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Jason Funk

Jason Funk

Iowa, LA, United States
Member since June 12, 2015
Jason is an experienced web developer with a broad range of both professional and personal technical achievements. He is the founder of Tough Space Consulting, a cloud-based business software consulting company that has helped a number of clients become more efficient and save money by improving their internal business processes. Jason is a strong team player yet at the same time enjoys taking on personal challenges.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • CSS, 8 years
  • PHP, 8 years
  • HTML, 8 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • WordPress, 4 years
  • Laravel, 3 years
  • React, 1 year
Iowa, LA, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, Linux, Atom, Vim, Git, Terminal
The most amazing...
...and useful website I've made acts as a proxy between iCloud Calendars and Google Calendars to allow iCloud Calendar events to appear on a Google Calendar.
Employment
  • Founder/Consultant
    2012 - PRESENT
    Tough Space Consulting / Independent Freelancing
    • Developed and maintained a number of internal applications for one of the largest orthodontic practices in the USA.
    • Took over the development and maintenance of a SaaS platform for HVAC management software.
    • Developed and supported a SaaS platform for the management of technicians for a rapid prototyping machine repair company.
    • Developed and marketed a premium WordPress plugin that enables users to easily run content experiments on their websites.
    • Developed, maintained, and supported a sales-channel news blog based in New York City.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Responsive HTML
  • Software Engineer
    2009 - 2012
    Palisade Systems
    • Developed and maintained PacketSure, a network based data loss prevention solution.
    • Designed and implemented ComplainceSafe, a SaaS product for email-based data-loss prevention.
    • Assisted in supporting customer base via phone and email correspondence.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, JavaScript, C
  • Intern
    2007 - 2008
    Iowa State University
    • Assisted in the development and maintenance of systems for Iowa State University; including their online account management utility.
    • Rewrote a large portion of Iowa State's network enforcement application which monitors low level network traffic for spam or abuse and takes corrective action.
    Technologies: C, C++, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Experience
  • Guru Business Suite (Development)
    http://www.gurubizsuite.com

    A suite of applications that I've built or assisted in building for orthodontics to manage and grow their practices.

  • ThermoGrid (Development)
    http://www.thermogrid.org

    I took over the development and maintenance of ThermGrid at the beginning of 2015. Since starting, I've added a number of enhancements to the software including storing job site photos, adding signatures to invoices, and an entire call tracking and dispatching system.

  • WP Experiments (Development)
    http://wpexperiments.com

    WP Experiments is a premium WordPress plugin that allows users to run content experiments (also known as A/B tests) directly from their WordPress dashboard.

  • Title Experiments Free (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-experiments-free/

    Title Experiments Free is a free WordPress plugin that I maintain that allows blog authors to write multiple titles for a single blog post. The plugin then experiments with those titles to figure out which one the audience reacts best towards.

  • Tough Space (Development)
    http://tough.space

    My companies own website. Built with October, a new PHP CMS that focuses on the developer.

  • The 2112 Group (Development)
    http://the2112group.com

    The 2112 Group is a business strategy firm based in New York. I've worked with them for a number of years on development and support of their website.

  • iCal to gCal (Development)

    icaltogcal.com is a calendar proxy that allows iCloud calendar events to be added to a Google calendar account. Apple currently blocks Google calendar from accessing a user's public events. This proxy solves the problem. It isn't the most complicated project I've ever built but with over 15,000 calendars being proxied, it is the most popular.

  • OCR Text Extraction (Other amazing things)
    https://github.com/jasonlfunk/ocr-text-extraction

    This is an implementation of a PHD thesis that I found that attempted to pre-process images to remove background textures from text before passing through an OCR system. While the implementation didn't work as well as hoped, it was a fun experiment.

Skills
  • Languages
    PHP, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, Less, HTML5, SCSS, HTML, Python, Ruby
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Linux, Mac OS, Windows
  • Storage
    MySQL
  • Frameworks
    Laravel, Django, AngularJS, Lumen
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, React
  • Tools
    Sublime Text 3, Terminal, Git, Vim Text Editor
  • Paradigms
    REST, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Other
    Restler
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2004 - 2008
    Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa
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