PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • 1. HTML
    99%
  • 2. Javascript
    97%
  • 3. PHP
    95%
  • 4. SQL
    92%
  • 5. Node.js
    85%
  • 6. Swift
    72%
  • 7. Java
    64%
  • 8. Python
    51%

Regular Language Skills

Though English is my primary language, I have the ability to comprehend a little bit of Spanish and other languages. While most people don't believe that knowledge of an array of regular human languages is of any particular importance to a software engineer, I share an avid enthusiasm in them nonetheless, and would love to learn to speak more of them as time goes on.

ENGLISH
SPANISH

Programming Language Skills

As shown in the chart above, I am particularly adept at HTML, JavaScript, PHP, SQL and Node.js. As we progress to languages such as Swift and Java, my proficiency takes a minor dip but remains quite strong nonetheless.
As a python programmer, I am well above average, though not as proficient as with the above languages.

ABOUT KEN

In an identity-driven world, it is far too easy to get caught up in definitions. We try so hard to put a label on things, so much so that in the end, we stand the risk of losing the things in themselves. Don't get me wrong, labels are important, but what I believe in is simple. I believe nothing is impossible.

What that means to me is that there isn't any problem without its solution. You just have to be determined enough to solve it. Luckily, I have solved a lot of problems in the past, and hope to solve a lot more in the future. Here, I hope to share as much of the resources that once helped me solve these problems, and take you along as we solve new ones together. Not only will I be sharing the detailed processes behind my creations, I will always be dishing some guide and advice based on my years of experience as a software engineer.

  • ARCHITECT

    My love for creation pushed me towards a profound love for all things architecture. This, in turn, left me with a strong belief that I was destined to become an architect in the future. I'd make use of rulers, compasses and protractors to try to bring to life structural creative ideas that formed vividly in my mind back then.

    I'd create futuristic designs of offices and houses until I graduated from rulers and compasses and moved on to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

    I still enjoy the creative process till this day, but before I began to code I dabbled a little in hardware.

  • HARDWARE

    It didn't take long for me to develop a great love for computers, and once I discovered just how endless the potential for creating is on these devices, my passion took a slight shift from creating with them, to actually creating them.
    I began to build my own computers.
    With the starry-eyed enthusiasm of a love-struck teenager, I'd tear down computer parts and mod gaming consoles. I'd root my phone and strip down toys just to test how far they could go. With time, I got a full understanding of what made them tick. It was an exhilarating experience, one that would serve as a great influence on my designs till date.

  • CODE

    Coding for me began as a super gradual journey. I knew I had the fire burning inside me to bring certain things to life. I just couldn't do that yet.
    It was alright, though. I understood that before I start to make my own creations from scratch, I have to spend a good deal of time learning from the blueprint others have already created. So I spent days, months, and tears learning to modify code and tinker with them to bring my own visions to life. The journey was a quite frustrating one. I failed over and over again, but I learnt something that has proven quite invaluable ever since. I learnt persistence.
    And in the end, with each language learned, the next one became easier. With each successful creation, the next project becomes less daunting. And finally it hit me, and I carved out my core tenet that drives me till this day: impossible is nothing!

  • LEARNING

    As a developer, you're never quite done learning. The world itself is constantly evolving, and if you ever hope to keep up, you also have to evolve with it. Everyday is a learning experience for me now.
    As both a father and an individual, my aim now is to keep learning and enriching the world with the fruit of the knowledge attained.
    I hope to inspire others just as I was inspired. I hope to motivate others just as I was motivated. And above all, I hope to touch lives and make the task of existence a more pleasant affair thanks to my creations.

WORK EXPERIENCES

  • 2006 - 2009

  • Middle School Computer Teacher

  • I've always heard about how teaching can be a very rewarding experience. Luckily, I was able to experience this feeling firsthand while I was a middle school computer teacher in the late 2000s. There are only very few feelings in the world that transcend the joy you get when you see a child figure out a solution to a problem through your guidance and teachings. It is a true feeling of elation that I feel, in my opinion, everyone has to experience at least once in a lifetime.

  • 2009 - 2011

  • Consulting

  • My years of offering freelancing and consultancy were a great learning experience for me. I not only got the opportunity to network and meet with different types of people from all over the world, it also gave me the chance to learn an eclectic range of things that I never told I could at the time. And what's more, I was able to do it all at my own speed while taking chances of things I never would have been able to with a 9 to 5 job.

  • 2011 - 2015

  • Full Stack Web Developer

  • My years of freelancing and consultancy, as fruitful as they were, had to come to an end after 2 years. I moved on to become a full stack web developer in a fast-paced environment where Object Oriented Programming became an absolute necessity. This, in turn, forced me to sharpen my skills more than ever. I learned and challenged myself on a daily basis, and was able to come up with a lot of the great tenets that continue to drive my ambitions till this very moment.

  • 2015 - 2018

  • Senior Developer

  • All my journey, right from childhood creating futuristic designs with pen and paper, all through my years as a middle school teacher and a freelancer, down to being a full stack developer, led me to where I am today. Every step of the process was a piece of a puzzle I needed to get together to finally achieve my dreams of being a senior developer. Of course, the journey is never finished. I have come so far but still have, undoubtedly, a long way to go until all my programming goals are achieved.

CREATED BY KEN KEY

I created The Internet Plug as an avenue to help local music artists who do not have the ability, and the wherewithal to promote themselves. The Internet Plug serves as I intended it to - a portal to reach the great world beyond and help propel these creatives to a slew of audiences they would not have been able to reach otherwise. All through the journey, I have been blessed with the privilege of meeting and working with different music artists from all over the world, and the experience has been quite fulfilling, to say the least.

More on Ken - The Art of Simplifying

Since you're here, I might as well tell you a little bit more about me and my approach and mentality towards problem-solving and decision-making.

Simplicity has always been one of my main objectives towards problem solving. A common approach employed by most people is to seek out a simple problem and try to come up with a way to make it appear even more complex. This, in the end, only leads to an unimaginably bloated system with more embellishments than substance. My approach, on the other hand, is more of the opposite. I consider a complex problem and ask myself how to make it simpler.
This, I believe, is a principle that can apply to a wide range of challenges to be found in our everyday life.

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LEARNING HOURS

92

SOCIAL MEDIA HOURS

901

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