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Maina K - Postgres developer
Member since:Oct 03, 2019
Profile last updated:Jan 19, 2021
Last activity:March 3, 2021, 2:17 a.m. UTC
Location:
Kenya

Maina K

ENGINEER

I strive to get the job done, not just completed but done as efficiently as can be done.

Skills:   Postgres  ·  REST  ·  Django  ·  Sendgrid API  ·  React  ·  Postman  ·  Python  ·  GraphQL  ·  Slack API  ·  CSS  ·  Google Cloud  ·  JavaScript  ·  HTML  ·  Flask  ·  Sass  ·  Bootstrap  · 
Weekly Availability: 38 hours
Day UTC PST
Sun 08 - 13 00 - 05
Mon 11 - 16 03 - 08
Tues 11 - 16 03 - 08
Wed 11 - 16 03 - 08
Thurs 11 - 16 03 - 08
Fri 11 - 16 03 - 08
Sat 07 - 15 23 - 07

Experience: 2+ yrs
Postgres: 2+ yrs
REST: 2 yrs
Django: 2 yrs
Sendgrid API: 2 yrs
React: 1+ yrs
Postman: 1 yrs
Engineer's Devices:
Linux
Android

LD Talent Work History

Average response time:
13.7 hours
Avg count of messages / Day:
1.5
Average client satisfaction:

Earned hours:
20.50
Worksession approval:
100.0%
# Hires / # Interviews :
1 / 2
# Projects in last 2 weeks:
1
# Hours worked in last 2 weeks:
5.0
# Passion projects:
4
 

Experiences

Jenga     Jenga HR and Payroll     Junior Backend Engineer     Employment
Nov 2019 - Present
Technology

  • I used Django REST Framework package to create authentication endpoints in the API, that made it possible for the end user to sign up to the platform and login afterwards.
  • I used the Sendgrid API to send email verification emails upon initial registration to the platform as well as send password reset link emails in the case a user forgot their password.
  • I used the Postgres Database to implement a multi-tenant DB architecture using a single Postgres database but individual db schemas to isolate tenant data.

Skills used: Postgres, REST, Django, Sendgrid API


Learning Dollars     Developer     Contract
Nov 2020 - Present
Arts and Entertainment

  • I use the Django framework to develop the web facing app
  • I use the Slack API to automate mundane tasks linked to the web app

Skills used: Slack API, Django


Learning Dollars     How to implement django-tenant-schemas with a fixed URL     Developer     Passion Project
Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
Technology

  • I used the Django Rest Framework to create a multi tenant API with the aid of the django-tenant-schemas package
  • I used the Postgres Database as the persistence layer and specifically the PostgreSQL Schemas to ensure that all tenants using the API had their data isolated.
  • I used the REST architecture in designing my API

Skills used: Postgres, REST, Django



Link to the project: https://blog.learningdollars.com/2020/08/02/how-to-implement-django-tenant-schemas-with-a-fixed-url/

Link to the github: https://github.com/learningdollars/mainak-django-tenant-schemas
Passion Project     Rick and Morty Characters     Front End Developer     Passion Project
Jul 2020 - Jul 2020
Arts and Entertainment

  • I created a frontend facing React Single Page App for an existing RickandMorty API. I created reusable cards in React to display the content fetched from the API
  • I used Bootstrap which minimised the amount of CSS i had to write by providing helper classes for styling the rendered cards
  • I also used the CSS grid feature to ensure that the displayed cards were mobile responsive without the need of adding media tags.

Skills used: Bootstrap, CSS, React



Link to the project: https://agile-headland-01373.herokuapp.com/

Link to the github: https://github.com/MainaKamau92/rickandmortycharacters
Learning Dollars     How to host a Django + React app on an Apache server on GCP     Developer     Passion Project
Dec 2019 - Jan 2020
Arts and Entertainment

  • I used Google Cloud as the hosting platform generating a server instance to host my django API
  • I used React as the frontend library to server my Backend routes

Skills used: Google Cloud, Django, React



Link to the project: https://blog.learningdollars.com/2020/01/16/how-to-host-a-django-api-using-mod-wsgi-serving-a-react-frontend-on-an-apache-server-on/
Andela     Authors Haven (FullStack Web App)     Junior Fullstack Engineer     Employment
Apr 2019 - Oct 2019
Technology

  • I used the Django REST Framework to develop endpoints that enabled users to create and edit their profiles including a profile picture option.
  • I used the React framework to develop a comments threading feature that also enabled users to view comment history if a comment had been previously edited.
  • I integrated the Django Rest Framework with Postgres as a persistence layer for the backend data. This ensured seamless integration with the Django ORM which made querying the DB easier.
  • I used CSS to style the threaded comment section of an article to visually indicate the history of the comment.
  • I used Postman to test out the functionality of the API, testing HTTP success and error responses as well as testing for edge and corner cases expected from the frontend integration.

Skills used: REST, Postman, React, Postgres, Django



Link to the github: https://github.com/andela/ah-the-answer-backend
Lifestores Pharmacy     HealthID Web API     Junior Backend Engineer     Employment
Jun 2019 - Oct 2019
Healthcare

  • I used graphene (Django GraphQL package) and Sendgrid API, to develop a feature that enabled end users to receive email verification prompts on initial registration to the platform.
  • I used the Python language independent of the Django framework to develop a feature that enabled the end-user to upload mass data using a csv/excel file in the Postgres database
  • I used Postman to test out the functionality of the API, testing HTTP success and error responses as well as testing for edge and corner cases expected from the front-end integration.

Skills used: Python, Postgres, Django, GraphQL, Sendgrid API


Passion Project     Conduit Django Graphene     Software Developer     Course Project
Jun 2019 - Jun 2019
Arts and Entertainment

  • I used the Django package(django-graphene) to implement a GraphQL API that mocked the popular reading site medium.com. I implemented endpoints for creating, editing, reading, and deleting articles.
  • I integrated the Django Rest Framework with Postgres as a persistence layer for the backend data. This ensured seamless integration with the Django ORM which made querying the DB easier.

Skills used: Postgres, Django, GraphQL



Link to the github: https://github.com/MainaKamau92/conduit_django_graphene
Andela Kenya     iReporter Frontend     Full Stack Developer     Course Project
Dec 2018 - Jan 2019
Technology

  • I used HTML for the markup of the client facing site
  • I used CSS for the styling of the already implemented HTML markup
  • I used vanilla JavaScript to implemented multiple features key being one that integrated Google maps onto the site and enabled a user to select a location

Skills used: JavaScript, CSS, HTML


Personal Project     Apex Self Taught Monolith App     Full Stack Developer     Passion Project
Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
Technology

  • I used Flask to create a full-stack monolithic application that had a backend that used flask views to route requests and used Postgres database as a persistence layer for user data.
  • I used Sass in styling the Jinja templates to also reuse my CSS code as well as implement functions in the SCSS file to have a DRY stylesheet.

Skills used: Postgres, Flask, Sass



Link to the project: https://apexselftaught.herokuapp.com/

Link to the github: https://github.com/MainaKamau92/apexselftaught
Andela Kenya     IReporter API     Full Stack Developer     Course Project
Nov 2018 - Nov 2018
Technology

  • I used the flask-restful package to develop a Flask REST API and created endpoints among which included an endpoint that allowed end users to post complaints about corruption.
  • I implemented a Postgres persistence layer that integrated with the SQLAlchemy ORM to ensure that queries were modelled into classes and methods, instead of the verbose SQL syntax

Skills used: Postgres, Flask, REST



Education

Kenyatta University    B.A  (Arts)
Oct 2011 - Oct 2016

Courses

Associate Cloud Engineer    Google Cloud Platform
Jan 2020 - Jan 2022
Skills learnt: Google Cloud

Client Reviews

Learning Dollars:    
got setup very well and is doing good work