Welcome to my portfolio

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Hello! This is a simple static site created with Next.js. I built it to showcase some of my work and the various technology stacks involved, as well as to serve as my playground for deployment and CI/CD.

I began my programming journey with a certificate from TAFE NSW, which focused heavily on C#, MSSQL, and backend fundamentals. Backend development, particularly using PHP and SQL, is where I currently thrive in my role.

Currently, I prefer to develop frontend applications using the MERN stack. However my preferences may evolve over time.

In my current role, I am working on a Shopify app as my main project. While I can't reveal the details until it's completed, I can share that it's a full-stack project where I lead the development efforts. The app utilises Node.js, React, and Prisma.

I have used these technologies, languages and frameworks:

๐ŸŒ Cloud Computing & Serverless: Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Web Development: XAMPP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Vercel.

๐Ÿ›๏ธ eCommerce: Shopify, Magento2.

๐Ÿ“œ Version Control & Collaboration: Git, GitHub, Atlassian (Bitbucket, Jira).

๐Ÿš€ Front-End: React, React Native, Express, Next.js, Flask, Django, Liquid.

๐Ÿ—๏ธ Back-End: C#, Python, Node.js.

๐Ÿ“Š Data and Analysis: MySQL, MongoDB, PostGres, CouchDB, CockroachDB, Prisma, SAP, Matlab, R, Looker Studio.

๐Ÿ“ฆ Containers & Microservices: Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift.

๐ŸŽฎ Game Development: Unity

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Scripting and Automation: BASH, PowerShell

Beyond code, I'm passionate about linguistics and human languages. For my Master's in Applied Linguistics, I explored tech's impact on minority languages and how Reddit is changing the Irish language. Labhair liom as Gaeilge le do thoil! Beidh mรฉ an-sรกsta leis sin!

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ยฉ Alex Smith.