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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 (Railscasts.com) 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

Portfolio

Experience

  • SQL, 11 years
  • Perl, 11 years
  • Ruby, 4 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 4 years
Baltimore, MD, United States

Availability

Part-time

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.

Employment

  • 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
    CharitableForms.com, 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
    CharitablePlanning.com, 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

Skills

  • Languages

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

    Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Tools

    Vim Text Editor
  • Other

    Vi
  • Libraries/APIs

    Ruby on Rails API
  • Platforms

    Oracle
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL

Education

  • 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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