Dave Stone, Product Management Developer in Lisbon, Portugal
Dave Stone

Product Management Developer in Lisbon, Portugal

Member since May 25, 2014
Dave is a developer, product manager, and entrepreneur with an enthusiastic interest in innovations. He is a quick and voracious learner, always seeking to expand his knowledge and improve his skills. He's started businesses, raised capital, designed products, and written code, and he takes this determination and reliability to every freelance endeavour.
Dave is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Ceiling
    Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, JavaScript, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AngularJS...
  • Nemo (via Toptal)
    AWS CloudFront, AWS S3, Angular, Ionic
  • Spark
    Angular, Ionic

Experience

Location

Lisbon, Portugal

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Linux, Vim Text Editor, TextMate, MacOS

The most amazing...

...non-programming related thing I've done is watch every single TED.com video.

Employment

  • Interim CTO & Analyst

    2017 - PRESENT
    Ceiling
    • Provided rudimentary fundamental and technical analysis of cryptocurrency markets.
    • Oversaw and managed technical products to monitor market movements.
    Technologies: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, JavaScript, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AngularJS, Node.js
  • Senior Freelance Ionic/Angular Engineer

    2017 - 2017
    Nemo (via Toptal)
    • Fixed initial bugs halting further development.
    • Implemented multiple white-labeled deployment environments to AWS.
    • Instigated product/project management process and tracking.
    • Built multiple versions of an Ionic application for Android and iOS.
    Technologies: AWS CloudFront, AWS S3, Angular, Ionic
  • Interim Head of Mobile

    2017 - 2017
    Spark
    • Evangelized GraphQL architectures internally and advised on API best practices.
    • Implemented an Ionic prototype PWA for iOS and Android. Educated the team on Ionic.
    • Defined our approach for a corporate rebrand.
    • Advised through fundraising.
    Technologies: Angular, Ionic
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer

    2017 - 2017
    Collaborist (via Toptal)
    • Advised on initial product design for a prototype.
    • Managed projects temporarily while we awaited a full-time PM to join the team.
    • Implemented multiple deployment environments to Google Cloud.
    • Implemented the initial prototype and multiple following iterations.
    Technologies: Google Cloud, Gulp.js, Bootstrap, Material Design, SCSS, AngularJS
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer

    2017 - 2017
    California Data Science (via Toptal)
    • Advised on Dashboard UX/UI for a prototype.
    • Implemented the prototype dashboard application.
    • Advised on data visualization.
    • Implemented multiple deployment environments to AWS S3 and CloudFront.
    Technologies: AWS S3, Gulp.js, Material Design, SCSS, AngularJS
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer

    2017 - 2017
    Wake Up Warrior (via Toptal)
    • Rearchitected the application to allow rapid development, removing ≈91% of code.
    • Migrated from Twitter Bootstrap to Google Material Design visual frameworks.
    • Implemented best practice design patterns for API interactions.
    • Polished UX/UI in line with material design guidelines.
    • Implemented multiple deployment environments to AWS S3 and CloudFront with continuous integration.
    Technologies: Gulp.js, Bootstrap, Material Design, Less, AngularJS
  • Interim CTO & Lead Product Manager

    2016 - 2016
    Karve
    • Implemented multiple, scalable, serverless deployment environments on AWS.
    • Designed and oversaw the initial dashboard product as well as the initial developers' portal product.
    • Implemented the initial API product.
    Technologies: SCSS, NoSQL, AWS DynamoDB, AWS API Gateway, AWS CloudFront, AWS S3, AWS Lambda, PhantomJS, Serverless, Node.js, AngularJS
  • Interim CTO

    2016 - 2016
    Bort
    • Implemented the initial prototype and multiple subsequent iterations.
    • Implemented multiple deployment environments to Heroku and AWS S3/CloudFront.
    • Mentored junior front-end engineers on all aspects of implementations.
    Technologies: AWS S3, SCSS, Heroku, Google, AngularJS, Node.js
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer

    2016 - 2016
    Intricately (via Toptal)
    • Rearchitected the application to allow rapid development.
    • Implemented a backlog of features for the upcoming launch.
    Technologies: Grunt.js, Bootstrap, SCSS, AngularJS
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer

    2016 - 2016
    Bean Cruncher (Via Toptal)
    • Reviewed source code and advised on architecture and approaches.
    • Educated the team on best practices.
    • Tuned inefficient, high throughput areas of the application.
    Technologies: Grunt.js, Bootstrap, SCSS, AngularJS
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer

    2016 - 2016
    AutoQuotes (via Toptal)
    • Developed an AngularJS application.
    Technologies: Grunt.js, Material Design, AngularJS
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    Dripthat (via Toptal)
    • Advised on API architecture.
    • Developed an AngularJS application.
    • Implemented deployment to AWS.
    Technologies: AWS CloudFront, AWS S3, Grunt.js, Material Design, AngularJS
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer

    2015 - 2015
    Not on the High Street
    • Educated junior engineers on best practices and code reviews.
    • Brought in for two weeks before delivery to ensure high quality deliverables to the client.
    Technologies: AngularJS
  • Freelance Senior Product Manager & Senior AngularJS Engineer

    2014 - 2015
    Plumlytics (via Toptal)
    • Advised on UI and UX best practices, implementing Google's material design standards.
    • Instigated and managed Pivotal Tracker for various products.
    • Advised on API architecture best practices.
    • Refactored the legacy front-end codebase to remove errors, minimize duplication and memory issues, and add unit and E2E test frameworks. Removed ≈60% of code.
    • Refactored front-end deployment (JavaScript compilation, minimization, environments, etc).
    • Oversaw development of a new API to replace legacy applications.
    Technologies: D3.js, Grunt, Product Management, UX, UI, Material Design, AngularJS
  • Freelance Senior AngularJS Consultant

    2014 - 2014
    City Real Estate Advisors (via Toptal)
    • Advised on best practices for app documentation, API database seeding, security, code management and modularization, testing, and general coding practices.
    Technologies: Best Practices, Testing, AngularJS
  • Freelance Senior AngularJS Consultant and Engineer

    2014 - 2014
    OpenJaw
    • Developed AngularJS middleware to manage the client's API within AngularJS.
    • Educated junior engineers on best practices.
    • Brought in four weeks before delivery to ensure quality deliverables.
    Technologies: Gulp.js, AngularJS
  • Freelance Senior AngularJS Consultant and Engineer

    2014 - 2014
    Marks & Spencer
    • Created an AngularJS application with unit and E2E testing over multiple platforms (with coverage reporting).
    • Built a Node.js API with a 'fitting' algorithm for certain products.
    • Developed through the three-month-long project, on occasion on-site, with the client's engineers to ensure that the eventual handover is successful.
    Technologies: Heroku, Grunt, Node.js, AngularJS
  • Founder & CEO

    2011 - 2014
    Ketch
    • Raised funding from angels and early stage VCs.
    • Design product, and managed build process from team or 1 through to 5 staff.
    • Hired and managed a team of great engineers.
    • Built initial prototype in both Backbone and Ember.js before porting and focusing on AngularJS.
    • Built the initial API in Ruby on Rails and oversaw migration to Grape.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ember.js, Backbone.js, Chef, AWS, Sinatra, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Grunt, Grape, D3.js, AngularJS
  • Advisor

    2011 - 2012
    Bonfire
    • Advised the Founder/CEO on an ad-hoc basis on all aspects of business, including fundraising.
    • Developed Bonfire's brand name.
    Technologies: Branding
  • Advisor

    2010 - 2012
    ArtSpotter
    • Advised the Founder/CEO on team building, fundraising, and product strategy.
  • Advisor

    2010 - 2011
    Teachable
    • Advised the Founder/CEO on product design.
  • Head of Product

    2009 - 2011
    Littlehint
    • Rebranded the company.
    • Brought a team on board and oversaw the redevelopment of the product.
    • Grew user profiles from about 2,000 to over 85,000 profiles in a short period of time.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Co-founder and CEO

    2008 - 2009
    Pistach.io
    • Built an advertising platform serving approximately 6.3 million advertisements a month.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, PHP
  • Product Architect

    2006 - 2007
    Freelance
    • Conceived, architected, and implemented products for startups and established enterprises.
  • Senior Developer

    1999 - 2006
    The Escape Committee
    • Advised on all technical aspects of agency work.
    • Learned various programming languages.
    • Architected and implemented a client-wide CMS.
    • Provided 24x7 operational support.
    Technologies: SSH, Linux, Microsoft Access, MySQL, Subversion (SVN), HTML, CSS, C, Perl, Bash, ASP, PHP, JavaScript

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, GraphQL, SQL, Bash, Perl, C, CSS, HTML, SCSS, Less, Python, PHP, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Angular Material, AngularJS, Ionic 2, Ionic, Ionic 3, Bootstrap, Foundation CSS, Protractor, Grape, Sinatra, Ember.js, ASP, Angular, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Twitter API, Facebook API, LinkedIn API, D3.js, Backbone.js, PhantomJS, jQuery
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Linux, MacOS, AWS Lambda
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management, Branding, Cryptocurrency
  • Other

    Consulting, Consumer Products, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Google Material Design, Product Development, Product Management, AWS, SSH, Material Design, UI, UX, AWS CloudFront, Serverless, AWS API Gateway, Bitcoin, Google
  • Tools

    Karma, Grunt, Chef, Gulp.js, Subversion (SVN), Microsoft Access, TextMate, Vim Text Editor, Git, Grunt.js, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, AWS S3, Google Cloud, AWS DynamoDB, NoSQL
  • Paradigms

    Testing, Best Practices

Certifications

  • Powerboat L2
    OCTOBER 2014 - PRESENT
    RYA
  • Divemaster
    OCTOBER 2014 - PRESENT
    PADI

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