Hello, I'm Alexi

/* A lead engineer at Postlight, freelancer and open source contributor. I advise, strategize, design and build Software! */

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// Things I enjoy doing

// Skills

Web
API
Mobile
CMS
Java
React
Redux
Docker
GraphQL
PHP
Spring
Cloud infrastructure
Objective C
JavaScript
WordPress
JQuery
SASS
CSS
Node
Team Lead
Consultancy
Agile Development
Algorithms
System Architecture
NoSQL
MySQL
Redis
git
VSCode
Eclipse
Android Studio
XCode
Linux
MacOS
Windows

// At Postlight

WordPress

Co-developed WP CMS & responsive web apps for many Postlight clients: The Players' Tribune, Vice News, The Village Voice, Dollar Shave Club, MEL Magazine, Acronym & other. We usually host WP sites on managed WP hosting service providers like WPEngine, Kinsta and WP VIP

Cloud

Majority of modern projects are deployed on cloud infrastructure like AWS or Google Cloud. We leverage Cloud services as much as possible: Auto scaling, API Endpoints, High throughput & availability, Authentication and Authorization, Cloud functions, Data and File storages, Network services, logging, reporting and other

Agile Development

We use daily scrums, standups, kanban boards, weekly sprints and all other agile techniques while working on projects. To achieve this we use tools like Jira and GitHub

Modern Stack

It requires a lot of effort, but we're always on a hunt of new tech that is right for the job. We're also kind of addicted on well established technologies like NodeJS, GraphQL, Vert.x, Spring Boot, Sass, GitHub, ESLint, Prettier and more

React

We do a lot of React! I Co-developed the following React & Redux apps: TinySheet and React Google Sheet to Chart

Docker

Containerization helps us with our development process by providing consistency across the team and speeding up the setup process

Data Storage

Depending on the use case, we have used NoSQL (MongoDB, DynamoDB), in-memory (Redis, Memcached) and relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite)

Consultancy

As a Lead Engineer, a part of my job is to provide help and guidance for some clients by assessing and enhancing their technical stack

// Earlier

Anghami

Senior Backend Engineer at Anghami - the first legal music streaming platform and digital distribution company in the MENA region

Codefish

Technical Lead of the eddress project. Worked on iOS & Android native apps as well as the API using Spring Boot

Dermandar

Image Processing mobile apps developer on both iOS and Android

Aheeva

Project leader of Workforce Management Web application using Spring and Hibernate

// Open Source

Stockd

Using DB, API and React + Redux docker containers, I developed the stockd web application to follow stocks, create portfolios and compare stocks performance, all powered by IEX Cloud API

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Headless WordPress + React starter kit

Spin up a headless WordPress CMS powering a modern JavaScript app in one step: Read More and check the GitHub repo

React Component - Google Sheet to Chart

Adding a chart to your React app has never been easier, Read all about it in this handy introduction, check the GitHub repo and check the npm component

// Freelance

Lemonts

Montessori preschool platform: iOS and Android apps, API and CMS all hosted on Google Cloud.
Designed to help parents keep track of their child's activity and progress every day

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Plant Physiology helper apps

Developed two Java desktop applications for Shawn C. Kefauver a Research Professor at the University of Barcelona

Vectorial Mesh app

Developed a Java desktop app to produce vector graphics mesh based on a patented technology by mechanical engineer and inventor Mr. Ghattas Kossaifi