Kaif Ahmed

Full Stack Developer

Kaif is a full stack developer based in London
looking for interesting projects to work on.

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About

I have recently entered the world of full stack web development after having completed an intensive 9-week Ruby on Rails course at Le Wagon code school.

Prior to this, I had five years experience in the Information Technology sector working as a Storage Engineer, AWS Certified Solutions Architect and Systems Administrator.

Having worked in high-pressure media environments, I was frequently in situations where I had to think on my feet and troubleshoot.

I have worked in teams of varying sizes and skill sets but also had to use my initiative to work independently when needed.

I enjoy the opportunity to work outside of my comfort zone to expand on industry knowledge, learning new skills and technologies.

Recent Projects

Coder Brixton

Homepage for the volunteer group Coder Brixton, a free community coding club for young people in Brixton, London. Built with HTML5, CSS3, git, GitHub and GitHub Pages.

Jammer

A networking site designed to help connect budding musicians. Built with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, Bootstrap and ​ PostgreSQL​ . Utilises​ MVC architecture, OOP, git, GitHub, and Heroku.

Musessions

A directory site for discovering and booking session musicians. Built with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, Bootstrap and ​ PostgreSQL​ . Utilises​ MVC architecture, OOP, git, GitHub, and Heroku.

Cocktail Bootleggers

A site that allows the user to create and edit cocktail recipes. Built with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 and ​ PostgreSQL​ . Utilises​ MVC architecture, OOP and Heroku.

Personal Homepage

The page you are currently viewing! A fully responsive site intended to showcase my work and develop my frontend skillset. Built with HTML5, CSS3 and hosted on GitHub Pages.

Specialist Skills

Development Stack:

Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, PostgreSQL, MVC architecture, OOP, Git, GitHub and Heroku.

Cloud Platforms:

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (6 mos).

Storage:

HP 3PAR (2 yrs), Brocade SAN switches (2 yrs), SSMC (2 yrs), Brocade Network Advisor (2 yrs).

Scripting Languages & Tools:

BASH (4 yrs), Vim (3 yrs), Atom (6 mos), Visual Studio Code (6 mos), Git (1 yr).

Operating Systems:

Linux (3 yrs), macOS (6 yrs), Windows (3 yrs).

Network Services:

SSH (4 yrs), DNS/BIND (2 yrs), NFS (2 yrs), Samba (2 yrs), DHCP (2 yrs), FTP (11 yrs).

Deployment/Management Systems:

Casper Suite (1 yr), LANrev (1 yr).

Video Production Workflows:

Extensive knowledge of video production processes and workflows.

Media Production Suites:

Adobe CC Suite (5 yrs).