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Corey Stout

Corey Stout

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
  • PostgreSQL, 9 years
  • RSpec, 9 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 9 years
  • JavaScript, 9 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 9 years
  • Heroku, 6 years
  • Stripe API, 5 years
  • Vue.js, 1 year
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Preferred Environment
OSX, TextMate, Git
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: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, Heroku, AWS
  • Full-Stack Freelance Developer
    Agile Productions, LLC
    2011 - 2015
    • 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: Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, React, Cordova, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, MeteorJS, Heroku, AWS
  • Co-Founder | Lead Full-Stack Engineer
    Social Data Technologies
    2012 - 2014
    • 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: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, MySQL, Heroku, AWS
  • Co-Founder | Experience Designer
    Agile Games, LLC
    2008 - 2011
    • 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: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, MySQL, AWS
  • 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
    Sass, HTML5, Ruby, JavaScript, SQL, JRuby, ES6, LESS, PHP
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap 3+, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Capybara, AngularJS, Stylus, Materialize CSS, Cordova, PhoneGap
  • Libraries/APIs
    Picasa API, Instagram API, Ruby on Rails API, Vue.js, jQuery, GitHub API, Stripe API, Facebook API, Facebook Open Graph API, Twitter API, Node.js, React Router, React.js
  • Tools
    GitHub, Google Analytics, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sublime Text 3, TextMate, RVM, Git, NPM, RSpec, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS SQS, AWS CloudWatch, AWS EBS, Adobe After Effects, Webpack, Puppet, Capistrano, Grunt, Vim Text Editor, Gulp.js
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, AWS Lambda, AWS EC2, New Relic, KISSmetrics, Meteor, Linux
  • Storage
    MySQL, AWS RDS, AWS S3, Redis, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Misc
    Ruby on Rails Optimization, Capybara-Webkit, Turbolinks, Elasticsearch, Facebook Ads, Autodesk Maya, AWS Route 53
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
    Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, OH, USA
    2004 - 2007
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