Youn Elan, code weaver at large
Youness El Andaloussi
 Senior CSM/CSPO Software Developer
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At a glance

Lamp Developer

  • Linux
  • Apache
  • PHP/ Python

PythonPython Development

  • SQLAlchemy, pymongo
  • Django, Flask, Bottle
  • paramiko, urllib, multiprocessing
  • nosetests,pylint,pep 8

Agile/Scrum

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Product Owner
  • Experience as Scrum Developer
  • Software Development

    • SDLC
    • Waterfall cycle
    • Stakeholder management
    • Requirements, Design documents

    Team Development

    • GIT, Subversion
    • Vagrant, Fabric
    • Jenkins
    • Jira, Liquidplanner, Bugzilla

    Scaling

    • Query optimization
    • Distributed systems
    • Socket programming

    Custom Linux Distributions

    • Writing installers
    • Anaconda Customization
    • ISO customization

    Cloud & Virtualization

    • AWS
    • Azure
    • ESXI
    • KVM

    PHP Development

    • Object Oriented
    • MVC With code igniter
    • DB with MySQLi
    • E-Commerce

    Web Pages

    Nosql

    • Mongodb Mongodb
    • Cassandra
    • Map/Reduce

    Network Monitoring

    • EM7
    • Nagios
    • SNMP
    • Custom development

    CMS

    • Drupal
    • Wordpress
    • Custom Made CMS

    Coldfusion to PHP

    • MS SQL to MySQL
    • Cold Fusion to Wordpress
    • Cold Fusion to pure PHP PHP

    MySQL Databases

    • Database Administration
    • Query Writing and optimization
    • Replication, Galera
    • Procedures, Joins, Views, Triggers

    Linux Admin

    • Install & Configuration
    • Shell Scripts
    • Cron Jobs
    • Command Line interface

    Apache Admin

    • Server Configuration
    • .htaccess rules
    • SSL Certificates & DNI
    • Problem troubleshooting

    Platforms

    • Redhat/Centos
    • Debian/Ubuntu
    • Windows
    • MacOS
    Social Media
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    Money Tips

    • It's obvious but it took me time to sink in. When buying shop many stores for price. Easier now with the web, from your chair
    • Before you can save money, learn how you spend it. Get a notepad+just write for a month. Patterns will emerge & you'll see waste
    • Eat at home. Yes, a bit more work but always cheaper. Plus, if careful, you can eat more healthy food.
    • Exercise outdoors & at home. Gym are nice but you under use their equipment. As a bonus, outdoors you get a great view
    • Pay your credit card debt in full by the end of the month. You can litterally save fortunes. If you can't, focus on the bills with the highest interest
    • Avoid vending machines, resort shops & places where stuff is sold at a more expensive price because of location
    • take vacation off season. Hotels & tickets are less expensive & less people = you can better enjoy the place
    • If you feel Stuck, think outside the box. Wills break barriers/See what Jack white did when he needed a guitar http://youtu.be/xCFXeChXfcI
    • Dont carry lots of money. It's harder to spend money you don't have. Obviously, here, credit cards count as money here
    • Refill ink cartridges. costs can skyrocket fast if you print a lot. ensure you can refill your printer cartridge+do it
    • ask for competent advice while filling your tax return. Sometimes a little difference may save you a great amount.
    • buy a hybrid. They have a much higher mileage per gallon, make less noise & as an added bonus, you are more eco-friendly
    • "If it ain't broke dont fix it" often wrong. repair early & you save. Sometimes can even avoid more expensive repairs
    • Keep clothes slightly longer. Yes the latest fashion is nice but you save a lot if clothes are still in good condition
    • Unplug unused appliances. Many appliances use energy even on standby mode such as computers.
    • Use a bicycle: u can exercise while getting there+in cities may be faster than cars+no gas involved (unless you fart ;)
    • Sell old stuff you do not use. It frees up storage space and brings in money
    • many stores will give you discounts if you sign up for their membership program. If you use it often, it is worth it
    • Dont put all eggs in 1 basket. Diversify investment. ie portfolio of stock better than just 1. Minimize risk+max return
    • a dollar a day goes a long way. many wait nearing retirement & lose on compound interests. Start early+do it regularely
    • Get others to purchase the same item as you & get a group discount... sometimes even free item. Example: gym membership
    • Economies of scale often apply - Grouping purchases can yield cheaper per item price at wholesale stores like costco
    • Buy used if applicable, ie not for underwear :). It save lots of money but make sure item is in good condition first
    • Plan purchases - If purchase isn't urgent. Rather than pay interests, save money monthly+put it in savings account
    • Not a tip but a #funny #quote: "Borrow from a pessimist, they don't expect it back" :)
    • Outlet malls - They may be a little far off but they are worth the trip in savings
    • it may be sound obvious, but we forget. Ask if you can get a discount/ it is the best price. It may be enough to get 1
    • Get on shop's mailing list & look for coupons/sales days. Waiting 1 week or 2 to buy desired item can well be worth it
    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