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Hello, my name is

Jose Yamut, Jr.

An Application Developer: Java full-stack @ IBM

๐Ÿ‘ฆ </name>

Jose (hoh-seh)

The ‘J’ is what they call silent, it is replaced with the sound of the letter ‘h’ instead. Both the ‘o’ and the ‘e’ are short, as if you were exhaling. There are no diacritics on any letter as well. This is the normal Filipino pronunciation of my name which has Spanish origins.

๐ŸŒ </places> I’ve lived in

My home town ๐Ÿก ๐Ÿ’™. Cagayan de Oro (CDO) is one of the more peaceful + prosperous cities in the Philippines. This place is fondly called the City of Golden Friendship. She sits in the northern part of Mindanao, and acts as a hub linking other surrounding smaller cities and towns.

What to do in CDO? Well, for starters I’d highly recommend you to try out the rapids of the Cagayan De Oro river ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ. Yes, whitewater rafting is fun and something that should be in your bucket list. Take it from a Kagay-anon.

The kinilaw (a ceviche-like dish) ๐ŸŸ is also one thing you might want to whet your palates in. CDO’s take on this traditional Filipino food is very unique but does not get the popularity it deserves.

A.k.a the Queen City of the South. This city is famous for a lot of things. It is rich in history and culture, beach resorts ๐Ÿคฝ ๐ŸŠ, scuba diving, and lechon ๐Ÿ– to name a few. Before I forget, Cebuanos are also known for not pronouncing the letter ‘L’.

The second largest city in the Philippines. I cozied there for about 6 years. Among the more memorable moments of my life have been had here. Oh, but the insane drinking sessions ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿบ on the weekends where I’d get home not remembering how I even got out of my pants and on my bed the following morning.

One of the fondest and most unforgettable ๐Ÿ† 7 years of my life so far. First times, parties, new friends, and other happy adventures. This city-state is like a utopia. Living there is like you’re in one big, wonderful theme park. You feel safe. It is clean. There are myriad things to enjoy. Your taxes are really at work! ๐Ÿ…

This Lion City is beautiful as it is expensive. A diverse culture. A mix of both the east and the west. A jewel both literally and figuratively. ๐Ÿ’Ž

But where there is light, there is also darkness. While at some point my stay there was briefly marred by “tragedy” of my own choosing in what would have been otherwise very good years of my life, the important thing is that I survived, I learned, I got back up on my feet. There is a rainbow after the rain after all. ๐ŸŒ„

Currently my home sweet home ๐Ÿ’Ÿ. This bustling metropolis is the beating heart of the Philippines. Many Filipinos come here to live their dreams. Others simply because there are more opportunities than anywhere else in these 7,000 something islands.

I’m still considered a neophyte in this concrete and steel jungle that is home to over 12 million people. Having finally decided to stay here at the start of 2019.

I look forward to great years ahead. ๐ŸŒž

๐Ÿ’ป </work> experience highlights

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Singapore Self-Order Kiosk/Beat The Queue Mobile Application

A cashless in-store self-service ordering and payment system. Customers order and customize their choices at the kiosks or from the companion mobile app. The system allows for menu customisations, per store configurations, deploying kiosk software updates, supports coupon / discount promotions, back-end sales summary and EOD reports to store 3P POS / inventory system.

Java | PHP | JavaScript | Microsoft SQL Server | Apache Tomcat | Apache HTTP Server


M1 eDAS Windows 8 Application / M1 eDAS Web Application Porting

DAS (Dealer Activation System), is a front-end user application specifically designed to run on Windows 8 tablets. The applicationโ€™s purpose is to improve services and lessen paperworks of M1 (Singapore telco) store staff when assisting walk-in customers on transactions such as creating new or modifying existing accounts, inquries and other add-ons or services on offer. Later it was entirely ported into a fully web-based Java application.

JavaScript | SQLite | Java | Apache Tomcat

Philips PEAC (Promoter Excellence by Data Automation and Communication)

Developed for the use of Philips sales staff / promoters. The system, as a whole, allows data automation, report simplification, online training through downloadable content, user notifications, sales and inventory updates, as well as staff attendance logging and location tracking. It has been deployed in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Philippines.

PHP | JavaScript | MySQL | Apache HTTP Server

NETS Maintenance Engineer Tracking and Digital Job Dispatch

Fault Call Management Solution. The objectives were to integrate into NETS (Singapore payment processor) back-end system, process and ready the retrieved data to be passed down to any of the maintenance engineers via an Android mobile tablet application. This also included updates of work order states, data collection, and tracking personnel locations using Google Maps.

Java | MySQL | Red Hat JBoss EAP

๐Ÿ›ซ </travels> and events

Singapore - Went on a yacht ride during the Holidays
Singapore - Metallica concert
Hong Kong - Off to a popular floating restaurant
South Korea - An Airbnb near to a University in Hongdae
Australia - During a Sydney Opera House guided tour
Australia - Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne
South Korea - Going up to the N Seoul Tower
Taiwan - Sky lantern @ Pingxi somewhere southwest of Taipei with Gem
Hong Kong - Fireworks show at Disneyland
Singapore - By the river at Clarke Quay and a great view of the Marina Bay Sands lights show
Taiwan - In front of the Lungshan Temple, Taipei with Gem
Malaysia - Underneath the famous Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, with a golden tower nearby
Vietnam - Dining on the 51st floor at Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh
Hong Kong - Colorful hot air balloons
Malaysia - Batu Caves
Australia - Kangaroo feeding stopover during a guided tour
Taiwan - 23 Public bar in Taipei
Thailand - Lounging by the pool at a hotel somewhere in Krabi
Indonesia - Borobudur Temple at Yogyakarta

Wanderlust. I love to travel. One of my main life goals is to go to as many places all over the world as much as I can afford. I have made it an objective to travel to a different country at least once in a year. It is an irony though that I am scared of flying.ย 

๐ŸŽฎ </play> pastime

Love to read books. When I was still in Primary and Secondary I must’ve read every one of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series that the school libraries had on its shelves. Later I would go on to read titles from big authors like Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, John Grisham, and Dan Brown to name a few. One of the longest reads I’ve had was the Wheel of Time. A 14-book saga by Robert Jordan, although the last 3 books were completed by Brandon Sanderson. Reading has taken a back seat lately. I haven’t had the pleasure of turning the pages of a good novel since 2019. If I am not mistaken, I think my last good read was Jonathan Stroud‘s – Bartimaeus: The Ring Of Solomon. This is a prequel to a 3-part series about Bartimaeus, a sarcastic and mischievous djinni (genie). Need to hunt those 3 books when time permits. Well I blame this reading drought on lots of easy to digest media content nowadays such as YouTube or Netflix. One where I won’t have to imagine so much because the format does that for me.

While I spend most of my time in front of a computer, what with the job and everything connected over the Internet nowadays, I have gotten past the addiction of games out of my system that I don’t even have a single game on my Android Nokia smartphone.

However, at one point I was a serious World of Warcraft (WOW) raider. This massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) was my life for roughly 3 years. This was during the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King expansions. I have lead 25-man and 10-man dungeon raids. QQed incessantly. Topped the DPS charts easily. Played countless battlegrounds and arenas too.

Then there was the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) phase, namely, Defense of the Ancients (DOTA). Played dusk until dawn with friends for numerous nights for I don’t know how long in the original incarnation of this game. Wasted hours battling bots in AI maps, even at thousands of feet above ground. The Internet was still in its infancy that time. Online games were not much heard of yet. LAN games were the norm. What I thought was the end of it after I discovered WOW, only resurfaced years later when DOTA 2 came out. Valve’s Steam revolutionized online gaming sort of. Not only was this sequel free to play, with very improved graphics and design, it was also now easier to play with just about anyone as long as you had an Internet connection. I played hundreds of hours with friends in other countries, or random faceless dozens in 5 vs 5 match-ups. Those were fun days.

In the action role-playing game genre (ARPG), my most-played title would be Diablo 3. I still play it every now and then up to the present. Its addicting to collect pets, wings and other achievements. Not to mention, trying to get as high up as I can in Greater Rifts for the challenge. My highest is GRift 122 on a Solo Barbarian in Season 20. There were other games in between. Both on PC and Android. Neverwinter Nights, Diablo 2, Dragon Age, Plants vs Zombies, and Angry Birds to name a few. Heck, even Flash-based games on Facebook when that was still a thing!ย 

My latest fascination so far is with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the Nintendo Switch console. Down on the 2nd and last expansion pack. I still have to defeat the final boss, Dettlaff.

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