Freelance Web Developer
"I've been doing web development for the last 4 years. Specializing in Ruby on Rails for the last 3."
Wedding Jojo helps non-technical people create a beautiful, customizable wedding website. To help share the story of their relationship and give information and receive RSVPs for their wedding.
Initially I was heavily involved in the product development and specification. I then built the entire backend and have maintained and done various enhancements since the launch in October 2009. Wedding Jojo has an advanced custom theme system. A recurring payments system using Recurly. A large and simple to use interface and admin backend for managing the userbase and doing various customer support needs.
Most recently I built a color picker system that allows a much greater level of customization on themes than previously allowed. Without the user having to understand CSS.
Routinely optimize to handle it's growing traffic with the same resources and monitor load with New Relic.
recurly, paperclip, jammit, simple_form, hoptoad_notifier, RedCloth, aws-s3, haml
Is That Odd is a social story sharing site targeted at woman with a unique interface.
Ruby on Rails 2 and Ruby 1.8.7 with a Postgres database.
simple_form, delayed_job, paperclip, RedCloth, googlecharts, sanitize, friendly_id, aws-s3, haml, dalli, vote_fu, rmagick
Dead Simple Monitor checks to make sure your website is up and if not alerts you.
I co-founded Dead Simple Monitor with Candle Flynn. I wrote most of the backend and she did the design. I've maintained and worked on it since then. Writing a RubyGem for monitoring and alerting users that hooks into the main app and is scheduled via Delayed Job. One of the main goals of Dead Simple Monitor was to make it reliable but cheap to run so we could charge a low amount. It was a challenge to get a monitor properly running on Heroku's cloud system as opposed to going the traditional VM route.
Ruby on Rails 2 and then converted to Rails 3. And Ruby 1.8.7 and then converted to Ruby 1.9.2 and a Postgres database. Runs on Heroku with Recurly handling the recurring payments.
recurly, twilio, kaminari, hoptoad_notifier, delayed_job, haml, mixpanel, jammit, aws-ses