Makwan Barzan

iOS Engineer @ Gateway

About

About Me

iOS Engineer from the Kurdistan Region, Iraq 🇮🇶.
Creating apps for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS with Swift and Objective-C.

CURRENTLY: iOS Engineer at Gateway.
  • Full Name: Makwan Barzan Karim
  • Date of Birth: 21st November, 2001
  • Address: Farmanbaran 154-32, As Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq.
  • Email: contact@makwanbk.com
  • Phone Number: +9647730687007

Education

2017-2022

Computer Science Diploma

Baban Institute for Computer Science
August-September 2022

Level 7 of English (B2 - Upper Intermediate)

Professional Development Institute - AUIS

I was enrolled a 7-week-long English course at AUIS for the level 7, teached by an American teacher. I was successfully passed it with a grade of 96/100.

Experience

2018-December 2020

Editor

Kitn.net - تۆڕی تەکنەلۆژیای زانیاری کوردی

Served as an editor, executive editor at a Kurdish tech website called Kitn. Wrote more than 1,800 tech articles in Kurdish throughout that period.

2019-August 2021

Freelancer iOS Developer

I started learning code in Swift language in early-2019, that made me an iOS Developer. Since then, I continuously creating free and paid apps for Apple platforms.

August 2021-Present

iOS Engineer

Gateway for Communication Ltd.

Member of the Software Development team. At Gateway, I work on First Iraqi Bank's iOS app, one of the biggest bank apps in the area.

Skills

Swift

95%

Objective-C

60%

HTML/CSS

90%

Ruby

80%

UIKit

95%

SwiftUI

95%

Cocoa/Cocoa Touch

95%

RxSwift/RxCocoa

90%

MapKit

90%

Core Data

90%

Firebase

90%

Xcode

98%

Figma

95%

Fastlane

60%

Git

85%

Certificates/Awards

2019

100 Days of Swift

Hacking with Swift

Completed a 100 days Swift tutorial.

2020

100 Days of SwiftUI

Hacking with Swift

Completed a 100 days SwiftUI tutorial.

2020

Learn to Code for the Web

University of Leeds

A three-week long course for learning code for the web.

2021

First stage winner of Tech Festival of Baban Institute for 2021

Baban Institute for Computer Science

Unveiled my project at my institute's yearly festival. It got me some gifts as it was selected as 🥇 first stage winner.
See the announcement!

June 2022

Certificate of Appreciation

Qaiwan Internation University

I was given an appreciation certificate for presenint a seminar for 40 students of the university entitled 'Introduction of iOS Development'
Click here for more

Projects

Projects

First Iraqi Bank

I contribute to First Iraqi Bank's iOS app at work, one of the biggest digital banking apps in the Middle East and the first one in Iraq.

Locale

Locale is a developer tool app that contains every ISO 639-1 code that Apple has used on its platforms.
Technologies: UIKit, SwiftUI, WatchKit, WidgetKit

Healthy Pak

Healthy Pak is a delivery app for a small-business kitchen in Duhok, Iraq.
Technologies: UIKit, Firebase

Baban Institute

As a student, I felt responsible for making such a useful app for my institute and colleagues. I decided to create a beautiful, powerful one and unveil it at Tech Festival of Baban Institute for 2021.
It selected as 🥇 winner among 25 projects!
Technologies: UIKit, Firebase

TechnoConf

Deprecated

TechnoConf is an event app that shows the technology events around the world.
No longer available due to stop maintaining the API.
Technologies: UIKit, SwiftUI, Firebase, WatchKit, MapKit, Core Data

Others

I have a repository with a couple of small project, and it's growing day after day.

Consider taking a look here!

Contact

Contact Me

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