Karoun Kasraie is a self-taught web developer and software engineer. He has a passion for building great products with an eye for detail and tendency toward perfectionism. He enjoys a hot cup of chai, a good book, and a good horn band.
Extensive experience with various server-side languages and frameworks from PHP to Ruby on Rails, for apps, websites, and CMS conversions.
Numerous site launches on both Nginx and Apache, with auto-deployment from Github, Bash scripting, and CDN/Varnish integration.
- Responsive/Adaptive Design
- AJAX, Single-page apps
- PHP, Python, Node.js, Ruby
- MySQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL
- Nginx, Apache, Bash
- OS X 10.4 - 10.8
- Windows XP - 7
Implemented fast and seamless browser-based voice recording, compatible with all modern browsers, using WebRTC microphone access, WebSockets, and a custom Flash fallback.
Along with Agile development team, rolled out permissioning system for NPR story API and Github-hosted documentation for the same.
Developed an interactive query builder for the above API using Knockout.js, which provides developer with immediate feedback and API output, based on various API parameters.
Implemented responsive multimedia website for Intern Edition radio show, the first in that program’s history.
Conducted transition of the same to a WordPress network hosted on Nginx, implemented a responsive grid system and new design, and developed numerous plugins for various site-specific functionality.
Researched, initiated, and oversaw installation of a blanket wireless-N solution for a 5000 sq. ft facility. Maintained and improved a complex network, servicing over 40 concurrent users.
Updated website, tellefsenhall.org, with a brand-new design, graphics, and identity and transitioned backend from plain HTML to WordPress.
Responsible for maintaining external website, venturacollege.edu, using the OmniUpdate CMS, providing phone support to over 300 faculty, acting as primary Mac OS X field technician, and creating and maintaining an AJAX-enabled faculty phone/email directory.
University of California, Berkeley, '13
Computer Science, Music (minor)
Ventura College, '09
El Camino High School, '09