Hi, I'm Kriszta. I am an experienced web developer with a background in product and graphic design. I love solving problems and building digital products that are usable, accessible, and that end-users find both useful and delightful. I love working with smart people who challenge me to learn and do my best work.
I'm a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. I'm a Director of codebar, a non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running regular programming workshops in 17 cities around the world. I also volunteer my time to organisations like Canada Learning Code and Rails Girls London.
In my spare time you will find me going to exhibitions, snowboarding, hiking, doing yoga or reading.
Director, codebar - In my role as Director I’m responsible for the general management of the organisation including fundraising, overseeing our worldwide network of chapters, managing our online communities and maintaining the codebar technical infrastructure.
The online bookseller - At Happy Bear Software I worked with a client who was an online bookseller. There I lead extensive refactoring efforts of their Rails app. I improved their Amazon integrations which allowed users to gain better insights into the status of their purchases. I also worked on their shipping label generating process to improve the productivity of their on-site shipping staff.
The internal tool - At Wolff Olins I worked on an internal tool used to conduct yearly employee reviews. Built in Node.js and Express, backed by MongoDB and using Pug templating, I worked on every aspect of the project including the API, the database integration, and the front-end.
Wolff Olins website - A complete rewrite of the Wolff Olins website.Visit site
Design: Wireframing, rapid prototyping, Adobe Suite, Sketch
Processes: Lean, agile processes; remote working
Najaf Ali: Founder, Happy Bear Software