Adam Elmore, Developer in Springfield, MO, United States
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Adam Elmore

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DevOps Engineer and AWS Developer

Location
Springfield, MO, United States
Toptal Member Since
June 11, 2021

Adam has been a software engineer for 13 years and specialized in cloud engineering and DevOps, specifically AWS, for the last seven years. In 2014, he co-founded StatMuse, a San Francisco-based startup that was backed by Disney and Google. Currently, Adam provides freelance cloud and web development services to organizations of all sizes. His focus areas include setting up best practices for IaC, security, scalability, and CI/CD. Adam's industry experience is backed by 12 AWS certifications.

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

TypeScript, JavaScript, Web, Python, Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The most amazing...

...thing I've accomplished was completing 12 AWS certifications in six weeks.

Work Experience

Owner, President

2008 - PRESENT
Elmore, Inc.
  • Provided guidance and architectural oversight in building out complex applications using best practices on AWS. Clients included Coinweb Ltd. (coinweb.io), Medium LLC (flows.ai), and AgentSync (agentsync.io).
  • Provided technical consulting to top-tier financial institutions, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus, HSBC, and U.S. Bank. Worked closely with traders on the floor to develop cloud-based fixed income trading systems.
  • Partnered with a leading professor of statistics at Wharton to build retail site selection algorithms.
  • Partnered with Microsoft's justice and public safety division to build an application for crime investigation teams across the country.
  • Consulted for Schlumberger on a cloud-based, real-time drilling diagnostics and team collaboration software solution.
Technologies: Web, JavaScript, React, TypeScript, Consulting, Python, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

CTO, Co-founder

2014 - 2019
StatMuse, Inc.
  • Recruited, hired, and led a remote-first engineering team from one to twenty engineers over five years.
  • Designed and developed a natural language processing technology for turning natural language questions into database queries. This technology has been used to answer 15 million+ questions from 20 million+ sports fans in 120+ countries.
  • Raised more than $15 million in capital from traditional venture capitalists and key strategic investors, including The Walt Disney Company and Google.
  • Collaborated with the Google Assistant Sports team to create engaging answers to sports stats questions on Assistant by leveraging the voices of NFL superstars.
  • Worked with stakeholders at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, to design and implement an interactive augmented reality experience that brings the bronze busts of football legends to life.
Technologies: JavaScript, React, Elixir, F#, Python, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Natural Language Processing (NLP), GPT, Augmented Reality (AR), Speech Synthesis, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Augmented Reality Exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/01/24/super-bowl-john-madden-bust-comes-life-iphone-and-android/2658717002/
An AR exhibit featuring the talking bronze busts of NFL legends John Madden and Michael Strahan. I built this project in collaboration with a 3D artist from Activision, using a variety of technologies.

First, I developed a proprietary motion tracking system to capture the facial movements of our subjects (Madden and Strahan), using the TrueDepth camera on an iPad Pro.

Then I sat with these football personalities in the studio to record interviews and capture the data necessary to drive the exhibit.

From there, I built out playback technology into an iOS app that allowed museum patrons to ask questions like, "What was it like to be carried off the field after winning the Super Bowl?" and hear from the talking, digital bust in an AR session in real time.

The project was a success and featured at Super Bowl week in Atlanta in February 2019.

Languages

JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Elixir, F#

Libraries/APIs

React

Tools

AWS IAM, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon SageMaker, AWS Batch, AWS Glue, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS ELB, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Key Management Service (KMS), Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR)

Paradigms

Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD)

Platforms

Web, AWS ALB, AWS NLB, Amazon Web Services (AWS), iOS, Amazon Alexa

Storage

Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)

Other

Cloud, Technical Writing, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), AWS DevOps, System Administration, Cloud Security, CI/CD Pipelines, AWS CodePipeline, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Direct Connect, AWS Transit Gateway, AWS VPN, Amazon Route 53, AWS Cloud Architecture, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Consulting, GPT, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Amazon RDS, AWS Database Migration Service, Amazon Redshift, Augmented Reality (AR), Speech Synthesis, Security

FEBRUARY 2021 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Amazon Web Services

FEBRUARY 2021 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder — Specialty

Amazon Web Services

FEBRUARY 2021 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Professional

Amazon Web Services

FEBRUARY 2021 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional

AWS

FEBRUARY 2021 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified Advanced Networking — Specialty

Amazon Web Services

FEBRUARY 2021 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified Machine Learning — Specialty

Amazon Web Services

JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2024

AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty

AWS

JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2024

AWS Certified Database Specialty

AWS

JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2024

AWS Certified Security — Specialty

Amazon Web Services

JULY 2020 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate

AWS

JULY 2020 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified Developer Associate

AWS

JULY 2020 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

AWS

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