Youn Elan, code weaver at large
Youness El Andaloussi (Youn El Andaloussi)
Senior CSM/CSPO Software Developer
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About me

Over the years I acquired particular sets of skills-nightmare for bugs. With them I coordinate dev teams, plan & deliver reliable software at scale. I don't know who you are but if you work on cool stuff, reshape limits, reach out: I like to Impact bottom line, play nice & help others along the way - As Liam Neeson might say if he was into software development

Curious & persistent, I particularly enjoy complex challenges requiring thinking outside the box. Good at getting the bigger picture, using soft skills, I find it fun to bring together stakeholders from multiple teams, facilitate cooperation & resolve conflicting timelines in typical SDLC engineering env. In my current job, I regularly coordinate deployments between 30+ teams, track deliverables & ensure things get done.

Comfortable either in startup mode or operating in large corporation, I am PMP trained/Certified Scrum Master/Product Owner, Seasoned Software Dev. I worked on multiple large complex distributed systems & services from idea to finished/deployed/maintainable products, Scaling/optimizing as needed

In short, bring it on: I like what I do & l get things done.

  • Leadership: Project Management (PMP)/Coordination/Integration/Timelines/Roadmaps
  • SDLC: Agile/Waterfall/CICD/Release Management/Devops
  • Architecture: distributed systems/Design patterns/SAAS/Multi Tenant/Resilient/Infrastructure as code
  • Scaling: Caching/Optimization/Reliability/Provisioning
  • Development: APIs/Classes/Algorithms/Processes/threads/Unit tests/ORM/MVC/Microservices/Frontend
  • Programming Languages: Python/PHP/Java/Javascript/C/Bash
  • Databases: MySQL/MongoDB/PostGres/Query optimization
  • Security: Sandboxes/Assess basic danger/mitigation/policies. At times, stopped live attacks
  • Virtualization&Containers: Cloud/AWS/Azure/KVM/ESXi/Docker/PCF/Vagrant/Mesos
  • Web apps: Restful Web Services/CMS/SEO/ i18n/E-Commerce/Angular/jquery/GraphQL
  • Linux: Redhat/Centos/Ubuntu/Debian/Custom ISOs
  • Servers: Deployment/Monitoring/Web Servers/Proxies/Email/DNS/DHCP/Firewalls
  • Links

    below, you will find links to a few of my pages on the web:

    Web Dev Power Drupal site where I gather some of my thoughts about computer programming
    Share Poems My poetry website with over 700 of my poems. Custom made site which uses plain text file to avoid database overhead. It includes a trilingual poetry generator
    DC Explorer DCExplorer is a website built using code igniter which features HTML5 canvas drawn metro map with code igniter
    Friendly Tomorrow Friendly tomorrow has my thoughts about the future
    Github page Github page
    Stackoverflow Stackoverflow page
    SoundCloud my music
    Linkedin Linkedin
    Twitter Handle Follow me on twitter, @YounElan
    Yountris Simple tetris javascript implementation
    Power Method The power method - my philosophy of life
    Fun Fact
    It helps to look ahead and visualize where you want to be. A year from now, what would you have wished you did today?
    When a door closes, at least another opens... the problem is we focus too much on the first door to see the others open
    When they ask me what I do, I say whatever it takes. You have to be willing to go the extra mile on your path to success
    A record company told the Beatles they were no good, they sounded old & boys band were a thing of the past. Persist, do something awesome
    Discipline is the bridge between goals and success - Jim Rohn
    To excel is not a destination but a constant voyage - Brian Tracy
    Proceed as if success is unavoidable. A lot of our limitations exist only in our minds
    Before being an entertainment mogul, Walt Disney was fired for a lack of imagination. Persisting always yields results
    One of Edison's teachers said he was too stupid to learn anything. A healthy self esteem is key for success
    Henry Ford went bankrupt 5 times before he succeeded. Never let failure discourage you
    The first person who hired Elvis Presley as a singer fired him the first night, recommending he give up music for a different profession
    One of Einstein's teachers said he was a lost case, too slow and stuck in unrealistic dreams. Never let someone else's opinion let you down
    Tolstoy failed university. They told him he was not capable of learning. Never let failure stop you on the road to success
    When he started, studios told Charlie Chaplin what he did was nonsense. With persistence, a legend was born
    Leonardo de Vinci has never been to school. Always respect knowledge but remember success is not limited to degrees
    One of Bethoven's professors told him he was a pathetic composer. He proved him wrong even if he was deaf
    Be passionate, always. Even if Van Gogh only sold one painting while alive (to his sister), he painted over 800 paintings
    Never push back to tomorrow what can be done today
    Who risks nothing, begets nothing. Sometimes, taking a calculated risk at the right moment makes all the difference
    The best way to predict the future is to invent it - Richard Bandler
    As your self esteem improves, your performance increases too - Zick Ziglar
    What drowns people is not the jump itself but staying under water does - Paolo Cuelho
    With enough persistence, nothing is impossible. Wherever there is a will, there is always a way
    Petit à petit l'oiseau fait son nid. Rien n'arrive du jour au lendemain et persister permet d'arriver à ses fins
    There is only one way to fail, give up before succeeding - Olivier Lockert
    Do not be afraid of being slow, be afraid only to be at a standstill - Chinese proverb
    The word chance is synonym to tenacity of goals - Ralf Waldo Emmerson
    Today is the first day of the rest of your life, a brand new chance to excel. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
    No one can know what they really capable of until they try
    No extraordinary person complains about the lack of opportunities
    Never be afraid of failure. If you want to double your success rate, you have to double your failure rate - Brian Tracy
    If 'O' stands for Opportunity, it's absent in 'yesterday', once in 'tOday', thrice in 'tOmOrrOw'. There's always opportunities waiting tomorrow.
    It is not the number times we fall that matters, it is the number we get back up... because in the end what matter is that we are standing
    After how many times should a baby trying to walk give up? Obviously none. Giving up is not a trait we are born with - Anthony Robbins
    It is better late than never... and it is never too late to be what you might have been
    To be strong cant be equated with physical force but it is more about having a never failing willpower - Ghandi
    No obstacle is unsolvable. It is about dividing each difficulty int as many subdivisions necessary to succeed - Descartes
    The best way to start is to stop talking and start doing - Walt Disney
    Always remember that all those at the top all started and the bottom and persisted until they got their way
    It is nice to have what you want... but meanwhile, always remember to want what you have
    More often than not, we are limited by our attitude and not by the opportunities that come to us
    It is the little details that make a huge difference. Going the extra mile and making an extra effort change everything - Mark Tway
    To have a list of goals is key in life... otherwise how will you ever know you got to where you want to be?
    Failure is the foundation of success and it is by failing that we build - Lao Tzu
    Many times, the one who tries to do too much ends up doing very little - make priorities, focus and get things done - Italian proverb
    The past is behind use, future is very unpredictable. That is why it is important to focus on the present
    Be at peace with yourself... if you can't trust yourself, why would others do it?
    A list of goals that is not written down is like a wishlist
    To succeed, it is key to have alist of goals and remember that for everything there is a cost... and it is not always money
    Obstacles are these horrible things in life that we see when we get our eyes off of our goals
    The best opportunities in life go to those who make sure that things get done while owning up to their responsibilities - Napoleon Hill
    Time is more precious than gold. We can always get more money but wasted time can never be gotten back
    Do not attempt to do too many things. The best way to get many things done is to focus on one thing at the time - Mozart
    Life is a never ending cycle that keeps repeating - every time is an opportunity to fix previous mistakes you made and do things differently