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Author, Hacker, Teacher, & Father
Los Angeles, CA
I've spent a large amount of my life working with computers, usually consuming. Now I spend my waking hours producing for others.
I have a passion for build small, understandable, and reasonable things. I take these small building blocks and combine them with other building blocks. These combinations solve problems for me or people around me. Solving problems for those around me makes me happy.
Happiness is my passion.
CEO & Hacker
Difference Engineers, LLC - $125/hr
Los Angeles, CA - http://www.difference-engineers.com
Working on large and small projects, improving performance, and repairing broken hearts & minds. Difference Engineers is the Hacker's Hacker. We work to repair and mend rescue applications, teach and educate developers.
Dollar Shave Club - $125/hr
Venice, Los Angeles, CA - http://www.dollarshaveclub.
Worked with some of the smartest people I've ever seen crunch code. They knew how to ship, ship fast, and then
understand the impact of what they shipped.
I mostly just coached them on common rails practice and got a few things pushed out for their new Rails application.
NationBuilder - $125,000/yr + options
Los Angeles, CA - http://www.nationbuilder.com
Working at NationBuilder I helped smooth out their new public API (building a few of my own clients to consume and dog food it), increase performance in multiple pain points, forward goals to improve code quality, and build in-house tools for the organizers. In my opinion the greatest impact I had was encouraging and coaching two people to dive into the software development world.
Rails Developer II
iSeatz - $75,000/yr
New Orleans, Lousiana - http://www.iseatz.com
As soon as I signed on they were having me scaffold out what would become the largest Rails 3 application in terms of transaction per hour. The American Express travel site would be the first major project I ever worked on and gave me a chance to chew into test driven development, organizing a team of developers, meeting real deadlines and more importantly scaring the shit out of me with bad "system architects" and beauracracy.
DECKMonitoring - $35,400/yr
Eugene, OR - http://www.deckmonitoring.com
The first place I ever wrote code for money. Made a lot of mistakes, wrote too much when I needed only a little, watched cowboy coders at their worst, but also learned from the best. Made some great friends and watched people go on to do some amazing things. I mostly worked with the support people to improve their dashboard experience.
Pair Programming, Teaching, & Mentoring
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