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Ben Yorke, Software Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ben Yorke

Software Developer in 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.
Ben is now available for hire

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, 2 years
  • Redux, 1 year
  • Clojure, 1 year
  • React Native, 1 year
  • ClojureScript, 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

    2015 - 2016
    Under Armour
    • 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

    2014 - 2015
    Capital Thought
    • 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

    2013 - 2014
    Blue Otter
    • 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, Clojure, Bash, Datalog
  • Frameworks

    Redux, ClojureScript, AngularJS, React Native, Ember.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Backbone.js
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Terminal, Vim Text Editor, Zsh, Sketch, Sketch 3, Adobe Illustrator, Tmux, Spacemacs, Emacs
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming
  • Platforms

    MacOS, iOS, Unix
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, MongoDB
  • Other

    Datomic
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