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John C Wilcox, Software Developer in Springfield, MO, United States
John C Wilcox

Software Developer in Springfield, MO, United States

Member since February 24, 2016
JC has 3+ years of experience developing in Ruby on Rails. He is an efficient and talented developer who enjoys acquiring new skills and tackling exciting challenges, handles remote work very well, and has fantastic communication skills.
John is now available for hire



  • PostgreSQL, 4 years
  • Git, 4 years
  • Ruby, 4 years
  • RSpec, 3 years
  • Sinatra, 3 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 3 years
Springfield, MO, United States



Preferred Environment

Mac OS X, Sublime Text 2, Git

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is an online, 2D, multiplayer shooter game called Potato Ship, developed for Rails Rumble in 2014.


  • Software Engineer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Corporate Technologies Advantage
    • Created a user management system to sync user account information across various systems using Ruby on Rails.
    • Integrated with internal and external data sources to produce call center performance reports using Rails APIs and React.
    • Managed a Rails platform for organizing and locating call recordings.
    • Administered Postgres databases and Ubuntu servers running Phusion Passenger on Nginx for Rails servers.
    • Created numerous proprietary and open-source Ruby gems for logic shared across applications.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, RSpec, React, Postgres, Nginx


  • Task Helper Gem (Development)

    Ruby wrapper for the MyTaskHelper API, allowing developers to easily read data from MyTaskHelper, and providing a comprehensive ORM layer for retrieving record data and relations.

  • PostgREST Gem (Development)

    Ruby wrapper for PostgREST APIs ( The gem is a work in progress, but the goal is to reproduce the major functionality of the Ruby Sequel gem for PostgREST.

  • Potato Ship (Other amazing things)

    Potato Ship is an online multiplayer game built in 48 hours by myself and 3 other developers for the Rails Rumble competition in 2014.


  • Languages

    Ruby, SQL, Bash, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML5, HTML, Python, SCSS, Java, Python 3, CSS, CSS3, PHP, Unicorn, S-PLUS, R, C++, Sass
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Sinatra, AngularJS, Prototype Framework
  • Libraries/APIs

    Ruby on Rails API, React, jQuery
  • Tools

    RSpec, Cluster, Git, Nginx, Sublime Text 2, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Apache Tomcat, Capistrano, Bitbucket, GitHub, HipChat, Slack, Google Hangouts, Passenger, Apache
  • Other

    Software Developer, Ubuntu Server, Ruby Gems, Ajax, SOAP, ThinApp
  • Paradigms

  • Platforms

    MacOS, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS, WordPress, CentOS 6
  • Storage

    JSON, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics
    2010 - 2014
    Missouri State University - Springfield, Missouri
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