PHP XSLT Ruby Warrior Regular Expressions DevOps one with the Force
I'm a 30 something modern Coding Gladiator of over 20 years programming experience.
I code for sport on a number of Programming challenge based websites (Hackerrank, Codewars, CheckIO, Codingame) and also utilise the latest tutorials like Codecademy, Codeschool and Khan Academy.
I am interested in working for any company that uses technologies like Heroku, ActiveState, Engine Yard, Google App Engine, AWS or OpenShift etc. I will not work with your company if you don't use version control.
Over 250 happy clients. Ideas man, innovation expert and one man think tank! The BOOST to productivity. Big hitting programming veteran rocking out hard to code everyday. I build fast loading websites that bring in more revenue. Comprehensive knowledge of XML based document publishing systems and well versed in PHP 5. Ex Adobe Coldfusion programmer. Core Ruby God in the making! Junior Pythonista! XPath Superhero! 24/7 365 IT Nerd and Digital Nomad. A past school chess prodigy. Electronic dance music enthusiast. Science Fiction / Fantasy fan.
I have some experience with these - Subversion, Bitbucket, Git, HipChat, Fisheye, Confluence, Jira, Bugzilla, Ecrion XF designer, Altova XMLSpy / Stylevision, oXygen XML editor, Stylus Studio, XEP, Xalan, Saxon, Apache FOP, Ibex, xsltproc, EXSLT, MSXML, MSXSL, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Orbeon XForms, Docbook (Authoring and XSLT), DITA OT, HL7, FMPXMLRESULT, WordProcessingML, SpreadsheetML, eXist Native XML database with XQuery Update, BaseX, XProc - An XML Pipeline Language.
Some modern stuff I play around with: Vagrant, Homebrew, PyCharm, RVM, RubyMine, PHPBrew, Ubuntu, Oracle VirtualBox, Mean.io, PyPI, Soundflower, uTorrent, Sublime Text, Atom.io, Firefox Developer Edition, Google Chrome Canary, Seamonkey, GitHub for Mac, Opera, Opera Beta, Xamarin, Aptana, Xcode, Linux, Bash, RubyMotion, MobiRuby, Ruboto, IntelliJ, Bit Defender, Clamscan, 2 types of VPN's, Brackets, Elementary OS, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux Mint, openSUSE, Eclipse, Netbeans...
Some of the gems I started working with - fileutils, nokogiri, prawn, prawn-table.
Interested in working with MongoDB, XQuery, JSONiq, MarkLogic, Phalcon PHP, Yii Framework, NoSQL, HHVM, Zend Framework, AngularJS, Big Data, Rails, Django, Zope, Plone, Altova server products (Raptor XML, Flowforce, MapForce, Stylevision) - come on make me a job offer!
My favourite program is XChat Azure and I also like Strawberry Perl and any product from JetBrains. I also like Midnight Commander, X11, Putty and Notepad++ which all run natively on my Mac through Homebrew.
I'm in love with Ruby, she is so elegant and beautiful, I never want to leave her...!!!
I live comfortably by myself in a quiet location and I am only interrupted when beautiful women knock on the door.
One thing you can count on me doing is being down at Coles supermarkets on payday buying a 4 pack of cheese and bacon rolls for $3.
Eat Pray Love the US dollar...
My Commando skills at work -> https://twitter.com/Upwork/status/372430242830647296
One day soon I will have to upset my parents, telling them that my lightsaber is Ruby coloured now instead of purple for PHP, which must mean I am now on the Dark side of the force...
These days if I ever get any spare time to do stuff I haven't mentioned here somewhere, is learn a little about and watch a few Youtube videos on Rust or Go. Rust is developed by Mozilla Research and is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast. Go is more commonly known as golang developed by Google (most notably by Ken Thompson himself!!!) in 2009. On IRC you can find go on #go-nuts on Freenode. Rust is #rust on moznet