Aaron Hedges
API Product Manager and Web Developer
Grand Rapids

I am a product manager and web developer with a focus on web APIs, developer experience and VR/AR.
Vimeo
2015-10-01 - Ongoing
API Product manager
Developed strategy & tactics for the API and Developer portal, along with managing the priorities and sprints of the API engineering team
  • Lead API designer
  • Transitioned the company to a design-first API process
  • Transitioned the company to a distributed API development process
  • Evangelized the benefits of API first development and helped ensure the first projects moved smoothly and successfully
  • Built developer surveys and testing plans for gathering developer feedback on our products
  • Selected our core KPIs and continued to improve them over time
Vimeo
2015-02-01 - 2015-10-01
Lead API Engineer
Engineering and strategy for Vimeo's developer portal and API
  • Responded to escalated support cases from external developers and partners
  • Managed two additional engineers and helped them grow personally and professionally
Vimeo
2014-02-01 - 2015-02-01
Senior API Engineer
Engineering and strategy for Vimeo's developer portal and API
  • Authored the public Node.js library
  • Co-authored the public PHP library
  • Responded to escalated support cases from external developers and partners
Vimeo
2011-09-01 - 2014-02-01
Application Developer
Full-stack engineering for various Vimeo features
  • Helped rewrite the old API, starting with a full suite of automatic tests.
  • Wrote a node.js library for the old API
  • Wrote the intitial spec and most of the back-end work for the Dropbox upload integration
  • Created the XBOX Live authentication integration
  • Created the IOS push notification integration
  • Built Vimeo's first notification system
College Humor
2010-09-01 - 2011-09-01
Developer
  • Helped with a major overhaul of the core site framework
  • Worked with a Scribe + MongoDB based stats system
  • Designed and developed a subscription system
  • Developed a Facebook application that incorporated Facebook Credits.
Madison College
- Associates in Applied Sciences, IT Programmer/Analyst
2007-09-01 - 2009-06-01
REST API design
Expert
    API Strategy
    Advanced
      JavaScript
      Advanced
        PHP
        Advanced
          SQL
          Advanced
            Developer Experience
            Intermediate
              Roadmap planning
              Intermediate
                Product Development
                Intermediate
                  Web APIs
                    Developer Experience
                      Games
                        VR/AR