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Mahmood Sharifi

Django & Flask Web Developer


Django & Ruby on Rails Web Developer


To infinity and beyond


Hi there, my name is Mahmood. I am a Ruby on Rails and Django web developer, but also a translator and language instructor.
I was born in the middle of the central mountains of Afghanistan, grew up in Iran, did a part of my higher education in Kabul and got my B.A & M.A degrees (and most of my working experiences) in Paris the place that comes to mind when I think of home.

If you are planning on creating your website powered by a software that matches your personal and professional needs, I would be happy to help. It would also be a pleasure to be part of your development team if you already have one.

In any case, please feel free to contact me so we can discuss it over a real or virtual coffee.


How can we work together?

Most of the time, with the above 👆 technologies you end up with a powerful solution. However, if your project requires other technologies, my programmer mates and I would be happy to work with you as a team.

Get ready for a pleasant surprise! 😉

Work Experience

Freelance Developer Since 2019

Some examples of developed projects:

  • A web Application for translators that allow users to manage their projects (add new clients, create projects and invoices, calculate taxes, have a contact & a to-do list.) Techno & framework: back-end: Django, DB: MySQL, front-end: Bootstrap, deployed on a VPS running Ubuntu (through SSH), with a SSL certificate.
    Have a look at the project
    Visit the website
  • E-commerce: A complete e-commerce website with admin access. Techno & framework: back-end: Django, front MDBootstrap, jQuery, Payment platform: stripe. Have a look at the project
  • A blog application with online registration to courses with admin panel for managing registrations, workshops and different sessions. Techno & framework: Django, MDBootstrap & jQuery.
    Have a look at the project
    Visit the website
Project manager 2019

As one of the business partners in Cosmopolis Agency, I was in charge of recruiting offshore developer teams as well as managing the projects.

Lecturer 2015 - 2019

Persian language professor at the following universities:

  • Inalco: B.A degree courses & evening continuous learning courses (2015-2019).
  • Mines Paris-Tech (2017-2018).
  • Sciences Po Menton (2017).
Translator, Interpreter & subtitler 2008 - 2019

As a translator and interpreter, I have worked with governmental agencies, like the French Embassy in Kabul, as well as non-governmental organs, like the French National Court for refugees. As a subtitler, I have worked with different production & post-production companies. My best experience in this field was when I subtitled fictions & documentaries for Arte TV.


A full-time self-developed learning path with the following courses:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Flask
  • Django

I am also familiar with Django REST Framework, Pandas, Git and some DevOps tasks.

The Hacking Project

A full-time intensive 3 months training on full-stack web development with Ruby on Rails

Master degree in translation studies, INALCO, Paris (one semester of Erasmus mobility in London, SOAS university). Courses covered translation and interpreting as well as subtitling.

INALCO, Paris - Linguistics & language teaching methods

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