Makwan Barzan

iOS Engineer @ Gateway

About

About Me

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

CURRENTLY: iOS Engineer at Gateway for Communication Ltd.

Education

2017-2022

Computer Science Diploma

Baban Institute for Computer Science

Started studying computer science on a private instutute in my hometown.
Currently, I'm in stage 5 and this is my last year.

Experience

2019-PRESENT

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.

2018-Dec 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.

August 2021 - Present

iOS Engineer

Gateway for Communication Ltd.

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

Skills

Swift

95%

Objective-C

60%

HTML/CSS

90%

Ruby

80%

UIKit

97%

SwiftUI

95%

Cocoa/Cocoa Touch

95%

MapKit

90%

Core Data

90%

Firebase

90%

Xcode

95%

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!

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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