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

Software Developer in Mansfield, MA, United States

Member since April 21, 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.
Stephen is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Mansfield, MA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

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.

Employment

  • 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

Experience

  • 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.

Skills

  • Platforms

    WordPress, Drupal 7, MacOS
  • Languages

    JavaScript, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails (RoR), MJML
  • Tools

    Jekyll, Git, Slack, VS Code
  • Libraries/APIs

    React
  • Other

    Gatsby

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
    2008 - 2012
    Stonehill College - Easton, Massachusetts, USA

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