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Michael (Mehdi) SolatiCirrus, alto cumulus, cirrostratus. Yea, I speak cloud. No biggie.

I am obsessed with two things: coffee and the web. Luckily, being a Front End Engineer means I get my fill of both every single day- whether through building new applications, developing tools at work, or sharing my experiences at Mongo, the UN and even Google. No amount of time is ever enough to do everything I want. So I have to stay moving by writing guides, building cool apps, teaching fledgling developers the voodoo magic of the web and most importantly... Drinking coffee...

Front End EngineerCheckmate.Digital
February 2016 – Present (2 years 2 months)

Created REST API endpoints using Node.js and Express. Built web based, Cordova as well as Native applications to consume APIs. Created training programs for new and existing developers for new technologies and best practices in the company.

GDG New Haven OrganizerGoogle
January 2016 – Present (2 years 3 months)

Organizer of the New Haven branch of Google Developer Groups (GDG). Hosted and organized events for developers with an interest in Google's developer technology; including Android, Chrome and Maps APIs.

Product Forum Top ContributorGoogle
June 2011 – Present (6 years 10 months)

Actively participate in Google’s Product Help Forums. Work with the Mobile team of Google Consumer Operations branch while addressing consumer questions, providing support for Google’s various mobile products and services, and reporting/escalating bugs with the Android platform, Nexus devices, and some Google services available on Android.

Lead DeveloperKricket App
January 2017 – November 2017 (11 months)

Responsible for development and rewriting of the Kricket application, developing the database relational model as well as REST API endpoints for the database. Created native application for both iOS, as well as Android. Created custom solutions for client side rendering of geodata.

Senior ApprenticeIndependent Software
September 2015 – December 2016 (1 year 4 months)

Assist in hosting weekly developer meet-ups/hack nights. Provide support and tutoring for software development to new developers. Assist in the formal training of apprentice software developers, via the Apprentice 100 program, in Full Stack development in an Agile environment.

Junior Full Stack DeveloperCheckmate.Digital
October 2015 – February 2016 (5 months)

Worked on a team of three responsible for building out both the client side and server side applications. Specialized in development for startups and prototypes for existing brands. Main toolset for full stack used was JavaScript, Meteor, Angular, Node.js & MongoDB.

Retail Sales AssociateT-Mobile
July 2012 – October 2015 (3 years 4 months)

Attended to the customer and develop customer trust and loyalty not only through sales, but also by solving their problems, attending to their needs, and treating them with utmost respect. Consistently made goals for measured metrics, as well as receiving recognition in the market for some metrics. Stayed knowledgeable and up-to-date with all products and services in order to assist customers in finding a perfect solution.

A100 Program ApprenticeIndependent Software
June 2015 – August 2015 (3 months)

Received formal training in agile practices as well as modern coding technologies; such as Git, Meteor, Javascript, CSS, HTML5, and MongoDB. Served as Scrum Master for an agile development team using Meteor for the Full Stack.

Head Swim Coach (Blue Marlins of Greater New Haven)Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
September 2009 – March 2015 (5 years 7 months)

Organized training cycles with effective workouts, provided coaching and support, and taught swimmers valuable skills to practice both inside, and outside of the water; while also developing my own knowledge of coaching and the sport. Also managed a well balanced coaching staff, with focuses in communication and teaching amongst each other. Opened up new lines of effective communication with parents and administrative heads. Set up activities such as team spirit nights, and events with Olympic Athletes.

MIS InternCity of Meriden
June 2012 – September 2012 (4 months)

Used basic knowledge and skills obtained through education and on-the-job training to assist MIS (IT) team. Responsibilities include troubleshooting, software roll out, system maintenance, and assisting with transitions to new technologies used within our institution.

Marketing InternJewish Federation of Greater New Haven
November 2011 – May 2012 (7 months)

Participated in planning and organization of needs for network designing. Helped marketing directors formatting pages for the website as well as emails. Responsible for designing and developing the new website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Collected, edited, and customized content for the website. Developed new components for the new site while effectively obtaining project specifications and goals.