As part of a small team at Portland-based startup Chirpify I focused on backend development for their social media loyalty platform. This platform monitors social media for given 'triggers', automating responses, and notifying third-party point systems.
As one of two developers, on a three-person team, I helped build Measureful and saw it through an acquisition. Measureful automates the data collection process for websites, and generates easy-to-read, customizable marketing reports for agencies, freelancers and marketers.
Under my own LLC, I ran a solo operation for a year and a half. During that time I conceived of, built and launched my own software as a service product: Evergreen, an appointment scheduling program. Evergreen enabled clients to schedule appointments with practitioners, and practitioners to manage their calendars and clients.
A fun little side project creating art with SVG, on top of textured backgrounds.
I invented, developed and launched Word Tower, my first native iOS application In short, it's Tetris meets Scrabble: As the letters fall, you can drag to place them, then select words from the wall of letters to make them disappear. Don't let the tower of letters reach the top of the screen -- if you do, it's game over! The graphics weren't sophisticated, but the code was. Word Tower was selected as a top feature in the iPhone App Store's game section.
I’m a full-stack engineer with extensive experience in Ruby, Rails and Sinatra, infrastructure architectures including AWS and Heroku, as well as various database platforms such as MySQL, Postgres, Mongo and Redis. I’ve also enjoyed dabbling in Node and Meteor.
My career highlights in a nutshell: I spent 11 years as a developer in test at Adobe Systems, started my own business and developed my own SaaS app, served as Lead Platform Architect on a SaaS app that was eventually sold in an acqui-hire. I'm currently available for contract work developing Ruby/Rails applications. I'm primarily interested in working with startups and/or on SaaS applications.
April 2014 - October 2015
Brainstormed, architected and implemented features across a 15+ repository code base, including a Ruby API, PHP API, SDK, frontend, Ruby gems, and more. Interacted with a variety of external API's. Other frameworks and tools included: Sinatra, Rails, Mongo, MySQL and a number of AWS services.
February 2013 - August 2015
Worked as back-end Rails developer for an app that automates the collection, analysis and presentation of data, transforming it into elegantly designed marketing and client reports. Range of responsibilities included:
July 2011 - February 2013
I Founded and launched the start-up Cycle7, and created my first SaaS app, Evergreen appointment scheduling software. Google Chrome featured Evergreen on its Chrome Web Store homepage and business section for multiple months. My responsibilites included:
Also noteworthy: The Google Chrome store chose to feature Evergreen on the Chrome Web Store homepage and business section for many months.
2005 - July 2011
November 2004 - October 2005
1999 - 2005
February 2002 - November 2004
October 2000 - February 2002
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science