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Kevin Smith, JavaScript Developer in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Kevin Smith

JavaScript Developer in 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

Portfolio

Experience

  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • Git, 4 years
  • SCSS, 4 years
  • ECMAScript (ES6), 2 years
  • React, 1 year
  • Flux, 1 year
Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

OS X, Git, VS Code

The most amazing...

...problem I've solved was to add Lisp-style generic functions to JavaScript through metaprogramming.

Employment

  • Web Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Collins GmbH
    • 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

    2013 - 2014
    Tapunit GmbH
    • 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

    2011 - 2013
    Pixellent GmbH
    • 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

Experience

  • About You Online Shop (Development)
    http://aboutyou.de

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

Skills

  • Languages

    SCSS, HTML5, JavaScript, Less, ES7, ECMAScript (ES6), CSS, Markdown, PHP, Ruby, Objective-C
  • Frameworks

    Flux, AngularJS, Sails.js, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Backbone.Marionette, Backbone.js, Node.js
  • Tools

    Webpack, Atom, PostCSS, JSLint, JSHint, Babel, Adobe Photoshop, Bitbucket, Vagrant, Git flow, GitHub, Git
  • Paradigms

    Functional Programming, SMACSS, Scrum, Agile Software Development, Kanban
  • Other

    ESLint, BEM Architecture
  • Platforms

    Docker, WordPress
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2009 - 2013
    University of Lübeck - Lübeck
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