My name is Rachid Belaid, I grew up and studied in Belgium. I recently moved to San Francisco and joined Opendoor after living in London for 6 years.

I am an experienced software engineer who has worked with a number of technologies, with Python and Postgres in particular being my strong suit. I'm also using Go and Javascript on my day to day programming but love to learn about new technologies whenever better for some problems. I also experiment with technologies like Elixir and Haskell.

OSS Projects

• Pome

Pome is a Postgres Metrics Dashboard written in Go and using React. You can read more about the project here

• Suma

Suma is microservice to manage and control links to external urls within your project. Suma can be used to block external links from your application to fight spam and phishing attacks, but Suma also can extract information from urls as screenshots, titles, or content to provide previews. You can read more about the project here

Past Projects

Over the last 10 years, I have worked for multiple companies, giving me the chance to work on various projects, including building few new products from the ground up. Not all of these projects were public facing, and some are not live anymore.

Below you can find a few of the projects that I worked on from mid-2013 to 2015, when I co-founded Lost Property, a Tech Agency based in London, which we closed when I moved to San Francisco.

• Cat in Flat

Cat in a Flat is a cat-sitting platform to connect cat owners in London with potential cat-sitters around them in just a few clicks. You can compare this project to a kind of Airbnb or Rover to find Cat-sitters. For this project, I did that full stack development including Ops.

Some of the technologies used are:

You can read more about this project here

• Warblr

Launched on Kickstarter, Warblr identifies bird species by listening to their chirps. Similar to song-identifying apps like Shazam and SoundHound, Warblr uses your smartphone to record a nearby bird song and then analyse it to determine the species. You can read more about this project here

Some of the technologies used:

• Seabeard

Seabeard is a mobile game in which you follow in the footsteps of the great captain Seabeard, and discover a giant ocean teeming with islands to explore! Seabeard is a pirate-based adventure game that sees you exploring, trading, fighting and much more. This game allows you to play with your friends and relies on lot of web services.

For this project, I built the Backend for the game and you can read more about this project here

Some of the technologies used are:

• All Things Hair

All Things Hair is a platform filled with hair styling tutorials from leading video bloggers which can be filtered and searched to find that perfect style for you to express yourself. The content isn’t arbitrary however, rather selected based on Google searches. All Things Hair is using Google data to see what customers are searching for and then asks bloggers to make videos to meet the demand.

For this project, I did the followings:

You can read more about this project here Some of the technologies used are: