Youssef Shahin

Youssef Shahin

Cairo, Egypt
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Youssef Shahin

Youssef Shahin

Cairo, Egypt
Member since November 1, 2013
Youssef is an engineer, developer, and problem solver with a proven ability to build optimal solutions for solving complex problems. He has experience with large scale architectures and machine learning solutions. He is a fast learner who is constantly looking to improve his skills.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • Twilio, 1 year
  • Ubuntu, 7 years
  • HTML, 7 years
  • CSS, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 3 years
  • Ruby, 2 years
  • Ruby on Rails, 2 years
  • Object-oriented Design (OOD), 5 years
Cairo, Egypt
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Ubuntu, OS X, Sublime, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've coded is a compiler for a reduced version of the C language called C-.
Employment
  • Consultant
    Gyrolabs
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Built http://www.getusertalk.com.
    • Built a JavaScript library to allow calling from one website to another.
    • Set up an Asterisk server and connected it to Twilio to service SIP clients.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Twilio
  • SDE II
    Microsoft
    2010 - PRESENT
    • Analyzed data and traffic to improve Bing's local search.
    • Maintained and Improved http://translate.bing.com/.
    • Built the Bing.com instant answers component.
    Technologies: JavaScript, C#, Data Mining, Data Engineering, Machine Learning
  • Co-Founder
    el7a2.net
    2010 - 2012
    • Understood and improved a pre-existing project with poor code quality.
    • Built the business from the ground up.
    • Hired and managed people.
    Technologies: PHP, Zend, Magento
  • Software Engineer
    Technivance
    2009 - 2010
    • Built components to convert Magento to a multi-store shopping cart (think online mall).
    • Built components for http://www.Q8Car.com.
    Technologies: PHP, C#, ASP.NET, Magento, Zend
  • Software Engineer
    ITWorx
    2007 - 2009
    • Built a reusable code repository and a Visual Studio plugin for installation in the current project.
    • Maintained and reviewed software licenses and purchases.
    • Deployed an Asterisk server to use internal communication on employee phones.
    Technologies: Adobe Flex, C#, ASP.NET, Python
Experience
  • Vagrant Parallels (Development)
    https://github.com/yshahin/vagrant-parallels

    A Vagrant provider plugin I created to enable Vagrant to work on Parallels. Parallels is clearly better than VirtualBox on OS X in terms of performance and memory utilization.

  • Usertalk (Development)
    https://www.getusertalk.com

    This tool allows customers to call a user from anywhere and receive a user's customer calls from the website though the user's SIP-enabled phone from the user's landline.

  • ITWorx Prayer Time Gadget (Development)

    A Windows Vista gadget to calculate Muslim prayer times.

  • Bing Translator (Development)
    http://www.bing.com/translator/

    I maintained and built components on Bing Translator as a full-stack engineer working on UI, JavaScript components, and the C# back-end. I moved the site from www.microsofttranslator.com to bing.com/translator.

  • UIME (Universal Input Method Editor) (Development)

    I designed and built the UIME JavaScript library. I optimized for modularity, made the project easily digestible, and allowed it to be even easier to build new features.

Skills
  • Libraries/APIs
    Twilio, jQuery, Bing Maps, SQLite, Twitter API, Google API
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Object-oriented Design (OOD), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), Agile Software Development, Scrum
  • Platforms
    Ubuntu, Linux, Windows, Mac OS X
  • Languages
    JavaScript, C#, Ruby, CSS, SQL, HTML, C++, Python, Java
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails, Zend, Play Framework, Symfony
  • Tools
    Sublime Text 2, Visual Studio, Vim, Oh My Zsh, MacVim, TextMate, Zsh
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering
    American University in Cairo - Cairo, Egypt
    2001 - 2007
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