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Ben Chan | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 28, 2015

Ben Chan

The API Specialist
   United States
  |   Schenectady, NY
  |  3:00 am Local Time

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Overview

I love APIs! Some Elance profile highlights:

==STATS==

March 2014: First paid Elance project
>25 APIs in 8 months
>50% repeat client rate
>1200 hours billed

==I AM==

A self-starter
Versatile
Flexible
Highly attentive to detail
An excellent and prompt communicator (phone, email, Skype, EST)
Committed
A forward thinker
A critical problem solver
A fast learner
Expensive - but worth it!

==I KNOW==

LAMP
PHP
MySQL
HTML/CSS
jQuery
some ASP.net
some MSSQL

==I WANT==

Lots of challenging critical thinking and problem solving to make each of...

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Portfolio

Leveraged Google's PHP library and sample code in the context of a static PHP class....
Created the frontend and most of the HTML and javascript in the site. Also worked...
Created frontend for website and a large portion of the virtual world contained inside...
Coded 30% of the overall program which involves bidding, scheduling, plan uploading,...
My own personal website and my first project 10 years ago. I have evolved greatly...
200+ videos ranging from high quality audio performances to directed music instruction...

Skills (10)

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API Development
PHP5
PHP Programming Skills Test
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MySQL Administration
MySQL
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MySQL 5.0 Test
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HTML
HTML 4.01 Test
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CSS
CSS 2.0 Test
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CSS 3 Test
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Javascript
JavaScript
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JavaScript 1.8 Test
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XML
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JSON
JSON
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AJAX
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LAMP Administration
LAMP
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Service Description

Notable APIs I've been paid to work on as an Elancer so far:

Amazon Product - price tracker, rotating banner ad, reseller reports, search
Amazon MWS - inventory feed management, sales reports, listing size/price verification
Authorize.net - backend payment acceptance, integration with MySQL
Bringg.com - track deliveries by driver
Dealflicks - deals by ZIP code and theater
Delivery.com - full restaurant integration, automatic order processing
Eat24.com - full restaurant integration, automatic order processing
Facebook Graph - search, discovery
Fandango - movie listings by ZIP and lat/lng
Flickr - search, discovery
Fotolia - search, discovery
Gmail - automated stat generation, identity verification
Google+ - identity verification
Google Custom Search - search, discovery
Google Freebase - search, discovery
Google Maps v3.0 - marker and route generation
Groupon - search
Insightly - opportunity/project management
Intacct - project/employee/financial management
PatternDesigns - web integration
PayPal - easy payment solutions
Pipedrive - manage contacts
Shopify - greater control over site functionality
Solve360 - data capture and management
SoundCloud - search, discovery
Stacklead - data capture and management
TheMovieDB.org - exposure to movie data, images, etc.
Trivid - site embed, SaaS
YouTube v3.0 - stat tracking, search, discovery
Zazzle - full order tracking and fulfillment system

I've also built at least a half dozen internal APIs for my current clients' purposes,...

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Employment

Elance.com
Full-time Freelancer
2014 - Present
I'm now employed 40+ hours a week on Elance doing complex multi-API integrations to streamline business accounts for multiple clients. I'm forced to think very creatively to come up with dynamic,...
Lexikeet LLC
Founder, Web Developer
2011 - Present
Online language learning software. We're in the middle of our official launch so programming needs are scaling down in favor of marketing. This has created a gap in employed paid hours so I'm...
Woogi Inc
Web Developer
2007 - 2013
Online virtual world using Smartfox server with Flash frontend and AS/Java backend. I built the frontend website and a large portion (20-30%) of both Flash and AS/Java backend. This is a project...
ChamberHymns
Founder
2003 - 2013
My personal music company and mostly a side hobby/training wheels. The website is small and built with PHP/HTML, MySQL, and a small amount of Flash. I use it primarily to make sheet music...
Builder Helper LLC
Partner, Web Developer
2005 - 2008
Online general and subcontractor bidding and scheduling software. Cutting-edge HTML, Flash, and MySQL for its time. We're currently in maintenance mode as the marketing strategy partners look for...

Education

Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Music
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Keywords

API
LAMP
YouTube
Amazon
French
MWS
Insightly
Intacct
Bringg
Eat24
My Snapshot
IT & Programming
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