Originally from London, UK, I have lived in the South of France, Barcelona, Berlin, Malta, Phuket and currently Chiang Mai.
While in Berlin I founded 1000jobboersen.de which at one point reached over 150 employees, $1 mil monthly revenue and eventually merged with softgarden.de. Since then I helped found GoHiring, another company in the online hiring space. Now I'm contracting remotely, currently for GrooveHQ, the worlds best simple customer support SaaS app, based in the US. When I'm not doing that, I'm hacking on open source, building new products (like Vegan.io), learning new things and totally failing at blogging regularly.
I'm always interested in helping early stage startups get their product to launch and build a great development team, so if you need some help there, please give me a shout.. I'm also extremely interested in distributed, self managed teams, using real time commuication tools and reporting.
Front end development, converted mock ups to table based HTML ;). Converted website from HTML and server side includes to PHP. Wrote a content management system in Java for advertising team to publish adverts to the live site. Set up source code management (Microsoft Visual SourceSafe - terrible idea). Wrote a backup solution in Java. Various small programming tasks.
PHP, mySQL, linux web development. Collating and aggregating data to be displayed to users on upmystreet.com website. Also, internally, ruby on rails coding to automate various data import tasks.
Building a new social networking site for individual filmakers using the Symfony PHP framework.
A short term contract where I helped out with the latest Williams Formula 1 racing site. All work was done using Ruby on Rails.
CareerMee was a startup in the HR sector focused on MBA alumni reversing the recruiting process. MBA alumni could create a profile, and companies could pay to contact them. I took the company from initial idea phase through to release. Unfortunately the product failed to gain any real market traction. The project was entirely written using Ruby on Rails backed by PostgreSQL with Memached and Redis.
A full service job advertisement media agency. 1000jobboersen was the first company in Germany offering truly personalized job board recommendations for employers posting job advertisements. The company spawned a number of copycats. At one point we were over 150 employees, and the company is still doing well long after I left. I wrote the initial version of the site, and built up a development and product management team. Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, MongoDB, Postgresql, Rackspace, Heroku, Redis, Memcached, Amazon S3.
GrooveHQ is one of the worlds best known customer service tools. It allows teams to manage incoming email and social media without looking like they're using a support app. I was one of the first developers although now there are many. I've been helping with scaling issues, automating local environments with Docker, getting shit done and migrating away from a monolithic RoR app to AWS Lambda, GraphQL, ReactJS and Redux.
An Object Mapper for the Capsule CRM API.
Easily import the USDA Nutrient Database into your ruby application.
A simple way to automate the deployment of feature branches to heroku for testing. It creates a heroku app, configures the environment variables, adds collaborators, adds addons, adds a DNS CNAME (in DNSimple), initializes the database, migrates the database, seeds the database with sample data, adds a comment the the relevant ticket in Pivotal Tracker and creates a pull request in GitHub. Blog post here.