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Ethan Drower

Member since November 22, 2016
Ethan has a unique blend of development and infrastructure experience. Operating primarily out of Chicago, he has multiple years of hard earned experience in Chicago's dynamic electronic trading industry both as a developer and a Linux engineer. His experience in fast-paced environments enables him to jump in and provide technical value in almost any situation. Today, Ethan works primarily in Python and JavaScript technologies. Click to continue

Steven Holms

Member since November 9, 2014
Steven is a full-stack engineer with over 5 years of professional experience. His work includes everything from simple PSD-to-HTML conversions to custom front-end based web applications to API service engineering. Building Raspberry Pi servers for various services projects on the weekends, he lives and breathes software engineering and systems development. Click to continue

Justin Brown

Member since December 6, 2016
For the past four years, Justin has been mostly building and maintaining responsive WordPress sites from PSD to live for many different clients—as well as working extensively with Magento, Shopify theming, custom WP plugins, custom JavaScript widgets, and an Aurelia (similar to AngularJS) app. He has over a decade of industry experience with web development from the back-end to the front-end. Click to continue

David H. Wilkins

Member since March 1, 2017
David is a senior developer with experience ranging from real-time systems to the web. Recent projects include customer facing websites in PHP and Rails, ETL processes, and banking formats. Back-end, performance and tooling are his specialties. He's comfortable in both enterprise and startup environments preferring teams—requiring skills from architecture design to DevOps. Click to continue

Joshua Walker

Member since October 4, 2011
Joshua is a senior developer who specializes in web development—primarily *nix server administration, Drupal, and jQuery. He has extensive experience developing projects from start to finish and also managing larger technical projects. He is a perfect fit when a server admin, Drupal, UX, or JavaScript expert is needed. Click to continue

Matthew Scott

Member since November 11, 2013
Matthew is a calm, efficient software designer and developer who enjoys solving interesting problems. He has extensive experience working as a software engineer in a remote capacity. He enjoys a steady work pace with occasional high-intensity bursts to help maintain a healthy work/life balance. Click to continue

Ryan Shillington

Member since April 5, 2017
Ryan is a small-time wizard with technology—especially anything Java and SaaS. There's very little about building websites that he doesn't understand at every layer: hardware, databases, networks, app servers, HTML, and more. His confidence comes from building them professionally for over 20 years. Click to continue

Christopher Smith

Member since September 14, 2016
Christopher is an expert JVM developer with solid experience building with Spring, Groovy, and the JVM ecosystem in general. He has managed the full software lifecycle from requirements to deployment, along with systems administration and networking (CCDP/CCNP). He is a proactive guy who's looking for projects that involve back-end engineering, infrastructure questions, networking, orchestration, and harder functional programming. Click to continue

Evin Callahan

Member since July 11, 2016
Evin is a cloud expert with 10+ years of infrastructure experience--5+ years in the cloud--and a degree in computer science. He's recently left an elite hedge fund to pursue advising firms in how to best take advantage of the cloud space in their business. Evin is interested in cloud methodologies and technology. Click to continue

Lance Hampton

Member since November 6, 2017
Lance is an experienced full-stack developer specializing in Ruby on Rails and Go. He is comfortable with both full-stack development and back-end only solutions. Lance has done extensive work combining systems together and he is not afraid to dive into maintenance without manuals. Click to continue
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