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Freelance Developers
Alexis Hernandez, Coder.
Alexis Hernandez
Software Engineer
Previously at
Samsung
Anne Adams, Senior Programmer and Consultant.
Anne Adams
Senior Developer
Previously at
Merrill Lynch
Danilo Resende, Freelance Developer for Hire.
Danilo Resende
Senior Software Engineer
Previously at
Instagram
April Leone, Freelance Developer for Hire.
April Leone
Senior Software Developer
Previously at
Rosetta Stone
Jongwook Kim, Senior Programmer and Consultant.
Jongwook Kim
Software Engineer
Previously at
Facebook
Darin Erat Sleiter, Coder.
Darin Erat Sleiter
Senior Software Developer
Previously at
Stanford

Our Exclusive Network of Freelance Developers

April Leone

Freelance Developer
April is a senior front-end web developer with over 15 years of experience at companies like Starbucks, Rosetta Stone, and Livemocha. She specializes in ... Read More
April is a senior front-end web developer with over 15 years of experience at companies like Starbucks, Rosetta Stone, and Livemocha. She specializes in building front-ends for JavaScript web applications and has a deep expertise in the nuances of cross-platform development. Read Less
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Charles Cook, Ph.D.

Freelance Developer
Charles has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and spent three years developing custom data processing and analysis programs for NASA. He specializes in sc... Read More
Charles has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and spent three years developing custom data processing and analysis programs for NASA. He specializes in scalable, enterprise-level application development and engineering solutions for exceptionally high throughputs. He is also the founder and owner of GreatVocab.com, for which he developed the core system using novel concepts in data analysis and control theory. Read Less
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Anne Adams

Freelance Developer
Anne is an experienced developer who has worked both for large corporations and startups. After building financial trading applications for eight years a... Read More
Anne is an experienced developer who has worked both for large corporations and startups. After building financial trading applications for eight years as an engineer at Merrill Lynch, Anne founded and built LoudUp, a music-based social network that she designed, developed, and launched from the ground up. She specializes in .NET technologies and JavaScript. Read Less
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Filippo Conforti

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Previously the lead architect for Gucci's eCommerce business, Filippo specializes in developing beautiful applications with Ruby on Rails, and has 9+ yea... Read More
Previously the lead architect for Gucci's eCommerce business, Filippo specializes in developing beautiful applications with Ruby on Rails, and has 9+ years of engineering experience. He strongly believes in TDD as the only way to build rock-solid code that makes his clients happy. He loves building for other developers too, by designing and creating the REST APIs they wish they had. Read Less
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Jonathan Rhone

Freelance Developer
Jonathan is a full-stack engineer who's as comfortable working on large-scale distributed systems as he is on client-facing single-page web apps. Jon als... Read More
Jonathan is a full-stack engineer who's as comfortable working on large-scale distributed systems as he is on client-facing single-page web apps. Jon also excels at working with big data, and has frequently worked on a petabyte scale. Read Less
Freelance DeveloperPythonInstagram APIFacebook API+9 More
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Alex Duggleby

Freelance Developer
Alex is a senior full-stack developer on the Microsoft platform, and he's been working with it for over the past 15 years. He has an IT security and secu... Read More
Alex is a senior full-stack developer on the Microsoft platform, and he's been working with it for over the past 15 years. He has an IT security and secure software development background on the one hand and entrepreneurship and innovation on the other, enabling him to build clean and reliable systems (especially MVPs, minimum viable products). Read Less
Freelance DeveloperC#JavaScriptASP.NET MVC+3 More
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Alexander Makeev

Freelance Developer
Alexander carries multiple technical degrees in Nuclear Physics and worked at CERN as a Python developer implementing dynamic performance optimizations f... Read More
Alexander carries multiple technical degrees in Nuclear Physics and worked at CERN as a Python developer implementing dynamic performance optimizations for complex web applications. He excels at rapidly integrating reliable web technologies and achieving flexible software architecture designs. His strong theoretical and practical background in IT, business consulting, and project management makes him extremely capable on projects of any size. Read Less
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Mark Wong-VanHaren

Freelance Developer
Mark is an entrepreneur, engineer, CTO, and artisan with decades of startup experience, including co-founding Excite.com. He makes complex problems simpl... Read More
Mark is an entrepreneur, engineer, CTO, and artisan with decades of startup experience, including co-founding Excite.com. He makes complex problems simple with expressive, maintainable code. He believes in building small, well-tested, functional pieces, loosely joined by a well-documented contract. Read Less
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Zachary Goldberg

Freelance Developer
Zach Goldberg is an experienced technical entrepreneur, having recently served as the CTO of Lottery.com, an entrepreneur in residence at Tencent, the CE... Read More
Zach Goldberg is an experienced technical entrepreneur, having recently served as the CTO of Lottery.com, an entrepreneur in residence at Tencent, the CEO/CTO of three of his own startups, and many others. Zach is passionate about using technology to improve the human condition, and has served as a consultant to over a dozen tech startups. Zach also has a private pilot's license, races sports cars, and is an expert at Kerbal Space Program. Read Less
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Darin Erat Sleiter

Freelance Developer
Darin is a data scientist and engineer with a PhD in physics from Stanford. He's passionate about data and machine learning and has worked on data scienc... Read More
Darin is a data scientist and engineer with a PhD in physics from Stanford. He's passionate about data and machine learning and has worked on data science projects across numerous industries and applications. Darin's co-founded an AI company and led a team of data scientists to build a product which uses machine learning and optimization techniques to reduce energy consumption in data centers. He's eagerly waiting for quantum computers. Read Less
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