Kado Damball

Kado Damball

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Kado Damball

Kado Damball

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • HTML5, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 3 years
  • CSS, 2 years
  • jQuery, 2 years
  • Node.js, 1 year
  • Git, 2 years
  • D3.js, 2 years
  • Underscore.js, 1 year
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
GitHub, Node.js, ST2
The most amazing...
...project was building an entire real-time product as a co-founder while being responsible for both business and technical decisions.
Employment
  • Web Developer
    Perisphere Media
    2013 - PRESENT
    • 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
    Nichekie
    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
Experience
  • 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.
Skills
  • Languages
    HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Python
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Node.js, JSON REST API, SoundCloud API, Backbone.js, D3.js, Underscore.js
  • Tools
    Git flow, GitHub, Chrome Developer Tools, Git
  • Paradigms
    Functional programming
  • Frameworks
    AngularJS
  • Platforms
    Windows
  • Storage
    MySQL
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Statistical Economics and Mathematics
    Clark University - Massachusetts, USA
    2008 - 2012
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