Robert Pitts

p 1.904.424.3289

e rbxbxdev@gmail.com

You

Somewhere I’m consistently challenged and growing as a developer/person. Somewhere with great people, exciting projects (whether it be technologically or conceptually). Somewhere that cares about the community and gives back. Flexibility and lifestyle are important as well.

ME

Professional autodidactic software engineer with over 10 years of experience. Very interested in the intersections of computer science, art, and community. Believes there is no “one true way” and thinks that we all have a lot to learn from each other, so perhaps we should be a bit nicer.

Community builder, rabble rouser, and software bon vivant.

ON THE WEB!

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Mentored others in the ways of Functional Programming and Lisps. Developed large swathes of backend realtime dataprocessing infrastracture as well as devops/productionalization [docker/nix/terraform/aws/gcp/etc] of said services. Helped develop website and mobile sdks [cljc, ruby, swift, obj-c, java, kotlin]. Wearer of many hats, name a thing and it was probably done. Started NYC office and grew it to 3 full-time developers.

Small startup working to grow communities for independent artists & labels. Sister company of Ghostly International. Did a little bit of everything here- refined processes, customer support, devops, and of course, software. Ruby (non-rails), AngularJS, and a healthy dose of Ansible with AWS. Acquired by Kickstarter.

Briefly worked with an amazing team on one of the oldest and largest Clojure codebases in existence.

Working with companies and individuals in various capacities. Mentoring, software development, etc. Clojure/Ruby/Elm/Etc

Working closely with clients: requirement gathering via story carding, daily standup calls, Really ‘owning’ a project, other than financially, etc. ‘Agile’, Merciless Refactoring, BDD/TDD via Rspec and Cucumber, preferring a heavier integration-test based approach now, Pair programming (always), and all that other good stuff. Develop professional software, contribute to OSS projects, etc!

Maintenance and Debugging of legacy code, primarily on the LessAccounting and LessProjects applications. Implementation of new features. Client work such as GoPublic Application Behavior testing via Shoulda and Test::Unit

Full life-cycle application development of several projects, including: The Mark News, Quantology Development of a Facebook application, using their API and FBML (Facebook Markup Language) as well as Ruby/Rails and Sinatra for Quantology, a numerology application

Freelance web consulting, including: Client Acquisition, Software Development, Graphics editing/generation, Time Management, Billing, Etc. Primarily working with PHP (via CodeIgnighter/CakePHP, Wordpress/Joomla), JavaScript (via jQuery), and HTML/CSS. I was kind of terrible at the coding end of things at this point, to be honest.

SKILLS

TALKS, ETC!

BOOKS!

The Rails 3 Way [ISBN–13: 978–0321601667] Technical Editor, contributor

Rails AntiPatterns [ISBN–13: 978–0321604811] Technical Reviewer

OPEN SOURCE, ETC!

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