Smartcat is a lean, creative development team based in Kingston, Canada, with clients and partners across the globe. Here’s our team; click on an individual to learn more about them.

bilal-hassan
Founder / Full Stack Engineer

Bilal is our idea man and lead developer. His extensive background in application and web development combined with a passion for intuitive functionality, inspire him every day to build user-friendly plugins and custom applications. He has a talent for getting to the core of clients’ needs, and using them to guide development of clean, modern, custom software solutions.

He studied physics and computer science at the University of Ottawa. Bilal your typical programmer – he loves his videogames, sci-fi movies, and his cat Martini, who is the mascot for the Smartcat brand.

Skills

Laravel
90%
WordPress
100%
Ruby on Rails
80%
Drupal
100%

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Product Development Advanced Programming Back-end Development Consulting on Technology & The Web
Samantha
Office Manager

Samantha started her career at Smartcat on the front-line of our support system, assisting with customers with product support and developing documentation and communications materials. Now, as Office Manager, she keeps running smoothly and helps the team stay organized and on-track.

She studied at the University of Toronto and has lived across the country. She’s passionate about Canadian travel, loves cooking and a walk in the woods.

Skills

Wordpress
90%
Bookkeeping
100%
Administration
100%
HTML & CSS
70%

Ask Samantha About

Product Support Product Development Our How-To Guides Custom Development
SmugMug
Front-end Engineer

Zack is a skilled developer with strong creative instincts and a background in graphic design. His keen eye for pixel perfect replication of designs contributes to his work on front-end development projects and allows him to create software solutions that are functional and aesthetically pleasing to users.

When he is not developing software, Zack spends his time composing original music with various computer programs under the guise of his performing pseudonym, Atra Aeterna. He has released numerous albums under this moniker, including the original scores for several independently released short films.

At home, he can most often be found doling out affection to his two feline companions and humming tunes from the golden era of Nintendo video games.

Skills

Front-end
100%
PHP / MySQL
80%
Creative Design
100%
WordPress
90%

Ask Zack About

Graphic Design Photoshop Advanced WordPress Troubleshooting Front-end Development
Eric1
Software Developer

Eric is an aspiring developer with a natural talent for designing complex systems. His sharp attention to detail and analytical skill have proven him as an effective solutionist with the ability to think outside the box when faced with a challenging situation.

His early interest and exploration of skilled trades such as mechanics and construction lead him to develop a strong technical background which now drives his love for writing clean and efficient software.

In his spare time Eric takes pleasure in exploring his interest in personal finance and expanding his knowledge of investment strategies. Allured by the excitement of adventure, he enjoys travelling to new places — and playing with his cat.

Skills

Software Architecture
90%
Back-end Development
100%
WordPress
80%
Java/Android
90%


Take it from our clients!

Here are some of the latest and greatest reviews of our products & services.

Our Testimonials Plugin: "I got a super assistance to customize. THX"
“Very Good”
WP Construction Mode: "Nice nice free plugin, give it a try." Originally Posted on Wordpress.org forums by c.mayo, September 23, 2015
“Easy to use!”
WP Construction Mode: "I was trying to find something like Sitelock for Joomla, but for WordPress and this plugin is brilliant. Couldn't be simpler to use." Originally Posted on Wordpress.org…
“Brilliant. This is exactly what I wanted. Easy to use.”
Smartcat Custom Development: "I was impressed with your work. I see you guys as our go to people on complex web issues. Thanks again."
“Our go-to people on complex web issues.”
Paul Lewin, NORML.ca, Nov. 1, 2015
Our Team Showcase: "I downloaded this plugin some time ago and have ever only had occasion to ask for help twice. Both times I received a reply within 24 hours…
“Great Plugin – Great Service”
Posted on WordPress forums by kenwardc, October 13, 2015
Our Team Showcase: "After trying a slew of other plugins this ticks all the boxes - great admin interface and flexible for staff to add and manage their profiles, great…
“Perfect for our multi-user site”
Posted on WordPress forums by GisokuBudo, July 11, 2015
Our Team Showcase: "Best plugin ever, we are a choir with almost 90 members. It was hard to search for a good team/club plugin. But this one naild it. Thanks."
“Best team plugin ever”
Posted on WordPress forums by HLvdN, October 19, 2014
Our Services Showcase: "This plugin works very well! It has saved me many programming hours!"
“Saved me many programming hours!”
Posted on WordPress forums by CocinaDigital, October 25, 2015

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