Adam Hanna, Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Adam Hanna

Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Member since August 12, 2019
Adam a full-stack developer that has worked mostly with startups for the past seven years. Adam has a non-traditional background coming from the world of consulting and is well rounded with an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Adam is now available for hire




Los Angeles, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

React, Go

The most amazing...

...project I've been able to take part in is the Web3 Foundations polkadot build. I worked with a great team!


  • CEO

    2020 - PRESENT
    AlphaFocus Investment Research LLC
    • Developed and launched an unleveled, long US equities strategy that beat the S&P 500 by 18% in 2022.
    • Created and launched three smart beta indices utilizing ARIMA + GARCH models on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
    • Provided and launched an ARIMA + GARCH marketing-making trading algorithm on the DYDX distributed crypto exchange, which returned less than 20% in H2 2022.
    Technologies: Python, R, Go, TypeScript, React, GraphQL, Relay, PostgreSQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Web Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Provided a crypto trading bot for a company with an ICO on a South Korean exchange.
    • Developed data science tools for a company to analyze replenishment intervals.
    • Built a Polkadot implementation for the Web3 Foundation in Go.
    • Created algorithmic trading strategies for a hedge fund located in Hong Kong.
    Technologies: React, JavaScript, GoLand, Go, Node.js, MongoDB, Apache Kafka, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Load Balancers, DNS, GraphQL, Front-end, Twilio, SMS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), HTML, CSS, APIs
  • [Enterprise] - Go Developer

    2021 - 2022
    Gartner - Digital Markets Engineering - Capitalizable
    • Assisted with migrating all of Gartner's back-end systems away from PHP and MySQL to Go and Amazon AWS.
    • Led the development of a JWT authentication system integrated with AWS Cognito and DynamoDB to protect Gartner's back-end resources.
    • Onboarded a new junior dev straight out of a coding boot camp. Pairs programmed every day for more than one month and introduced the new dev to Gartner's systems.
    Technologies: Go, React, TypeScript, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Web Services (AWS), MySQL, REST, HTML, CSS, APIs
  • Full-stack Developer

    2020 - 2021
    Crabel Operations, LLC
    • Led the development of an alerts system that was adopted company-wide. Worked directly with senior leadership to define the problem, design a solution and finally implement the said solution in code.
    • Routed tens of thousands of alerts per day to nearly 100 different employees across the company.
    • Migrated existing alerts system away from Oracle DB to Amazon DynamoDB.
    Technologies: TypeScript, REST, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, APIs, Data Visualization, Financial Data, Fintech, Stock Market
  • React Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Coolfire Solutions
    • Led the development of a new to-react relay-based front-end app. Developed the entirety of the relay ecosystem, which the rest of the team used for the development of the whole project.
    • Worked directly with designers to implement hundreds of react components and pages to migrate their app away from V1 and to V2.
    • Created a team of nearly ten front-end developers to successfully launch their v2 app to thousands of their paying customers.
    Technologies: React, TypeScript, React Apollo, Relay, GraphQL, HTML, CSS, APIs
  • Senior Web Developer

    2018 - 2018
    • Built oAuth 2.0 server to unify authentication across our many microservices and to allow our users to login using their credentials on other websites.
    • Built a 0x compatible decentralized exchange.
    • Built a rest API for the Ethereum blockchain, similar to Infura.
    • Built a centralized exchange similar to ShapeShift.
    • Wrote smart contracts to two ICOs.
    Technologies: Blockchain, React, TypeScript, JavaScript, Go, Amazon Web Services (AWS), HTML, CSS, APIs, Fintech
  • Cofounder/CTO

    2012 - 2017
    • Built a geospatial algorithm in python which used lidar data to estimate pitch, azimuth, and rooftop shading to ultimately calculate the IRR for solar panels.
    • Bootstrapped business to more than $1 million in annual sales.
    • Built an online portal for users to automatically launch facebook and direct mail marketing campaigns, complete with tracking phone numbers and custom landing pages.
    Technologies: React, JavaScript, Go, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Load Balancers, DNS, Front-end, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CTO, HTML, CSS, APIs, Data Visualization
  • Web Developer

    2015 - 2016
    • Acted as the sole developer for Virtudent's MVP which allowed them to treat hundreds of patients and raise $2 million of seed capital.
    • Worked directly with the CEO to transform product vision into a design and ultimately working technology.
    • Aided in hiring the technical team including writing job posts, interviewing, and onboarding.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB, Front-end, HTML, CSS, APIs
  • Business Analyst

    2012 - 2012
    Pacific Gas & Electric
    • Built price elasticity test to measure the effects of price changes on product purchases.
    • Built hypothetical and empirical models to assess billing changes for thousands of customers for electric utility rate changes.
    • Built pricing model in VBA to assess new electrical utility rate for electric vehicle owners.
    Technologies: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Python, Data Visualization
  • Consultant

    2008 - 2011
    Black & Veatch
    • Led the wind energy portion of the California Energy Commission's (CEC) Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI), which assessed available industrial-scale wind energy potential in the western United States, Canada, and Mexico.
    • Led a market sizing study for a novel wind energy product for a large, multinational defense contractor.
    • Led a team of nearly ten engineers on a project that provided typical CAPEX, OPEX, and revenue estimates for five hypothetical wind farms.
    Technologies: Electrical Engineering, Data Visualization
  • Business Analyst

    2008 - 2011
    Black & Veatch
    • Performed technical due diligence for M&A of more than $1 billion of wind farm assets.
    • Developed a unique methodology for assessing wind energy potential over large geographic areas to support the California Energy Commission's 2020 goals of 20% renewable energy.
    • Performed engineering design and design review of multiple substations and underground transmission systems.
    Technologies: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Python, Data Visualization
  • Research Assistant

    2006 - 2008
    National Renewable Energy Lab
    • Helped to set up, perform, and analyze efficiency tests for electrolyzers as a research assistant to a postdoc. Also assisted in designing, installing, and testing renewable energy in a compressed hydrogen storage system.
    • Designed, developed, and built a buck converter for powering one of our electrolysis machines.
    • Won the employee of the month Jan. 2008 award out of thousands of total employees.
    Technologies: Electrical Engineering


  • Golkadot

    Polkadot is a blockchain protocol invented, in part, by Dr. Gavin Wood - the co-founder of Ethereum.

    I was selected by the Web3 Foundation to build the official Polkadot implementation in Go.

  • Coincircle

    Coincircle's mission is to redefine the future of finance as decentralized, accessible, and open to the world through a simple, scalable, secure, and compliant blockchain platform.

    Coincircle designs, engineers, markets, and sells digital assets for established companies and create technologies that enable them to seamlessly interact with the blockchain and integrate digital assets into their existing applications or businesses.

  • Virtudent

    Virtudent delivers on-site dental screenings and preventative dental care to businesses and their employees via our state-of-the-art pop-up dental clinics, which bring the dentist to you via telehealth technologies. Virtudent is offered as a service to corporations and organizations as a free way to increase health care benefits for employees and increase preventative care.


  • Languages

    Go, JavaScript, TypeScript, SQL, GraphQL, HTML, CSS, Python, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), R
  • Other

    APIs, Front-end, CTO, Data Visualization, Financial Data, Fintech, Stock Market, Electrical Engineering, Amazon API Gateway, Load Balancers, DNS, SMS
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Blockchain, Linux, Apache Kafka, Twilio
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Next.js, Relay
  • Tools

    GoLand, GIS, Amazon CloudFront CDN, React Apollo
  • Paradigms

    Agile, REST
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, NoSQL, MySQL, Amazon DynamoDB


  • Master's Degree in Business Administration
    2011 - 2016
    Harvard Business School - Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
    2004 - 2008
    Colorado School of Mines - Colorado

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