Firinn Taisdeal


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Senior Software Engineer, Freelance - August 2020-present
Available for full-time, part-time or contract work in JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Java, PHP, Node.js, React, SQL & NoSQL databases, data visualization with libraries such as D3, Chart.js, Google Charts. See complete list of skills and certifications on my LinkedIn profile.

Full Stack Engineer, Quote Machine - 2018-August 2020
Quote Machine provides a REST API for a large curated database of high-quality quotes that can be distributed through the API, delivered on a schedule by email or SMS, or converted into collections or videos. Node.js, React, JSX, Express, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Jest, JWT, AWS, Webpack, Git, REST API, CSS, Sass, Bootstrap, shell scripting, Progressive Web App, technical writing. UI/UX design using Adobe XD.

Full Stack Engineer, Zivot - 2016-2018 - https://zivot.app
Zivot is a software suite for data visualization of time use, goal tracking, personal budgeting and habit making/breaking. PHP, Laravel, PHP Unit, JavaScript, React, Python, MySQL, CSS, Linux, shell scripting, Progressive Web App, UI/UX design, technical writing, statistical analysis.

Freelance Developer and UI/UX Designer - 2012-2016
Contract engagements on projects using various technologies: Python, JavaScript, Java, Linux, Mac OS, MySQL, PostreSQL, FileMaker Pro, MS Access. UI/UX design in Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, MS Word and just plain old pencil and paper.

Independent Author - 2012-2016
Wrote and published two books and numerous articles, all nonfiction.

Full Stack Engineer, Linkup Central 2008-2012
Linkup was a social networking service in 30 cities around the world, based on in-person events and a unique accountability system. UI/UX design; technical writing; PHP, MySQL, Linux, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, shell scripting, dev ops.

Education
B.A. in Film, U.C. Berkeley, certifications in Data Science and Data Science Visualization

Personal
Concert pianist; intensive training in acting and voice work; ten years training in ballet; fluent reading of German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian.

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