Tino Tkalec, PHP Developer in Zagreb, Croatia
Tino Tkalec

PHP Developer in Zagreb, Croatia

Member since October 3, 2014
Tino is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in creating native Windows and Web Applications. He has a strong experience with the LAMP stack and the ability to refactor spaghetti code into reusable and testable code.
Tino is now available for hire



  • PHP, 8 years
  • C#, 7 years
  • SQL, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • Laravel, 3 years


Zagreb, Croatia



Preferred Environment

PhpStorm, Git, Mercurial, PHP

The most amazing...

...app I've built is a political portal for grading politicians based on various media news events, with advanced statistical analysis algorithms.


  • Software developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Office Ready (via Toptal)
    • Supported the client in moving towards their MVP release.
    • Created advanced statistical analysis algorithms for determining correlations between user's ailments and everyday activities.
    • Responsible for full-stack development.
    • Created Gulp build scripts for production environment.
    • Set up production servers with automatic deployment from Git repository.
    Technologies: Laravel, jQuery, MySql, Redis, Gulp, Sass
  • Senior Software Developer

    2014 - 2014
    • Created a reusable Laravel package for deep integration with Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms.
    • Supported the client in moving towards their MVP release.
    • Introduced the BDD-style testing concepts into the development workflow.
    • Built a REST API for communicating with a Raspberry Pi device.
    • Handled project management tasks.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, Git, MySQL, REST
  • Senior Software Developer

    2013 - 2014
    • Refactored the code base.
    • Implemented a new payment gateway and optimized the payment flow.
    • Optimized SQL query performance.
    • Built a Point of Sale System.
    • Migrated a relational database to a new optimized database schema.
    • Created a new system administration interface.
    • Created a new internal billing and finance system.
    • Implemented an improved logging system.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, CodeIgniter, MySQL, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, Mercurial
  • Software Engineer

    2011 - 2014
    • Created a WPF application for managing and analyzing Forex trading activities, with integration into the MetaTrader 4 platform.
    • Created a MetaTrader 5 trading panel that simplifies Forex risk management and trading.
    • Developed an application for analyzing skin types using DirectShow technologies, with patient database management and skin care products recommendation engine.
    • Developed MetaTrader 4 trading robots and indicators.
    • Created advanced statistical analysis algorithms for determining current and past popularity of politicians and political parties.
    • Created a data mining app in .NET technology for the purpose of market research and business development.
    Technologies: .NET, PHP, WPF, JavaScript, jQuery, Git, HTML5, CSS, MetaTrader4/5
  • Lead Developer

    2009 - 2012
    Dizajn VG
    • Was responsible for developing and planning projects architectures.
    • Developed a heavily modified OsTube CMS portal written in PHP, using Smarty templates.
    • Handled PSD to HTML conversions.
    • Developed WordPress themes.
    • Developed an application for managing working orders and internal client database.
    • Created a custom plugin for Wordpress CMS that implements Nokia OVI maps.
    Technologies: .NET, PHP, Wordpress, WPF, C#, ASP.NET, Git, jQuery, JavaScript, MSSQL
  • Software Developer

    2006 - 2008
    • Created a Visual Basic 6 application for controlling custom built robot via LPT port.
    • Developed web application for human resources management.
    • Created a Visual Basic 6 native Windows application for managing National Cheerleading Championship.
    • Developed web application based on PHP for product auctioning.
    • Created various Wordpress themes.
    Technologies: C#, VB .NET, WinForms, PHP, MS SQL, MySQL, Visual Basic 6


  • SnapTap.it (Development)

    An on-site social media marketing platform with RFID access control and deep social network integration.

  • Entrio.hr (Development)

    An event ticket selling system.

  • E-Demokracija (Development)

    Political portal where users get to score politicians and their political parties based on news events.

  • FX Dashboard (Development)

    A desktop application that serves as a centralized place for analyzing currency trading activities in Foreign exchange market (Forex). It features seamless integration with MetaTrader 4 platform that enables the user to keep his trading journal up to date, along with all the necessary analytics tools for improving his trading.

  • Easy Order (Development)

    A MetaTrader 5 trading Expert Advisor that simplifies Forex risk management and trading.

  • Skin Analysis 2 (Development)

    Software for microscopic skin analysis and patient management.

  • Gdje.hr (Development)

    Web portal for finding products, services or companies in your town.

  • Kako.hr (Development)

    Web portal for sharing knowledge base of random life related questions.

  • Utilitas Client Manager (Development)

    Custom built web application specifically designed to improve productivity client’s business processes. Features managing working orders and client database.

  • Amalgam Data Miner (Development)

    Software for data mining various forums for further statistical analysis, market research and business development.

  • JSON Web Token Tutorial: An Example in Laravel and AngularJS (Publication)
    Authentication is one of the most important parts of any web application. For decades, cookies and server-based authentication was the easiest solution. However, handling authentication in modern Mobile and Single Page Applications can be tricky and demand a better approach. One of the best known solutions to authentication problems for APIs is the JSON Web Token (JWT).


  • Languages

    JavaScript, PHP, SQL, C#, HTML5, MQL
  • Frameworks

    Laravel 5, .NET, Bootstrap, Laravel, ASP.NET, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Facebook API, Twitter API
  • Tools

    Microsoft Visual Studio, Mercurial, PhpStorm, LINQ to SQL, Git, Expression Blend
  • Paradigms

    Refactoring, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Design Patterns, REST
  • Platforms

    Windows, iOS, Linux
  • Storage

    JSON, Database Modeling, MySQL, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server, Database Performance
  • Other

    Lean Development, High-frequency Trading (HFT), Quantitative, Web Services, Architecture, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Software Engineering
    2007 - 2012
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - Zagreb
  • Blockchain Specialization
    The State University of New York & University at Buffalo
  • Hardware Security
    MAY 2015 - PRESENT
    University of Maryland
  • Software Security
    APRIL 2015 - PRESENT
    University of Maryland
  • Cryptography
    APRIL 2015 - PRESENT
    University of Maryland
  • Usable Security
    MARCH 2015 - PRESENT
    University of Maryland

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