Vice President of Technology
We help people escape from the city grind into well designed tiny houses placed in nature! Main projects include an overhaul of our web presence (WordPress to React/Ruby/Rails), different home automation applications (Ruby, Groovy, Smart Things, etc), and general IT setup and oversight for the organization.
Implemented custom lock-code changing system
Created several iterations of an online booking/e-commerce platform for hospitality applications
Invented a novel Property Management System to manage our unique cabin-rental business
Worked with Finance and the Executive department to manage and gain insights from our data
Chief Academic Officer + Co-Founder
NYCDA was a pre-professional educational institution providing training in technology and design to over 120 students concurrently. Students have gone on to jobs in startups, freelancing, and major corporations. The Code + Design Academy offered classes in New York, Philadelphia, Amsterdam, Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C., and other locations that cover basic web development, advanced back and front-end web development, interface design, and mobile development.
Hired and trained all teaching staff
Devised and organized all curriculum for core classes
Deployed a video lecture capture recording system to all locations and classrooms
Mentored our diverse student body to success
Contently is a software platform that connects freelance writers with publishers (normally brands) that are looking for feature content on their websites. The platform also provides workflow tools to easily enable approvals through the vertical hierarachy of established brands and companies.
Solved various bugs in the platform, use the issue tracker on GitHub and git to log my fixes
Created Tumblr + WordPress integrations from the ground up, writing new libraries in Ruby
Setup Vagrant for automation of development environments
Worked with the Product Manager and VP of Development to implement hundreds of feature requests
A web-based company with an office in New York the builds tool for music collaboration. Recently, the platform has shifted mostly into hosting online contests for musicians to hone their craft and skills.
Created a system to push contest entries to YouTube using Sinatra + Ruby + Datamapper, increasing views and sharing of content
Assisted in deployment of technical infrastructure for the office, ensuring all developers had what they needed to work quickly
Deployed changes to the corporate website using git + Jekyl, a static site generation tool