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 founded a new company Vegae.io which uses a custom algorithm built in Rust to create vegan meal plans for people. When I'm not working on that, I'm hacking on open source, doing contract jobs through my company ITCO LIMITED, 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.
Vegan.io is a SaaS meal planning business. Users signup and provide information about their height, weight, sex, etc and the app generates them weekly meal plans tailored to their exact calorie requirements. It also creates grocery lists, nutritional breakdowns and online grocery delivery. The main API is written in Ruby using GraphQL. The new web frontend close to launch is written in Rescript and there are iOS/Android apps just around the corner which are written in Flutter.
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.