is my name.
I live in Ljubljana. I have 4 years of experience with web development and 10+ editing and creating media.
I've built search aggregators, research tools for academics and journalist, web applications, APIs, festival websites; done migrations, optimizations, design from scratch, system administration (linux) etc.
I am at my best working with python. But since web technologies are in constant motion, I stay familiar with a wide range of tools.
python, flask, elasticsearch, sql (postgresql, mysql, sqlite), js/jquery, html/css/scss, vue.js, angular.js, babylon.js, docker, aws, openrefine, processing
And while technologies come and go and stacks change, the tasks a developer faces remain the same: assess requirements, choose the appropriate design pattern, understand the/client and the end user, write clean reusable and debuggable code, solve problems efficiently, design storage optimally, identify/remove bottlenecks, communicate patiently and concisely, take ethical/political challenges seriously etc.
I am generally curious but particularly interested in working on projects which look to address social, organizational, political or artistic issues.
Move fast. Don't break things. Open source them.
I have a good track record of working with designers. We've won awards together. Most notably The Grand Prix at the 5th Brumen Biennal.
My educational background is in journalism and media studies. I wrote an MA dissertation on the history of dashboards and live data visualization (Goldsmiths College) and a PhD on the political aspects of valuation via metrics (Coventry University, pending completion).
What is a full stack developer?
"A person who can develop both client and server software" .
The advantages of being a full stack web developer per W3C:
- you can master all the techniques involved in a development project,
- you can make a prototype very rapidly,
- you can provide help to all the team members,
- you can reduce the cost of the project,
- you can reduce the time used for team communication
- you can switch between front and back end development based on requirements,
- you can better understand all aspects of new and upcoming technologies.