Deborah Anne Kallina, Software Developer in Baltimore, MD, United States
Deborah Anne Kallina

Software Developer in Baltimore, MD, United States

Member since March 13, 2016
Deb is a full-stack web developer with seven years of experience. She's spent the last two years migrating an aging object-oriented PHP platform to Ruby on Rails and considers Ryan Bates ( her programming hero. She strongly believes that good communication skills are paramount to making a project successful. Deb is an analytical thinker who enjoys solving complex problems and exceeding client expectations.
Deborah is now available for hire




Baltimore, MD, United States



Preferred Environment

Terminal, Vi, Git, SVN

The most amazing...

...thing I've accomplished is reverse-engineering the complex formulas the IRS uses for charitable and estate planning calculations.


  • Developer

    2016 - PRESENT
    Tatango, Inc.
    • Designed and constructed interfaces that the user could understand and easily use.
    • Helped reduce technical debt by identifying issues and refactoring code.
    • Sought out solutions that were scalable, fast, and efficient.
    • Overhauled legacy systems that had become insufficient for the needs of the client.
    • Resolved recurring problems.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Git
  • Webmaster

    2012 - PRESENT, LLC
    • Designed and developed a document assembly website for charitable remainder trusts in Ruby on Rails.
    • Taught myself Ruby on Rails, MVC pattern, RSpec, Twitter Bootstrap, and more.
    • Developed and gave presentations to parties potentially interested in the service.
    • Performed the requirements analysis to determine the needs and wants of the project.
    • Worked with attorneys to create master charitable remainder trust form documents.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, SVN, vi, RSpec
  • Webmaster, Vice President

    2009 - PRESENT, LLC
    • Overhauled large portions of a website to better meet the needs of internal and external users.
    • Re-evaluated and modified existing tools. Created and implemented new features using best practices.
    • Migrated an aging object-oriented PHP platform to Ruby on Rails (complete with extensive testing), in order to reduce code complexity and increase the long-term maintainability of project.
    • Assessed scope, defined priorities, and developed road maps for success (as the technical lead).
    • Reverse-engineered complex charitable and estate planning calculation formulas.
    • Created and maintained 60+ Perl spider scripts that hourly added public domain documents to the website’s legal library.
    • Acted as technical support for end users, assisted with sales, provided training for non-technical staff, and oversaw subcontractors.
    Technologies: PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Oracle, vi, SVN, Solr, XPath, RSpec


  • Languages

    Ruby, HTML, Perl, PHP, CSS, SQL, Java, C++, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Tools

    Vim Text Editor
  • Other

  • Libraries/APIs

    Ruby on Rails API
  • Platforms

  • Storage



  • Master of Science in Computer Science
    2007 - 2009
    Baylor University - Waco, TX, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    2003 - 2007
    Taylor University - Upland, IN, USA

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