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Dave Aronson

Member since February 25, 2014
Dave has about three and a half decades of experience programming in a wide variety of languages, fields, etc. He now mostly does Ruby on Rails web back-ends and security software. He is also skilled in Python, C, Elixir, and much more. He can mentor your developers and advise on processes and tools. He is also a skilled speaker and trainer, having created and delivered presentations from five-minute briefings to week-long technical courses. Click to continue
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“My business relationship with Toptal has been nothing short of terrific. From reviewing my project with their team to choosing a highly-talented developer, and all the way through releasing our application, it has been an incredibly smooth and successful experience.”
Gary Craig
Senior Analyst @ NetApp
“One of their engineers from Colombia has joined our team as a full-time developer for more than 6 months, sometimes flying to work on-site in New York City with us. He is one of the best developers I've ever worked with.”
Carter Cleveland
CEO @ Artsy
“In our 2 years of operations this is by far the most enjoyable and productive working relationship we have had with a developer. I plan on continuing to recommend Toptal's services to other entrepreneurs I run into.”
David Sawyer
CEO @ TSOLife
“Toptal helped us achieve our goals by really understanding what we were looking for. They worked with us very closely to figure out what the right talent looked like -- from a technical, cultural perspective -- and helped us get the onboarding done quickly so the talent could be effective as soon as possible. ”
Jay Tring
Technical Team Lead, CSR Connect, Australia @ CSR Limited
“We've had multiple needs for various development talent and Toptal doesn't disappoint. They truly focus on matching the best developer to our specific engagements, and they continue to stay connected in an effort to exceed our expectations at all times”
Mindle Hastings
Sr. Product Manager @ Bodybuilding.com
“Dave as a developer was absolutely fantastic! The guidance that he provided us will allow us to make tremendous improvements to the next version of our application.”
Baroni Parson
IT Manager @ City Real Estate Advisors, Inc.
“Working with Enrique has been a pleasure and a relief. His knowledge in the IT space is broad and in-depth. Zoomedia has been in need of this level of support for some time and I feel confident we are an exponentially stronger team with Enrique on board.”
Justin Bane
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“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
“I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look. ”
Paul Fenley
Director @ K Dunn & Associates
“We really enjoy working with Toptal. The experience has been very positive, and we'd recommend it to anyone seeking developers on-demand.”
Jeff Kerr
CEO @ CaseFleet
“As a small company with limited resources we can't afford to make expensive mistakes. Toptal provided us with an experienced programmer who was able to hit the ground running and begin contributing immediately. It has been a great experience and one we'd repeat again in a heartbeat.”
Stuart Pocknee
Principal @ Site Specific Software Solutions
“We needed a programmer to help push a project over the finish line, and I figured -- best case -- Toptal would find someone who would come in and complete a few tickets. Instead, Sergio blended right in with the team and made significant progress after mere days of ramp-up. He even offered to take his laptop with him on vacation in case we had a customer issue with his code! He surpassed my expectations, and then some.”
Bryan Adams
CTO @ Healthsense
“Sergio was an awesome developer to work with. Top notch, responsive, and got the work done efficiently.”
Dennis Baldwin
Chief Technologist and Co-Founder @ PriceBlink
“Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.”
Jason Kulik
Co-Founder @ ProHatch
“One of our most time consuming problems is finding qualified staff. We need to find the correct platform to advertise on, create a proper ad, filter through tons of applications, interview and test the applicants' capabilities, and finally take a risk by hiring. This was the old way of doing things. The new way: describe the job position to our Toptal account manager, interview a few qualified applicants, and hire with a risk-free trial -- much faster, a lot easier, and with incredible results.”
Catalin S. Balaci
Owner @ EvoBits Information Technology SRL
“Through Toptal, we were able to find and select a senior engineer who is both very professional and easy to work with. The quality of matching that Toptal enabled has been crucial to our success, was at a fair price, and came with a much appreciated, risk-reducing trial period.”
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Director @ Bingo Solutions

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