👋 Hi, I'm Kamran Ayub!

My name is Kamran Ayub. I'm a professional developer and technologist based in Minneapolis, MN and have been designing, building, and producing software for over 14 years. I've worked in multiple Fortune 500 companies working on small to massive scale consumer-facing and line of business web applications.

What I Do

I focus on improving user experience, business process efficiency, and automation through software development and design. I have deep experience leveraging enterprise and open-source technologies to help drive improvements for the business teams I work with.

I have worked in educational, manufacturing, and retail contexts doing web-based and desktop software development since 2006. I've helped deliver solutions for million visitor consumer facing websites, automation for internal developer teams, cloud-native solutions for worldwide brands, and core business process automation. Even prior to 2006, I helped clients build their brand and expand their businesses through web and marketing development.

Currently I focus on developing with modern web technologies and cloud-native solutions. I infuse a passion for user experience and improving efficiencies in everything I do. That means I don't just execute someone else's vision, I partner with them to understand their problem and help design the best solution I can, even in my current employment. Ensuring I focus on the problem and work towards the solution means I help deliver software that meets future needs and is amenable to change.

Work with Me

I am gainfully employed but am always open to the right opportunities on the side. Did you watch a talk or attend a workshop I gave and want to follow up with me? Let's talk!

Content Creation Opportunities

Right now on the side I'm focusing on content creation in the web technology space. I can write technical articles like tutorials and guides or I can produce video content. For samples, see my writing and [courses](/training]. If you think I'd be interested in creating content for you or your business, email me at content@kamranicus.com.

Consulting

Have a business problem or need technology solution advice? I'm always willing to listen or even grab coffee if the opportunity is right. Drop me a note at consult@kamranicus.com.

Say Hello

Just want to say you enjoyed a recent blog post, video, or other thing I did? Or just send me a picture of your cat, that's fine too. Say hello@kamranicus.com

Thanks for emailing me

I get a lot of emails so please be patient as I try to respond to you. Consider my LinkedIn profile as a more skill-based history and not a platform to contact me through effectively.

Educating Others

I am a Pluralsight course author, you can view my current courses on the projects page or follow my Pluralsight author profile. I really enjoy teaching and sharing what I know and authoring courses is definitely something I intend to pursue.

I also speak at user groups and conferences, as well as host occasional workshops.

Side Activities

Blogging

I maintain a DIY and lifestyle blog with my wife at Looks Good to Us where I blog about learning and teaching myself to work on my house.

I also love to travel and during our sabbatical in 2015 we chronicled that journey on another blog.

Keep Track of My Games

Keep Track of My Games is a way to organize your game collection and track new releases. I started it in 2011 and have been running it solo ever since. I leverage the IGDB game database for my data. I actively work on this and am trying to build it into a more sustainable product that generates revenue.

The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind is my favorite game.

Excalibur.js

Excalibur.js is a web-based game engine written in TypeScript. I work with several other talented friends on the project. The project is free and open source. I primarily help maintain the website, documentation, automation, and contribute to systems like input controls that don't require a PhD in math or physics.

I participate in game jams which you can view on the Projects page.