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Leon Gaban

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Dallas, TX, United States http://leongaban.com leongaban leongaban
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Position Apr 2015 → Current(2 years, 3 months)
Frontend Developer at TickerTags.com

Frontend development and UI design for TickerTags.com

  • Took sketch and photoshop designs and built the TickerTags Dashboard in AngularJS, HTML and SASS with gulp.
  • Connected to the TickerTags Python backend APIs.
  • Collaborated with the entire team and founders on short term and long term goals.
  • Introduce the team to Slack for communications and Trello for project management, eventually moving the team to Github projects.
  • Collaborated in a effort to refactor the Dashboard with new more efficient design patterns, taking the app from a heavy events based codebase to one that relied on state with ui-router.
  • Designed and developed the Admin manage app for our curators to use to produce data for the client facing Dashboard.
  • Worked on WikiTags which is a static based website, being served data from serverless/Python servers and ReactJS with Webpack 2.
  • Started on the process to refactor all our Apps from AngularJS into ReactJS, switching to using Webpack over Gulp and writing tests with Jest and Enzyme. Also transitioned from state management with ui-router in Angular to Redux for React.

Frontend development and UI design for TickerTags.com

  • Took sketch and photoshop designs and built the TickerTags Dashboard in AngularJS, HTML and SASS with gulp.
  • Connected to the TickerTags Python backend APIs.
  • Collaborated with the entire team and founders on short term and long term goals.
  • Introduce the team to Slack for communications and Trello for project management, eventually moving the team to Github projects.
  • Collaborated in a effort to refactor the Dashboard with new more efficient design patterns, taking the app from a heavy events based codebase to one that relied on state with ui-router.
  • Designed and developed the Admin manage app for our curators to use to produce data for the client facing Dashboard.
  • Worked on WikiTags which is a static based website, being served data from serverless/Python servers and ReactJS with Webpack 2.
  • Started on the process to refactor all our Apps from AngularJS into ReactJS, switching to using Webpack over Gulp and writing tests with Jest and Enzyme. Also transitioned from state management with ui-router in Angular to Redux for React.
Open source Jun 2017 → Current(1 month)

Currently developing a Cryptocurrency balance calculator, that will source public API data to calculate the total balance and percentage owned of multiple digital blockchain assets.

Currently developing a Cryptocurrency balance calculator, that will source public API data to calculate the total balance and percentage owned of multiple digital blockchain assets.

Feature or Apps Feb 2017

New consumer based app working off TickerTags social data.

  • Static site with frontend code in ReactJS

New consumer based app working off TickerTags social data.

  • Static site with frontend code in ReactJS
Feature or Apps 2016

TickerTags is a social listening platform for investments. "All change is detectable."

TickerTags is a social listening platform for investments. "All change is detectable."

Position Aug 2014 → Apr 2015 (9 months)
Frontend Developer at AT&T
  • Prototyping and development for internal and external AT&T applications.
  • Used Javascript and SASS to implement designs for multiple projects.
  • Collaborated tightly with daily stand ups and team to team meetings on design and development goals.
  • Prototyping and development for internal and external AT&T applications.
  • Used Javascript and SASS to implement designs for multiple projects.
  • Collaborated tightly with daily stand ups and team to team meetings on design and development goals.
Position May 2013 → Aug 2014 (1 year, 4 months)
Front-End Developer at Who@
  • Frontend development of the Who@ website and app Dashboard. Stack: JQuery, HTML5, CSS/SASS.
  • Worked with APIs from the backend stack Python.
  • Participated in weekly project planning meetings.
  • Frontend development of the Who@ website and app Dashboard. Stack: JQuery, HTML5, CSS/SASS.
  • Worked with APIs from the backend stack Python.
  • Participated in weekly project planning meetings.
Position Oct 2012 → May 2013 (8 months)
Front End Developer at Aquent | VitaminT

Front-End Development for Aquent clients, HTML, CSS, jQuery

Contracts through Aquent / Vitamin T:

DefaktoGroup.com

  • Front-end development in jQuery, HTML, CSS and responsive design for clients.

AcademicPartnerships.com

  • Frontend coding for landing pages, emails
  • Developed Flash banner ads for major Universities across the US and internationally.

Front-End Development for Aquent clients, HTML, CSS, jQuery

Contracts through Aquent / Vitamin T:

DefaktoGroup.com

  • Front-end development in jQuery, HTML, CSS and responsive design for clients.

AcademicPartnerships.com

  • Frontend coding for landing pages, emails
  • Developed Flash banner ads for major Universities across the US and internationally.

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Position Nov 2008 → Aug 2012 (3 years, 10 months)
JavaScript Developer at Touchstorm.com

(JavaScript / Flash / Front-end development / UI Design)

  • Main responsibilities at TouchStorm included helping to concept and brainstorm new ideas Flash projects for clients.

  • Taking those ideas and developed them using Flash Actionscript-3.

  • Built Flash video players as well as interactive widgets. Clients include: Komen, Sony, LG, BettyCrocker, Howdini.com

  • I also helped transition the company into using Brightcove for their video publishing.

  • Other duties include helping with web & graphic design and social media.

Interactive Development (Flash / Front-end development / UI Design)

  • Main responsibilities at TouchStorm included helping to concept and brainstorm new ideas Flash projects for clients.

  • Taking those ideas and developed them using Flash Actionscript-3.

  • Built Flash video players as well as interactive widgets. Clients include: Komen, Sony, LG, BettyCrocker, Howdini.com

  • I also helped transition the company into using Brightcove for their video publishing.

  • Other duties include helping with web & graphic design and social media.

Position 2007 → 2010 (3 years)
StarCraft 2 Blogger at Starfeeder.com

Blogging & Social Media Marketing

I have a passion for gaming as well as for web design and I started Starfeeder back in 2007 to cover news about Blizzard's upcoming StarCraft 2, the sequel to the very popular RTS(Real-Time-Strategy) game Starcraft.

The purpose of the blog is to bring Starcraft fans the latest Starcraft 2 news, videos, screenshots and future strategies. Also Starfeeder covers Starcraft eSports (Electronic Sports)

Blogging & Social Media Marketing

I have a passion for gaming as well as for web design and I started Starfeeder back in 2007 to cover news about Blizzard's upcoming StarCraft 2, the sequel to the very popular RTS(Real-Time-Strategy) game Starcraft.

The purpose of the blog is to bring Starcraft fans the latest Starcraft 2 news, videos, screenshots and future strategies. Also Starfeeder covers Starcraft eSports (Electronic Sports)

Position Aug 2008 → Oct 2008 (3 months)
Art Director / Flash Developer at GetLegal.com

Art Direction & Flash Development.

  • Main responsibilities included Creative and Art direction for client websites and company website.

  • Other duties at GetLegal.com included Flash animation or programming.

Art Direction & Flash Development.

  • Main responsibilities included Creative and Art direction for client websites and company website.

  • Other duties at GetLegal.com included Flash animation or programming.

Position Dec 2007 → Aug 2008 (9 months)
Interface Designer at Verizon.com

UX / UI Design, Front-end development, Flash development

Concept, wire-framed and designed user interfaces for internal and external Verizon.com web and desktop applications. Including the design for their Live Chat chat help application.

UX / UI Design, Front-end development, Flash development

Concept, wire-framed and designed user interfaces for internal and external Verizon.com web and desktop applications. Including the design for their Live Chat chat help application.

Position Jan 2007 → Dec 2007 (1 year)
Flash Developer at TM.com

Flash Development

Responsibilities included developing rich interactive Flash banner ads and micro-sites for clients of TM.com

Clients: Nationwide Insurance, American Airlines, Superpages and Texas Tourism

Flash Development

Responsibilities included developing rich interactive Flash banner ads and micro-sites for clients of TM.com

Clients: Nationwide Insurance, American Airlines, Superpages and Texas Tourism

Are you sure you want to do that?

Cancel Yes, delete it
Position Nov 2005 → Nov 2006 (1 year, 1 month)
Flash Developer at TribalDDB Dallas

Flash Development

Responsibilities included developing rich interactive Flash banner ads and micro-sites for clients of Tribal DDB such as: AT&T, American Airlines and Arbys

Flash Development

Responsibilities included developing rich interactive Flash banner ads and micro-sites for clients of Tribal DDB such as: AT&T, American Airlines and Arbys

Position Jul 2002 → Aug 2005 (3 years, 2 months)
Flash Developer / Art Director at Verizon.com

UI Design & Flash Development

Led design on various external and internal projects on Verizon.com.

Also responsible for Flash development on all interactive projects.

Designed internal web applications for Verizon teams.

UI Design & Flash Development

Led design on various external and internal projects on Verizon.com.

Also responsible for Flash development on all interactive projects.

Designed internal web applications for Verizon teams.

Position Nov 1999 → Jun 2002 (2 years, 8 months)
Quality Specialist at Macromedia / Adobe

Software Q&A

Tested Adobe software such as Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Freehand and Flash in several international languages. Self taught Flash and web design & development while working here. At Macromedia / Adobe is where my passion for the web first started.

Software Q&A

Tested Adobe software such as Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Freehand and Flash in several international languages. Self taught Flash and web design & development while working here. At Macromedia / Adobe is where my passion for the web first started.

Are you sure you want to do that?

Cancel Yes, delete it
Education 1997 → 1999
Associates of Applied Arts, The Art Institute of Dallas

3.9 GPA Studied graphic design, multimedia and 3D animation Honors: Accepted into the graduate Honors class

3.9 GPA Studied graphic design, multimedia and 3D animation Honors: Accepted into the graduate Honors class

Recommended reading

by Gary Vaynerchuk

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You need a mobile strategy for your site. You have to pick Responsive Design or a dedicated mobile site, right? Maybe not. Maybe you can mix and match a va

by Treehouse Blog

In CSS, float and clear serve for layout much the same way as the tables they replaced: As stand-ins that work well enough. But they’re still limited. One proposed solution is called the CSS Flexible…

In CSS, float and clear serve for layout much the same way as the tables they replaced: As stand-ins that work well enough. But they’re still limited. One proposed solution is called the CSS Flexible…

Leon Gaban

Dallas, TX, United States2146065111http://leongaban.com

Technical Skills

Likes: javascript angularjs angular reactjs node.js
Dislikes: slow-computers

Experience

Apr 2015 → Jun 2017 Frontend DeveloperTickerTags.com
javascript, angularjs, reactjs, testing, html, css3, sass, gulp, webpack, jestjs, npm

Frontend development and UI design for TickerTags.com

  • Took sketch and photoshop designs and built the TickerTags Dashboard in AngularJS, HTML and SASS with gulp.
  • Connected to the TickerTags Python backend APIs.
  • Collaborated with the entire team and founders on short term and long term goals.
  • Introduce the team to Slack for communications and Trello for project management, eventually moving the team to Github projects.
  • Collaborated in a effort to refactor the Dashboard with new more efficient design patterns, taking the app from a heavy events based codebase to one that relied on state with ui-router.
  • Designed and developed the Admin manage app for our curators to use to produce data for the client facing Dashboard.
  • Worked on WikiTags which is a static based website, being served data from serverless/Python servers and ReactJS with Webpack 2.
  • Started on the process to refactor all our Apps from AngularJS into ReactJS, switching to using Webpack over Gulp and writing tests with Jest and Enzyme. Also transitioned from state management with ui-router in Angular to Redux for React.
Aug 2014 → Apr 2015 Frontend DeveloperAT&T
javascript, angularjs, salesforce, jquery, design, sass
  • Prototyping and development for internal and external AT&T applications.
  • Used Javascript and SASS to implement designs for multiple projects.
  • Collaborated tightly with daily stand ups and team to team meetings on design and development goals.
May 2013 → Aug 2014 Front-End DeveloperWho@
html, css3, sass, jquery, python, backbone.js, github, javascript
  • Frontend development of the Who@ website and app Dashboard. Stack: JQuery, HTML5, CSS/SASS.
  • Worked with APIs from the backend stack Python.
  • Participated in weekly project planning meetings.
Oct 2012 → May 2013 Front End DeveloperAquent | VitaminT
html5, css3, javascript, jquery, photoshop, fireworks

Front-End Development for Aquent clients, HTML, CSS, jQuery

Contracts through Aquent / Vitamin T:

DefaktoGroup.com

  • Front-end development in jQuery, HTML, CSS and responsive design for clients.

AcademicPartnerships.com

  • Frontend coding for landing pages, emails
  • Developed Flash banner ads for major Universities across the US and internationally.
Nov 2008 → Aug 2012 Interactive DeveloperTouchstorm.com
flash, actionscript-3, photoshop, html, css, wireframe, javascript

Interactive Development (Flash / Front-end development / UI Design)

  • Main responsibilities at TouchStorm included helping to concept and brainstorm new ideas Flash projects for clients.

  • Taking those ideas and developed them using Flash Actionscript-3.

  • Built Flash video players as well as interactive widgets. Clients include: Komen, Sony, LG, BettyCrocker, Howdini.com

  • I also helped transition the company into using Brightcove for their video publishing.

  • Other duties include helping with web & graphic design and social media.

2007 → 2010 StarCraft 2 BloggerGaban Enterprises, LLC
expressionengine, wordpress, photoshop, flash, html, css, social-networking

Blogging & Social Media Marketing

I have a passion for gaming as well as for web design and I started Starfeeder back in 2007 to cover news about Blizzard's upcoming StarCraft 2, the sequel to the very popular RTS(Real-Time-Strategy) game Starcraft.

The purpose of the blog is to bring Starcraft fans the latest Starcraft 2 news, videos, screenshots and future strategies. Also Starfeeder covers Starcraft eSports (Electronic Sports)

Aug 2008 → Oct 2008 Art Director / Flash DeveloperGetLegal.com
photoshop, illustrator, flash, html, css

Art Direction & Flash Development.

  • Main responsibilities included Creative and Art direction for client websites and company website.

  • Other duties at GetLegal.com included Flash animation or programming.

Dec 2007 → Aug 2008 Interface DesignerVerizon.com
photoshop, illustrator, html, css, flash, wireframe

UX / UI Design, Front-end development, Flash development

Concept, wire-framed and designed user interfaces for internal and external Verizon.com web and desktop applications. Including the design for their Live Chat chat help application.

Jan 2007 → Dec 2007 Flash DeveloperTM.com
flash, photoshop, illustrator

Flash Development

Responsibilities included developing rich interactive Flash banner ads and micro-sites for clients of TM.com

Clients: Nationwide Insurance, American Airlines, Superpages and Texas Tourism

Nov 2005 → Nov 2006 Flash DeveloperTribalDDB Dallas
flash, photoshop, illustrator

Flash Development

Responsibilities included developing rich interactive Flash banner ads and micro-sites for clients of Tribal DDB such as: AT&T, American Airlines and Arbys

Jul 2002 → Aug 2005 Flash Developer / Art DirectorVerizon.com
flash, photoshop, html, css

UI Design & Flash Development

Led design on various external and internal projects on Verizon.com.

Also responsible for Flash development on all interactive projects.

Designed internal web applications for Verizon teams.

Nov 1999 → Jun 2002 Quality SpecialistMacromedia / Adobe
flash, photoshop, dreamweaver, fireworks, html, css

Software Q&A

Tested Adobe software such as Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Freehand and Flash in several international languages. Self taught Flash and web design & development while working here. At Macromedia / Adobe is where my passion for the web first started.

Education

1997 → 1999 Associates of Applied ArtsThe Art Institute of Dallas
3d-studiomax, photoshop, illustrator, aftereffects, flash

3.9 GPA Studied graphic design, multimedia and 3D animation Honors: Accepted into the graduate Honors class

Projects & Interests

Sep 2009 → Current Stack Overflow https://stackoverflow.com/users/168738/leon-gaban
Written 137 answers. Active in javascript, angularjs and gulp.
Jun 2017 → Current CoinHover.io https://github.com/CoinHover
javascript, reactjs, webpack, jestjs, sass, api

Currently developing a Cryptocurrency balance calculator, that will source public API data to calculate the total balance and percentage owned of multiple digital blockchain assets.

Apps & Software

Feb 2017 WikiTags https://wikitags.com
angular, node.js, javascript, css, sass, webpack

New consumer based app working off TickerTags social data.

  • Static site with frontend code in ReactJS
2016 TickerTags Dashboard https://www.tickertags.com/dashboard
javascript, angularjs, python, sass, gulp, bower, npm

TickerTags is a social listening platform for investments. "All change is detectable."

Readings

The Thank You Economy Gary Vaynerchuk http://www.amazon.com/The-Thank-Economy-Gary-Vaynerchuk/dp/0061914185%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAIIBINOD46VC3JCLQ%26tag%3Dstackoverfl08-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0061914185
Mixing Responsive Design and Mobile Templates | CSS-Tricks http://css-tricks.com/mixing-responsive-design-and-mobile-templates/

You need a mobile strategy for your site. You have to pick Responsive Design or a dedicated mobile site, right? Maybe not. Maybe you can mix and match a va

Responsive Design of the Future with Flexbox - Treehouse Blog Treehouse Blog http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/responsive-design-of-the-future-with-flexbox

In CSS, float and clear serve for layout much the same way as the tables they replaced: As stand-ins that work well enough. But they’re still limited. One proposed solution is called the CSS Flexible…

Tools

First Computer: Atari
Favorite Editor: SublimeText 3