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Nathan Broadbent

Nathan Broadbent

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Member since November 10, 2014
Nathan has been developing web applications with Ruby on Rails since 2009, and iOS applications with Swift since 2015. He can pick up new programming languages or frameworks very quickly, and is comfortable with a wide variety of technologies. He is passionate about solving problems with elegant and maintainable code and delivers high-quality work on time.
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  • FormAPI
    Ruby on Rails, React, AWS
  • HDWR
    Ruby on Rails, iOS, Swift, AWS, Parse
  • Gusto
    Ruby on Rails, Backbone.js, AWS, Chef
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 7 years
  • Backbone.js, 5 years
  • PostgreSQL, 4 years
  • Go, 3 years
  • Swift, 3 years
  • React Native, 2 years
  • React, 2 years
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Preferred Environment
Xcode, VSCode, iTerm 2, Sketch, Chrome
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a Raspberry Pi-controlled microwave oven, programmed using C, Java, and Ruby.
  • Founder/CEO
    2017 - PRESENT
    • Designed and built the FormAPI application.
    • Managed marketing and enterprise sales.
    • Migrated the application from Heroku to AWS.
    • Contributed back to a lot of open source projects.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, React, AWS
  • Co-founder and CTO
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Architected the HDWR iOS app and back-end.
    • Set up a media transcoding pipeline on AWS.
    • Wrote back-end services in Rails and Parse cloud code.
    • Created unit and acceptance tests for the iOS app using Quick and KIF.
    • Managed the project and other developers on the team.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, iOS, Swift, AWS, Parse
  • Full-stack Software Engineer
    2012 - 2014
    • Implemented features to support taxes and forms in multiple states.
    • Created an internal dashboard for data integrity.
    • Assisted with migration to AWS.
    • Managed office IT and security requirements, including setting up a VPN.
    • Evaluated and integrated third-party tools for fraud prevention.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Backbone.js, AWS, Chef
  • Software Engineer
    2009 - 2012
    Crossroads Foundation
    • Built an integration to synchronize Spree and MYOB.
    • Maintained and improved Errbit, an open source error tracker.
    • Maintained and added many features to Fat Free CRM (open source CRM software written with Ruby on Rails).
    • Built a time-tracking service for volunteers, including a physical terminal with a hardware octopus card reader.
    • Built and maintained an online store to sell fair trade products using Spree.
    • Achieved and maintained PCI compliance for our online store.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails
  • Gusto (Development)

    I was a full-stack software engineer at Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll). I worked on everything, including the back-end, front-end, DevOps, and security. Gusto is now processing over $10 billion in annual payroll.

  • SCM Breeze (Development)

    SCM Breeze is a set of shell scripts (for bash and zsh) that enhance your interaction with Git. It integrates with your shell to give you numbered file shortcuts, a repository index with tab completion, and many other useful features.

    It is my most popular project on GitHub, with over 1,000 stars.

  • Raspberry Pi Powered Microwave (Other amazing things)

    I built a prototype for a smart, internet-connected microwave using a Raspberry Pi computer. I added features such as internet connectivity, smartphone control, voice recognition, and a barcode scanner.

    I wrote the software using Ruby, C, and Java.

  • FolioHD (Development)

    I worked as a consultant for FolioHD during 2015. I helped to fix many bugs, as well as working on new features, such as an improved theme editor.

  • FormAPI (Development)

    I built the FormAPI application.

  • SudoBlock (Development)

    I built a mobile game using React Native (one codebase for iPhone, Android, Windows, and web).

  • iCloud Photos Downloader (Development)

    I built a command-line tool to download photos and videos from iCloud.

  • Languages
    JavaScript, CoffeeScript, CSS, HTML, Ruby, Bash, Swift 3, Swift 2, C, Objective-C, Swift, SQL, Go, Python
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), React Native, Ember.js, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    Backbone.js, React, jQuery, Sidekiq, React Native for Web
  • Tools
    RSpec, Git, Capistrano, Chef, SaltStack, Ansible, Terraform, AWS ECR, AWS ECS
  • Platforms
    Parse, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, Docker, Ubuntu, AWS EC2, CentOS
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS S3, AWS RDS, MySQL, MongoDB, Memcached
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
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