I've been writing software for the last 12 years and professionally working as a software engineer for the last 10 years. I have worked on large web applications and small web applications, as a salaried full-time employee and a contract engineer.

You can find my Github at this link and my LinkedIn here at this link‚Äč

What I can do

I primarily have experience in Ruby and JavaScript as a senior full stack engineer having worked on both frontend features, backend features, data processing, and devops. I have extensive experience with Rails and a lot of indepth work experience using React and Redux. I have a good understanding of GraphQL (via Netflix's Falcor, Facebook's Relay, and Apollo). I have a very good working grasp of PostgreSQL, but I have also used and worked in environments with MySQL and MongoDB.

Where I want to work

I currently live in Los Angeles, CA but I am open to moving to the following locations (assuming relocation is paid):

  • Seattle, WA

  • Portland, OR

  • Cincinnati, OH

  • New Orleans, LA

I am also extremely open to remote work or freelance work and I have done so previously.

Who I want to work with

I'm looking to work for a company that matches my ethical praxis:

  • Inclusive & diverse leadership

  • Non-harmful impact

  • Open & transparent process

I am completely open to discussing what these mean with you.

What I have worked on

I have contributed to a significant number of open source projects of the last 12 years, with these being the ones I think are at least worth mentioning:

  • VCR (owner), a ruby network cache that is often used for testing.

  • unctionjs (owner), a collection of javascript functions with FP in mind.

  • rubygems (core contributor), mainly the CI but also some other discussions about the web API.

  • mastodon (core contributor), a federated distributed social network with significant number of users.

  • redis.rb (core contributor), a set of ruby libraries for talking to redis.

  • ramda (contributor), a collection of functions for FP in JavaScript.

  • rails (contributor), a web framework in ruby.

  • discourse (contributor), a widely used web discussion forum tool.

  • gitlab (contributor), an open source github.

Where I have worked

These are the companies I have worked for that bear mentioning:

  • GOAT, as a Senior Backend Engineer for more than half a year. I helped them become significantly more performant for their high-end periods, cleaned up older parts of their code, whipped into shape their developer onboarding experience, and also worked significantly on a "power tool" for a certain set of their users that had to deal with high volume.

  • Laurel & Wolf, as a Senior Software Engineer for 2 years. I wrote a significant amount of code that is currently running on that platform, including: An advanced matching system, many heavily used API endpoints, an activity monitoring log, ETL tooling, and an advanced coupon/credit/giftcard promotion system. Most of my early work there was in Ruby, but later parts were frontend development in Javascript.

  • Dollar Shave Club, as a Contract Developer. I worked to help them transition from their Magento platform to a Rails platform. I largely did conversion tasks and teaching materials.

  • Nation Builder, as a Software Engineer for half a year. My largest contribution was a new permission system that managed who could read, write, and in certain cases "execute" (like send an email) on documents, data, and mangement tooling.

  • Makindo, as a Contact Developer for half a year. I worked primarily on making sure the old platform still worked and giving an in-depth analysis of the previous developer's work. A lot of refactoring and testing.

  • iSeatz, as a Software Engineer for more than half a year. I was on the foundation team for the new contract they had with American Express to build their new travel website. Specifically I worked on the initial application and then further on the Dynamic Packaging team. I also worked heavily with the outsourced component team.

What I have been a part of

I have organized or been a part of organizing these events or groups:

  • Open Source NOLA Hackathon (2016), where I participated in a hackathon and won second place. I worked on an anonymous distributed social network (twitter like) that worked via Bluetooth device name. Really fun stuff.

  • Rails Girls NOLA, a small event of 30+ women getting into software development via fast and loose lessons spanning two days. I was one of the main teachers and mentors.

  • Hack Dat, a hackathon that I participated in. I built Bard with three other contestants. We didn't win, but we had a good time.

  • Rails Hotline, a hotline service for people who had Rails-related questions. I received a lot of cool swag for being on the air for the longest time. I think it was around 9 months in total?

  • NOLA on Rails, a class I started and ran for a year that gave engineers an introduction course on learning Ruby on Rails.