About Me

Hacking into the mainframe circa 2004

I am a young innovator with a versatile set of skills in full-stack application development, UI/UX design, music production and digital content creation. I am passionate about software craftsmanship, edutech, data visualization, API economy, and open-source technologies.

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Development

* List of proficient skills with deeper focus in bold
Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, ReactJS, Node.js, Socket.io, D3.js, Express.js, Jest, Mocha, Chai, Grunt/Gulp/Webpack, bash, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, Mongoose, Cloudant, TFS, git, SVN, Clojure, ClojureScript, Leiningen, Reagent, Reframe, HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, AWS EC2/RDS, Heroku, Bluemix, Watson APIs, LaTeX, PHP, Wordpress, Java, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Veeva iRep, Agnitio, Loggly, Sentry, Travis CI, Botkit, Electron.io, REST, OAuth, JWT, Bootstrap, Flexgrid, Raspberry Pi, ST3, Visual Studio, Jekyll, Processing, Postman

Work Experience

Software Developer – DIVE Networks, Toronto, Ontario – Sep 2016 to Sep 2017

Software Developer (RA / Part-Time) – University of Toronto, Centre for French & Linguistics, Scarborough, Ontario – Aug 2016 to May 2018

Bluemix Specialist – Ecosystem Development – IBM Canada, Markham, Ontario – May 2016 to August 2016

Full Stack Web and Application Developer – Three Point Turn Inc. Toronto, Ontario – Jun 2014 to Jan 2016

Projects

Volunteering and Community Involvement

Tech Enthusiast, Organizer - Introspective Code, Toronto, Ontario – August 2014 to Present

Nourishment Volunteer – Recreation Therapy – West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario – August 2013 to December 2014

Education

Honours Bachelor of Science - Double Major in Computer Science and Linguistics, University of Toronto

Music

I’ve been producing progressive breaks, progressive house, drum & bass, chill and IDM/Glitch since I was 9 years-old (2004) and have continued with my passion for music ever since. I’ve put out 70+ original works (including 5+ album/ep releases) under the artist name Phrakture and have gotten support from artists/DJs like Jaytech, Solarstone, Matt Darey, Andy Moor, and more (here is a shoutout from Solarstone himself).

More recently, I’ve been releasing indie-electronic, nusoul, chilltrap and chillwave music under the artist name Nafeu and have had my work featured on Chill Masters.

I’ve done some contracted work for Flixel, producing music for their videos Lindsey Adler Shoots a Wedding Cinemagraph and The Flixel Startup Story. I’ve also contributed a custom percussion pack for ORION: Step Sequencer, created a ton of midi controllerism, beatboxing, performance, and production tutorial videos on my YouTube channel youtube.com/phrakture, and released a few free sample packs on Freesound. I have also been featured on OverClocked Remix for my remix of “Foregone Destruction” from the Unreal Tournament Soundtrack.

My main DAW is Cubase but I heavily incorporate Ableton for sound design. I specialize in warm melodies, deep 5th & 7th chord atmospheres, glitch edits and layered basslines. I’m a frequent user of some of the classic Native Instruments VSTs like Pro-53, FM8, Reaktor, Battery, Massive, etc. I also love incorporating live guitar, vocals, and field recordings.

You can check out some of my work at the following links:

Phrakture

Nafeu

Contact

Personal or Software Related: nafeu.nasir@gmail.com
Music Licensing or Remix Inquiry: contact@phrakture.com