Jess Brown, Software Developer in Monroe, GA, United States
Jess Brown

Software Developer in Monroe, GA, United States

Member since March 18, 2014
Jess is a Rails developer with an entrepreneurial mindset and a business / financial education. He has many years of experience with small and large web applications and APIs, as well as significant front-end development experience (HTML/CSS/JavaScript).
Jess is now available for hire



  • HTML, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • CSS, 8 years
  • Git, 5 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 4 years
  • Ruby, 4 years
  • Vim Text Editor, 4 years
  • Vue.js 2, 2 years


Monroe, GA, United States



Preferred Environment

Mac OS X, Rails, Vim, Terminal, tmux, RSpec

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is an application for university students to take examinations.


  • Lead Developer

    2010 - PRESENT
    • Developed a platform for professors to publish text books and supporting content for their classes.
    • Created a module for professors to create assignments.
    • Implemented word problems with dynamic variables to give students a challenge.
    • Developed an eCommerce platform for students to purchase books and exercise programs.
    • Repurposed a publishing platform for students to create and sell classroom notes.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails



  • Languages

    Sass, Ruby, HTML, Haml, CSS, JavaScript, CSS3, PHP, HTML5, Bash
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    Stripe, Vue.js, Vue.js 2, Google Maps, Devise, Google API, jQuery UI, jQuery, Active Merchant, Twitter API, Facebook API, jQuery Mobile, Rack
  • Tools

    Git, Vim Text Editor, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Tmux, GitHub, RSpec, NPM, Pry, Nginx, VCR, Chruby, Typekit
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Redis, MongoDB
  • Other

    Front-end Development, SaaS
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Plain Old Ruby Object (PORO), Object-oriented Design (OOD), DCI
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Linux


  • BA degree in Finance
    1998 - 2002
    Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA

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