StoryTap.TV

Brought on as lead full stack developer to take over the project from multiple outsourced developers. Originally built as a real-time crowdfunding solution (fka ThinkShip, HubFive), StoryTap is now a social TV for storytelling. You can participate with friends, family, and people of similar interests by adding episodes to tell stories in real-time. Currently StoryTap is closing funding with the hope of building out much needed native iOS and Android apps. The massive shift and poor code base caused a myriad of issues and constraints, most notably the inability to re-develop, test, QA, and properly build out an application. Some tech utilized: Ruby 2, PostgreSQL 9.3, DigitalOcean (cloud servers to host staging and live environments), Amazon S3 (storing images), SendGrid (transactional emails), WePay (payment processing), GoDaddy (SSL certificate and email hosting), AngularJS, jQuery, Bootstrap, Carrierwave, VideoJS, Fog, Sidekiq

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Mosa Mack Science

Worked for Mosa Mack Science as acting interim CTO while the company pivoted. More specifically, full stack development and design for a new Education Technology company focused on science education. I didn’t like how much the app depended on 3rd party integration. I reviewed business requirements. Performed a technical analysis of requirements. Produced a solid, detailed technical design. Wrote clean, modular, robust code to implement the desired requirements. Contributed ideas for making the application better and easier to use. Squashed bugs and implemented various new features- Most notably a student/teacher portal for live, interactive quizzes, tests, news, and events. Wrote a custom Slack integration to the app that uses commands to view/import/export data. It also grants admin control of the user permission levels created (i.e. restrict access, or grant temporary or full access to a paid or free user). Also conducted server side maintenance and updates. Some tech utilized: Amazon AWS, Elastic Beanstalk, Postgres, Rails 4.2, Coffeescript, jQuery, SCSS, AngularJS, Mailchimp, Mixpanel, Mandrill, Contactually, ZenDesk, Google Analytics

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SFPS District Intranet

Worked for a digital growth consultancy Maven 2.0, Inc. advising, estimating, researching, and programming for client projects as the lead programmer under the CEO & CTO and alongside a designer. Most notably, I programmed an intranet for the Santa Fe Public School District in Rails 4.2.x. It was developed into a turnkey system. Some responsibilities included API integration, active directory / LDAP integration, user roles (admin, support staff, teachers, principals, etc.), global or assigned access, profiles, blog, news, page management, upload/attach/link documents, global search, calendars/events, training section, training videos, quick links, system-wide alerts, and “fun features”. Setup Foundation for Apps within the project. Integrated Amazon S3 to handle all user and admin uploads. Set up staging site on Heroku. Used Mandrill to handle transactional emails. Created video URL helper to support Vimeo and YouTube. Advised on tech for production environment. Developed and styled frontend.

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MyFlightTrain

MyFlightTrain.com

Consulted and programmed full stack with a team of developers for MyFlightTrain– a web-based suite of software that allows a flight school to self-manage, enabling the school to run paperless, track schedules, flight logs, billing, and course progress on both web and iOS platforms. Continuously deployed to multiple development, staging, and production platforms using Ruby 1.9.3, Rails 3.1.x, and MySQL together with git for version control. Pivotal Tracker for project management. Fixed numerous bugs. Developed new features for grading, payment accounts, table displays, selling items, TSA, squawks, dispatches, courses, and admins. Coded rake scripts. Reworked and implemented security system while debugging security flaws.

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Shuttlefare

Shuttlefare.com

Advised directly to the CEO. Heavy DevOps work. Performed full scale security audit to determine source of server breach. Prepared & communicated detailed analysis of system and security-related issues. Large amounts of debugging and refactoring code. Upgraded massive complex rails installation to v4 from out-dated v2. Automated server build process to speed up deployment / setup. Migrated existing live app code while maintaining the old code to new Rackspace server, setting up production, staging & database instances and implementing a new RackConnect firewall. Set up continuous deployment. Brought project back under PCI security standards. Interviewed/vetted next developers to be hired.

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