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Go, Erlang, RMQ, CF, Concourse, BOSH, Kubernetes, GCP


2016 – Present

Elixir, PostgreSQL, CircleCI, Docker, Terraform, Linode


2016 – Present

Ruby, Go, Cassandra, RMQ, CF, BOSH, AWS


2015 – 2016

Ruby, Go, Jenkins, Concourse, CF, BOSH, vSphere


2014 – 2015

Ruby on Rails, RMQ, Elasticsearch


2014 – 2014
  • Built the SOA foundation for de-composing a mighty Rails monolith
  • Leveraged RabbitMQ for event distribution & Elasticsearch for event indexing
  • Proposed Fluentd as an alternative to not invented here


Ruby, MySQL, Redis, Chef, AWS

How Are You?

2012 – 2014

Ruby, node.js, MySQL, Redis, RMQ, Chef, AWS


2011 – 2012

Ruby, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Chef, AWS

Paper Cavalier

2010 – 2011
  • Rewrote a legacy AWS arbitrage engine from PHP to Ruby & EventMachine
  • Kept ~350mil Amazon book offers in sync within the Amazon API limitations
  • Managed a hybrid, clustered infrastructure with Chef - gchef
  • Wrote about knife integration with AWS


HTML, CSS, Prototype, Ruby, MySQL

1 Click 2 Fame

2009 – 2010
  • Took ownership of the JS & CSS for the main Merb app
  • Wrote my first JS unit tests in the framework that inspired mocha
  • Built an iTunes carousel clone in plain JS and CSS
  • Promoted CSS 3 transformations and animations


HTML, CSS, Prototype, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Capistrano


2008 – 2009
  • Front-end developer on one of the busiest Ruby on Rails sites of its time
  • Solved all memory leaks by migrating production from Mongrel to Passenger
  • Set up zero-downtime deployments


HTML, CSS, jQuery, Zend, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, cPanel

Ultraspeed Group

2007 – 2008
  • Designed and developed websites for various company divisions
  • Worked on the in-house PHP & MySQL customer portal
  • Switched customer portal to Ruby on Rails so that we could iterate quicker


HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, MySQL, Textpattern, Plesk


2003 – 2007
  • Promoted the use of CSS on Hayes & Finch microsites
  • Spearheaded AJAX in plain Javascript - a revoluion at the time
  • Wrote PHP 4 & MySQL 3 with no frameworks, not even Zend
  • Developed one of the most popular Textpattern plugins: glz_custom_fields
  • I still do web hosting for websites that I have designed and built in early 2000s