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I am a web developer with nearly twenty years of professional experience. My current technical focus is on building functional web applications with Elixir, Phoenix2 and React.js3.
"Sean is a rare breed, an extremely gifted thinker and doer. Sean is able to learn new languages and technologies faster than most. It's rare to come accross such a talented and genuine person, and I would welcome the opportunity to work with Sean again."
Neel Palrecha, VP of Engineering PlayVS
My technical skills include:
- Elixir, Phoenix, Ecto, (also Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, RSpec)
- Webpack, Gulp4, npm, yarn
- SQL [ PostgreSQL5, MySQL, SQLite ], Elasticsearch, Solr
- HTML/5, CSS/3, Sass, Responsive Design
- Linux, NixOS, nginx, Apache, Heroku, Vagrant, Ansible
- Git, GitHub, Bitbucket, JIRA, Pivotal Tracker
"Armed with only summary level requirements, Sean built or improved every major component of our app platform (e.g. Rails, PostgreSQL, Solr/Lucene, including social login, UGC & discovery, APIs, unit testing, dashboards and reporting, etc.). His contributions and our ROI can only be described as immense."
Christopher Jereb, CEO and Founder Appgravity
About Me IRL
Aside from programming, some other interests include meditation6, martial arts7, and weird horror8.
Connect With Me
I am currently unavailable for hire. Feel free to contact me anyway. I'll do my best to help point you in the right direction.
👋 Here's a recent photo of me, looking very ready for coffee at Café Arcángel in Havana, Cuba. ↩︎
Previously I worked for several years as a senior Ruby on Rails developer. I switched to Elixir full-time in 2016. ↩︎
React with Redux, Apollo or re-frame for state management. ↩︎
This site is built with Gulp and Webpack 🙂. Check out the source code. ↩︎
Similar to the number 42, I believe PostgreSQL is the answer to nearly all questions. ↩︎
I'm currently convinced "The Mind Illuminated" is the best book on meditation I've ever read. An incredible gem. ↩︎
Mostly Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Judo and Muay Thai. I also find Baguazhang intriguing, though more for its somatic novelty and contemplative roots than fighting application. ↩︎
Horror in film most obviously, but also graphic novels, music and even political theory. ↩︎