Corey Stout, Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Corey Stout

Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Member since February 20, 2017
Corey has over 9 years of experience developing Ruby on Rails and JavaScript applications—including 4 years of managing his own development teams. He specializes in making applications fast and scalable. He communicates extremely well and prides himself on solving tough business problems with simple and elegant code.
Corey is now available for hire


  • Forever
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Heroku, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL...
  • Agile Productions, LLC
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Heroku, Meteor, Redis, MongoDB, PostgreSQL...
  • Social Data Technologies
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Heroku, MySQL, JavaScript...



Pittsburgh, PA, United States



Preferred Environment

Git, TextMate, OS X

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a full eCommerce solution with customer checkout, automatic affiliate payments, and warehouse fulfillment via REST APIs.


  • Director of Product Engineering

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Recruited and led a team of 20+ agile developers/designers who worked on all aspects of the website:
    • Constructed a robust SEO-focused eCommerce solution from the ground up to host over 10,000 unique products and process millions of dollars of transactions a month.
    • Architected and built a blazing fast infinitely scalable photo storage and organizing REST API using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Redis, Heroku, and AWS.
    • Led business and design decisions to drive Forever, Inc. from making thousands of dollars a month to millions of dollars a month.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Heroku, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Full-Stack Freelance Developer

    2011 - 2015
    Agile Productions, LLC
    • Turned startup ideas into blazing fast applications using leading technologies like Ruby on Rails, MeteorJS, React, PostgreSQL, Redis, Cordova, Heroku, and AWS.
    • Contracted with industry leaders like UPMC to develop cutting-edge mobile and web applications using Ruby on Rails, Cordova, and AngularJS.
    • Leveraged cutting-edge business development tools like Stripe, TaxJar, MailChimp, New Relic, Optimizely, Kissmetrics, and more to quickly iterate on new apps for early stage startups.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Heroku, Meteor, Redis, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Apache Cordova, React, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Co-Founder | Lead Full-Stack Engineer

    2012 - 2014
    Social Data Technologies
    • Managed and was responsible for leading the full-stack development of a video dating and real-time messaging site.
    • Designed and built a viral Facebook app that brought in over 400,000 unique users to the site.
    • Implemented machine learning algorithms to match personalities accurately using traits from the users’ Facebook statuses and posts.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Heroku, MySQL, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Co-Founder | Experience Designer

    2008 - 2011
    Agile Games, LLC
    • Built a series of massively multiplayer games on Facebook, Twitter, and the web.
    • Scaled the applications to have over 10 million unique users, 85K daily active users, and over 800 million page views—all with a JRuby-based Ruby on Rails application.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, MySQL, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby


  • Volt (Development)

    Volt is a framework for building data-rich web applications shockingly fast.

    Volt is a reactive web framework where your Ruby code runs both on the server and the client (via Opal). The DOM automatically updates as the user interacts with the page—intelligently updating only the nodes that need to be changed. The data can easily be stored on the page, in a cookie, or in a database.


  • Languages

    ECMAScript (ES6), Sass, JRuby, Ruby, HTML5, SQL, JavaScript, Less, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Materialize CSS, AngularJS, Capybara, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap 3+, PhoneGap
  • Libraries/APIs

    Picasa API, Twitter API, Facebook Open Graph API, Facebook API, Stripe API, GitHub API, jQuery, Vue.js, Ruby on Rails API, Instagram API, Stripe, Node.js, React, React Router
  • Tools

    AWS EBS, Amazon SQS, AWS CloudWatch, RSpec, NPM, Git, RVM, TextMate, Sublime Text 3, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Google Analytics, GitHub, Stylus, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Adobe After Effects, Gulp.js, Webpack, Puppet, Vim Text Editor, Grunt, Capistrano
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, AWS EC2, Heroku, New Relic, Meteor, KISSmetrics, OS X, Linux
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS S3, MySQL, Elasticsearch, MongoDB
  • Other

    Capybara-Webkit, Turbolinks, AWS, AWS Route 53, Apache Cordova, Autodesk Maya, Facebook Ads


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
    2004 - 2007
    Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, OH, USA

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