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

Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Member since February 20, 2017
Corey is a well-versed expert engineer and designer who is passionate about inspiring small teams to do great things and empowering all levels of engineers through simple and readable code. Corey enjoys helping with scalability, improving UX, and coming up with simple solutions that help resolve complex business issues.
Corey is now available for hire


  • Honey Press
    Next.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, JavaScript, React, AWS...
  • North of You
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), PostgreSQL, Keras, Vue.js, JavaScript, React Native, Sass
  • Forever
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Heroku, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL...



Pittsburgh, PA, United States



Preferred Environment

Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, PostgreSQL, AWS, Next.js, React Native, Vue.js, Gatsby, Heroku

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is an infinitely scalable photo API that stores over 10 billion photos.


  • Co-founder / Software Architect

    2019 - 2021
    Honey Press
    • Developed and designed the front end, using React, Redux, and Next.js for solid SEO, optimistic updates, and asynchronous image processing.
    • Increased conversions with an optimized checkout flow using Ruby on Rails, Sidekiq, Stripe, and Google Optimize.
    • Built an infinitely scalable and near-instant image optimization API using Node.js, AWS API Gateway, AWS Lambda, and Amazon CloudFront.
    Technologies: Next.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, JavaScript, React, AWS, Product Management, UX, PostgreSQL, Heroku, React Native
  • Software Architect

    2017 - 2019
    North of You
    • Led, as the first employee, the design and engineering efforts that successfully launched a marketing site, API, IOT device, IOS app, and Android app, leading to over $15 million in sales within the first year of business.
    • Built and launched, using Heroku, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Vue.js, and Stripe.
    • Quadrupled conversions by building a custom checkout experience and perfecting it with Google Optimize.
    • Created marketing funnels by seamlessly integrating site events with Facebook Ads Manager and Intercom.
    • Coded the Arsenal IOT device that connected to hundreds of DSLR cameras using Ruby, Python, and Linux.
    • Implemented an interface to feed video into AI models to intelligently update the settings of a DSLR camera.
    • Raced against delivery deadlines to design and build React Native apps for the Arsenal IoT device.
    • Constructed a custom message bus to allow prioritized communications between the apps and the Arsenal IOT device.
    • Optimized app UI performance by using windowed lists, animation frames, and custom native components.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), PostgreSQL, Keras, Vue.js, JavaScript, React Native, Sass
  • Director of Engineering and Design

    2015 - 2017
    • Drove business direction to build an eCommerce site to sell custom photo products, led product design to grow a photo storage app, and ultimately scaled the photo storage app to handle billions of photos.
    • Recruited and led a team of over 20 agile engineers and designers who worked on all aspects of
    • Improved communication, prioritization, and understanding across departments to force focus towards growth.
    • Built a custom Ruby on Rails eCommerce site that seamlessly integrated with customizable photo products.
    • Processed tens of millions of dollars of transactions with no critical errors or downtime.
    • Implemented SEO, filtering and sorting over 10,000 unique products across the eCommerce site.
    • Developed a state-of-the-art affiliate program with beautiful dashboards, customer messaging, and incentives.
    • Architected and implemented a blazing fast and infinitely scalable photo storage API using Ruby and PostgreSQL.
    • Added AI tagging, search, and autocomplete via ElasticSearch to instantly filter across billions of photos.
    • Perfected UI and UX across the apps by designing features with user testing, A/B testing, and metric analysis.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Heroku, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Co-founder / Full-stack Engineer

    2008 - 2015
    Agile Productions
    • Ran a consulting company that developed enterprise quality applications at a fraction of the cost by using exceptionally productive cutting-edge technologies.
    • Contracted with industry leaders like UPMC to develop mobile and web applications.
    • Maintained customer apps with ease thanks to complete test suites and simple, readable code.
    • Scaled up an application to over a million unique users, 85,000 daily active users, and billions of page views.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Heroku, Meteor, Redis, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Cordova, React, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby


  • Honey Press

    Honey Press is a Ruby on Rails and React-based application designed to share your stories through gorgeous photo books with beautiful hand-made art and a delightfully easy editor. It lets you easily personalize a photo book with your own photos and order physical prints.

  • Imgato

    Imgato is a service that resizes your images to the perfect size on your website by only including one script tag. It calculates the optimal size based on your screen density and delivers a perfectly optimized size for every image.


  • Languages

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

    Materialize, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap 3+, React Native, Next.js, Redux
  • Libraries/APIs

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

    AWS EBS, Amazon SQS, RSpec, NPM, Git, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Google Analytics, GitHub, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Sketch, Adobe After Effects, Webpack
  • Paradigms

    Mobile Development, Testing, Scrum, Kanban
  • Platforms

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

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

    AWS, Software, Gatsby, eCommerce, Mobile App Development, APIs, Back-end Development, Front-end Development, Architecture, Full-stack, API Integration, Apollo, Product Management, AWS Route 53, Facebook Ads, UX
  • Industry Expertise



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting
    2004 - 2007
    Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, Ohio, United States

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