Tech Product Consultant | Developer2016 - PRESENTVarious Clients Worldwide
Technologies: Python, PHP, Agile, Databases, Back-End, Web
- Advised and developed fantastic products for startups to help make the world a better place.
- Worked for several startups—helping them to work on building out their product and giving technical and business advise to launch and grow their operations.
Full-Stack Developer Consultant2015 - 2016Sundial Capital Research
Technologies: Python, Flask, Pandas, Highstock
- Won accolades: "Andy is awesome. I'd hire him in a heartbeat again. His work is the best I've seen. If you need a developer, hire him." - Dr. Eric Brown, CIO.
- Modernized infrastructure to lower costs and improve product quality.
- Implemented and delivered high-value features to encourage growth.
Full-Stack Developer Consultant2014 - 2015Gojimo
- Filled a large variety of roles, including integrating key features and fixes to the client's product.
- Integrated MailChimp into the Ruby on Rails back-end server to increase user retention, while maintaining ethical concerns by ensuring subscribers wanted the emails.
- Built microservices and tools to automate complicated but often done tasks.
- Developed the content pipeline to massively increase content availability.
- Won accolades: "Andy was the best freelancer we've ever worked with [remotely], so much so that we continued to work together for 18 months, having only originally hired him for a small project. In the end, Andy was fully integrated with our full time team and worked excellently remotely. He communicated extremely well and was very responsive at all times. In addition, he used his initiative to make highly beneficial changes to our platform for which we are forever grateful." – George Burgess, CEO.
Google Summer of Code Intern2013 - 2013phpBB
Technologies: PHP, Memcache, Redis, APC
- Worked on a patch to refactor phpBB's session back-end to operate on memory-backed data stores like APC, Redis, and Memcache.
- Refactored critical modules in a legacy codebase.
- Worked remotely as part of a large open team spread across several different countries.
- Won accolades: “I think you are doing a pretty good job.” – Andreas Fischer, Mentor, phpBB Core Developer.
Validation Technician Intern2010 - 2010Intel Corporation
- Delivered mission-critical hardware specification tests for software and hardware.
- Won accolades: “I did not expect an intern this competent.” – Mike Cunningham, Supervising Manager, Senior Team Lead.
- Installed and configured testing hardware infastructure.
Software Developer Intern2008 - 2008Bluetech LLC
Technologies: C#, ASP.NET
- Developed production websites in a growing software business.
- Operated with others in an open Agile work environment.
- Created a customizable downtime system that took down web servers and put up a maintenance notification page.
- Used initiative to clean up legacy parts of the code base to increase team happiness and long term software maintainability.