Alan Nguyen, Full-stack Developer in Houston, TX, United States
Alan Nguyen

Full-stack Developer in Houston, TX, United States

Member since May 17, 2022
Alan has been building various web applications using several different web technologies since 2011. He has worked on projects from startups, mid-large scale applications, and existing projects. Currently, he's the director of a small agency specializing in building modern, scalable digital solutions for startups and enterprises.
Alan is now available for hire


  • ioForge LLC
    Node.js, React, JavaScript, AWS, Docker, APIs, Agile Project Management...
  • Squareball
    JavaScript, Node.js, React, AWS, Docker, Netlify, Full-stack, PostgreSQL...
  • Movinga
    PHP, JavaScript, HTML, MySQL, Vue, Full-stack, CSS, HTML5, Databases



Houston, TX, United States



Preferred Environment

Node.js, React, GraphQL, MySQL, AWS

The most amazing...

...product I've developed is called Dailyplaylists, which boasts 20 million submissions and a continuing monthly recurring revenue (MRR) growth of 15-20%.


  • Director and Lead Full-stack Engineer

    2021 - PRESENT
    ioForge LLC
    • Founded an agency business model to support numerous clients and their projects.
    • Recruited and led a distributed team of developers to deliver appropriate digital solutions.
    • Aided in product conception, design, and solution architecture alongside the client.
    • Directly interfaced with primary clients and leaders on their product vision and translated it into project requirements, budgets, and deliverables.
    • Developed and maintained numerous projects, throughout the entire stack, including front end, back end, and infrastructure.
    Technologies: Node.js, React, JavaScript, AWS, Docker, APIs, Agile Project Management, Netlify, Digital Ocean, Full-stack Development, Solution Architecture, Product Development, Full-stack, PostgreSQL, Data Visualization, CSS, HTML5, Databases, Next.js
  • Lead Full-stack Developer

    2018 - 2020
    • Developed and maintained numerous platforms ranging from government organizations to startups across the entire stack.
    • Led a small team of developers to ensure process, quality, and documentation across the team.
    • Interfaced directly with clients to understand project requirements and translate them into an implementation strategy.
    • Created budget, estimations, and project scopes for leads and interest in new products.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, React, AWS, Docker, Netlify, Full-stack, PostgreSQL, Data Visualization, CSS, HTML5, Databases
  • Application Developer

    2016 - 2018
    • Developed and maintained a new billing infrastructure for the B2B relationships.
    • Built dynamic lead funnels for the company and partners.
    • Worked in a medium-sized team of 10-15 developers in an agile environment.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, MySQL, Vue, Full-stack, CSS, HTML5, Databases
  • Application Developer

    2014 - 2016
    • Developed and maintained B2B software solutions, including billing, client management, and other internal tools.
    • Refactored a monolithic back end to an API-centric approach.
    • Witnessed and integrated into a fast-growing startup environment with over $50 million in funding.
    • Contributed to discussions and solution design within an experienced product team.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Full-stack, CSS, HTML5, Databases
  • Developer

    2011 - 2014
    • Built and maintained numerous apps for various clients within a team of freelance collectives like Cloudy Hills and Prelude Interactive.
    • Developed a handful of projects from conception like and among a team of entrepreneurs.
    • Participated in team discussions and implementation strategy for projects and tasks.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Linux, Full-stack, CSS


  • Daily Playlists

    Daily Playlists connects artists to curators through submission tools and usage of the Spotify API. Boasting nearly $20 million in submissions, I was the primary developer to build and scale the application to its current state on a full-stack technical and product level.

  • International Labor Organization Data Finder

    A Node.js and React-based application that visualizes world labor data to be used in international research and reports published by the UN.

    I was in charge of maintaining and adding new functionality, data points, and features required by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

    I was also in direct communication with ILO's team and served as the primary contact for development and discussions.

  • Sparefoot

    SpareFoot is the largest marketplace for storage, making it easier to move and store your stuff. Our website lets you compare the most storage options nationwide and pick the best solution for your needs, whether it's traditional self-storage or full-service storage.

    I worked on the B2B business logic side, including billing, account management, and internal tools for the business.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, GraphQL, PHP
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, Vue
  • Storage

    Databases, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    APIs, Full-stack Development, Full-stack, AWS, Solution Architecture, Product Development, Data Visualization, Digital Ocean, SDMX, Algorithms, Complex Problem Solving, Abstract Thinking
  • Frameworks

  • Paradigms

    Agile Project Management
  • Platforms

    Netlify, Docker, Linux
  • Tools



  • Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Computer Engineering
    2009 - 2013
    University Of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX, USA

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