Tyler Hicks-Wright, Full-stack Developer in Denver, CO, United States
Tyler Hicks-Wright

Full-stack Developer in Denver, CO, United States

Member since June 22, 2021
Tyler is an innovative problem solver experienced in full-stack web development, desktop applications, and mobile app development. He built educational games, video content delivery platforms, and user management systems for one client, resulting in over two million user sessions in less than 12 months and reaching 100+ countries. Tyler's insight has expanded and greatly enhanced many programs and processes, enabling clients to further their reach and increase revenue.
Tyler is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • TGHW LLC
    Django, JavaScript, Vue, Python, Node.js, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, Python 3...
  • Copilot LLC
    ASP.NET, C#, Computer Security, SQL, Braintree SDK, WebSockets, JavaScript...
  • Trello
    JavaScript, Node.js, Backbone.js, AWS, MongoDB, REST APIs, CSS, HTML...

Experience

Location

Denver, CO, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, PyCharm, Vi, Linux, Visual Studio, Git, SSH, PuTTY, Windows PowerShell, Zsh

The most amazing...

...product I've developed was a code review system called Kiln, based on distributed version control before GitHub had pull requests.

Employment

  • Freelance Developer

    2012 - PRESENT
    TGHW LLC
    • Implemented and supported a supply-chain data-analysis tool for a major CPG company using Python.
    • Created an SMS lead-generation app used by local companies to communicate with sales leads and customers with Vue.js, Python, Django, and Twilio.
    • Developed sales systems for a local lumber company to help them manage inventory and sales tickets in Salesforce using Python and Django, all hosted on Heroku.
    • Oversaw a full front-end rewrite of an online employee scheduling application using Backbone.js for a single-page application.
    • Developed a web-based interface for controlling virtual network devices.
    Technologies: Django, JavaScript, Vue, Python, Node.js, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, Python 3, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twilio, Twilio API, HTTP REST, API Integration, Celery, Python 2, Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Mac, Back-end, Front-end, Jinja, Django ORM, Bootstrap, CSS3, HTML5, Flask, ECMAScript (ES6), PostgreSQL, React, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Environments, Software Development, Advisory, GitHub, Docker, MacOS, Xamarin, .NET Core, Redis
  • CEO and Lead Developer

    2014 - 2022
    Copilot LLC
    • Modernized the back-end servers using .Net, C#, and WebSockets.
    • Rewrote the website from scratch in Vue.js with ASP.NET as a back-end API interfacing with a SQL Server database hosted on Azure.
    • Added Copilot Meetings using JavaScript and WebRTC, leveraging Twilio APIs.
    • Managed a team of freelance consultants to augment my skills, specifically in QA, copywriting, marketing, and graphic design.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, C#, Computer Security, SQL, Braintree SDK, WebSockets, JavaScript, Vue, APIs, REST, VNC, WebRTC, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, Python 3, Architecture, System Architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twilio, Twilio API, HTTP REST, API Integration, Celery, Python 2, Xamarin.Mac, Desktop, Back-end, Front-end, Django ORM, Bootstrap, CSS3, HTML5, ECMAScript (ES6), Cloud Environments, Software Development, Technical Leadership, GitHub, MacOS, Azure, Azure SQL, Azure App Service, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, .NET Core, Redis
  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Trello
    • Designed a custom framework using Node.js and Backbone.js for seamless front- and back-end code compatibility.
    • Used MongoDB to develop NoSQL database structures to support fast yet scalable data access.
    • Aided in server migrations from custom in-house servers to AWS EC2 instances for better uptime and scalability.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Backbone.js, AWS, MongoDB, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, Django REST Framework, Architecture, System Architecture, Express.js, HTTP REST, API Integration, Back-end, Front-end, CSS3, HTML5, Cloud Environments, Software Development, Technical Leadership, GitHub
  • Software Developer

    2005 - 2012
    Fog Creek Software
    • Designed, implemented, and released a screen-sharing product in three months using C++, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server.
    • Created a subscription billing system using C#, .Net, and SQL Server to vault credit card information and charge subscribers every month while maintaining PCI compliance.
    • Invented and developed a new code review system using Python and Django during a 48-hour coding competition. Brought the product in-house as a lead front-end developer.
    Technologies: Windows, .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, C#, C++, Python, JavaScript, Credit Card Processing, HTML, CSS, Python 3, Architecture, System Architecture, HTTP REST, API Integration, Bitbucket, Python 2, Desktop, Back-end, Front-end, CSS3, HTML5, Software Development, Technical Leadership, GitHub, ASP.NET MVC, Redis

Experience

  • Inside the Orchestra | Virtual Tiny Tots
    http://insidetheorchestra.org

    In 2020, I volunteered and worked with Inside the Orchestra to provide virtual online music education instead of in-person programming. I developed educational games and activities, video content delivery platforms, and user management systems. It was an overwhelming success, with over two million sessions in less than 12 months, reaching over 100 countries.

  • Trello-Py
    https://github.com/tghw/trello-py

    Trello-Py is an open-source Python library to interact with the Trello productivity software. I have been the sole and primary maintainer since 2012. It has been downloaded about 30,000 times in the last month.

  • Telemontry

    Wrote a racecar telemetry monitoring program using Vue.js and Electron to give teams in the pits a real-time view of onboard telemetry, specifically speed, location, end engine data, from a racecar during a 24-hour endurance race. The app included two-way communication with the car, allowing the pit crew to send messages to the driver in case of a radio outage.

  • Unleashed Fitness

    Created an online fitness competition app that personal trainers could use to host remote fitness and nutrition challenges. The app included daily content delivery, including videos, meal plans, workouts, progress tracking for the clients, and a live leaderboard.

Skills

  • Languages

    C#, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3, Python 2, Python 3, SQL, PHP, ECMAScript (ES6), C++
  • Frameworks

    .NET, Django, Bootstrap, Django REST Framework, ASP.NET, Windows PowerShell, Flask, Jinja, Express.js, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, .NET Core, Electron
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue, Trello API, Django ORM, REST APIs, WebRTC, Node.js, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, Xamarin.iOS, Square API, Twilio API, Backbone.js, React, Vue 2, jQuery
  • Tools

    Trello, GitHub, PyCharm, Braintree SDK, Visual Studio, Git, Zsh, Celery, Bitbucket, Azure App Service
  • Paradigms

    REST, Management
  • Platforms

    Desktop, Windows, Linux, WordPress, Azure, Xamarin, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twilio, MacOS, Docker
  • Other

    Web Development, Full-stack, Credit Card Processing, APIs, Front-end, Back-end, API Integration, HTTP REST, Architecture, System Architecture, Software Development, Vi, Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Computer Security, User Interface (UI), WebSockets, VNC, SSH, AWS, General Accounting, Xamarin.Mac, Xamarin.Forms, Advisory, Technical Leadership, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Computer Vision Algorithms, Business Organization, Internet of Things (IoT), LoRa
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cloud Environments, Azure SQL, Redis
  • Industry Expertise

    Accounting

Education

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2006 - 2007
    Stanford University - Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Economics
    2002 - 2005
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

Certifications

  • Certificate of Business Administration
    MAY 2005 - PRESENT
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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