Alex Wong

Alex Wong

Madison, United States
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Alex Wong

Alex Wong

Madison, United States
Member since January 5, 2016
Alex is an independent software consultant with more than 15 years of experience. He has helped companies of all sizes, from nascent startups to Fortune 500 corporations, successfully deliver software projects by providing expertise in development, architecture, and management. He has built solutions in everything from large-scale distributed systems to rich internet front-ends for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Zendesk, and GE Capital.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • Agile Software Development, 11 years
  • Salesforce, 7 years
  • Salesforce App Exchange, 7 years
  • Java, 15 years
  • JavaScript, 15 years
  • Ruby, 7 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
  • Heroku, 7 years
Madison, United States
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
Mac OS X, Vagrant, Git, Vim, Hangouts, ec2
The most amazing...
...thing I've built by myself was a near real-time administrative console for managing a dynamic VOIP conferencing system.
Employment
  • Developer
    CountAbount, LLC
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Developed a caching system for category and account information to improve the performance of the data import service using PHP.
    • Designed and developed parallelization for the data import service to spread it over several workers to improve the real-time performance using PHP and shell scripts.
    • Designed and developed a revised data architecture and the code to handle a more consistent storage representation for financial transactions in PHP and JavaScript.
    • Designed and developed a JSON-based protocol and libraries to facilitate communication between PHP, JavaScript, and Java-based services.
    • Fixed the front-end module handling the input of bank information to streamline the user experience and improve the performance of the front-end code in JavaScript.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Bootstrap, PHP, CodeIgniter
  • Lead Developer
    Toolshed Software, LLC
    2007 - PRESENT
    • Built scalable and asynchronous worker system to perform file analysis in Ruby using Resque.
    • Architected and led a team to build a custom single page web app baked by RESTful services hosted on Salesforce.
    • Designed and built a data processing services framework used to build a data sync/integration service using JavaScript.
    • Adapted a language translation web application to move from JSONP to CORS based web services.
    • Built a Salesforce1-based custom app and supporting back-end logic for a corporate training company.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Rails, Resque, Salesforce APEX
  • Senior Developer
    BrightRoll
    2009 - 2010
    • Designed and developed Flex/ActionScript administrative clients.
    • Designed and developed REST-based web applications in Merb for handling administration of advertising services.
    • Worked with customers to triage, investigate, and resolve their bugs and feature requests.
    • Started the development and transition of administrative applications to single-page application architectures.
    • Developed animated maps based on visualization of advertising hits over time for a marketing site.
    Technologies: Ruby, Rails, Git, Flex, ActionScript
Experience
  • AccessGE Web App (Development)
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    AccessGE is a content library web app for clients of GE Capital that allows clients to browse through a large collection of articles and videos and allows engagement managers to create collections (or folios) of documents tailored to specific client needs. I architected and led the development of this single page app with a Salesforce APEX back-end.

Skills
  • Languages
    SOQL, JavaScript, Java, Ruby
  • Libraries/APIs
    SalesForce.com API, Resque, Node.js, React.js
  • Tools
    Salesforce.com Data Loader
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    Salesforce, Heroku, Salesforce 1, Linux
  • Misc
    Salesforce App Exchange, AWS EC2
  • Storage
    Redis, PostgreSQL
  • Frameworks
    Sinatra, Ruby on Rails
Education
  • BA with Honors degree in Astrophysics
    Williams College - Williamstown, Massachusetts (USA)
    1990 - 1994
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