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As a developer, I bring a unique blend of technical expertise, creativity, and a passion for problem-solving to every project I undertake. My journey into the world of software development began with a deep curiosity for understanding how technology shapes our daily lives. From tinkering with code in my spare time to pursuing formal education in computer science, I have continually sought to expand my knowledge and refine my skills. One recent milestone that stands out is leading the development of a scalable web application for a prominent client, which received rave reviews for its intuitive user experience and robust performance. This accomplishment not only showcased my ability to deliver high-quality solutions but also demonstrated my commitment to exceeding client expectations. I am constantly seeking opportunities to learn and grow, whether it's diving into a new programming language or mastering the latest development frameworks. Recently, I delved into the world of machine learning, exploring its potential applications in enhancing user interactions and streamlining business processes. What truly sets me apart as a developer is my ability to translate complex technical concepts into user-friendly solutions that drive value for both businesses and end-users. I thrive in collaborative environments, leveraging my strong communication skills to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders and ensure project success. At the core of my work is a deep-seated passion for leveraging technology to create positive change. Whether it's developing sustainable solutions to address climate change or building innovative tools to empower marginalized communities, I am driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact through my work.

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Building apps AI with Ruby on Rails + Turbo + Hotwire for Startups

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In my 13 years of experience in software development, I've been fortunate to contribute to a range of meaningful projects: ✅ I co-founded a startup in the Philippines, where we successfully navigated the challenges of securing funding in Singapore. ✅ Pioneer developer with equity in a U.S. startup, which led to a successful exit in 2022, thanks to a collaborative team effort. ✅ Led the development of a UK e-commerce venture, which achieved $10 million in funding through shared vision and hard work. ✅ Built a successful SaaS tool for e-commerce SEO. ✅ Founding a software development agency where teamwork and client needs were at the forefront. Experience with Ruby on Rails I have had the privilege of growing alongside Ruby on Rails, starting my journey with this technology in 2009. Each version of Rails has offered unique learning opportunities, and I'm grateful for the insights gained through these experiences. 🚂 Rails 2.3.5 (2009 - 2010): My initial experience with Rails was during my final college year. At that time, I was working on a CodeIgniter (php framework) library for my thesis that logs and creates a UML to help developers debug code issues. The moment I actually read through and worked on a production Rails app which was a game on Facebook, I realized my thesis would not be useful in production. 😅The logs of Rails was really intuitive. 🚂 Rails 3 (2010): This version was a really big leap for Rails because of the Merb team merge. A lot of things were introduced on Rails on this version. The main issue at that time was migrating 2.3.X apps had a lot of issues, including Gems no longer working. 🚂 Rails 4 (2013): Transitioning to Rails 4 was a smoother experience. In January/Feb that year there was a mass assignment issue with Rails (where we could do SQL injections). On Rails 4, they made strong paramaters a default. 🚂 Rails 5: Turbolinks 5 and Action Cable was introduced. I think this was Rails answer to SPAs and hybrid mobile apps. During this time, I learned Turbolinks 5 and used Turbolink-iOS adapter to build and launch an iOS app on the Appstore. 🚂 Rails 6: Although ActiveStorage was introduced in 5.2. The projects I've worked on started adoption ActiveStorage at version 6. This is mainly because when you used ActionText which was introduced at Rails 6, you see the advantage of ActiveStorage when images are easily embedded on the WYSIWYG. 🚂 Rails 7: On this release, Hotwire became the default front-end framework for Rails. Hotwire included tools like Turbo + Strada to make it easier for smaller teams to launch cross-platform apps. Experience with Front-end Technologies I have extensive experience in front-end development, particularly with React and similar technologies, spanning over a decade. Here's a breakdown of my journey. <⁄>2012: Began with BackboneJS, where I first delved into MVC architectures in front-end development. <⁄>2013: Transitioned to EmberJS, which I found to offer a more robust MVC framework compared to BackboneJS. <⁄>2015: Adopted AngularJS, facing challenges with code organization due to the lack of standardized practices at that time. <⁄>2016 - 2017: Shifted my focus to React/Redux, a significant leap in terms of code structure and organization. The official Redux documentation greatly aided in establishing a consistent code organization strategy. <⁄>2018 - 2020: Integrated StimulusJS into my projects. <⁄>2021 onwards: Embraced the Hotwire stack, continuing my journey with the latest in front-end technology.

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Crafting Code with Creativity and Precision. A Ruby on Rails Developer at the Crossroads of Technology and Artistry.

From the workbench of a jeweler to the stages of Denver's music scene, my journey has been anything but conventional. Growing up, I was immersed in an environment that valued creativity and the process of making something beautiful from raw materials. This upbringing instilled in me an appreciation for craftsmanship and the beauty of creation, whether it was in the form of a piece of jewelry or the melody of a song. My foray into technology began with a childhood curiosity for the inner workings of electronics. This curiosity was not just about understanding; it was about deconstructing and reconstructing, seeing firsthand how complex systems could be broken down into understandable and manageable parts. This tinkering mindset led me naturally toward software development, where I found the same joy and challenge in piecing together code to create functional, elegant solutions. At 19, I ventured into the creative wilderness, co-founding a band in Denver. For six years, I immersed myself in music, an experience that grew my collaborative skills and deepened my understanding of creative expression. However, amidst chords and melodies, I discovered a missing piece—software development. This realization was a turning point, prompting me to blend my creative passions with my technological inclinations. My encounter with Ruby on Rails was a revelation. Here was a framework that resonated with my artistic sensibilities, offering a balance between structure and freedom that I hadn't found in other technologies. Rails didn't just allow me to build web applications; it enabled me to craft them with the creativity and intuition I had cultivated as a musician and with jewelry. It was in Rails that I found my medium for technological artistry. Today, as a Ruby on Rails developer, I draw upon my unique background to approach software development with a blend of analytical precision and creative flair. My journey from jewelry workbenches to music stages, and finally to the world of coding, has shaped me into a developer who sees beyond the code to the stories and experiences that software can create.

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Dynamic Full-Stack Developer and AI Innovator with a Decade of Crafting Cutting-Edge Solutions

From my early days tinkering with code to spearheading AI-driven startups, my journey as a developer has been fueled by a relentless drive to solve complex problems with elegant, innovative solutions. My foray into the world of development began over a decade ago, captivated by the transformative power of technology. Since then, I've honed my skills in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, leveraging these technologies to build over 20 dynamic web solutions ranging from e-commerce platforms to intricate API integrations. A milestone that stands out in my career was the successful launch of an AI-based startup, a venture that marked my transition from a developer to a technopreneur. This endeavor wasn't just about applying AI technologies; it was about creating solutions that address real-world challenges, blending technical acumen with strategic foresight. My curiosity and eagerness to learn have kept me on the cutting edge of technology. Recently, I delved into the nuances of machine learning algorithms, mastering how to implement them in scalable projects. This journey of continuous learning has not only expanded my skill set but also fueled my passion for AI and machine learning, fields where innovation is boundless. What sets me apart is not just my technical expertise, but my ability to envision the broader picture — to see how technology can be a catalyst for change. My entrepreneurial experience has endowed me with a unique perspective on how to navigate the startup ecosystem, driving projects from ideation to launch with a focus on creating tangible value. I bring to the table a blend of technical prowess, strategic thinking, and a proven track record in leading teams to deliver groundbreaking solutions. My goal is to leverage this unique combination of skills to contribute to a forward-thinking company, where I can help solve challenging problems, drive innovation, and ultimately, make a difference.