Stephen Polito, Developer in Mansfield, MA, United States
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Stephen Polito

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Software Developer

Location
Mansfield, MA, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 27, 2020

Stephen is a curious web developer passionate about the intersection between best practices, user experience, and client demands. He brings seven years of experience building high-traffic tourism websites, niche medical landing pages, and full-stack SaaS applications. He utilizes a breadth of platforms and frameworks to develop and deliver high-performing, top products.

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Slack, MacOS

The most amazing...

...application I've designed and developed is a service that alerts users when their website is down and also takes daily screenshots.

Work Experience

Full-stack Web Developer

2012 - PRESENT
Shields Design Studio
  • Designed and developed an application to monitor website downtime and create a daily screenshot archive.
  • Programmed an application allowing users to create a web page for their running club or to promote a road race.
  • Instituted a proximity search permitting users to search for a road race or running club based on their location.
  • Architected an application to facilitate and organize the process of ordering medical equipment.
Technologies: Git, Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, MJML, Gatsby, Jekyll, Drupal 7, WordPress

Simple Site Status

Designed and developed an application to monitor website downtime and create a daily screenshot archive. Leveraged RSpec, Capybara, factory_bot_rails, and Database_cleaner during TDD to avoid regressions and ensure a stable product. Developed custom jobs with Sidekiq to handle email notifications, generate screenshots and delete archived data. Configured the active storage to upload screenshots to Amazon S3.

Track and Field Clubs

Programmed a SaaS application allowing users to create a web page for their running club or to promote a road race. Instituted a proximity search permitting users to search for a road race or running club based in their location. Developed a web scraper with Nokogiri to populate the initial data set. Used Minitest and fixtures to test the logic, which verifies whether a user can claim a listing.

WordPress Tutorials

https://stevepolito.design/categories/word-press
A blog of tutorials and tips I've written about WordPress. Posts range from a tutorial on how to create a proximity search to detailed instructions on how to build a boilerplate starter theme with Bootstrap.
2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

Stonehill College - Easton, Massachusetts, USA

Libraries/APIs

React

Tools

Jekyll, Git, Slack

Languages

JavaScript, Ruby

Platforms

WordPress, Drupal 7, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

Frameworks

Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails (RoR), MJML

Other

Gatsby

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