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Matthew Knippen

Member since October 9, 2013
Matthew has been building iPhone and iPad applications since the release of the iPhone SDK in 2008, working on over 30+ applications in his career. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Click to continue

Matthew Gambrell

Member since April 10, 2016
Matthew is kind of an old-fashioned console video game programmer. He's got his own 2D engine running on a bunch of platforms and adopted C# early on for tools. He's looking to put his skills to good use porting stuff around, wrestling with Visual Studio or WinForms, or making parts for a game. He can do stuff besides games, but multimedia-type work is where he really shines. I like writing lean code that runs at 60fps. Click to continue

John-Paul May

Member since October 24, 2016
John-Paul is an extremely experienced developer in OCC native and cloud engineering, as well as Unity, VR, and hardware-software devices. He has a long roster of multi-million dollar product successes for clients. He combines a savvy marketing outlook with the more difficult technical engineering. A specialist in the high-value "attractions" industry. He has led teams of all types and budgets, creating many huge successes for clients. Click to continue

Matthew Keas

Member since July 13, 2013
Matthew is an enthusiastic world traveler and follower of scientific computing, compilers, web development, and computer security. He has learned from universities and government organizations and worked for individual clients, startups, and more. He lives to solve problems, and he contributes actively to open source and community projects. Click to continue

Macario Ortega

Member since April 1, 2014
Macario is a full stack web developer with over eight years of professional experience. He is strong in the TDD/BDD discipline and is fanatical about code quality. He praises the established conventions of Ruby on Rails and also enjoys using minimalist web stacks based on Sinatra, Padrino, or Node. Click to continue

Jason RT Bond

Member since March 11, 2016
Jason has nearly a decade of experience in the video game, virtual reality, and augmented reality industry. He is an expert in the Unity Engine and can work with a wide variety of platforms (web, mobile, PC/Mac, game consoles). He prefers a multi-disciplinary approach—having a background in both game design and coding—as well as experience in audiovisual content creation pipelines. Click to continue

Ivan Alvarez

Member since August 18, 2015
Ivan has eleven years of programming experience. He is extremely passionate about game development in Unity 3D and has a lot of background in web and back-end development. Ivan has already co-founded three startups as well as been a part of several larger developer teams. He is a fast learner and loves to tackle new challenges. Click to continue

Aidan Musnitzky

Member since May 30, 2015
Aidan is a full-stack software engineer with a strong theoretical computer science and mathematics background. He has built mobile/web applications and web services at scale, worked on large-scale projects, and designed and developed various games and products. He has worked on large teams and led small teams, including leading a new internal product team at Amazon Web Services. Click to continue

Louis Ingenthron

Member since October 11, 2017
Louis is a software engineer who has been programming for over 15 years. While his primary experience is with full-stack Windows business software development and real-time game development, he has additionally built mobile apps, websites, virtual reality experiences, and even real-time "smart" animated marketing displays. His breadth of experience is sure to bring new perspectives and insights into your latest project. Click to continue

Mark Grossnickle

Member since September 13, 2015
Mark has ten years of experience in tech with the most recent five being as CEO/Co-Founder of a remote mobile gaming startup called Kihon. A majority of his time at Kihon was spent on the engineering side and ensuring that we delivered highly polished entertainment experiences. Click to continue
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Josef Holm
CEO @ Tubestart
“Chris is an absolutely exceptional Python developer, and the single most efficient programmer I've ever worked with. From the beginning of the project, Chris was instantly a vital member of the team. He's proactive, self-managed, knowledgeable, and efficient. I point him in a direction, and he delivers. Chris will be a part of the Crisis Cleanup team as long as I have anything to say about it.”
Aaron Titus
Project Manager @ Crisis Cleanup
“Toptal was the best thing to happen to my web app. Initially, I hired a team of freelancers from India through another freelancing website—which was a nightmare. In fact, it was so bad that I had to start again from scratch, which is when I found Toptal. The experiences were like night and day. It was so refreshing to get partnered up with a quality developer that I could trust due to Toptal's extensive screening process. I will only use Toptal from now on and highly recommend you do the same.”
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Greg Kimball
Co-Founder @ nifti.com
“We recently launched our app with the help of Toptal and Nikola, an iOS developer. I was immediately impressed with the constant communication, detail, and level of talent that Nikola brought to the table. More importantly, when the project was underway, Nikola proactively provided creative workarounds for unforeseen hurdles and challenges. I couldn't be happier with our engagement and would highly recommend Nikola and Toptal.”
Chip O'Toole
Founder @ Humans Helping Robots LLC
“We needed some short-term work in Scala, and Toptal found us a great developer within 24 hours. This simply would not have been possible via any other platform.”
Franco Arda
Co-Founder @ WhatAdsWork.com
“We were extremely impressed with both Toptal and our developer, Bojan. They were professional and flexible with our schedule. On multiple occasions, we needed to alter our timeline and they never hesitated to accommodate us. Bojan was communicative and delivered what we asked for on-time and exactly to spec. I know that should we need additional work, we will surely be looking to hire Bojan and Toptal again. ”
Stephen Vasallo
Co-founder @ Bubble
“In addition to sharp technical skills, Faruk had a great attitude and is a really exceptional communicator. He always let us know where he was with his work, thoroughly and reliably. That's not always the case, and it made working remotely considerably easier. He was an easy integration into the team. ”
Leif Abraham
Co-Founder @ AND CO Ventures Inc
“Toptal has provided us developers for a wide range of projects. They are quick to provide candidates, and always very quick in communication. We have been happy with the quality of work from the developers as well as the Toptal representatives. Highly recommend!”
Gena Romano
Vice President of Digital @ VOX Global
“Toptal has been an incredible source of amazing software engineering talent. The contractors who have worked with us have been top notch, spoke perfect English, and worked superbly with our team. We recommend Toptal without any reservations!”
Vineet Singal
Co-Founder @ CareMessage
“We had a great experience with Toptal. They paired us with the perfect developer for our application and made the process very easy. It was also easy to extend beyond the initial time frame, and we were able to keep the same contractor throughout our project. We definitely recommend Toptal for finding high quality talent quickly and seamlessly.”
Ryan Morrissey
CTO @ Applied Business Technologies, LLC
“I've been very happy with Juraj. He is efficient, writes great code, and is an extremely nice guy to work with. Most importantly, he is self-motivated -- in his initial pass at the code base he has contributed several optimizations and stability improvements.”
Matt Cotton
Dev Team Lead @ eFolder
“Toptal’s ability to rapidly match our project with the best developers was just superb. The developers have become part of our team, and I’m amazed at the level of professional commitment each of them has demonstrated. For those looking to work remotely with the best engineers, look no further than Toptal.”
Laurent Alis
Founder @ Livepress
“We struggled for weeks to find a developer or architect with expertise in a niche API, but to no avail. When we linked up with Toptal, they connected us with the very expert we needed, and a week later we were hard at work making progress! The whole process was very smooth and we ended up with a new feature we couldn't have done without Toptal.”
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COO @ FindMySong