ABOUT ME

I'm a product guy. And I get things done.

I've worked on a variety of teams, directly responsible for getting dozens of software applications built. Mostly those are small teams trying to get a new product from zero to one. I've done every role — I've been the manager of the dev team, the pusher of the spreadsheets, and the guy who puts his headphones on and codes for hours on end. Honestly I enjoy the whole process.

I consider myself classically trained in .NET/C# and related Microsoft technologies, but now prefer JavaScript programming in things like node, react, and angular.

Sample Projects

I contract with a variety of companies, but mostly local startups, helping to build applications that are fast, robust, and scalable, with a heavy emphasis on unit testing. I seek out long term relationships with companies where I can make a significant impact augmenting their existing development team.

  • Currently (Fall 2017) working on building the initial product of a new startup from a repeat entrepreneur. I have a lot of leeway on the technology stack and I've chosen a mobile-friendly Server-Rendered React application. The API is GraphQL using Apollo's frameworks with TypeScript throughout. Unit and integration tests in jest as well as some e2e smoke tests using cypress. Deployments are handled via Circle CI to AWS ECS into a Docker Swarm.
  • Created a custom WYSIWYG editor using React, Redux, and Immutable.js for a Boston startup - a core component of their product. The editor uses Draft.js for rich text editing where necessary, but is otherwise built from the ground up. Unit tests in enzyme with mocha. The code is available to view on Github.
  • Worked with a very small team within a Fortune 100 healthcare company as a primary architect to create a web and mobile app for consumer health and wellness. Our chosen stack includes React Native ( iOS and Android), react.js for web ( ES6), node.js, MongoDB, Neo4j, and RabbitMQ. All of this is architected with a microservices approach in the company's first secure HIPAA compliant AWS deploy. Watch the Promo Video on YouTube
  • Assisted a fast growing Boston startup by building several POC apps as potential new products and design patterns for the company. Projects included an Angular 2 / TypeScript application for both client rendering and leveraging Angular's dependency injection pattern for server side logic.
  • Wrote an extensive pricing engine for a Hartford startup, encompassing dozens of complex rules and spanning hundreds of unit tests. The engine is written in vanilla javascript ( node.js module), with mocha tests and istanbul reporting 95%+ test coverage. Data stored in MySQL.
  • Worked as part of the team for a Boston health and fitness startup, helping to re-imagine their existing .NET product offering into a full javascript stack. The server side was node, MongoDB, redis, RabbitMQ, nools, and socket.io (earlier sockjs). The front end was backbone.js using require.js, handlebars and layout manager.
  • Lead development of a Microsoft SQL Server data warehouse front end visualization project for a large national non-profit. Flexible configuration supporting multiple charting and templating libraries served through node.js (on Windows Server / IIS ) and backbone. Setup continuous deployments orchestrated with Jenkins up to AWS EC2 Instances.

Are these the technologies your company uses? Please get in touch! I do all my work on a corp-to-corp basis through Hudson Collaborative, Inc.

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