Graham Powrie

Graham Powrie

Boulder, CO, United States
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Graham Powrie

Graham Powrie

Boulder, CO, United States
Member since November 22, 2013
Graham is a seasoned developer focused on creating custom web applications that automate and improve business processes, while remaining flexible for iteration. He's a full-stack developer who can deliver a complete product from start to finish individually, or integrate with a team to augment output or lead and mentor. When the need arises, he is a competent project manager and enjoys assessing the long-term challenges a project will face.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • Linux, 11 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 9 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 5 years
  • Ember.js, 4 years
  • Elixir, 2 years
  • Phoenix, 1 year
Boulder, CO, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Mac, Atom, Git, Heroku
The most amazing...
...code I've written evolves neural networks (genetic algorithms) using processing power from cloud services, reporting results live to a parent app.
Employment
  • Founder
    Fathom.digital
    2014 - PRESENT
    • One-man-band in the remote worker market space, searching for solutions to the challenges of distributed teams and individuals that also call the office home.
    • Built a Slack bot to encourage genuine team culture building in situations where in-person communication is not possible.
    Technologies: Elixir, Phoenix, Elm, Ember, Ruby on Rails
  • Contract Developer
    Decision Resources Group
    2015 - 2016
    • Led and developed for three project teams using Ruby on Rails and Ember for web-based big data display and analysis.
    • Created reusable components in Ember.js to be used across company projects and boost junior development productivity.
    • Built a dynamic, high performance table component in Ember.js and low-level JavaScript where other custom solutions had failed to meet requirements.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Ember, GitHub
  • Freelancer
    The Worker Ant, LLC
    2011 - 2015
    • Architected a social network integrated with Facebook from scratch for sailing community founded by Mount Gay Rum.
    • Created an eCommerce store in Ember.js for tango dance shoes with fully customized business back-end for inventory, customer, and vendor management.
    • Redesigned Cointreau.us for launch with Vogue's media campaign.
    • Created a genetic algorithm and web interface for exploring how different variable effect selection of solutions.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, WordPress, ActiveAdmin, CSS, Photoshop, Git, Heroku
  • Lead Developer
    DevelopmentNow
    2009 - 2011
    • Created a mobile web application for bidding/managing automobile auctions live for Manheim Auctions.
    • Created an image resizing API that provided an intelligently sized image for mobile devices with a single URL.
    • Created a mobile application (iOS/Android) for chemistry process timing/management for Thermo Fisher Scientific.
    • Mobilized the existing desktop site of TimeWarner Cable with geolocation matching to service areas.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, jQuery Mobile, Drupal, Appcelerator's Titanium, CSS, Photoshop
  • Freelancer
    The Worker Ant, LLC
    2007 - 2009
    • Started a business for event registration system for dance festivals, managing payments, tracking subscribed events, and providing organization software for event managers.
    • Created websites using PHP-based web software while doing various levels of customization.
    • Created an eCommerce website for selling children's books in physical and digital formats.
    • Created a web app for bill splitting for complex roommate situations.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshop, Git
Experience
  • Flaredown (Development)
    http://flaredown.com

    A patient self-tracking platform for chronic illness. Responsible for designing the Rails API, implementing the front-end using Ember.js, and managing the development team throughout.

  • eVisit (Development)
    http://evisit.com

    A tele-health platform for doctors to connect with their patients, perform checkups and prescribe medications electronically. Responsible for designing the Rails API, implementing the front-end using Ember.js and managing the development team throughout.

  • Ants (Other amazing things)
    http://ants.herokuapp.com

    Personal project exploring genetic algorithms for evolving ant-like things that search for food. Web interface gives information on generation fitness, replay of generation behavior, neural network map, and options for continuing/cloning/modifying the experiment.

Skills
  • Languages
    Ruby, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Elixir, HTML5
  • Frameworks
    Ember.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Phoenix
  • Tools
    Slack, GitHub, Adobe Photoshop, Asana, Git
  • Platforms
    Mac OS X, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Misc
    Mobile Web, AJAX
  • Libraries/APIs
    D3.js, jQuery, Backbone.js
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD)
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached, NoSQL, Redis
Education
  • Bachelor's of Science degree in General Science
    University of Oregon - Eugene, Oregon
    2005 - 2008
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