I help startups with exciting ideas
build remarkable apps.

About

Hardworking professional who loves to design web apps for startups with exciting ideas. My specialty is Ruby on Rails & PostgreSQL, and in recent years I've been increasingly using React in my work. Ultimately, I'm passionate about front- and back-end development, and have the experience to work anywhere in the stack.

Current FocusReact // Design Systems

Experience

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Freelance

Full-Stack Web Developer

Building web applications for startups & entrepreneurs.

  • Built prototypes and minimum viable product for startups.
  • Decreased development costs by re-using Ruby on Rails templates for common features such as User Authentication.
  • Provided time-tracking reports, delivered features in weekly iterations, and allowed clients to observe Agile Design process, resulting in tremendous client satisfaction.
Nov 2018 - Present | Remote
Full-Stack Web Developer

Electronic Reporting & Supply-Chain Management for Fisheries.

  • Apprenticed under a senior Ruby on Rails developer of 10 years, leading to sharing senior developer duties of interviewing, on-boarding, & code-reviewing software developers.
  • Designed core features of the flagship app, and grew 2 Ruby on Rails apps from prototypes into services that were purchased and adapted for clients.
  • Collaborated with mobile developer regularly to integrate API with Android app.
Mar 2018 - Nov 2018 | Vancouver, BC
Mobile Technology Specialist

Sales & Service of Rogers Wireless products at Western Canada's highest traffic store.

  • Awarded "Exceptional" performance review five years in-a-row, showing the motivation to excel in a corporate environment.
  • Trained 100+ employees in the Fraser Valley area, resulting in the region's highest Net Promoter Scores (NPS) and a 10% salary bonus to all employees.
Nov 2012 - Jan 2018 | Vancouver, BC
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Magic Bullet Publishing

Full-Stack Web Developer

Helped entrepreneurs automate the sale of their products & services online.

  • Setup 100+ sales funnels using WordPress and Ruby on Rails.
  • Monetized products and created membership sites that connected subscription services & content to payment processors.
  • Automated content drip for subscribers through video webinars & mailing lists.
Nov 2018 - Present | Remote
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Beano Publishing

Full-Stack Web Developer

Tools for enhancing SEO rankings and appraising domain value.

  • Increased profits in domain purchasing operations by designing and continuously tweaking algorithms to predict best domains to buy/sell based on Alexa.com and Google Keywords API.
2004 - 2006 | Remote (USA)

Education

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB

  • Studied Computing Sciences

Skills

My Technology Stack in 2020

Projects

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KnowYour.Fish

Traceability for the Seafood Supply Chain.

Accomplishments
  • Designed Back- and Front-end core features using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, & JavaScript
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SpaceX Flights

Search the database of SpaceX Flights.

Accomplishments
  • Ruby on Rails backend
  • React.js frontend
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BookLender

A library API written in Ruby on Rails.

Accomplishments
  • Built with Ruby on Rails
  • GraphQL API
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TinderClient

The official Ruby gem for Tinder's API.

Accomplishments
  • 1,928 downloads since Oct 2019.
  • Reverse engineered the private Tinder API.
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Photo Locations

Finds all images in a given directory, extracts their GPS info, then dumps that along with the filename into a CSV or HTML file.

Accomplishments
  • This is my solution to a coding challenge I was given by an employer for a Senior Ruby Developer position.
  • Their response was that I nailed it. At the in-person interview, we reviewed my code against their solution, and the structure was nearly identical
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FacebookAppToken

Grant your Facebook-connected apps access to your Facebook data.

Accomplishments
  • 1,000 downloads since Mar 2018.

Achievements

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HackerRank

Programmers compete to solve Computer Science coding challenges.

Achievements
  • Completed 200+ challenges in Regular Expressions, Algorithms, Data Structures, & Problem Solving using Ruby.
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LinkedIn

Skill Assessments & Courses

Achievements
  • 2019 assessment for Ruby on Rails.
  • 2019 assessment for Git.
  • 2019 assessment for CSS.

Articles

2019

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