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Sameer Kanda

Sameer Kanda

New Hyde Park, NY, United States
Member since March 28, 2014
Sameer is a PHP full-stack web developer with over 7 years of experience. His passion for development has allowed him to help many start-ups turn their ideas into scalable products.
Sameer is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Miner
    PHP, CodeIgniter, AngularJS, PhoneGap, HTML5/CSS3, Google Maps API
  • Shodogg
    PHP, Sencha Touch, Long Polling AJAX, Several Third-Party APIs
  • Delivery.com
    PHP, AJAX, Authorize.net API
Experience
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • PHP, 7 years
  • Elastic Beanstalk, 4 years
  • REST, 2 years
  • Laravel, 2 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
  • CSS3, 2 years
  • HTML5, 2 years
New Hyde Park, NY, United States
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
LAMP/MAMP, OS X (Mac), PhpStorm, Navicat
The most amazing...
...thing I’ve developed was a remote-control app that can control any media content on any web-enabled device.
Employment
  • Back-end Dev. Guru
    2013 - 2014
    Miner
    • Created a location-based mobile eCommerce platform.
    • Created an admin panel in CodeIgniter for third parties.
    • Supported HTML5 application caching.
    • Supported CSS3 animations that were optimized for mobile.
    • Modified AngularJS to speed up load time on mobile devices.
    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, AngularJS, PhoneGap, HTML5/CSS3, Google Maps API
  • Developer
    2011 - 2013
    Shodogg
    • Created a proprietary platform to control any media stream on a smart TV or tablet by using a mobile phone.
    • Developed a custom PHP framework from scratch.
    • Developed a multi-platform front-facing web app.
    • Experimented with different video codecs to stream videos from iPhones directly to any web-enabled device.
    • Provided real-time web-based data communication on multiple platforms.
    Technologies: PHP, Sencha Touch, Long Polling AJAX, Several Third-Party APIs
  • Developer
    2011 - 2011
    Delivery.com
    • Debugged 9+ year old code written by multiple developers.
    • Redesigned the front-facing website to provide a better UX.
    • Improved payment structure built on Authorize.net to increase security and save money.
    • Optimized database with hundreds of millions of records.
    • Worked with a team of 8 developers, QA tester, desinger, and project manager.
    Technologies: PHP, AJAX, Authorize.net API
  • Developer
    2009 - 2010
    CollegeClickTV
    • Supported a library of 10,000+ videos.
    • Rebuilt the entire front-end website, and optimized the back-end code.
    • Helped improve SEO by 230%.
    • Maintained and updated a very large database.
    • Fully integrated with Facebook to help increase traffic to the website.
    Technologies: PHP, Smarty, WordPress, Facebook API
  • Junior Developer
    2008 - 2009
    VivaStreet.com
    • Helped maintain a top-worldwide ranking website.
    • Worked with programmers, designers, and a marketing team (SEO) to maintain and update the site.
    • Fixed bugs and increased efficiency of code reusability.
    • Changed advertisement keyword targeting to improve ad revenues.
    • Helped launch the website in Morocco.
    Technologies: PHP, custom MVC framework
Experience
  • NBC's Green is Universal (Development)
    http://greenisuniversal.com

    I worked on developing NBC's website greenisuniversal.com on a subcontract. I developed a custom WordPress theme, custom WordPress plugins, and migrated the database to WordPress.

  • EatWhatever (Development)
    http://eatwhatever.com

    I developed a custom eCommerce WordPress theme.

  • Dr. Honrado (Development)
    http://drhonrado.com

    I developed a custom WordPress theme for a plastic surgeon doctor.

  • Seco Designs (Development)
    http://secodesigns.com

    I developed a custom website for a client that specializes in building custom cabinetry and architectural woodworking.

  • Legítimo App (Development)
    http://legitimoapp.com

    Legítimo allows you to make simple contracts on your smartphone in under 1 minute, in English or Spanish. This is a web-based mobile app I developed in the LATISM hackathon, which won first place.

  • Sameer 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. Sameer 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
    PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Frameworks
    Laravel, AngularJS, Bootstrap 3, CodeIgniter
  • Libraries/APIs
    Google Maps, Facebook API, jQuery, jQuery UI, Node.js
  • Tools
    Navicat, PhpStorm
  • Paradigms
    REST, Scrum, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Joomla, Linux
  • Other
    OAuth
  • Storage
    MySQL, NoSQL, DynamoDB, MongoDB, Memcached
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