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Hello! My name is Leo, and I'm a freelace/contract web developer by the beaches of Bilbao (previously London).

My goal is to write good software. I'm about best practices, principles, design patterns, latest technologies, thoughtfully choosing tools and coding everyday.

I even JuiceSSH to turn my boiler on via the Raspberry Pi.


Since grammar school for the past 9 years, I've created opportunities to work with companies alongside some talented people; but ever since my BSc (Hons) Computer Science, I've been curiously addicted to web development.

I have a few core skills including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (Vanilla JS, ES6, MVC, AJAX, jQuery), Bootstrap 3 & 4, LAMP (OO, Vanilla PHP, PDO, htaccess), recently Angular 2 (+ CLI + TypeScript).

Along with agile software development, the LEAN startup, creating MVPs and working with remote teams. I use things like Git Bash and DevTools daily.

Some RESTful API integrations I've done: authentication (cURL) -> HTML parsing (phpQuery) + pagination -> NLP (IBM Alchemy, TextRazor) -> MySQL; typeahead.js <- MySQL+JSON; AJAX -> SendGrid; Spotify (+ OAuth2).

Can happily wireframe (Balsamiq) and design (Adobe Illustrator) too.

Why me?

From day 1, I've kept it simple. No shortcuts. HTML, then Bootstrap. CSS, then SASS. Vanilla JS, then jQuery. Procedural, then OO. MySQLi, then PDO. MVC, then Angular 2. Building, then Git. Painfully re-writing overwritten code, to regularly backing up.

I've made the mistakes; but more importantly - corrected them with best practises: user stories, coding conventions, consistency, commits... you name it. Most are not set in stone, so I remain flexible and adapt - Master League Zerg in the making.

I do things 1 by 1. Even used to believe multi-tasking was efficient. In Canary, my tab = my Window <3

I enjoy choosing solutions from Stack Overflow; it's an opportunity to analyse, adapt, debug then necropost up-to-date answer with latest practises.

The internet has helped me beyond words that it's a joy to contribute back. You can find me on Slant, preserving human eyes with User Styles themes, Monorail/ProductForums and more.

Months of 3hr daily commutes later, I now wake up everyday refreshed and happy. I drank water for breakfast and lunch for 2 years to aid my health. I continue to live a diet mostly free from: wheat, yeast, gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine or E numbers. All this extra quality time and energy goes into what I like to do - writing good software and effective communication.

💪 Commitment + Willpower 👌


I'm available for remote work, so do get in touch:
leo AT  

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