Tarik Zakaria Benmerar

Tarik Zakaria Benmerar

Algiers, Algeria
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Tarik Zakaria Benmerar

Tarik Zakaria Benmerar

Algiers, Algeria
Member since June 20, 2013
Being an entrepreneur, a researcher, and a university teacher have forged in Tarik a spirit of innovation with an eagerness to make his ideas useful for society. He is a web developer who appreciates beautiful and robust software while researching the next generation of cloud & grid architectures.
Tarik is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Emploitic.com
    HTML5, EmberJS, jQuery UI
  • Acigna Inc.
    Python, Django, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Canvas, Web Worker, ZSI...
  • InteleChoice, Inc.
    HTML, CSS, Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, BAZAAR, Apache, Nginx, Cron...
Experience
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • Django, 3 years
  • SOAP, 4 years
  • PHP, 6 years
  • CodeIgniter, 3 years
  • Linux, 5 years
  • Grid Computing, 4 years
Algiers, Algeria
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Ubuntu BAZAAR GIT
The most amazing...
...thing I've made: the 1st prototype of a dMRI SAAS combining a fully featured browser multithreading library with a Grid architecture for intensive computation.
Employment
  • Front-end Development Consultant
    Emploitic.com
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Created awesome pretty custom widgets (Text Field, checkbox, AutoComplete, Select Field, Multi SelecField..etc).
    Technologies: HTML5, EmberJS, jQuery UI
  • CEO and Founder
    Acigna Inc.
    2011 - PRESENT
    • Led the company strategy and participated in all its product development.
    • Responsible for TDD and Unit Testing for front- and back-end products.
    • Built a Python ZSI-based OGSA-BES Grid Service and integrated it with a Condor batch system.
    • Created a browser-agnostic class-based multi and micro threading Javascript library, using Web Worker and following the AMD paradigm with RequireJS.
    • Built REST-BES, a Restful interface to the OGSA-BES Grid Service.
    • Patched ZSI library for WS-Addressing latest version support.
    • Patched jQuery library for Web Worker and AJAX ArrayBuffer support.
    • Created a multi-threading aware Javascript NifTI Medical Imagery.
    Technologies: Python, Django, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Canvas, Web Worker, ZSI, OGSA-BES, Condor, RequireJS, QUnit
  • Python/Django Senior Developer
    InteleChoice, Inc.
    2010 - 2013
    • Developed the InteleChoice.us back-end code using Python and Django.
    • Integrated HTML/CSS with the server code.
    • Created a Django Model Abstraction for an external Asterisk MySQL DB.
    • Created cron tasks to integrate asterisk SIPs and CDRs into intelechoice.us.
    • Redesigned, refactored, fixed bugs, and integrated BAZAAR VCS to make a more robust website and its underlying platform.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, BAZAAR, Apache, Nginx, Cron, Asterisk
  • Senior PHP Developer
    AreaProbe.com
    2011 - 2011
    • Designed a statistical database for Washington DC Demographics
    • Developed the AreaProbe.com back-end code.
    • Integrated the CSS/HTML with the server code.
    • Designed a PHP PDF Templater for Demographic Data PDF output using FPDF and FPDI.
    • Designed a CSV Templater for Demographic Data CSV output.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, FPDF, FPDI
  • Web Developer
    TresList.com
    2010 - 2010
    • Reverse engineered and designed the database for an existing real estate application.
    • Developed the cloned real estate application using PHP and CodeIgniter.
    • Integrated of HTML/CSS with the server code.
    • Built an admin panel with CodeIgniter for autoresponder emails management.
    • Developed a cron task for sending emails periodically as specified for the autoresponder emails.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, PHP, Codigniter, MySQL, PhpMailer, Cron
Experience
  • InteleChoice.us (Development)
    http://intelechoice.us

    Developed end-to-end parts of InteleChoice.us, the Website and Platform of InteleChoice, Inc VoIP provider. It includes developing the server code with Python/Django, integrating HTML/CSS and integrating the web platform with an external asterisk server.

    I have also bug fixed and redesigned some parts of the platform to make it more robust.

  • Acigna-G (Development)

    Acigna-G is an ongoing research project for integrating Cloud SaaS with Grid Computing in the context of dMRI. As part of the project, I have successfully deployed a Python ZSI-based Grid Service after some code patching.

    I have developed the most extensive and browser agnostic multi and micro threading JavaScript library. To this end, some patching of jQuery was required to support Web Workers and ArrayBuffer.

    I have also developed a muti-threading aware javascript NifTI medical imagery parser, which is used later in the pipeline to render in browser with HTML5 Canvas.

    The research project has already produced some interesting papers at international conferences.

  • Tarik 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. Tarik 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
    Python, XML, HTML5, JavaScript, UML, CSS, PHP, C/C++, Java
  • Frameworks
    Django, Marionette.js, QUnit, CodeIgniter, Nano
  • Libraries/APIs
    Web Worker, Backbone.js, jQuery UI, jQuery, Asynchronous Module Definition, RequireJS
  • Tools
    Canvas 2D, Asana, Apache, Gimp
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Unit Testing, MVC, Test-driven Development (TDD), Asynchronous Programming, Agile Software Development, Extreme programming, Scrum, Kanban
  • Misc
    SOAP, Grid Computing, Cloud Computing, Condor
  • Platforms
    Linux, Java ME
  • Storage
    MySQL
Education
  • PhD degree in Cloud Computing and Cerebral Connectivity Using dMRI
    University Of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB) - Algiers
    2012 - 2014
  • Master degree in Networks and Distributed Systems
    University Of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB) - Algiers
    2011 - 2011
  • Engineer degree in Computer Engineering
    University Of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB) - Algiers
    2005 - 2010
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