I'm Xander

it works on my machine...

Skills

I am a software developer who has various skills in different fields.

  • Minecraft mod developer
    Using Java and Kotlin, utilising the Gradle buildsystem, I create mods for Minecraft: Java Edition. I have now gained over 25 million downloads across all my mods.
  • Full-stack web apps
    Vue/NuxtJS for the frontend, and Kotlin's Ktor framework for the backend, I am able to create full-stack web apps.
  • Video editing
    I have amassed over 1.5 million views on my YouTube channel. I use DaVinci Resolve for editing.
  • Linux knowledge
    In the past I have used Linux as a daily driver, and commonly manage Ubuntu servers to host stuff like my website and maven servers.

Programming Languages

Due to my varied skillset, I have varying levels of experience in different programming languages.

  • Java: EXPERIENCED
  • Kotlin: EXPERIENCED
  • Groovy: MINIMAL
  • Python: BASIC KNOWLEDGE
  • HTML: GOOD
  • CSS: GOOD
  • JavaScript: BASIC KNOWLEDGE
  • TypeScript: BASIC KNOWLEDGE

What I'm doing right now

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Bonobocraft

Touch controls designed for real Bonobo/Apes at ApeInitiative research centre.

Bonobocraft is probably my proudest project. A commission for YouTuber ChrisDaCow, I developed a Minecraft mod to add highly specialised touch controls to the game to allow real-life Bonobos (a type of ape) to play Minecraft. This has rasied over $10,000 towards the non-profit research facility that takes care of the bonobos. I have also documented the development of this journey on my YouTube channel.