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Monica Messaggi Kaya

About Me

My name is Monica Messaggi Kaya and lately I am an eCommerce / Web Software Engineer at Elsevier.

I have a design / webdesign inclination with experience in programming. I try to keep myself current with the new technologies and trends, seeking training where needed and participating in events. My main interests at the moment lie in web and mobile applications, UX/UI and front-end development.

“I believe in the magic of little things, a spice, a herb, a touch, a thought...”

Tools of the trade

“The right tool for the job”
I have my favourites and could try anything that makes the task more enjoyable. Tools and areas of development at the moment are:

* Talks *

I got invited to give a talk on Future of Web Apps London and I used the project I was working on - Digital Manuscripts Toolkit - as subject. The talking experience was great and as a result I was also invited to give the talk at JSOxford.

I blogged about the public talking experience and my slides are available online; the project itself is really interesting and have updates on the DMT project blog.


Present: eCommerce / Web Software Engineer at Elsevier
May 2016 - Present

Working with the latest web technologies building new functionality and liaising with other groups to ensure the Elsevier framework is maintained in a flexible and reliable way.

Keywords: HTML/HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, Adaptive UI, SEO, Git, Amazon AWS EC2 services, Solr, Elastic, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager

Front-end/Javascript Developer: Building the Digital Manuscripts Toolkit at University of Oxford
January 2015 - April 2016

Working on a digital toolkit to enable users to engage with digitised manuscripts. Leading the development of the user interface(s) required for the project to ensure the tools will meet the user’s needs.

Keywords: UX/UI, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, IIIF, Shared Canvas

Previous: DAMS Software Engineer at University of Oxford
March 2009 - January 2015

Member of the core Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) team working with the system architect to develop the DAMS architecture. Projects:

Short-version CV [pdf] Extended-version CV [LinkedIn]