John Bampton
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John Bampton

PHP, XSLT, Ruby DevOps Commando - Codes with a Purple Lightsaber


Brisbane, Australia

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I'm a 30 something modern Coding Gladiator of over 20 years programming experience. In my spare time I write code for honor, fame and glory on Codewars -> -> my journey from zero to HERO in 8 programming languages. On Codewars I am ranked in the top 200 programmers, where I am mainly doing the coding challenges in Ruby. I have also been learning Python and Javascript (ECMAScript 2015) as well as the other 5 languages Codewars is offering. My dedication to the light side of the Code Force will one day be immortalised ... morewhen I reach Black Belt. 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,, PyPI, Soundflower, uTorrent, Sublime Text,, 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, Fedora, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux Mint, openSUSE, Xubuntu, Eclipse... Some of the gems I started working with - 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 -> less

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Work History and Feedback

  • May 2015 - Jul 2015

    XPath Formula for Excel (SEO For Excel)

    No feedback given

    $25.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Apr 2015 - Jul 2015

    IMPORTXML help for Google Spreadsheet

    No feedback given

    $60.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Apr 2015

    FPDF Troubleshooting - Session Variables
    John was very prompt with his solution to my problem that had me stumped for 12 hours. I'll be using him in the future.
    $16.67 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

    XML / XSLT / Filemaker

    No feedback given

    1 hour
    $27.50 / hr
    $13.75 earned

  • Dec 2014

    Correct PHP error ( rss feed )
    John is very professional and easy to work with. "highly recommended"
    $10.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Apr 2014 - Dec 2014

    Form Creation for Web-based application
    John has been a good programmer for special forms which we needed. He created the forms exactly as we wanted and came of with better ways to interface them to our working system. We feel good about his work and will use him again with additional projects in the future.
    48 hours
    $45.00 / hr
    $2,160.00 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
Atom Test 3.75 1st Place! 32 mins
XML 1.0 Test (Fifth Edition) 4.00 Top 10% 23 mins
RDF Test 3.50 Top 20% 20 mins
HTML 5 Test 4.60 Top 10% 26 mins
RSS 2.0 Test 4.60 Top 20% 16 mins
XML Schema Test 4.00 Top 30% 41 mins
ColdFusion MX 7 3.50 Top 30% 34 mins
HTML 4.01 Test 4.60 Top 10% 22 mins
DHTML Test 4.00 Top 20% 23 mins
PHP Test 4.65 Top 10% 17 mins
XML 1.0 Test 4.00 Above Average 17 mins
ANSI SQL Test 3.70 Top 30% 26 mins
JavaScript 1.3 Test 3.75 Top 30% 25 mins
XHTML 1.0 Test 4.10 Top 20% 23 mins
PHP5 Test 4.40 Top 10% 22 mins
CSS 2.0 Test 4.00 Top 20% 24 mins
Javascript Test 4.00 Top 20% 31 mins

Work History

91% Job Success
3,090 hours worked
348 jobs


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