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Stephanie Volftsun

Stephanie Volftsun

San Francisco, CA, United States
Member since June 11, 2015
Stephanie is an entrepreneur and freelance software developer with 10 years of professional experience. She started 2 companies (Knotch, Bubby) which are both still going strong. She's built products from the ground up and has built features on top of larger systems. In general, she love building products that delight people.
Stephanie is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Bubby
    Node.js, Objective-C, Express.js, MongoDB. AWS, Microsoft Bot Platform
  • Knotch
    Node.js, Express, Objective-C, MongoDB, AWS EC2, S3, SendGrid
Experience
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • Objective-C, 8 years
  • MongoDB, 6 years
  • Node.js, 6 years
  • Express.js, 6 years
  • AWS S3, 6 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • Swift, 2 years
San Francisco, CA, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, Xcode, WebStorm, Git, GitHub
The most amazing...
...outcome I've achieved is building a niche dating app that has resulted in thousands of dates and several couples.
Employment
  • Founder | CEO
    2016 - PRESENT
    Bubby
    • Designed and implemented a native Objective-C matchmaking app.
    • Created matching algorithms using best-in-class approaches to optimize matches and dates amongst the community.
    • Built a chatbot to interact with users; including a state machine mapping dialogue flows and natural language processing to understand responses.
    • Built a Node.js server and RESTful API that supports thousands of production users.
    • Featured in the press; including the Bloomberg Business Week, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Observer.
    Technologies: Node.js, Objective-C, Express.js, MongoDB. AWS, Microsoft Bot Platform
  • Co-Founder | CTO
    2012 - 2015
    Knotch
    • Architected and built both the Node.js server and RESTful APIs.
    • Built a native Objective-C client app that was featured multiple times by the App Store.
    • Scaled the product to hundreds of thousands of users.
    • Recruited and managed a team of developers to continue to grow the company and our technology.
    • Was featured in many prominent publications including TechCrunch, Mashable, the New York Times, and more.
    • Held a US patent for the invention of our proprietary color-based feedback system and user interface.
    • Managed the product designers and developers to run a highly efficient development team.
    Technologies: Node.js, Express, Objective-C, MongoDB, AWS EC2, S3, SendGrid
Experience
  • Bubby (Development)
    http://bubby.love

    An AI-powered matchmaker that focused on the Jewish community in New York and San Francisco.

  • Knotch (Development)
    http://knotch.it

    The leader in providing data, measurement, and insights for brands around their sponsored content performance.

Skills
  • Languages
    Objective-C, JavaScript, Python, Swift, SQL, Java
  • Frameworks
    Express.js, AFNetworking
  • Libraries/APIs
    Node.js, CocoaPods, Facebook SDK, Facebook API, SnapKit, Stripe, Facebook Login, Alamofire, Masonry, Nightwatch.js
  • Tools
    Mongoose, MongoLab, Cron, InVision, Sketch, SendGrid, Photoshop CC, Google Analytics
  • Storage
    MongoDB, MySQL, AWS S3
  • Platforms
    AWS EC2, Mailgun, Docker, Mixpanel
  • Other
    Facebook Ads
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    2007 - 2011
    Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO, USA
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