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Ben Yorke

Ben Yorke

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Member since September 14, 2015
Ben is a product engineer with experience across the entire stack. He can communicate effectively with design, DevOps, and marketing teams to make sure the optimal technologies are used to provide the best user experience.
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Portfolio
  • Under Armour
    JavaScript, React, Redux, Webpack, Sass, PostCSS, Node.js, Npm, Angular.
  • Capital Thought
    JavaScript, React, Node.js, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sass, Grunt, Gulp
  • Blue Otter
    Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Node.js, Meteor.js, Clojure, PostgreSQL...
Experience
  • Adobe Photoshop, 8 years
  • PostgreSQL, 5 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • React.js, 2 years
  • ClojureScript, 1 year
  • Redux, 1 year
  • Clojure, 1 year
  • React Native, 1 year
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Git, Unix, Vim, Mac OS/iOS
The most amazing...
...project I worked on automated 95% of our companies' revenue channels, allowing us to sell as much product as we wanted.
Employment
  • Software Engineer
    Under Armour
    2015 - 2016
    • Automated the revenue stream, reducing turn-around time from 30 days to 10 minutes.
    • Increased code reuse between challenges from 0% to 95%, which allowed for better performance, testing, and maintainability.
    • Optimized challenges for a better mobile experience, faster loading, and a more reliable performance.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Redux, Webpack, Sass, PostCSS, Node.js, Npm, Angular.
  • Software Engineer
    Capital Thought
    2014 - 2015
    • Worked on 3rd party integrations for our employee directory application (Pingboard).
    • Implemented a billing & invoicing system to work automatically with our employee & customer directories (Pingboard).
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Node.js, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sass, Grunt, Gulp
  • Lead Software Engineer
    Blue Otter
    2013 - 2014
    • Managed a small team to work with multiple clients.
    • Worked with product owners and design teams to develop the best possible user experiences.
    • Responsible for the entire stack, from DevOps to the front-end.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Node.js, Meteor.js, Clojure, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
Experience
  • React Simple Autocomplete (Development)
    https://github.com/bendyorke/react-simple-autocomplete

    Built an autocomplete widget with React. Works with a 0 configuration, and can be completely customized through the well-documented API. The API takes a very functional approach that feels very natural with React.

  • Bradfield CS (Development)
    https://github.com/bendyorke/bradfield

    These are projects that were submitted for a Bradfield CS course that I took; focusing on recursive algorithms and performance optimization.

Skills
  • Languages
    JavaScript, Ruby, Bash, Clojure, Datalog
  • Frameworks
    Redux, ClojureScript, AngularJS, React Native, Ember.js
  • Libraries/APIs
    React.js, Backbone.js
  • Tools
    Vim Text Editor, Terminal, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch 3, Sketch, Zsh, Adobe Illustrator, Emacs, Spacemacs, Tmux
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming
  • Platforms
    Mac OS, iOS, Unix
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, RethinkDB
  • Other
    Datomic
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