Youn Elan, code weaver at large
Youness El Andaloussi
 Senior C. S. M. Software Developer
At a glance

Lamp Developer

  • Linux
  • Apache
  • PHP/ Python

PythonPython Development

  • SQLAlchemy, pymongo
  • Django, Flask, Bottle
  • paramiko, urllib, multiprocessing
  • nosetests,pylint,pep 8

Software Development

  • Agile/Certified Scrum Master
  • SDLC
  • Stakeholder management
  • Requirements, Design documents

Team Development

  • GIT, Subversion
  • Vagrant, Fabric
  • Jenkins
  • Jira, Liquidplanner, Bugzilla


  • Query optimization
  • Distributed systems
  • Socket programming

Custom Linux Distributions

  • Writing installers
  • Anaconda Customization
  • ISO customization

Cloud & Virtualization

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • ESXI
  • KVM

PHP Development

  • Object Oriented
  • MVC With code igniter
  • DB with MySQLi
  • E-Commerce

Web Pages


  • Mongodb Mongodb
  • Cassandra
  • Map/Reduce

Network Monitoring

  • EM7
  • Nagios
  • SNMP
  • Custom development


  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • Custom Made CMS

Coldfusion to PHP

  • MS SQL to MySQL
  • Cold Fusion to Wordpress
  • Cold Fusion to pure PHP PHP

MySQL Databases

  • Database Administration
  • Query Writing and optimization
  • Replication, Galera
  • Procedures, Joins, Views, Triggers

Linux Admin

  • Install & Configuration
  • Shell Scripts
  • Cron Jobs
  • Command Line interface

Apache Admin

  • Server Configuration
  • .htaccess rules
  • SSL Certificates & DNI
  • Problem troubleshooting


  • Redhat/Centos
  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • Windows
  • MacOS
Social Media
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About me

Welcome to my homepage, my name is Youness, I am a software developer and I code for fun. I have written countless lines of code and used many technologies since I wrote my first web page in 1995.

Experienced Software Developer, Problem Solver, Buzz word enabled, Certified Scrum Master striving to have an impact wherever I go, I took on many projects built using many technologies from design to deployment. I code for fun & particularly do well solving complex challenges that require thinking out of the box.

This site links to source code I wrote, demo web sites and links to a few other things I was involved in - such as my music and my poetry. If a skill is not on the list, I always love a challenge and I am a quick learner.

Whether Front-end or back-end development, I wrote Web applications using multiple third-party javascript libraries, both integrated & created restful services. I have written public facing web sites, private applications and worked on large custom software code bases.

Command line adept, I configured/built multiple public facing web servers & internal sites. I customize off the shelf software, develop new features, refactor large code bases & write code from scratch.

In short, bring it on: I like what I do & l get things done.


Software Development - End to End Development, Enterprise Software, Scrum Master Certified, Agile, Waterfall, Design patterns, SDLC, SAAS, Multi Tenant, Continuous Integration, Version Control, Legacy code ports, debug & maintenance, jira, bugzilla, GIT, subversion

Python Development – DB applications using MysqlDb, SQLAlchemy and pymongo. Web Apps using mod_wsgi, Flask, Bottle & Django. Custom applications such as web clients using urllib or custom shells

PHP Development - Off the shelf script customization & Custom Development, CMS using Drupal or Wordpress, Feed integration, CodeIgniter, Classes, databases, prepared statements, caching, sessions

LAMP - (Linux Admin, Apache MYSQL PHP & Python): Redhat, Centos, Ubuntu, Debian

Cloud & Virtualization: Azure/AWS/Rackspace/KVM/ESXi

Admin Scripting - PHP, Perl, Python, shell scripts, batch files, regular expressions

Frontend: HTML5/CSS3, jquery, Angular, Static of and dynamic pages

Web Apps - multilingual sites, E-Commerce, Basic SEO, Restful Web Services, plugin architecture

System Administration: Web, DNS, DHCP, Small net mgmt, VPN/Proxies,NAT/Firewalls, mail servers , Mailing lists, Monitoring, Systemd, Mailing lists, Postfix, bulk mail

Security basic danger assessment/mitigation with automated scanning, config & policy analysis. Sandboxes, Deep packet inspection. At times, stopped real time attacks

Databases - query optimization, procedures, replication and sharding using multiple technologies such as Mysql, Galera, Mongodb

Windows - Active directory, basic understanding of C#/vb & dot net, VB6, MS Access

MISC Photoshop, Freehand, working knowledge of C, Basic cold fusion syntax


below, you will find links to a few of my pages on the web:

sharepoems.comMy poetry website with over 700 of my poems. Custom made site which uses plain text file to avoid database overhead. It includes a trilingual poetry generator
dcexplorer.comDCExplorer is a website built using code igniter which features HTML5 canvas drawn metro map with code igniter
friendlytomorrow.comFriendly tomorrow has my thoughts about the future
yountrisSimple tetris javascript implementation page page with some of my music LinkedIn profile me on twitter, @theseobell
resume2016My resume
powerThe Power method
Fun Fact
It helps to look ahead and visualize where you want to be. A year from now, what would you have wished you did today?
When a door closes, at least another opens... the problem is we focus too much on the first door to see the others open
When they ask me what I do, I say whatever it takes. You have to be willing to go the extra mile on your path to success
A record company told the Beatles they were no good, they sounded old & boys band were a thing of the past. Persist, do something awesome
Discipline is the bridge between goals and success - Jim Rohn
To excel is not a destination but a constant voyage - Brian Tracy
Proceed as if success is unavoidable. A lot of our limitations exist only in our minds
Before being an entertainment mogul, Walt Disney was fired for a lack of imagination. Persisting always yields results
One of Edison's teachers said he was too stupid to learn anything. A healthy self esteem is key for success
Henry Ford went bankrupt 5 times before he succeeded. Never let failure discourage you
The first person who hired Elvis Presley as a singer fired him the first night, recommending he give up music for a different profession
One of Einstein's teachers said he was a lost case, too slow and stuck in unrealistic dreams. Never let someone else's opinion let you down
Tolstoy failed university. They told him he was not capable of learning. Never let failure stop you on the road to success
When he started, studios told Charlie Chaplin what he did was nonsense. With persistence, a legend was born
Leonardo de Vinci has never been to school. Always respect knowledge but remember success is not limited to degrees
One of Bethoven's professors told him he was a pathetic composer. He proved him wrong even if he was deaf
Be passionate, always. Even if Van Gogh only sold one painting while alive (to his sister), he painted over 800 paintings
Never push back to tomorrow what can be done today
Who risks nothing, begets nothing. Sometimes, taking a calculated risk at the right moment makes all the difference
The best way to predict the future is to invent it - Richard Bandler
As your self esteem improves, your performance increases too - Zick Ziglar
What drowns people is not the jump itself but staying under water does - Paolo Cuelho
With enough persistence, nothing is impossible. Wherever there is a will, there is always a way
Petit à petit l'oiseau fait son nid. Rien n'arrive du jour au lendemain et persister permet d'arriver à ses fins
There is only one way to fail, give up before succeeding - Olivier Lockert
Do not be afraid of being slow, be afraid only to be at a standstill - Chinese proverb
The word chance is synonym to tenacity of goals - Ralf Waldo Emmerson
Today is the first day of the rest of your life, a brand new chance to excel. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
No one can know what they really capable of until they try
No extraordinary person complains about the lack of opportunities
Never be afraid of failure. If you want to double your success rate, you have to double your failure rate - Brian Tracy
If 'O' stands for Opportunity, it's absent in 'yesterday', once in 'tOday', thrice in 'tOmOrrOw'. There's always opportunities waiting tomorrow.
It is not the number times we fall that matters, it is the number we get back up... because in the end what matter is that we are standing
After how many times should a baby trying to walk give up? Obviously none. Giving up is not a trait we are born with - Anthony Robbins
It is better late than never... and it is never too late to be what you might have been
To be strong cant be equated with physical force but it is more about having a never failing willpower - Ghandi
No obstacle is unsolvable. It is about dividing each difficulty int as many subdivisions necessary to succeed - Descartes
The best way to start is to stop talking and start doing - Walt Disney
Always remember that all those at the top all started and the bottom and persisted until they got their way
It is nice to have what you want... but meanwhile, always remember to want what you have
More often than not, we are limited by our attitude and not by the opportunities that come to us
It is the little details that make a huge difference. Going the extra mile and making an extra effort change everything - Mark Tway
To have a list of goals is key in life... otherwise how will you ever know you got to where you want to be?
Failure is the foundation of success and it is by failing that we build - Lao Tzu
Many times, the one who tries to do too much ends up doing very little - make priorities, focus and get things done - Italian proverb
The past is behind use, future is very unpredictable. That is why it is important to focus on the present
Be at peace with yourself... if you can't trust yourself, why would others do it?
A list of goals that is not written down is like a wishlist
To succeed, it is key to have alist of goals and remember that for everything there is a cost... and it is not always money
Obstacles are these horrible things in life that we see when we get our eyes off of our goals
The best opportunities in life go to those who make sure that things get done while owning up to their responsibilities - Napoleon Hill
Time is more precious than gold. We can always get more money but wasted time can never be gotten back
Do not attempt to do too many things. The best way to get many things done is to focus on one thing at the time - Mozart
Life is a never ending cycle that keeps repeating - every time is an opportunity to fix previous mistakes you made and do things differently