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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

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

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

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 audio visual 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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Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
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Owner @ Flowsimple
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Greg Kimball
Co-Founder @ nifti.com
“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.”
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Project Manager @ Crisis Cleanup
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Vineet Singal
Co-Founder @ CareMessage
“I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“Sergio was an awesome developer to work with. Top notch, responsive, and got the work done efficiently.”
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Chief Technologist and Co-Founder @ PriceBlink
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