I am a Software Engineer based in Dallas Texas. I use mostly PHP, Zend Framework, Magento, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Android, & Java. Go is my new favorite language. My wife, Hina, is the most amazing woman. Our dog, Simba, is the boss. My hobbies includes playing with new technologies, reading, writing, hiking, photography, painting, and video games.


Software Engineer with more than 10 years of professional experience. Expert understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP), Design Patterns, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and Software Architecture.



SoftLayer, an IBM Company, Software Engineer, Jul 2014 - Present Success Partners, Software Developer, Aug 2012 - Jul 2014 KEDARit, Software Architect, Jan 2010 - Aug 2012 McKesson, Programmer Analyst, Jan 2008 - Sep 2009 The Planet, Software Engineer, Apr 2006 - Dec 2007 Freelance Developer, Jan 2004 - Apr 2006 Innerworks Computer Services, IT Staff, Jan 2003 - Jan 2004 SUNY at Plattsburgh, Web Developer, May 2001 - Dec 2002


State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 2002


Minimalist Wordpress Theme

This is the simplest Wordpress theme for artists portfolios. I designed it for my cousin. To see a demo, check out her portfolio: Yaminay.com

Download from github: http://github.com/amer3000/Yaminay

Social Shopping: Yardale.com

Yardale.com was a simple Facebook Connected web app to let users list what they want and what they got. Then they can swap items within their social network instead of dealing with strangers.

CodeIgniter Jump Start

A quick startup environment for CodeIginter projects. It is mostly how I used to setup majority of my CodeIgniter projects.
Here is a quick overview:

  • CodeIgniter 2.1
  • Datamapper ORM 1.8.2
  • TankAuth 1.0.9
  • XTA2 for 3rd party login
  • JQuery 1.7.1
  • Gridless CSS3 framewrok http://thatcoolguy.github.com/gridless-boilerplate/
  • .htaccess mod to hide index.php file
  • minimalist layout.php view file to quickly start coding

And download from https://github.com/amer3000/CodeIgniterJumpStart


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