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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Member since February 17, 2015
Kevin has extensive experience developing performant web applications using current technologies. Next to web development in general, he has a strong interest in native iOS and Mac development. He's comfortable working on his own, in a team setting or as the lead of small teams.
Kevin is now available for hire
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • SCSS, 4 years
  • Git, 4 years
  • ES6, 2 years
  • React.js, 1 year
  • Flux, 1 year
Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Preferred Environment
OS X, Git, Atom
The most amazing...
...problem I've solved was to add Lisp-style generic functions to JavaScript through metaprogramming.
  • Web Developer
    Collins GmbH
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Drastically improved the performance of JavaScript and CSS.
    • Created a JavaScript style guide for internal use.
    • Revised the front-end JavaScript application architecture.
    • Pushed for the adoption of API blueprints through apiary for easier/speedier development.
    • Pushed for the integration of tools like Macaw for better Front-end/design collaboration.
    Technologies: PHP5, JavaScript, Marionette, Backbone, SCSS, Gulp, Grunt
  • Lead Developer
    Tapunit GmbH
    2013 - 2014
    • Researched and set up a Heroku-like developer experience for internal application development/deployment.
    • Implemented the back-end for an image gallery sharing service using Node and AWS as well as interfacing with PayPal and Stripe.
    • Created an interactive portfolio for a 3D artist with a Flash-like experience using only HTML5.
    • Created the logic for an iOS puzzle game using SpriteBuilder.
    • Created a level editor Mac OS X app.
    Technologies: Node, HTML, JavaScript, CSS3, SCSS, Docker
  • Lead Developer
    Pixellent GmbH
    2011 - 2013
    • Created a reusable, component-based style guide for an eCommerce platform.
    • Created a pixel editor as a Facebook app.
    • Built a test automation tool for regression testing existing layouts.
    • Created numerous raffles/lotteries as Facebook apps.
    • Created a mood board with drag and drop features using JavaScript.
    • Developed numerous WordPress templates.
    Technologies: PHP, Ruby, HTML, CSS, SCSS, Node
  • About You Online Shop (Development)

    An online fashion store. I'm currently part of the team developing the front-end for the website.

  • Languages
    JavaScript, HTML5, SCSS, LESS, ES6, ES7, CSS, Ruby, Objective-C, PHP, Markdown
  • Frameworks
    Flux, Laravel, Sails.js, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    React.js, Backbone.Marionette, Backbone.js, Node.js
  • Tools
    Webpack, Atom, JSLint, Adobe Photoshop, JSHint, Git flow, Vagrant, PostCSS, Bitbucket, Git, GitHub, Babel
  • Paradigms
    SMACSS, Functional Programming, Scrum, Agile Software Development, Kanban
  • Misc
    ESLint, BEM Architecture
  • Platforms
    Docker, WordPress
  • Storage
    MySQL, MongoDB
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    University of Lübeck - Lübeck
    2009 - 2013
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