Jesse Wolgamott, Developer in Houston, TX, United States
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Jesse Wolgamott

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Houston, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 20, 2017

Jesse is a software craftsman with production experience creating community and high-performance websites using JavaScript, Ruby, and Elixir, including all aspects of web-based applications and the software development lifecycle. He is very professional and communicates extremely well.


The Iron Yard
JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Redux, React
Comal Productions, Inc.
Erlang, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
JavaScript, Objective-C, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby




Preferred Environment

GitHub, Open Source, Linux, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was to create an MVC framework with a multi-tenant architecture and a distributed job engine.

Work Experience

Master Instructor

2014 - 2017
The Iron Yard
  • Crafted the curriculum and best practices for React/Redux, Node (Express), and Ruby on Rails.
  • Was recognized as the most qualified and highly competent instructor across all Iron Yard instructors.
  • Developed and implemented best practices for software development.
  • Interviewed most of the instructor candidates (technical-wise).
  • Worked as a classroom lecturer—performing live coding and mentoring 100+ students in an immersive environment.
Technologies: JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Redux, React

Owner | Principle

2009 - 2014
Comal Productions, Inc.
  • Worked as a principle consultant and salesperson responsible for $20,000 in projects.
  • Was recognized as an expert in both Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
  • Educated and spoke in public.
  • Created,, and
Technologies: Erlang, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

US Lead Developer

2010 - 2011
  • Acted as a Ruby on Rails consultant.
  • Created a mobile platform with the ability to function as a CMS for multiple iPhone and Android applications.
  • Wrote an iPhone analytics library capable of tracking location and usage of iPhone applications.
Technologies: JavaScript, Objective-C, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

Software Developer, Executive Management

2002 - 2009
Travis Software Corporation
  • Developed a custom MVC framework in C#.
  • Implemented distributed and fault-tolerant data-centers.
  • Implemented agile software development practices (scrum).
  • Maintained 99.9%+ uptime of a SaaS product.
Technologies: JavaScript, C#, SQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

Software Developer | User Interface Engineer

2000 - 2002
  • Adapted the small-load legacy system to meet high-growth needs with minimal resources (worked as the first internal developer).
  • Designed customizable website skins to integrate client website with back-end technology.
Technologies: SQL, ASP

Redux Game Without React
A Redux game without React. I wanted to showcase how simple Redux can be to learn: it's React bindings that can add complexity.

You can run the game using the link:

Harvey API
An open source project created in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey which enabled people to build filterable maps for shelters, needs, and purchasing Amazon products while letting the volunteers make edits to google sheets.

Apps that run off the Harvey API include a SMS-text robot that gave you the nearest open shelter, the Harvey-needs map, the, the Muckmap,, and more.

The Harvey API is open source and was used in the IRMA-response with over 30 contributors to date.

The website Ruby off Rails is a free course allowing people to learn Ruby through 20+ hours of lectures and real-life software development.

Ruby off Rails is dedicated to accelerating the mastering of Ruby and increasing developer happiness everywhere.

Rails Conference 2016 Presentation
I spoke in public at the largest Rails conference in the world for ActionCable—For Not Another Chat App Please—Rails Conference 2016
A tongue-in-cheek experiment to rewrite the view layer every 6 months. First in React/Redux, and now in Elm, HipStack lets you choose a custom built, remote stack for your newest project!


Ruby, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, ECMAScript (ES6), SQL, C#, Objective-C, Erlang


Ruby on Rails (RoR), Redux, Express.js, React Native, ASP, Phoenix


React, Ruby on Rails API, Redux-Saga


Front-end Development, Software Development, Optimization, Open Source


GitHub, Redux Thunk


MacOS, Linux



1997 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems

The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX, USA