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

Full-stack Developer in Denver, CO, United States

Member since May 31, 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


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



Denver, CO, United States



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.


  • CEO and Lead Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Copilot LLC
    • Acquired Copilot from Fog Creek Software in 2014 after having been a founding member of the original Copilot team.
    • Rewrote all aspects of the app to improve and modernize it.
    • Added Copilot Meetings using modern web technologies to expand Copilot's product offerings.
    • 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.js, APIs, REST, VNC, WebRTC, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, Python 3
  • Freelance Developer

    2012 - PRESENT
    • Developed sales systems for a local lumber company to help them manage inventory and sales tickets.
    • Created an SMS lead generation app used by local companies to communicate with sales leads and customers.
    • Oversaw a full rewrite of an online employee scheduling application utilizing modern web technologies.
    • Developed a web-based interface for controlling virtual network devices.
    Technologies: Django, JavaScript, Vue.js, Python, Node.js, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, Python 3
  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2011 - 2012
    • Developed the major features of Trello while it was incubated within Fog Creek Software.
    • 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
  • Software Developer

    2005 - 2012
    Fog Creek Software
    • Developed and released a new screen sharing product, Copilot, in three months.
    • Created the company's subscription billing system from scratch.
    • Invented and developed a new code review system, which was integrated into other developer tools.
    • Managed a team of engineers to develop the front-end of a source control and code review tool.
    Technologies: Windows, .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, C#, C++, Python, JavaScript, Credit Card Processing, HTML, CSS, Python 3


  • Inside the Orchestra Virtual Tiny Tots

    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.

  • Copilot

    Copilot is a remote assistance, screen-sharing app. It is written in .NET and Vue.js and hosted on Microsoft's Azure platform. I acquired Copilot in 2014 and rewrote every component of it to improve its performance and expand its compatibility to modern versions of Windows and macOS. It remains a profitable side project with thousands of users each month.

  • 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.


  • 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
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js, Trello API, Django ORM, REST APIs, WebRTC, Node.js, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, Xamarin.iOS, Backbone.js
  • Tools

    Trello, PyCharm, Braintree SDK, Visual Studio, Git, Zsh
  • Paradigms

    REST, Management
  • Platforms

    Desktop, Windows, Linux, WordPress, Azure, Xamarin, MacOS
  • Other

    Web Development, Credit Card Processing, APIs, Front-end, Back-end, Vi, Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Computer Security, User Interface (UI), WebSockets, VNC, SSH, AWS, General Accounting, Xamarin.Mac, Xamarin Forms, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Full-stack, Machine Learning, Computer Vision Algorithms, Business Organization
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Industry Expertise



  • 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


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

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