Clem Blanco Clem Blanco Software Engineer Ever learning coder, Tech Lead at Pod Point, Laravel lover, open source believer, curious about anything, worries about the environment and father newbie.

Hey, I'm Clem šŸ‘‹

Iā€™m a passionate software developer producing efficient applications for web and mobile, using best practices and innovative technologies.

I strive for maintainable products, clean and efficient codebases, and well organised teams where standards, tools, and processes smooth the development to deployment journey.

Naturally curious, I work to maintain a broad range of skills, from web and mobile tech, to DevOps, to team development.

Ultimately, I enjoy producing beautiful, clean, solid and meaningful products.


Ā» Software Engineer at Pod Point

April 2019 - present

  • From Senior to Tech Lead

Ā» Software Engineer at fuseAware (Startup)

November 2018 - present

  • Responsible for the scoping, refactoring and ongoing development of the fuseAware back-end application using Laravel, VueJS and TDD, in an Agile environment
  • Helping streamline the software and infrastucture architecture in order to improve scalability and maintainability of the back-end application
  • Ensuring the back-end application meets the KPIs defined for performance and uptime, and that the code deployed is tested, reliable and fit for purpose

Ā» Web & Mobile Developer at Cyber-Duck (Digital Agency)

March 2014 - October 2018

  • From Junior to Tech Lead
  • Progressing from junior to senior, taking responsibility for retainer projects and project management
  • Developing applications in object oriented PHP frameworks like CodeIgniter, Laravel, and Silverstripe
  • Working with other technologies like Appcelerator Titanium and Node.js, especially for R&D projects like UX Companion, a glossary of user experience terminology downloaded more than 50,000 times
  • Working at every technical level of a project, from supervision to implementation, working closely with the project manager, our DevOps team, and the developers
  • Responsible for overseeing the expertise of the tech department by establishing standards, and streamlining processes and toolchains
  • Developing applications in object oriented PHP frameworks like Laravel using TDD and SOLID principles
  • Developing and deploying mobile applications for clients using technologies like Appcelerator Titanium, Node.js and RESTful APIs

Ā» Web & Mobile Developer at Novaway (Digital Agency)

January 2011 - March 2014

  • Transitioned to a full time web developer after a one year training contract while finishing my M.Sc thesis on modern web development and responsive web design
  • Full stack web developer using technologies like Git, OOP, PHP5, JavaScript, Symfony 2, Drupal 7, Sass and jQuery.
  • First applied Agile methodology, project management, and account management for a small team of four
  • First experimented with truly native mobile development, using the emerging Appcelerator Titanium platform
  • Contributed to the open-source movement and web dev community by writing articles for and volunteering at conferences like the Blend Web Mix and La Cuisine Du Web

Personal Projects

Holicamp | September 2016 - Now
This is a small company I'm helping to start while managing online bookings and payments, cloud infrastructures and a website using cheap but robust solutions. This project offers holiday camps for children during school breaks in London, UK.

Charcuterie Bobosse | September 2011 - March 2013
Helping a local medium size delicatessen company in France getting a better corporate website before producing an eCommerce website later on when working at Novaway.

You can find other examples of my work, especially open source contributions on my github profile.

Skills & Technologies

  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • Git
  • Laravel
  • React
  • React Native
  • Vue
  • AWS
  • Backbone.js
  • CI/CD Pipelines
  • Chef
  • NodeJS Lambda - Serverless
  • deployphp/deployer
  • Docker
  • Elasticsearch
  • Grunt / Gulp / Webpack
  • LAMP
  • MVC
  • MVVM
  • MySQL
  • NodeJS
  • PHPUnit
  • Push Notifications
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • Queues
  • Pub/Sub
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Redis
  • SQLite
  • Selenium
  • Silverstripe 3+
  • Symfony 2
  • Vagrant
  • Web REST APIs

Other skills

  • OOP
  • Code Review
  • Scoping
  • TDD
  • DevOps


February 2019
šŸ¼ Promoted Chief Nappies Officer Instagram
November 2017 - present
Software Engineer - Full Stack Developer @ fuseAware, London, UK
December 2017
Ran 365+ km in 365 days for 2017 Instagram
July 2017
šŸŒ§ Cycled from Hertfordshire to Brighton on a rainy Sunday Instagram
March 2017 - October 2018
Technical Lead @ Cyber-Duck, London, UK
May 2016
Ran a half marathon for the first time @ Hackney Half
November 2015
šŸ† Winner of Barclays Hackathon @ unBound, London, UK
June 2015
Officially a contributor @ Laravel
March 2014 - March 2017
Senior Web & Mobile Developer @ Cyber-Duck, London, UK
January 2012 - March 2014
Web & Mobile Developer @ Novaway, Lyon, FR
June 2012
M.Sc Graduate @ SUPINFO International University
January 2011 - January 2012
Web Developer Intern @ Novaway, Lyon, FR
September 2010
B.Sc Graduate @ SUPINFO International University
September 2009 - September 2010
Student and Web Developer Intern @ SUPINFO International University and Cyber-Duck Ltd in London, UK