, Germany
Preferred Environment
GitHub, Node.js, ST2
The most amazing...
...project has been building an entire real-time product as a co-founder while being responsible for both business and technical decisions.
  • Software Developer
    Cofundraising (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2016
    • Took over support for the main Chrome extension.
    • Managed a web-scraping project for 200+ sites.
    • Ported the main extension to Firefox, Opera, and Safari browsers after developing a clean abstraction for business logic vs. browser logic.
    • Managed various product related data analysis/tracking projects.
    • Updated a legacy admin panel to a modern SPA.
    Technologies: Web Extension, JavaScript, React.js, Chrome Extensions SDK, Safari Extensions SDK, Firefox Extensions SDK, PHP
  • Web Developer
    Perisphere Media
    2013 - 2016
    • Created, implemented, and documented an automatic request submission system.
    • Developed an interactive web map for an advocacy organization against the death penalty.
    • Enforced HTML5 standards for legacy websites, improving efficiency and data load.
    Technologies: HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, jQuery
  • Full-stack Developer
    2015 - 2015
    • Developed the full website from scratch, with an emphasis on cross-browser/cross-device support.
    • Established a TDD approach with Mocha.js.
    • Created a messaging platform using Twilio API.
    • Created a site load budget for maintaining site performance.
    Technologies: Node.js, MySQL, Jade, Sails.js, Twilio API
  • Front-end Engineer
    MarkaVIP (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Implemented a new site for general customers.
    • Cleaned out old styling using LESS.
    • Established a new design system differentiating between two versions of the site.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Senior Front-end Developer
    ConsumerAffairs (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2014
    • Developed the blog section for the website.
    • Researched and developed an image loading system, halving data and page load.
    • Created a new social login, allowing access through third party social networks.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, Python
  • Soundbum (Development)

    A lightweight app that employs the SoundCloud API for playing non-stop music from a particular genre.

  • One Size Fits Some: A Guide to Responsive Web Design Image Solutions (Publication)
    As mobile and tablet devices come closer to achieving final world domination, web technology is in a race to accommodate the ever-growing number screen sizes. However, devising tools to meet the challenges of this phenomenon brings a whole new set of problems, with one of the latest buzzwords to emerge being "responsive web".
  • Kado is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Kado shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
  • Languages
    CSS, JavaScript, Python, Ruby
  • Frameworks
    Ember.js, Angular, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs
    React.js, jQuery, Underscore.js, Node.js, D3.js
  • Tools
    Git flow, Git, Chrome Developer Tools, GitHub
  • Storage
  • Misc
    Web Extensions, Product Management, Product
  • Paradigms
    Functional Programming, Agile
  • Platforms
  • Bachelor's degree in Statistical Economics and Mathematics
    Clark University - Massachusetts, USA
    2008 - 2012
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