Used RubyMotion and Rails to develop a clean web API and beautiful iOS application, incorporating designs and requirements from user testers and the executive team to deliver a stellar combined product.
Developed a clean and sensible push notification delivery system based on existing Gems but uniquely suited to Kinotify’s needs.
Exposed metrics and conducted further user tests (with A/B frameworks) to create the stickiest app experience possible.
Managed a team dedicated to developing, deploying, and maintaining a fast and highly available website and API endpoint for Synthetic, makers of Hipstamatic. Our site at community.hipstamatic.com sees millions of requests every month.
Administered a dozen Amazon EC2 servers running Ubuntu, Rails, unicorn, nginx, MySQL, memcached, and redis to provide robust and seamless web and iPhone integration. Dynamically altered the size and amount of EC2 instances to provide better throughput and capacity while staying inside budget constraints.
Used test-driven development to create a highly complicated, fully automated photo processing and ordering application that processes thousands of dollars in transactions daily. Integrated this ordering system with iPhone endpoints for plist, XML, and JSON.
Created numerous static sites to promote and support new products, while also providing internal team systems support and maintenance for Linux and Mac devices.
Developed a complex, highly-used Ruby on Rails web application to extract data from emails, automatically and manually, and display the data in HTML and XML for end users.
Deployed full-stack setups of Phusion Passenger on CentOS, integrated with an Oracle backend database. Performed maintenance to improve server and application response times, security, and maintainability.
Enforced a new Agile development methodology, including two week sprints and feature-complete releases. Coupled with Capistrano and Git, decreased development time while providing better features to the end-user.
Acted as a Rails expert-level resource for a tightly-integrated team of developers, testers, and product managers, educating and amplifying Rails best practices and techniques.
Created rich internet applications, using Ruby on Rails and Ajax (jQuery and Prototype), as part of an agile consultancy dedicated to utilizing performance-increasing technologies such as Git and CruiseControl.
Won the Pathfinder iPhone Application Award for an outstanding iPhone application, designing an application utilizing the CoreLocation framework and Rails GeoKit server integration.
Set up and maintained Rails servers using Mongrel and Phusion Passenger, utilizing MySQL and PostgreSQL, on Ubuntu and CentOS servers. Extremely proficient in deploying to servers and optimizing applications with load testing and performance benchmarking.
As a Rails expert, wrote numerous blog posts and paired with other developers to amplify their Rails skills. Conducted meetings on Git and Rails to create a community dedicated to Rails best practices.