I've been a full-stack Ruby on Rails web developer since 2008. I have nearly a decade of experience working with large web applications running on Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Amazon AWS, Linux, git, Chef, and more.
Merit helps colleges showcase their students' achievements online. I coded the Merit apps and provisioned their deployment on Amazon AWS, under the CTO. I also managed project timelines and interviewed developers for our team.
readMedia sends press releases via mail merge for their clients. I upgraded the existing Rails 2 app to Rails 3, and was one of three developers working full-time on the app for many years.
Go Green Ride is a green alternative to taxis and ridesharing. I consulted on their main app, and provisioned it in production using Capistrano.
Brightidea provides online innovation management software. As one of their early employees, I helped with sales, onboarding, consulting, traveling, and running their software.
I work with all the current tools and platforms for Ruby on Rails web development. I'm constantly trying out the cutting-edge as well, such as Docker.
I started with Rails 2 back in 2008. Today, I'm still going strong with Rails 5.
I work with large MySQL databases hundreds of gigabytes in size with millions of rows.
I manage medium-scale infrastructure with dozens of servers on Amazon AWS, both manually and using Chef.
I'm well-versed in Linux server administration and Bash scripting — musts for any full-stack developer.
git is my preferred SCM. I'm also fluent in Subversion.
I use Vagrant to keep my development environment as close to production as possible.
I integrate Rails with major social network APIs, for better data and engagement.
I'm a mathematician by education, and my first job was as a math teacher in New York City. Mathematics and programming are closely related, and I quickly took to my new career as a Ruby developer.
I received my degree in Mathematics from MIT in 2005. I have two publications: "Reflections in a Euclidean Space," and "Exploration of Reflection Holograms and Their Fringes With a Scanning Electron Microscope."
Meritpages.com is the largest Rails app I've ever worked on.
GoGreenRide.com is a Rails app I deployed with Capistrano.
Sci-fi Voter definitively answers the question, "What is the best Star Trek episode?"
The game of Munch! Can you beat the computer? I doubt it...
Taggy for Evernote was my app in the Mac App Store. Taggy makes your Evernote tags function as you want them to: hierarchically.
My boggle solver is for winning, er... cheating at the Facebook Scramble game.
Arkanoid is my take on the classic Nintendo Breakout game. Written in C for MS DOS long ago.
I maintain a healthy work/life balance. If you would like to learn more about me as a person, beyond my Ruby professional life, check out the links below!
I have 5,000 subscribers, and I post math tutorials, guitar covers, funny gymnastics, and whatever else interests me.
With a current ELO rating of 1618, I'm always looking to improve.
I'm a lifetime member. If we are in Boston, I'll take you out on the Charles.
My family is Greek, and so is my stomach.
Are you looking for a full-time Senior Ruby on Rails Developer or Engineering Manager? I'm based in New York City, but I also have years of experience working remotely. Drop me a line.