Technology Mentorship – Software Architecture Solutions – Full-Stack Software Development
This is IT
Technology Mentorship - Software Architecture Solutions - Full-Stack Software Development
Now, This is IT
If you’ve got ideas but don’t know how to turn them into working solutions – talk to me.
If someone says it can’t be done – talk to me (generally there’s always a way).
Here’s what I’ve been focusing on for the last few years to help people and organisations like yours solve today’s relevant problems:
REST APIs that securely allow web front ends (or even back ends) to get to their data
WordPress front-ends – they simply work, and can do even more with the correct customizations and API access
Data Modelling – at the core of any API is the data, whether its SQL or NoSQL, and correctly defined (but securely obfuscated) relationships between bits of data is fundamental to successfully using that data
Technology Mentorship – everyone needs proper encouragement and guidance, and I’m more than willing to help those new to the industry learn to do things the textbooks don’t teach
I am flexible with my hourly rate and you’ll find my estimates quite reasonable if you have well defined requirements, objectives and expectations – and if you don’t, I can guide you in the creation of those as well.
If you want to get down to business and get started, feel free to drop me a line. My experience in many facets of technology and business can be leveraged by you to get what you need.
I’m Charles Assaf and I’m the guy that is going to help you solve your technology problems.
I’ve been building computer systems of all kinds since I was 12 years old, professionally since I was 17, and earned a Degree of Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool in 2006. I’m originally from Toronto, Canada and relocated to Cape Town, South Africa in 2013.
For more than 35 years later, I’ve been writing code and building solutions – because that’s what I do best.
If you’re interested in Information Security, RSS Feeds or Syndicated News Feeds, you may enjoy reading my Masters thesis, entitled Secure Delivery of Syndicated News Feeds, which you may view here.
Tour Booking Management system for Duned In Tours (a New Zealand tour operator)
SOIL Calculator API (for Indian farmers to perform mobile soil analysis)
Image Analysis and Validation for GSN Standards, JSON/XML REST API interface, and Zoho Creator Client UI for Xxtract.com
Client Accounting and Trading Platforms for VDP Capital, Herman Investing and Avictus Capital (US Forex traders)
Data Capture and Analysis for Blue Ventures (a UK Marine Conservation) and Community Empowerment Labs (an Indian WHO affiliated research organisation)
Velloe Booking Management System (a Toronto start-up that didn't go anywhere)
R-Broker for RPM Technologies (a Canadian Financial Services Software powerhouse)
Establishment of an RFID Consultancy for Atos (RFID the size of a grain of rice has been living in your car keys for DECADES now)
3G Products and Services for the then launching “3” Mobile Network (in 13 countries at that) and WiFi Network Consulting for the Torino Winter Olympic Games and Atlanta’s Hartfield Airport in conjunction with SchlumbergerSema and Atos Origin
Mobile Trading on Blackberrys for TD Waterhouse (TD Ameritrade), EOS for Blackberry, secure mobile email for the US Department of Commerce and US Secretary of Commerce in conjunction with SchlumberSema. 2 patents issued (and assigned to Schlumberger) relating to secure delivery of information.
FIRES (Fixed Income Retail Entry System) for Green Line Investor Services and TD Evergreen (TD Securities and TD Waterhouse) and the RR Workstation for Green Line Investor Services (TD Waterhouse) at a time when the web did not exist
MarketWall® – my first commercial system that took live financial market data and call centre statistics (like how many people were on hold and for how long) and displayed it on huge LED display panels for room-fulls of agents – and bank customers), used by TD Bank and Merrill Lynch
Some Other Projects I’ve Done
Taffrih.com Page speed and SEO Optimization for this Indian clothing retailer
TestPrepSkills Site conversion from HTML to Wordpress, for this US college admission mentor
FashionDot Custom Wordpress coding for this Swiss clothing retailer