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Jason Urton, Ruby Developer in Boston, MA, United States
Jason Urton

Ruby Developer in Boston, MA, United States

Member since September 3, 2013
Jason is now available for hire
Jason Urton, Ruby Developer in Boston, MA, United States
Jason Urton

Ruby Developer in Boston, MA, United States

Member since September 3, 2013
Jason is a full-stack Ruby on Rails developer with years of startup experience. He has dealt with a broad range of business and technical challenges and loves working on fast-moving, highly communicative teams.
Jason is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • LevelUp
    Ruby on Rails, Coffeescript
  • Wisr
    Ruby on Rails, JavaScript
  • StudyEgg
    Ruby on Rails, JavaScript

Experience

  • Ruby, 4 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 4 years
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • Heroku, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • CoffeeScript, 3 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 2 years
  • PostgreSQL, 2 years
Boston, MA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

OSX, SublimeText, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a Twitter-based learning platform that is used by thousands of students.

Employment

  • Software Engineer

    2013 - PRESENT
    LevelUp
    • WIP.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Coffeescript
  • Co-founder, CTO

    2012 - 2013
    Wisr
    • Designed, implemented, scaled, and maintained a high traffic Rails/jQuery application.
    • Developed an interface for the app to interact with the Twitter API.
    • Maintained high performance through caching, background processing (DJ), and database tuning.
    • Completed over 50 A/B tests to improve user experience.
    • Maintained a fully responsive site using Bootstrap.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript
  • Co-founder, CTO

    2011 - 2012
    StudyEgg
    • Designed, implemented, and maintained a Rails/jQuery application.
    • Built a video quiz interface using the embedded YouTube player.
    • Built a cross-browser test suite using SauceLabs.
    • Created and managed a team of 10+ content development interns.
    • Developed an internal content creation tool for intern use.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript
  • Co-founder, CTO

    2010 - 2011
    Zendo
    • Supported development of a Rails/jQuery web application.
    • Built and deployed iOS and Android apps using Titanium Appcelerator.
    • Configured APIs for mobile app and web app interaction.
    • Integrated push notification services for iOS apps.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript
  • Market Research & Technical Analyst

    2009 - 2010
    SalesQuest
    • Managed a team of two contract developers to build an internal research web app.
    • Automated analyst tasks that involved web scraping and report formatting.
    Technologies: Python

Experience

  • Wisr (Development)

    Wisr teaches subjects like Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry through messaging platforms such as Twitter, email, and text message.

  • StudyEgg (Development)

    StudyEgg allows educators to create and share video quizzes.

Skills

  • Languages

    Ruby, JavaScript, CSS, Haml, CoffeeScript, Python, Java, SQL
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Capybara
  • Libraries/APIs

    Twitter API, jQuery
  • Tools

    Git, Adobe Photoshop, Pivotal Tracker
  • Platforms

    Heroku
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD)

Education

  • Master's Candidate degree in Computer Science and IT Entrepreneurship
    2010 - 2011
    Brandeis University - Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology & Sociology
    2004 - 2008
    Lafayette College - Pennsylvania
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