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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 with 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

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

Eric Hare

Member since June 7, 2017
Eric is the chief data scientist at Omni Analytics Group. He graduated with a PhD in statistics and computer science from Iowa State University. He is most proficient working in R, RStudio, and associated R packages—including Shiny, R Markdown, and Ggplot2. Click to continue
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Co-Founder @ ProHatch
“Robert was such a breath of fresh air. He was an excellent communicator and knew exactly what I was looking for. Now, I have a website that works better than I thought it could for less than the cost -- and in half the time -- it would have taken other developers. Robert is as good as they come, a true professional -- anyone thinking of working with him, hire him. You won’t regret it.”
Matthew Bennett
CEO @ Winning Social LLC
“Working with Toptal has been a great experience. Prior to using them, I had spent quite some time interviewing other freelancers and wasn't finding what I needed. After engaging with Toptal, they matched me up with the perfect developer in a matter of days. The developer I'm working with not only delivers quality code, but he also makes suggestions on things that I hadn't thought of. It's clear to me that Amaury knows what he is doing. Highly recommended!”
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