Khodor Ammar

Software engineer with more than a decade of digital experience building websites and mobile applications. I help teams focus on web performance, accessibility, and development efficiency.
In my free time I read fantasy books.

Technical skills

I'm fluent in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and everything React. On the backend, Node.js and document-based databases. I know my way around Python. I'm comfortable in DevOps, and I work daily on improving my skill set and on learning new tricks.

Experience

2017 - Present

Technical Lead at Hogarth World Wide in Dubai, UAE

In 2017 I've joined Hogarth as a Technical lead for one of the company's biggest client, I'm leading a dedicated team and working closely with multiple teams both on Hogarth and client' side.

2014 - 2017

Technical Lead at Prototype Interactive in Dubai, UAE

In 2014 I've moved to Dubai to join a lead role in Prototype, I lead the development and helped to establish the company's technical vision. Ensured code quality and best practices.

2009 - 2014

Lead Web Developer at STeP in Beirut, Lebanon

I joined Step straight out of college where I worked on business marketing web apps as a full stack developer.

Education

2009

MS In Web Development from the Lebanese University,
Faculty of Sciences II

2008

BS in Computer Science from the Lebanese University,
Faculty of Sciences I

Hackathons

2017

Winner, Battle of the bots.
With the Help of IBM Watson, we've built a witty chatbot that competed and won against other chatbots.

2015

Winner, Hackamena.
With a team of three, I've built a life-saving app to allow cardiac arrest witnesses to signal for help from nearby CPR-trained people, who would rush to start CPR before the Emergency services arrive.

Languages

My native language is Arabic, but I'm fluent in English. I know enough French not to get lost in Paris.

Others

Since 2007, I'm a certified Emergency Medical Technician at the Lebanese Red Cross. Also, I'm a trainer in leadership, teamwork, and conflict resolution.