Bob Walsh

Ruby on Rails/React/TailwindCSS Developer working with companies to build a better tomorrow!
San Rafael, CA 16 years professional experience
Ruby on Rails Contractor
Ruby on Rails Developer
Senior Developer
Senior Developer
Website & Content Manager
HubSpot Implementation Specialist
Rails/React Developer
HubSpot Developer
Senior Rails Developer
HubSpot Email Implementer
VBA Developer
Technical Consultant
Migration Specialist
2018 Present
Work Experience
Senior Rails Developer Feb 2022 - Present
  • Contributed to modernizing the custom accounting system used nationally to allocate supercomputer resources. Focused mainly on the frontend used to determine resource allocations by supercomputer resource, research grant, principal investigator, and other criteria. Delivered large datasets in the browser of both SQL and ActiveRecord results via this Ruby on Rails 6 application, using for high performance.
Founder Apr 2020 - Feb 2022
  • Designed and coded a new approach for freelancers of all types to increase their sales by effectively asking for and tracking referrals. Rails Hotwire TailwindCSS
  • FreelancerContacts will help you identify old clients, prioritize those clients based on a Net Promoter Score, and then send out customized email templates to ask for referrals. Marketing copywriting
  • Built in Rails 6, with Hotwire, Stimulus Reflex, and Alpine.js delivering excellent performance. Uses Tailwind CSS as the CSS framework, PostgreSQL for the database, Stripe for payment processing, Mailgun for email, and Heroku for hosting. Rails Hotwire Alpine.js
HubSpot Developer Jan 2021 - Sep 2021
  • Built a complex ROI calculator and HubSpot form for this digital agency. The calculator was designed to deliver actionable data for enterprise clients regarding Asset Replacement Value, total maintenance costs, spare parts inventory. Javascript HubSpot HubL
VBA Developer Jan 2020 - Sep 2021
  • Built a proof-of-concept Document Template delivery system. The app presently delivers over 40 Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint templates to Ascentage staff. VBA Word VBA Excel VBA PowerPoint
Rails/React Developer Sep 2020 - Nov 2020
  • Part of a small team creating a Rails 6/React/Next.js Saas to organize, create, and run golf tournaments. Implemented Stripe, Mailgun, Rollbar among other services. Worked primarily on the React frontend, creating components and pages as needed. Components were styled, relying on Bootstrap 4.5. The team consisted of myself and another Rails/React developer, a designer, and the founder/content expert. Hosted on Heroku and Vercel. Rails React Heroku PostgreSQL Bootstrap
  • Implemented Stripe, Mailgun, Rollbar and Heroku
Migration Specialist Jul 2020 - Sep 2020
  • Worked with a team of 4 Seggazza employees to plan, manage and implement migrating from SalesForce to HubSpot for a very large enterprise client. Work consisted of correctly configuring HubSpot for data derived from SalesForce via SQL; writing and running numerous HubSpot and other tool queries; meeting with enterprise employees to ensure all data was correctly migrated including data that did not conform to HubSpot schemas; performing the migration to HubSpot. HubSpot SQL SalesForce
HubSpot Email Implementer Mar 2019 - May 2019
  • Designed both HubSpot emails and landing pages for Mavenlink, a Creative Circle client. Worked largely on my own, formulating a set of CTA, download and confirmation emails within HubSpot. Converted and worked from Adobe Illustrator CC files for various digital assets. Wrote and managed custom HubSpot modules (CSS and HTML and JS). HubSpot JavaScript CSS HTML
Website & Content Manager Mar 2018 - Oct 2018
  • Successfully transitioned company's WordPress site of over 50 pages to HubSpot. HubSpot WordPress
  • Set up HubSpot ServiceHub knowledge base, rewriting nearly 100 Zendesk topics. HubSpot Zendesk
  • Wrote a dozen long and short form tutorials, explainers and animated whiteboard scripts. HubSpot copywriting
Technical Consultant Mar 2018 - Sep 2018
  • Consulted during and after sales calls to help medium to small publications integrate LaterPay WP Plugin, LaterPay Connector Script and LaterPay AMP Script into their systems. Contributed to ongoing Atlassian Confluence, JIRA and Slack technical and business conversations. Consulting
Founder Nov 2010 - Mar 2018
  • Operated this unique consulting practice for self-funded startups: Clients bought my time at the rate of $147 USD. We focused on the single largest issue for that startup, determined 8-10 specific, measurable actions to address that issue. Over 100 clients served, 85% of initial engagements lead to follow on microConsults or regular consulting contracts. Consulting
Senior Developer Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Coded a startup Rails/React application. The application focused on milestones, tasks, and goals for writers, both desktop and mobile. Full-stack development from the frontend (Rails views and React components) through to a Rails 4.2.x and PostgresSQL db running on Heroku. Rails React Heroku
Senior Developer May 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Responsible for most frontend rails/js development of Brandle Management Tool, an enterprise social media inventory and compliance tool built on Ruby on Rails/MongoDB. Rails MongoDB
  • Working both in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript architected and coded major portions of this application, including compliance definition, checking of social media profile metadata; and gathering socials and web sites from enterprise employees using customized forms delivered via Mandrill transactional email service. OAuth Mandrill
  • Responsible for building and supporting changes to JavaScript-based tables used extensively throughout the application (both server and client side data) and defining underlying controller and model methods, scopes and validations.
  • Other frontend responsibilities included writing both HTML and Microsoft Excel formatted reports, customized data-driven reporting mechanisms and extending the resque-based processing of certain data-intensive API calls. risque Excel
  • Worked with and implemented functionality in Twitter, Facebook, Google Custom Search, LinkedIn and Cloudinary APIs. Cleared over 500 bugs in all areas of the application including mongoDB querying, model validation, scope and methods, controller code and client side JavaScript/jQuery. APIs JavaScript jQuery
Ruby on Rails Developer Aug 2012 - Nov 2012
  • Designed and did most of the implementation of a Rails 3.2 application for administering, hosting redirection pages and generating email notifications for large multi-school district surveys. Rails Cvent Word
  • The Survey Admin Tool managed surveys (via a SOAP-based API), users using Devise, and generated Microsoft Word attachments to emails sent to survey administrators. Rails SOAP
  • This internal LOB application was designed to both provide granular definition of which Cvent survey would be available at a given school for a given period up through an interface for performing a number of business rule checks before launching a survey that would be taken by hundreds of thousands of students across multiple California school districts.
Ruby on Rails Contractor Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
We are Titans
  • Developed version 2 of, a real estate agent referral and reminder subscription service. Implemented subscription billing, import of existing agent data from Excel spreadsheets, a comprehensive compound search by attribute system, and numerous other improvements and features, all with RSpec/Capybara model and integration tests. Rails Excel Stripe RSpec
Founder Nov 2009 - Jan 2011
  • Coded and founded this combination online community and workflow application for self-funded startups. Written in Ruby on Rails and jQuery, integrated with the following API's: Google Maps, Amazon Payments. Rails jQuery API Amazon Payments
  • Wrote several dozen long and short form posts for various companies. Delivered on time and without the need for major edits. Focused on the startups, technology for businesses, and developer news. copywriting
Publications and Presentations
If there's a software startup company in your developer heart, this is the book that will make it happen. The Web Startup Success Guide is your one-stop shop for all of the answers you need today to build a successful web startup in these challenging economic times. It covers everything from making the strategic platform decisions as to what kind of software to build, to understanding and winning the Angel and venture capital funding game, to the modern tools, apps and services that can cut months off development and marketing cycles, to how startups today are using social networks like Twitter and Facebook to create real excitement and connect to real customers.
Startup Founders
*Uniquely and squarely focuses on the needs of a startup ISV *Several leading companies in their market segment are actually micro-ISVs, including Fog Creek (FogBugz) and Sun Belt Software (Counter-Spy). It’s possible to be small AND successful, and this book is perfect for those who wish to try *Volume of Micro ISVs is increasing, signifying a deep, broad audience for this book
Startup Technical Founders
Trainings and Certifications
HubSpot Growth-Driven Design 2021
How to build and manage website growth for the best results.
HubSpot Content Marketing, 2020
Certification in all aspects of building a content marketing site and strategy.
Content Marketing
Full Stack
RailsStripeAmazon PaymentsAPIJekyll
MigrationsCustom PagesFormsCTAsCoding