Jameson Quinn, Software Developer in Guatemala
Jameson Quinn

Software Developer in Guatemala

Member since April 9, 2013
With over 15 years of Python experience and a lifelong hunger to learn new things, Jameson has probably seen large parts of your dev stack before. He writes elegant code that is both efficient and easy to maintain. His communication skills are excellent, as is his grasp of mathematical algorithms.
Jameson is now available for hire







Preferred Environment

Aptana on OSX or linux, with GitCola

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is found a public middle school for ex-refugees in rural Guatemala. As for code, recently I made an OO shim for Meteor JS for easy RPC methods.


  • Researcher

    2012 - PRESENT
    Harvard University
    • Envisioned, designed, and created a real-time collaborative website for an experiment on voting methods.
    • Built an object-oriented shim for Meteor JS to provide some simple ORM, as well as a mechanism to easily declare transparent RPC instance methods.
    • Interfaced with the Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) API.
    • Optimized user experience, handling unexpected issues with MTurk behavior.
    • Created a game-like artificial intelligence to fill in for missing experimental subjects.
    Technologies: CoffeeScript
  • Developer

    2011 - 2012
    • Created a unified cross-language template system which compiled Django templates to JavaScript for dynamic use with Backbone.js.
    • Implemented a JSON REST server with Django and Tastypie for AJAX queries.
    • Performed agile development of sizeable client-side app based on Backbone.js.
    • Moved REST server from Tastypie to custom-built solution to improve database performance.
    • Handled system administration tasks on a linux-based server with a technology stack that included Django, Gunicorn, Redis, Haystack, Celery/RabbitMQ, etc.
    • Implemented a socket-based, real-time server using Django and Gunicorn which included several homemade gevent classes.
    Technologies: Python, CoffeeScript
  • Head Developer

    2008 - 2010
    Vula Health
    • Created a geographic health provider search engine for medical sales forces using Google App Engine, Python, and the Google Maps API.
    • Constructed an algorithm to perform fast, rough searches for nearby providers using geohashing.
    • Performed cleanup, upload, and display of over 4 gigabytes of data relevant to providers while simultaneously minimizing hosting costs (pre-revenue).
    • Worked on a Pyjamas project which included a Java-to-Python compiler to automate the update of Pyjamas GWT functionality.
    Technologies: Python, Pyjamas


  • Languages

    Python, CoffeeScript, JavaScript, Go
  • Frameworks

    Django, Pyramid, GeoDjango
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Tastypie, Gevent, jQuery, Handlebars, Stripe, RequireJS, Twilio API, Sage, Facebook API, NumPy, ØMQ, Raphaël, Google API
  • Tools

    RabbitMQ, Haystack, Pyjamas
  • Paradigms

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

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Meteor, Linux, Google App Engine, MacOS, Android
  • Storage

    MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, Memcached
  • Other

    Gunicorn, Computational Linguistics, OAuth, Cython, Graph Theory


  • PhD (Pending) degree in Statistics
    2013 - 2017
    Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
  • Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science
    1996 - 1998
    Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH

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