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Full Stack Ruby on Rails / React Engineer

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I’m Ben, a full stack engineer with about 5 years of experience.

While studying physics in school, I first wrote code by writing some simulations in Python. I then took Object Oriented Programming with Java in the CS department, which is when I first started to fall in love with writing code and consider a career in programming. It came easy to me and was fun.

After graduating, I first worked in the electronics engineering field. I wasn’t super happy with it, and after a year and a half decided to take a full stack Ruby on Rails bootcamp, at Le Wagon’s campus in Bali, Indonesia.

Following the bootcamp, I first started doing some freelancing for one of my classmates in the bootcamp. I then began working full time at Wikilane, the owner of Invoice Home. There I worked on the full stack monolithic Rails app, an Invoice Maker for freelancers and small businesses.I also learned mobile development and developed several apps for iOS and Android. This work was done mostly remotely on US working hours, with occasional meetups at the company HQ in Prague, CZ.

I then spent some time learning React, and doing some freelancing. I built an app called Dropitt, a drop shipping services marketplace in the Shopify store. This was built with Rails and React.

Following this, I spent nearly 2 years working with Vessel Partners, a consultancy specialized in the US health care industry. There I worked on 4 different projects for different clients. We had a Rails API, with Redis, Sidekiq, Postgres, and Docker. We used a React front end, using TypeScript and Next. This work was done 100% remotely as part of a small team on US working hours.

Since then, I’ve been working on a personal project, using a Rails API and a React frontend, utilizing a similar stack to what I have been accustomed with. I am also working part-time with Finagle, a finance platform, as a front end developer using React.

I'm passionate about building applications that have a positive impact. I've lived in nearly 20 countries over the last 5 years, all while working for US based companies remotely or as a freelancer. Traveling and understanding the people and land of planet earth is one of my greatest passions, and I'm grateful to have a career that allows me to work remotely while doing so.