Hello, I'm

Lisen Kaci

I am a full-stack MERN and Swift developer with a passion for creating innovative software products designed with reusability and scale in mind.


Recent Projects

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.io

Linkster

"Rate the Web"

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KIT

Devo

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&GO

Chart

"Chart any combination of stocks, and go."

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Fact

Checker

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Rescue

Crate

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Pic

Link

"Take a pic of any link!"

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React

big-list-select

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POP

Vote

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.IO

Linkster

Linkster is a platform that allows users to rate and review any page they visit on the internet. Discover exciting website links and ones you should avoid thanks to this indepth rating and review system. I created this after a bad experience on a scam e-commerce website to ensure no one would have the same experience I did and to learn from others' experiences on the web.

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KIT

Devo

I co-founded DevoKit, a website developement and digital marketing agency, to help small businesses succeed online. Building and designing a great website is about more than just a pretty layout. Your website needs to drive traffic and leads effectively. A website needs to have the proper CTAs to push engagement forward and repesent your brand well. Each part of a website built through DevoKit is built & designed specifically with the user experience in mind.

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&GO

Chart

I built Chart and Go out of personal necessity. I am an avid and obsessive investor and wanted a place where I could view and compare stock data and charts. With Chart and Go, a user can enter as many stocks as they wish to compares charts, data, and news of stocks. A user can customize their charts to display their preferred results. I've integrated my link pic dev work into this project too. Using the camera icon, a user can take a snapshot of their chart(s) and use them in presentations or anywhere they see fit.

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Fack

Checker

I wanted to create a truly challenging trivia game for iOS. Most trivia apps available only offered multiple choice, but Fact Checker only accepts typed in and correct answers. Answer questions from 10 different categories to unlock new levels and prove your intelligence. Categories cover topics from Science to Movies and everything in between. Fact Checker promises to be anything but boring. Field insults from the all-knowing Brain as you attempt to answer these challenging questions.

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Rescue

Crate

Rescue Crate was a not-for-profit subscription box service that donated 100% of its profits to Rescue Animal initiatives. All the products were cruelty-free, locally-sourced, and minimized the carbon footprint. The website was a custom e-commerce endeavour that allowed subscribers to select their ideal subscription box type and use a secure check out platform. The original website had to be taken down as orders kept coming through long after RC was shut down.

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PIC

Link

Many people rely on screenshots to capture a piece of a website, but what if you had the option to capture the entire webpage in that image? I developed Link Pic, which is a simple yet awesome API/React Component that returns a rendered picture for any provided link of the entire page at hand. You can see Link Pic in-action on Linkster and on Chart and Go.

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big-list-select

React

When looking for a big list selection API, I couldn't find an open source option that allowed for quick loading time and that could handle the large amount of data I had to input. As a result, I developed Big List Select, a react component that renders a list of items of any length at lightning speeds. Custom filter functions allow ultra fast filtering, real time searching and refining the display options. If you want to see Big List Select in use, try out the search stock function on Chart and Go.

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POP

Vote

I wanted to create a React Native game so that it could run on iOS, Android, and web. POP Vote is a fun React-Native application. POP Vote shows players a question that has two posible options for an answer. The user needs to select which one the majority of people think is correct - or the popular vote. An example is, "Who do more people think is a better actor: Brad Pit or Christian Bale?" If you select the most popular answer, you gain points. Your answer adds to the voting total of the answers to the questions. Today, Brad Pitt may be the most popular, but tomorrow, with a few more votes, it could be Christian Bale!

Technical Skills

NodeJS

MongoDB

JavaScript

Express

React

React Native

UI/UX

JWT/Hashing

HTML/CSS

Redux

Swift

Python

General Skills

time managment

Time Managment Skills

Running an agency, a charitable side project, attending courses, and building new and exciting projects requires good time management skills. I have to know when to be available to clients, when to meet with my team, and when to set aside time to get in the zone and just code. Time management has been key to my success.

Coding Skills

Coding Skills

My coding skills are something I'm very proud of. I am a self-taught developer and have grown my skills through personal projects and through running my business. A few courses, such as the Univesity of Toronto's iOS Developer diploma, were a huge factor contributing to my success.

People Skills

Interpersonal Skills

Developers get a little stigmatized for being anti-social, but having been part of such a helpful and welcoming dev community in Toronto, I know that's not the case. I am comfortable carrying out huge sales presentations, handling client interactions, and working in small or large teams. I am part of different sports organizations and I love meeting new people and connecting with others.

Hobbies and Passions

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I was raised in Albania and moved to Canada when I was 10. I have been fortunate to have traveled to well over 20 countries. I carry my Canadian pride across the globe. My favourite spot? SCUBA diving in the ABCs!

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Much to the chagrin of others, I love to build everything from scratch. I have built a duct tape canoe (it worked, until the sun melted it!), most of the furniture in our condo, and I'm eyeing telescope building next.

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I love learning about the nature of our unnivers at its most fundemental. In my spare time I conduct experiments with high voltage electricity.