Morley Tatro, Full-stack and React Developer in Burbank, CA, United States
Morley Tatro

Full-stack and React Developer in Burbank, CA, United States

Member since December 28, 2021
Morley has been a lead software developer for nine years. He specializes in JavaScript-centric workflows focused on front-end frameworks such as React, Angular, and Svelte, in addition to Node-powered back ends dovetailed with REST and GraphQL APIs. He started his career in PHP and WordPress development. Morley is passionate about functional programming and creating elegant, scalable solutions.
Morley is now available for hire


  • Golden Hippo Media
    Node.js, TypeScript, Express.js, Ionic, Ionic 4, Webpack, React, React Router...
  • GSRetrofit
    React, Puppeteer, JSDOM, Automation, Firebase, Cloud Firestore, GraphQL...
  • Cambridge LSAT
    JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), Svelte, Node.js, Express.js, Amazon API...



Burbank, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

MacOS, Visual Studio Code, Express.js, Node.js, React, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, REST

The most amazing...

...project I've developed is a real estate-centered CRM with a time-scheduled web scraping component on the back end.


  • Front-end Engineer

    2021 - PRESENT
    Golden Hippo Media
    • Ported the Ionic Angular sales funnel to React and GraphQL for rapid prototyping and split testing.
    • Ported the underlying deprecated Ionic library to Webpack 5, speeding up local and remote builds by up to six times.
    • Developed a method for file exclusion leading to a tenfold local development speed increase in the workflow.
    • Ensured quality standards through regular code reviews of contractors' codebase contributions.
    Technologies: Node.js, TypeScript, Express.js, Ionic, Ionic 4, Webpack, React, React Router, GraphQL, Jira, Front-end, Code Review
  • Lead Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Crafted a custom integration solution, pairing React front end with PostGraphile and GraphQL for managing complex relational data.
    • Automated inspection creation through web scraping, saving an average of ten minutes per record.
    • Implemented automated email campaigns through a SetCronJob API.
    • Integrated a Firestore (NoSQL) database for a custom CRM solution.
    Technologies: React, Puppeteer, JSDOM, Automation, Firebase, Cloud Firestore, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, PostGraphile, SparkPost, Scraping, Front-end, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Web Scraping, Email Campaigns, NoSQL
  • Lead Developer

    2012 - PRESENT
    Cambridge LSAT
    • Engineered a custom eCommerce solution integrated with Braintree Hosted Fields and PayPal onsite checkout.
    • Built a universal JavaScript application with a Svelte front end and Express.js back end as an Amazon affiliate store, pulling live pricing and product information.
    • Established one of the first online platforms for downloading and practicing with official LSAT material.
    Technologies: JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), Svelte, Node.js, Express.js, Amazon API, Braintree API, PayPal, eCommerce, Front-end, Back-end
  • Lead Instructor

    2019 - 2021
    Coding Dojo
    • Co-authored and piloted a React curriculum at the home campus and assisted in migrating the three-stack program from Angular (MEAN stack) to the MERN stack.
    • Served as a core contributor to the program-wide Discord integration, creating a rapid two-click user sign-up process.
    • Created a platform-specific CLI to efficiently track Zoom class attendance and push it to the program's back end. This tool was eventually adopted to track course participants on a broader basis.
    • Integrated the Gmail API for sending automated, template-driven emails to students.
    • Managed two other instructors on-site, supporting all aspects of instruction and campus upkeep.
    Technologies: Python, Python 3, Java, JavaScript, C#.NET, React, MongoDB, MySQL, Postman, Web Development, MERN Stack, Discord, Gmail API


  • GSRetrofit

    A React-based CRM for managing real estate inspections, agents, escrow agents, and more. I developed a custom front-end and back-end solution to schedule and manage web scraping, which fueled the acquisition of new clients. With the automated data collection, the company went from a solo operation to a company of 15.

  • Kongrads

    A platform for relatives and others to easily gift recent graduates with money. I completed the front end using Gatsby for SEO and built a custom back end in Node.js using Postgres as the data store and a GraphQL/Dataloader API interface. The app is connected to Stripe and allows users to quickly and easily send money to registered recipients.


  • Languages

    HTML, GraphQL, Python 3, CSS, C#.NET, TypeScript, SQL, JavaScript, Python, Java, ECMAScript (ES6), PHP, Ruby
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Context API, Puppeteer, Amazon API, Braintree API, React Router, Gmail API, Stripe, Stripe API, Google Sheets API
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Ionic, Ionic 4, Svelte, CodeIgniter 3, Ruby on Rails 4, AngularJS
  • Tools

    Braintree SDK, Cron, Webpack, Postman, Jira, Google Sheets
  • Paradigms

    REST, Functional Programming, Automation, MEAN Stack, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Other

    Web Scraping, Front-end, Analysis, Economics, Finance, JSDOM, PostGraphile, SparkPost, Scraping, PayPal, Web Development, Code Review, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Email Campaigns, eCommerce, Back-end, MERN Stack, Discord, Gatsby, Email Coding, Firebase Cloud Functions, Data Loader API
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Visual Studio Code, Firebase, LAMP
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, Cloud Firestore, NoSQL


  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics
    1996 - 2000
    University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA


  • Full-Stack Developer
    Coding Dojo

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