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Dave Stone

Dave Stone

Lisbon, Portugal
Member since May 25, 2014
Dave is a web developer 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 endeavor.
Dave is now available for hire
  • JavaScript, 12 years
  • Product Development, 10 years
  • User Interface (UI), 10 years
  • Product Management, 7 years
  • AngularJS, 5 years
  • Google Material Design, 3 years
  • Node.js, 1 year
Lisbon, Portugal
Preferred Environment
OS X, Atom, Textmate, Vim, Linux, Git, SVN
The most amazing...
...non-programming related thing I've done is watch every single video.
  • Interim CTO & Analyst
    2017 - PRESENT
    • Provided rudimentary fundamental and technical analysis of cryptocurrency markets.
    • Oversaw and managed technical products to monitor market movements.
    Technologies: Node.js, AWS EC2, JavaScript, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
  • Senior Freelance Ionic 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: Ionic, AWS S3, AWS CloudFront
  • Interim Head of Mobile
    2017 - 2017
    • 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: 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: AngularJS, SCSS, Material Design, Bootstrap, Gulp.js, Google Cloud
  • 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: AngularJS, SCSS, Material Design, Gulp.js, AWS S3
  • 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: AngularJS, LESS, Material Design, Bootstrap, Gulp.js
  • Interim CTO & Lead Product Manager
    2016 - 2016
    • 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: AngularJS, Node.js, Serverless, PhantonJS, AWS Lambda, AWS S3, AWS CloudFront, AWS API Gateway, AWS DynamoDB, NoSQL, SCSS
  • Interim CTO
    2016 - 2016
    • 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: Node.js, AngularJS, Google Material, Heroku, SCSS, AWS S3
  • 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: AngularJS, SCSS, Bootstrap, Grunt.js
  • 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: AngularJS, SCSS, Bootstrap, Grunt.js
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer
    2016 - 2016
    AutoQuotes (via Toptal)
    • Developed an AngularJS application.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Material Design, Grunt.js
  • Senior Freelance AngularJS Engineer
    2015 - 2016
    Dripthat (via Toptal)
    • Advised on API architecture.
    • Developed an AngularJS application.
    • Implemented deployment to AWS.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Material Design, Grunt.js, AWS S3, AWS CloudFront
  • 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: AngularJS, Material Design, UI, UX, Product management, Grunt, D3.js
  • 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: AngularJS, Code management, Testing, Best practices
  • Freelance Senior AngularJS Consultant and Engineer
    2014 - 2014
    • 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: AngularJS, Gulp
  • 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: AngularJS, Node.js, Grunt, Heroku
  • Founder & CEO
    2011 - 2014
    • 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: AngularJS, D3.js, Grape, Grunt, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, AWS, Chef, Backbone, Ember.js
  • Advisor
    2011 - 2012
    • 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
    • Advised the Founder/CEO on team building, fundraising, and product strategy.
  • Advisor
    2010 - 2011
    • Advised the Founder/CEO on product design.
  • Head of Product
    2009 - 2011
    • 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
  • Co-founder and CEO
    2008 - 2009
    • Built an advertising platform serving approximately 6.3 million advertisements a month.
    Technologies: PHP, AWS
  • Product Architect
    2006 - 2007
    • 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: JavaScript, PHP, ASP, Bash, Perl, C, CSS, HTML, SVN, MySQL, MS Access, Linux, SSH
  • Languages
    JavaScript, Ruby, PHP, Python, Java, SQL
  • Frameworks
    AngularJS, Bootstrap, Foundation CSS, Angular Material, Protractor, Angular, Ionic 3, Ionic 2, Ionic, Django, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ember.js
  • Paradigms
    Minimum Viable Product
  • Platforms
    Heroku, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Other
    Product Management, Project Management, Product Development, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Google Material Design, Consumer Products, Consulting
  • Libraries/APIs
    Facebook API, LinkedIn API, Twitter API, Node.js, jQuery
  • Tools
    Karma, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis
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