I am a talented and creative minded designer and developer (deveSigner) and I specialize in the web, mobile and desktop platforms.
I got started as a web designer, 12 years ago from 2006 and I have since earned vast experience in areas of front-end and back-end development, database, server administration and performance tuning.
I grew up watching wildlife and cartoons on VHS tapes and I've always had a thing for machines. I use to replace the fuse on radios and cathode ray TVs at my house when I was in primary school. My friends in Junior school used to call me Y2K because I talked about Y2K back in 2000 and I was so much into Sony PlayStation games.
Now, when I am not working or at my pc, you'll most likely find me spending time with my family or running errands for them.
2004 → 2006
I graduated from high school after having specialized in science subjects in high school.
2005 → 2006
This was my introduction into the world of coding and design. I graduated from this course with a distinction.
2006 → 2008
Rhythm hired me after a successful job interview and html coding test. They gave me my first job and it was a learning and exciting time in my career. I loved what I was doing and gave them my best. I use carried my work with me home sometimes and researched on my own and in turn use what I learn to make contributions on the projects we build at work.
My responsibilities and impact at Rhythm Ltd. where many, some of them are higlighted below.
2009 → 2010
deveSigner was a website and web application design and development studio I started in 2009. It had 4 employees, but the business had to shut down due to some marketing issues as we failed to get a single client the industries we were trying to sell our services to in The Gambia.
Jan 2011 → Now
I started freelancing, starting in 2008 since then I've been designing with graphic design tools such as Photoshop and doing web development with PHP and Mysql Primarily. I also did some Windows Form Desktop apps developed using C# and now Electron. I am now into many things software development wise, but my primary stack of choice is PHP and the amazing Silverstripe framework.
I think the future looks very exciting for machine learning and artificial intellegence so I am making investments towards learning programming languages like Python and libraries in that area.
I have done many projects for many clients spanning many continents but many of those were under non-disclosure agreements so here are a few of those I can talk about showcased here.
The Traveleco is an eco friendly tour company in The Gambia founded by a friend of mine. The website allows TravelEco to showcase the tours and the special sights they take thier tour groups to, a regulary updated blog among other things.
This is a website I built for a client in Australia and I have been making progressive changes to it based on the clients request. It was upgraded based on a previous installation of Silverstripe and I also updated the site design based on the PSD's the client sent. I also developed custom modules for it to import news from external API sources and the news on the website is imported from an API feed that runs at set interval. The site has multiple regions and each region can have unique content.
Africalink is a marketplace and business directory for Africa currently operated from The Gambia. Like many of the projects I worked on, I started this one too from scratch and I laid out the design in Photoshop and I then proceeded to developing it after the client's approval.
Africalink really is a model of what can be done with Silverstripe, every part of this web application is custom built by me except for the forum area where we use the form module.
A tour operating company operating in Australia and New Zealand. The client sent me the PSDs and I chopped into the appropriate content for the Silverstripe template design and PHP development and from then on we managed the code through version control using git.
This was a very big project and I worked on it for almost 1.5 years fulfilling the client requirements and fixing bugs. I did the UI and all of the Silvertripe things whilst my client worked on the payment integration.
Silvertripeexpo.com was my first silverstripe web application geared towards the Silverstripe community. The website allows members to submit and showcase the sites and apps they created using silverstripe. The website is currently not available.
I entered into a Silverstripe code competition in 2015 and though my submission wasn't chosen as the winner, it was mentioned in the list of honorable runners up section as can be seen here silverstripe.org/blog/announcing-the-winner-of-the-silverstripe-code-competition.
I have relevant certificates and qualification documents and I can send this when they are required or upon request.