Andrew Chase

Andrew Chase

Tigard, United States
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Andrew Chase

Andrew Chase

Tigard, United States
Member since October 2, 2016
Andy's career focus is building consumer-facing tech products. He has worked on and helped build projects for large and small for companies such as Intel, NASA, phpBB, BlueTech LLC, Gojimo, and others. His goal is to be the best at what he does, which is helping people build products that change the world.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • SQL, 10 years
  • Web, 10 years
  • PHP, 10 years
  • Python, 10 years
  • Django, 5 years
  • Scala, 5 years
  • Agile Software Development, 5 years
  • Flask, 5 years
Tigard, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
PyCharm, Git
The most amazing...
...project I was able to work on was doing research and idea validation for NASA JPL. I identified important use-cases and wrote hundreds of pages of writeups!
Employment
  • Tech Product Consultant | Developer
    Various Clients Worldwide
    2016 - PRESENT
    • 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.
    Technologies: Python, PHP, Agile, Databases, Back-End, Web
  • Full-Stack Developer Consultant
    Sundial Capital Research
    2015 - 2016
    • 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.
    Technologies: Python, Flask, Pandas, Highstock
  • Full-Stack Developer Consultant
    Gojimo
    2014 - 2015
    • 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.
    Technologies: Python, Ruby on Rails, Flask, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Google Summer of Code Intern
    phpBB
    2013 - 2013
    • 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.
    Technologies: PHP, Memcache, Redis, APC
  • Validation Technician Intern
    Intel Corporation
    2010 - 2010
    • 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.
    Technologies: TCL
  • Software Developer Intern
    Bluetech LLC
    2008 - 2008
    • 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.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET
Experience
  • Snapcoin: Bitcoin for Feature Phones (Development)
    https://andychase.me/snapcoin/

    This project was a telecom and finance service that demonstrated a way to bridge the gap between two different decades of technology in a seamless way.

  • Codebook: Organized Software Resource Directory (Development)
    https://codebook.andychase.me/

    The goal with this project was to organize essays and information about programming in a categorized way that helps people learn more about software engineering technology.

  • Reparse: Natural Language Parsing Library (Development)
    https://reparse.readthedocs.io

    This Python library was written to help people combine and parse using regular expressions in a maintainable way.

    It is used in data extraction and web scraping projects that work with the primary natural language.

Skills
  • Languages
    Python, SQL, PHP, Java, Scala
  • Tools
    Git
  • Platforms
    Web
  • Frameworks
    Flask, Django, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
  • Storage
    Redis, Memcached
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR, USA
    2013 - 2017
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