Working hard. Aiming to be the best. This is my dream and journey.
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Super discounted hourly rate - $30 - to the first client that offers me a job that involves Ruby. 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.
https://www.codewars.com/users/Beast -> my journey from zero to HERO in 8 programming languages. On Codewars I am ranked in the top 500 programmers, where I am mainly doing the coding challenges in Ruby. As I progress through the challenges I am learning more about core Ruby, so far mainly the String, Regex, Prime, Array, Range and Hash Classes and the Enumerable Module.
Currently working for two USA based companies / government departments some indirectly - one in California. Both of these jobs involve document publishing.
Some software / technologies that I have worked with - 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.
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!
I have an iMac running OS X Yosemite, 2 desktop PCs running various linux distros, a Lubuntu laptop, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 KitKat mobile phone, a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 running Lollipop, a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Tablet running Windows 8.1 and a Firefox OS based mobile phone. In my spare time I like to stream movies and TV shows to my Apple TV, Google Nexus Player or my Google Chromecast, well that's when I'm not learning Ruby or doing challenges on Khan Academy or similar sites.
Do you remember those 1980's style left to right arcade games where when you got to the end of the level you had to try to defeat the big boss and then at the end of the game you had to fight the super boss? Well thinking along those lines, I am the undefeated super boss programmer looking for my next elite coding challenge!
"Throw me to the wolves and I'll come back leading the pack."