Sami Birnbaum
Full-Stack Web Developer

I enjoy taking something new and complex, analysing, simplifying, and structuring it.

This fascination has taken me from some of the most ancient languages known to man to the most modern; and it fuels my growth as a full-stack web developer.

I love clean organised code and working remotely.

Web Development
Ruby on Rails
Remote Work
Git Hub
Linux Terminal
Debugging Code
Biblical Hebrew
Language Teaching
Jan 2018 to Jan 2018

  • A fully fledged Ruby on Rails CRUD application encompassing some staple Ruby Gems.
  • An application that allows users to create public and private Markdown-based wikis.
  • Spec: HTML(5) | CSS(3) | Bootstrap | JavaScript | JQuery | Ruby | Ruby on Rails | ERB | RSpec | Devise | Pundit | Stripe | Red Carpet | Git & Git Hub | Heroku
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Kele API Client
Feb 2018 to Feb 2018

  • A Ruby Gem API Client that allows users to access Blocs API.
  • Bloc’s API provides an external facing JSON Web Token authorized gateway to the Bloc application. Technically it could be accessed via cURL, but an API client can manage the low-level details of making requests and handling responses. Packaging this functionality in a Ruby Gem would allow developers easy access to and use of the student endpoints of Bloc’s API.
  • Spec: Ruby | HTTParty | PRY | Git & Git Hub
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Aug 2017 to Aug 2017

  • A digital music player like Spotify that I built to learn frontend web development.
  • Spec: HTML(5) | CSS(3) | JavaScript | JQuery | AngularJS | Git & Git Hub | Buzz Library | Ionicons | Netlify
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Kit Car Build
Jan 2010 to Jan 2012

  • The building of a road-legal car.
  • Days on end spent in a garage over 2 years.
  • Wiring | Mechanics | Body Work
  • The Result? Stress, Regret, Apathy, It works!, Euphoria.

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
BSc (Hons.) 2.1 Social Policy and Criminology 2013
Shaarei Orah Institute
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2017
Full-Stack Web Development 2018
Foreign Language Tutor
Jan 2015 to Current

  • I teach a unique course in the ancient language of Biblical Hebrew.
  • Tutor Hebrew language students in reading, understanding and translating Hebrew in private 1 on 1 sessions.

  • From the most modern programming languages to one of the oldest, the same generic principles remain constant.
  • Elicit productive and fun learning environment whilst maintaining necessary discipline and work ethic.
Hendon United Sports Club
Football Coach
Jan 2013 to Jan 2016

  • Fully certified FA Level 1 Coach, first aider and child welfare safety course completed.
  • Organised and delivered numerous coaching sessions to a wide age range of up to 30 participants.
  • Ensured smooth running of training camp for over 100 participants working confidently within a team of coaches.

Events and Catering Industry
Various Roles
Jan 2008 to Jan 2013

  • Held various authoritative roles within the events and catering industry.
  • As a bar manager responsible for end of day cash and audit reconciliation and training and developing new staff.
  • Provided bespoke customer service using excellent communication skills.