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(512) 593-2019

A life-learner and new technology nerd, I work hard at the things I love: programming, teaching, and learning.

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Austin Coding Academy 2015-08-01 —

Chief Technology Officer / Lead Instructor

In charge of all things technical, authored curriculums, and taught web development courses to adult learners.

Highlights

  • Responsible for entire company software infrastructure
  • Created, maintained, and led interns and contributors on Campus Manager, our custom Learning Management System
  • Authored curriculums on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB
  • Developed workbooks with CI integration for linting
  • Maintained web presences for all four locations Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas
  • Built reporting infrastructure that combined data from multiple sources: Payments, CRM, LMS, etc. Ask me about YoSQL!
  • Implemented automation for web hooks, status checks, user events, reports, deployments, tests, etc.
  • Implementing/analyzing tracking services such as Google Analytics/Tag Manager, Facebook Pixel, click heatmaps, etc
  • SEO Optimization

SkillsEngine 2017-10-16 — 2019-03-13

Senior Software Engineer

Develop web service around skill predicting and aligning machine-learning driven service

Highlights

  • Work with modern web stack: React + Redux, Ruby on Rails
  • Agile environment and collaborative coding
  • Full Stack development, worked on all corners of the code base, services, and integrations

Continuum Analytics 2015-06-08 — 2017-01-01

Software Engineer

Bokeh contributor, an open-source python driven graph generator. Implemented and designed client-specific projects and solutions.

Highlights

  • Worked on https://anaconda.org, a packaging and environment manager repository
  • Contributed to open-source packages such as Bokeh (https://bokeh.pydata.org)
  • Fast-paced full-stack client-specific projects with modern web development stacks

Generation Ready 2013-11-01 — 2015-06-05

Lead Software Engineer + Architect

Designed, built, and maintained in-house internet software. Headed small team of web developers and quality assurance technicians.

Highlights

  • Flourished in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Developed deep PHP and Javascript skills
  • Learned and implemented new technologies often
  • Learning Management System and Course Management Tool
  • Creator and current maintainer
  • Over 700 Users
  • Supports web hooks with Zapier
  • Powerful reporting engine
  • Built with MongoDB, Node.js, Express.js, Passport.js, Backbone.js, and React.js
  • Adblocking as a Service
  • Sets up a pre-configured Pi-Hole on a dedicated VPS
  • Uses cron jobs to generate trials
  • Hit #11 on Hacker News! (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14910683)
  • Registration currently disabled while licensing is figured out
  • Converts NoSQL databases and JSON collections into SQL tables
  • Creator and current maintainer
  • Integrates with Zapier for web hook functionality
  • Save and share queries
  • API to integrate with any SPA frontend

Languages

  • JavaScript/Node.js
  • Ruby
  • PHP
  • Python
  • SQL
  • NoSQL
  • Bash
  • Linux
  • C#

Web Development

  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • Express/Node.js
  • Backbone/React + Redux
  • Rails
  • Laravel
  • Bootstrap/Foundation/Material
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL/Postgres/Sqlite
  • Authorization/Authentication
  • Responsive/Mobile Development
  • Bokeh/Bokeh Server
  • Grunt/Gulp/Webpack
  • SASS/LESS/UglifyJS

Technologies

  • Continuous Integration
  • Automated Deployment
  • Automated Testing
  • AWS/Heroku/DigitalOcean
  • Heroku/Build Packs
  • Git/GitHub
  • Grunt/Gulp/WebPack
  • REST APIs
  • Automated SSL Certificates
  • Data Visualization