Nikita the cate

Hi — I am Ismail!

I am a software developer currently based in Calgary Alberta, Canada. My passion for programming started back in 2014 when I was trying to make a website for a quick buck. I had no idea what I was doing, but after some unsuccessful attempts I installed WordPress on a live domain and began publishing. To make a long story short, WordPress, and the wonderful community surrounding it, taught me the basics of web development and helped me find my niche.

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 (which is now done, looking forward to pursuing my BSc at ULeth soon).


Bow Valley College - Calgary, AB. Canada

Diploma, Software Development (3.78 GPA)
Sept 2020 - Apr 2022

Ecole Web Avancé - Agadir, Morocco

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

Ibn Zohr University - Agadir, Morocco

2014 - 2016

Ibn Zohr University - Agadir, Morocco

2013 - 2014


OLab / OpenLabyrinth

Software Development Intern
Jun 2022 - Dec 2022

Individual Differences Research Labs (IDR Labs)

Part-time, Lead Developer
Mar 2017 - current


Part-time, Contractor
Feb 2017 - current

(Entity Acquired)

Full-time, WordPress Plugins Developer
2015 - 2017



PHP Node.js Python C# Java Deno


JavaScript TypeScript React.js Next.js CSS/SASS Tailwind.css Material UI


WordPress Flask .NET Core Tornado

Mobile Development

React Native Java


Linode AWS DigitalOcean


MySQL Redis MongoDB SQL Server Postgres SQLite Realm Firebase

Payment Gateways

Stripe PayPal

Web Scraping / Browser Automation/Testing

Puppeteer Selenium Scrapy


Docker Browser Extensions Linux/Unix Bash Git TDD CI/CD Jenkins







Amazigh (MT)


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

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Property Guide Book Management

Enables clients to build and manage their guide books for their listed properties, with Stripe membership plans and user content dashboards.

Apr 2022
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Crypto Alerts Android App

Open-source Android/Java mobile application for managing crypto portfolios with background push notifications of configured alerts and price movements.

Apr 2022
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Server Management

Cloud automation tools for scaling up and down to accommodate resources on a high demand client website.

Mar 2022
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Ticker Tracker

Allows users to sign up and connect their Twitter account, add a portfolio of stocks/etfs/crypto holdings and set up monitoring rules with automated tweets.

Dec 2021
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IDR Labs

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

2017 - current
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Email Leads Chrome Extension

A tool to automate scraping business leads from Google Search.

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Phone Recycling Service

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

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Cookie Consent Banner App

GDPR scanner for cookies and user consent management.

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Agadir & Moi

A mobile app for city of Agadir, Morocco, which features various features such as updated weather, local events, news, and others.

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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.

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Bot Sentinel

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

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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.



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