I'm Jwan Khalaf

Coffee Fan, Cook & An Enthusiast Of All Things Web

About me

A small introduction about myself

Jwan Khalaf

Web Designer & Web Developer

Building good, easy-to-maintain and secure software is an art. It is my humble opinion that how good an artist one becomes depends on two things. First, it depends on one's passion for software development. By that I mean, how much drive and energy one has to keep up to date with the ever advancing landscape of software development. Secondly, it depends on time and experience spent developing software.

Every week I spend an average of 7 hours reading web development blogs and watching video casts of emerging web technologies. I have a countless number of side projects at home. I find that is the best way of testing the knowledge learnt.

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Technical Skills

I can say i’m quite good at

HTML5 / CSS3

Fully up to date with the latest standards

ASP.NET MVC C#

Oh how I love IOC, Separation of Concerns and TDD

JavaScript

If you think you know JS, you don't know JS

jQuery

Let me manipulate that DOM for you

Photoshop

There is no end to what one can do with Photoshop

PHP

Good old University days and a couple of side projects

AngularJS

You've got to love the way angular handles two way model binding

Techniques & Patterns

Knowing what design pattern to use for what situation

SQL

From my favourite MS SQL Server to MySQL to Oracle

Work Experience

My previous associations

Sep, 2013
Present

Zenith Intelligent Vehicle Solutions

Software Developer

Working through the full development lifecycle as part of the IT Operations team to build and maintain internal system-critical software for the company using the Microsoft .NET stack of web technologies. An agile methodology and a hard working team paves the way for a great learning and developing experience as a software developer.

July, 2011
July, 2012

Xerox

Web Developer

Working for the international corporation Xerox as part of the Web Development team, I was actively involved in the development of internal and external, database driven ASP.NET MVC3 Web Applications. This involved working with Microsoft SQL Server 2008, CSS/CSS3, XHTML/HTML5 and JavaScript/jQuery.

Mar, 2009
Mar, 2011

The Kurdish Forum

IT / Secretary

As the secretary of the Kurdish Forum (an organisation in Huddersfield, UK) I helped in managing and arranging meetings, events and activities for the forum members. I also built the forum website using the popular CMS WordPress and designed and developed a custom theme for the CMS.

Education & Academia

What I have done in my academic career

May, 2013

BSc (Hons) Internet Systems Development

University of Huddersfield

Where I learnt programming principles and best practices including object-oriented programming, design & development methodologies and application architecture. I graduated with a 2:1 degree after 4 long, but enjoyable years.

May, 2008

A-Levels

Kirklees College

Being scientifically minded, all my A-Levels were in the sciences. I studied Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. I finished with 2 As (Chemistry and Biology) and a B (Mathematics).

Get In Touch

Please feel free if you would like to have a chat.

Contact details

79 Pollard Street, Huddersfield, HD2 1AJ, England, UK

+44 75 480 317 88

info@ciwan.me.uk

www.ciwan.me.uk

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