Kayra Alat

Lead Web Engineer

I believe in creating useable products that solve consequential problems.

I write readable, maintainable, and tested code, and I lead by example.

I am dedicated to my craft.

Custom

Live site

Technology

Python, Flask, NLTK, React, Scrapy, Docker and Drone.

Problem

No centralised service for searching for and purchasing clothes from all retailers.

Fashion bloggers have no way of making income that scales with their career progression.

Solution

Scrape all retailers to make their products available and searchable in one place.

Analyse blog posts to find the products that fashion bloggers are talking about, recommend those to users who are interested and pay a commission to the blogger.

Simpoll

Live site

Technology

.Net, jQuery and geolocation.

Problem

Difficult to gauge audience opinion quickly and accurately in conference setting.

Solution

Polling app with no set up for organiser and no sign up for user.

Prospector

Live site

Source code

Technology

Python, Flask, JavaScript and Twitter Bootstrap.

Problem

SEO Analysts spend too much time parsing source HTML of potential client websites to determine whether or not it is worth cold calling them for work.

Solution

Spider sample of a website, scrape relevant SEO information to be easily readable by analyst and estimate a score of how much SEO work there is to be done.

Thunder

Live site

Source code

Technology

Python, Django, JavaScript, Angular and Twitter Bootstrap.

Problem

Most fitness applications on the market are built for purpose and are inflexible outside of the scope of the specific goal of the application.

Solution

Flexible platform for users to create and use any workout they desire.

Future work

Social discovery features to allow users to share fitness workouts.

Marketplace for personal trainers and fitness professionals to monetise their knowledge.