Web Developer for Hire
Are you searching for a junior web developer for a full-time position? Do you want a reliable employee who’s a quick learner? Do you want someone who knows how to give and take constructive feedback? Do you want someone who is friendly and professional?
Hi, I’m Kirk
I live in sunny Seattle and currently work in a professional office doing a job most people have never heard of. I’ve always been interested in web development and am now ready to pursue it professionally. I’ve been making things and putting them on the internet for 20 years but now it’s time to turn hobby into career.
My latest project is in the earliest stage of development. Patent Puller is a Django web application for pulling patent information. User enters a patent number and Patent Puller uses the USPTO assignment API to extract the current assignee from the XML assignment data. It also uses Beautiful Soup to scrape the title, abstract, and inventors from the individual patent's page found using a USPTO number search. You can view the code on GitHub.
My wife is studying Korean and requested a website for her to make her own flashcards. The back end runs as an Express server that saves the English and Korean terms in a MySQL database and provides them as a JSON endpoint. This same data source then powers traditional two-sided flashcards and a quiz where you read the English and type the corresponding Korean. The code is available on GitHub.
I created a photo blog using a custom CMS created with Django (code available on GitHub). It uses the Django ImageKit and Pillow libraries to automatically generate the thumbnail images and supports optional descriptions. Posts are created using the Django Admin interface.
I used Python to build an automatic breaking news page. It uses the Twython library to search for tweets where journalists are asking for permission to share a video, and then embeds the parent tweets with the videos on a page. The code is on GitHub.
Many news sites tweet their articles many times, making their accounts too busy to follow. AbridgerBot follows interesting accounts for me and retweets their links one time only so I can follow the bot instead. To identify duplicates, it follows links through all redirects and stores the ultimate article URL in a SQLite database. View AbridgerBot on GitHub.