Nathan Broadbent

Nathan Broadbent

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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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Portfolio
Experience
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 7 years
  • Backbone.js, 5 years
  • PostgreSQL, 4 years
  • Go, 3 years
  • Swift, 3 years
  • React.js, 2 years
  • React Native, 1 year
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Availability
Part-time
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.
Employment
  • Co-founder and CTO
    HDWR
    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
    Gusto
    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
    Crossroads Foundation
    2009 - 2012
    • 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
Experience
  • Gusto (Development)
    https://gusto.com

    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)
    https://github.com/ndbroadbent/scm_breeze

    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)
    http://madebynathan.com/2013/07/10/raspberry-pi-powered-microwave/

    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)
    http://foliohd.com

    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.

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