Nikita the cate

About

I am a software developer currently based in Calgary, Canada. My passion for programming started back in 2014 when I was trying to make a website to make a quick buck. I had no idea what I was doing, but after many tries I finally installed WordPress on a live domain and begun publishing. Couple months later I figured websites were built in HTML, so I started learning the language, mostly from a printed 40ish pages book. It was so much fun, I figured I had learned a lot about web design and development, and continued to learn CSS, PHP then JavaScript.

Fast forward to two years later, I had developed so many skills and accumulated knowledge mostly from the free internet, I decided to start pitching for gigs and I entered the world of freelance.

But just before that, I had built a dozen of plugins for WordPress platform, and sold copies on Envato marketplace, but it was a bit of a burden providing product support and working on features simultaneously, I've decided to sell my business and shift to freelancing.

During my years of freelancing I've had the pleasure to work with a handful of clients from all over the world and expanded my skillset. Heck, I even traveled abroad for the first time and managed to get stuck in the Philippines for 6 months, all while working remotely. Moving forward I've decided to get a degree in this field and I am currently at the initial phase of doing so with Bow Valley College.

Education

Bow Valley College - Calgary, AB. Canada

Diploma, Software Development
Sept 2020 - current

Ecole Web Avancé - Agadir, Morocco

Diploma, Web Design & Development (Multimedia)
Sept 2017 - June 2019

Ibnou Zohr University - Agadir, Morocco

Economics
2014 - 2016

Ibnou Zohr University - Agadir, Morocco

Biology
2013 - 2014


Careers

Individual Differences Research Labs (IDR Labs)

Part-time, Lead Developer
March 2017 - current

UpWork

Part-time, Contractor
February 2017 - current

(Entity Acquired)

Full-time, WordPress Plugins Developer
2015 - 2017

Skills

Backend

PHP Node.js Python

Front-end

JavaScript React.js CSS/SASS

Frameworks

WordPress Flask Tornado

Mobile Development

React Native

Cloud

Linode AWS DigitalOcean

Database

MySQL Redis MongoDB Postgres SQLite Realm Firebase

Payment Gateways

PayPal Stripe Braintree

Misc

Chrome Extensions Linux/Unix Git Web Scraping Docker Bash

 

Languages

English

French

Spanish

Arabic

Amazigh (mother tongue)

Projects

Here are some of the many projects I've had the pleasure to work on. For more, please visit my freelance portfolio or contact me.

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IDR Labs

200+ Free Personality Tests, type assessment, infographics, free and premium articles, and lots more.

March 2017 - current
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Email Leads Chrome Extension

A tool to automate scraping business leads from Google Search.

2020
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Phone Recycling Service

A platform where customers can receive quotes for their listed phones, sign up and complete the sale.

2020
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Cookie Consent Banner App

GDPR scanner for cookies and user consent management.

2020
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Walmart Insights Chrome Extension

Tracks Walmart customer browsing history to generate insights and recommendations based on customer data and Walmart Open API.

2019
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Bot Sentinel

Bot Sentinel is a free platform developed to automatically detect political trollbots and fake news accounts.

2018
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Property Hub

Property Hub allows rental companies to connect with clients from Ireland by creating accounts and listing properties for rent.

2018

Contact

Or send me an email at .