Samuel DeSota, Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Samuel DeSota

Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Member since February 10, 2017
Sam has deep experience in JavaScript web development. He's built projects from the ground up, including design, development, and deployment, as well as managed dependencies across multiple product teams to drive larger projects to completion. He's skilled at finding the processes and tools for a project that will deliver an excellent product to end user while being frugal with time. Sam loves to work with TypeScript and React.
Samuel is now available for hire




Los Angeles, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

VS Code, Git, Vim Text Editor, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a programming language built on original new constructs designed to help deliver applications faster.


  • React Web Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    • Took the reigns from another developer and launched the startup's first product in beta.
    • Continued to refactor the codebase and build out new features to prepare for version 1.0.
    • Gave notes on technologies and patterns used with the existing code base developed a plan to bring the codebase to a stable point for production.
    • Utilized JIRA and worked with the founders + QA team members to build out new features.
    Technologies: Jira, Redux, React
  • Founder

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Built a toolkit for React that enables live previews of individual components to enable faster development.
    • Worked on an ongoing research project to build a programming language and IDE to enable better debugging and development.
    Technologies: React, JavaScript, Design
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    • Led the front‐end development of HubSpot's cross‐object reporting builder by managing dependencies and contributing to codebases across multiple teams.
    • Contributed and led many other projects to level‐up HubSpot's report‐building tools.
    • Gave code reviews and helped co‐workers learn & level up their skills.
    Technologies: React, TypeScript, JavaScript
  • Web App Developer

    2016 - 2017
    • Developed web components to give customers instant estimates of their savings by using solar energy.
    • Designed and developed portal to provide financing to energy developers across the country.
    • Built a social network based on an enterprise framework to accelerate communication between negotiating parties and internal company communication.
    Technologies: Zend Framework, PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript, React, Node.js
  • IT and Development Consultant

    2014 - 2015
    EthoSolar USA
    • Developed and designed tools to generate solar installation quotes for solar customers.
    • Trained team members in web development techniques to aid in inbound marketing strategy.
    • Improved internal tooling with custom web apps and process automation.
    Technologies: HubSpot, JavaScript, React, Node.js
  • Web Developer

    2012 - 2015
    Freelance Web Development
    • Developed websites and tools for clients while honing my skills via Wordpress CMS, with PHP and the web stack.
    • Built a custom intuitive website editor to edit text throughout a custom Wordpress theme without aid from a developer.
    Technologies: JavaScript, WordPress, PHP


  • HubSpot Report Builder (Development)

    At HubSpot, one of the projects I worked on was heading up the front-end development of the new HubSpot report builder, designed to help customers unfamiliar with traditional reporting tools create effective reports. On this project, I had the opportunity to work with a large organization to pull together dependencies from multiple teams, as well as structure the project from the ground up and on-board new team members into the project later into development.

  • Stuff4Hire (React Development) (Development)

    Stuff4Hire is a platform which allows neighbors to rent the everyday items they own but only use occasionally.

    I took over development of Stuff4Hire from another developer, a project built with React + Redux, developed a plan to improve the code base and prepare for production, and worked with the founders to build out features to launch the project into beta.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, TypeScript, Clojure, PHP, SQL, Python, Haskell
  • Frameworks

    Redux, Zend Framework, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, RxJS, Node.js, Vue.js, Vue.js 2
  • Industry Expertise

    Web Development
  • Other

    Software Development, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Compilers, HubSpot, Design
  • Tools

    Affinity Designer, Vim Text Editor, Git, VS Code, Jira
  • Paradigms

    Functional Programming, Functional Reactive Programming
  • Platforms

    MacOS, WordPress
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