Kado Damball, Software Developer in Berlin, Germany
Kado Damball

Software Developer in Berlin, Germany

Member since August 5, 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




Berlin, Germany



Preferred Environment

Node.js, GitHub

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

    2015 - 2016
    Cofundraising (via Toptal)
    • 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: PHP, Firefox Extensions, Safari Extensions, Chrome Extensions, React, JavaScript, Web Extensions
  • Web Developer

    2013 - 2016
    Perisphere Media
    • 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: jQuery, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5
  • 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: Twilio API, Sails.js, JADE, MySQL, Node.js
  • Front-end Engineer

    2015 - 2015
    MarkaVIP (via Toptal)
    • 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: PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Senior Front-end Developer

    2014 - 2014
    ConsumerAffairs (via Toptal)
    • 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: Python, AngularJS, JavaScript, CSS, HTML


  • Soundbum

    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".
  • Toptal Mentor
    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

    JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, PHP, HTML, JADE, Ruby, Python
  • Frameworks

    Ember.js, Sails.js, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Underscore.js, jQuery, D3.js, Twilio API
  • Tools

    GitHub, Chrome Developer Tools, Git
  • Storage

  • Other

    Web Extensions, GitFlow, Product Management, Chrome Extensions, Safari Extensions, Firefox Extensions
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Functional Programming
  • Platforms



  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistical Economics and Mathematics
    2008 - 2012
    Clark University - Massachusetts, USA

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