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Rescuing old codebases, delivering MVPs and products to startups and Fortune 500s

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I am an experienced full-stack engineer with over 20 years building robust software architectures, including 13 years of delivering B2B, and B2C software using Ruby on Rails. Throughout my career, I've worked at both startups and large enterprises, which has given me broad experience building and implementing solutions from the ground up. I am passionate about Ruby and Rails and find the most joy and fulfillment in projects utilizing this stack. My core competencies in Rails include: Designing and implementing scalable, maintainable Rails web apps, APIs, and back-end systems Expertise in Rails MVC patterns, RESTful conventions, TDD, debugging, optimization Leading Agile processes from user stories to production - standups, sprints, code reviews Integrating third-party services like payments, analytics, APIs (Strava, Fitbit, Garmin HealthAPI, payment processors, etc.) Championing best practices like SOLID principles, design patterns, security Writing clean, well-tested, modular Rails code In addition to my Rails skills, I bring strong adaptability, communication, and leadership skills to the engineering roles. My other skills include: Disciplines: Fullstack/backend web development, devops/SRE/networking, distributed systems, engineering management, IOT Languages: Ruby, Javascript, SQL, Python, Rust, Go, Shell, C Frameworks: Ruby On Rails (API/Fullstack with Hotwire), RSpec, Minitest, Svelte, TailwindCSS, Bootstrap DevOps: Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Pulumi, Terraform, Chef, Github Actions, Gitlab Runners, Jenkins DataStores: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, Oracle, ELK, Loki/Grafana, DynamoDB, S3 (AWS/MinIO) Cloud: AWS, Azure, GCP, MAAS, Heroky, fly.io

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Fullstack Engineer

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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

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.