• @andrewbraun
  • Code-dependent
  • He/Him/They/Them
  • Tbilisi, Georgia
Like many spiders, I'm a web developer. The similarities mostly end there, though I've been known to swallow the occasional fly while running long distances, which is another thing I like doing for some bizarre reason that I don't fully understand. 

I've also been an ESL teacher, writer, and professional craft beer taster, and I was actually paid to do two of those things!

I like working on projects with JavaScript and Python in my spare time, but hey, I'm not a complete nerd--I also play board games. 
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Positions

Web Developer

  • AndrewBraun.dev
  • Jan 2019 - Present

2022

Jan 22, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Integrated Cloudinary into Strapi
Using SvelteKit
Used Strapi
+ 1
My site, AndrewBraun.dev, runs using a Strapi CMS connected to a SvelteKit frontend. I set up Cloudinary as the upload provider for Strapi and adjusted my code to receive auto-optimized images from the Cloudinary CDN. Users with modern browsers will now receive AVIF/WebP, while older browsers will receive JPG/PNG or some other legacy format.

2021

Nov 24, 2021
Nov 24, 2021
AWS API Gateway
AWS Lambda
AWS SES
Worked with serverless architecture
Wrote a New API
+ 3
Set up a serverless webform with AWS API Gateway, Lambda, and SES
Nov 18, 2021
Nov 18, 2021
Wrote a Wordpress Plugin
WP Cron
Wrote PHP Code
Used SQL
WP Mail
Extended CRM
Improved business process
Automated a process
+ 6
Wrote a custom WordPress plugin that extends JetPackCRM functionality to email agents every day and remind them who they need to contact. Not publish-ready, but works very well on the site it's meant for! 

I used SQL queries, WP Cron, activation hooks, and wp_mail.
Nov 13, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
Used Strapi
Installed an NGINX web server
Installed Ubuntu
Built a PostgreSQL Database
Headless CMS
+ 3
I set up an Ubuntu server on Linode with Nginx, PostgreSQL, and Strapi as a content management system for my developer site, AndrewBraun.dev. I'll access the content via API calls from SvelteKit, possibly with images hosted on Cloudinary.  
Aug 28, 2021
Aug 28, 2021
Using Svelte
Wrote JavaScript
Used Snowpack
+ 1
I considered rebuilding my personal site in vanilla JS, but thought it might be worth picking up Svelte instead, since it would be great to add a speedy, lightweight framework to my arsenal so I have an alternative to React/Next/Gatsby and Vue. So I set up a Svelte project with Snowpack and got into it!
Aug 25, 2021
Aug 25, 2021
Improved site performance
WordPress server
Set Up Redis
Improved page load
Apache Server
Optimized Wordpress
+ 4
I optimized a WordPress VPS Apache server by implementing PHP-FPM, setting up HTTP/2, installing Redis, and tweaking other backend settings. Together with some frontend optimization, PageSpeed desktop score went from 30-40 to 80-90!
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