Sha Kong-Brooks

Hello, I am Sha Kong-Brooks.

I'm a full stack developer based in Sydney, Australia.

I fell in love with computers early and when I discovered the internet, being a developer came naturally. I find every aspect interesting, so I’ve never restricted myself by language, framework, or role.

But when I’m not lost in code, I play games on my computer or the tabletop, I dabble in game design and development, I read and watch videos on all topics - physics, biology, economics, psychology, you name it, and I’m always looking for new challenges.

Enjoy visiting my site, and feel free to contact me for requests or offers.

Skills

Programming Languages (Web Focus)
  • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • Moment
    • Node & Express
    • React & Redux
    • Vue
  • PHP
  • Python
    • Django
Style Sheets
  • CSS
Web Application Frameworks
  • ASP.NET
    • MVC
  • WordPress
Markup Languages
  • HTML
  • RSS
  • XHTML
  • XML
Structured Query Languages
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Oracle Database
General Programming Languages
  • C++
  • Java
  • Python

Education

Bachelor of International Studies, International Business Major & Chinese Studies Minor
2008 – 2011 // University of New South Wales
Study Exchange Program, Business Administration and Management (MBA)
2010 // National Taiwan University
Diploma of Systems Analysis & Design
2016 // TAFE
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
2017 // Inspire Education

Experience

Full Stack Developer, Livn Group
Jan 2017 - Present // JS (incl. React, Node), AWS (incl. S3, EB, RDS), PostgreSQL, etc.
  • Lead development team, interfacing with product management, engineering, marketing and both internal and external end-users, increasing registrations, active users, and sales.
  • Evolved new design processes and tools to adapt to changing needs and ensured their application from development to deployment through Docker, Jenkins, and AWS.
  • Ensured up-to-date visibility into projects, resource utilisation, and UX health across teams via Atlassian tools - Confluence and JIRA.
  • Established, promoted, and upheld design guidelines, best practices, and standards in conjunction with product management and marketing.
  • Predicted obstacles, collisions, and risk to projects, and found solutions to eliminate them.
Full Stack Developer, Shianra
Jan 2010 - Present // JS (incl. Node, React, Vue), MySQL, MSSQL, PHP, .NET, etc.
  • Digital application development, project management, implementation, and documentation.
  • Database design relevant to the database software currently deployed, if any.
  • Organisation of content for digital delivery, search engine optimisation, and accessibility.
Front-end Developer & Content Manager, University of New South Wales
May 2012 - Jan 2013 // PHP, JS (incl. jQuery), HTML, CSS
  • Introduced new content seamlessly into the website including modifying the UI to improve UX.
  • Design and developed a new Blackbaud-based website for the FASS department.
Full Stack Developer & Content Manager, Dragon Image
Jan 2011 - May 2012 // PHP, MySQL, JS (incl. jQuery), HTML, CSS
  • Designed and developed a new eCommerce website based on the X-Cart ecommerce system.
  • Managed the content of the main website, the corporate website, and the studio website.
  • Worked extensively on SEO and improving link building and analytics.
  • Improvements via UX and content increased online sales by 30% within the first four months.

Projects

I enjoy making things work then stepping back and watching them work their magic. Every programming-related task is a collection of challenges to face with their own little problems to solve - something I find immensely enjoyable. So without further ado, here are some of my most recent collections of challenges.

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