Ruby on Rails/React/TailwindCSS Developer working with companies to build a better tomorrow!
Ruby on Rails Contractor
Website & Content Manager
HubSpot Implementation Specialist
Senior Rails Developer
HubSpot Email Implementer
Ruby on Rails Developer
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 Datatables.net 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
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 Implementation Specialist Nov 2018 - Jul 2020
Implement HubSpot for this startup, including creating custom HubSpot pages, landing pages, CTAs and email campaigns. HubSpot copywriting graphics email templates.
Designed onboarding workflows to manage prospects through the sales funnel and to the Letulet application. HubSpot
Built a blog with all custom content (HubSpot Topics) that feeds into two HubSpot Pillar Pages/CTAs HubSpot copywriting
HubSpot Email Implementer Mar 2019 - May 2019
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
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
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 Cvent.com-administered 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 1Step2Referrals.com, a real estate agent referral and reminder subscription service. Implemented Stripe.com 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
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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.