Hartley Brody, Web Scraping Developer in Cambridge, MA, United States
Hartley Brody

Web Scraping Developer in Cambridge, MA, United States

Member since June 10, 2015
Hartley is a generalist who focuses on metrics and results. In addition to full-stack web development, he also has experience in growth and marketing. He has several side projects of his own that bring in monthly income, so he knows what it takes to bring an idea from concept to spec to working software.
Hartley is now available for hire


  • Burstworks
    AngularJS, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PHP, Python, Nginx, Lua
  • HubSpot
    JavaScript, Django, Python



Cambridge, MA, United States



Preferred Environment

Unix, Git

The most amazing...

...tech stack that I've worked on was Lua inside nginx, processing thousands of requests per second in an ad server.


  • Tech Lead

    2013 - 2015
    • Worked on and developed high-performance ad technology doing thousands of requests per second.
    • Designed and architected systems that were out-of-the-box scalable and followed best practices.
    • As the first hire at an ad-tech startup, helped interview and mentor junior developers that were brought on later.
    • Worked closely with product and business stakeholders to ensure that software was aligned with strategic goals.
    • Wrote several internal "best practice" guides for the company and started a weekly tech-talk program to encourage knowledge sharing amongst engineers.
    Technologies: AngularJS, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PHP, Python, Nginx, Lua
  • Product Developer

    2012 - 2013
    • Worked on the settings portion of the product, touching data across many systems and database back-ends.
    • Coordinated with different teams to consume their APIs and add features when necessary.
    • Worked with UX designers to prototype, test, and build usable, elegant interfaces.
    • Added features to a public-facing tool that ran thousands of website reports per day.
    • Work with marketing and product stakeholders to ensure software aligned with business goals.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Django, Python


  • Web Starter (Development)

    A GitHub project I made for a friend who had taken some online coding classes but wasn't sure how to break into web development. It's a skeleton for a very basic Flask app that's heavily commented.

  • Text-to-Speech API Wrapper Pull Request (Development)

    A third-party API wrapper didn't implement all of the functionality that the API offered (allowing text-to-speech conversion in both .OGG and .MP3). So I forked the project, added support for feature, ran some tests and had my pull request merged into the project for others to use.

  • Amazon.com Web Crawler (Development)

    I open-sourced the code I used to conduct a 1MM+ item crawl of amazon.com for a client.

  • Facebook Chat Bot (Development)

    Built a proof-of-concept chat bot that can send and receive simple text messages through Facebook's Messenger platform. Can be plugged into any back-end to look up information or do other processing before sending a response.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, Python, HTML5, Bash, PHP, Lua, Ruby, CoffeeScript
  • Frameworks

    Flask, Django, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Underscore.js, Backbone.js
  • Tools

    Nginx, Sublime Text 2, Emacs, Atom, Git, Vim Text Editor
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    Unix, AWS EC2, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker
  • Storage

    AWS S3, Redis, Memcached, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redshift, MySQL
  • Other

    Startups, Software Architecture, Web Crawlers, Web Scraping, Relational Database Services (RDS), Chatbots, Front-end Development, Chatbot, Machine Learning


  • Bachelor's degree in Economics
    2008 - 2012
    Bowdoin College - Maine

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