Top Gem Developers of May 2017

Experienced full-stack developer. I see code as an art form.

"Whoever travels without a guide needs 200 years for a two-day journey." Whether you're just starting out on the journey to becoming a great coder, or whether you're somewhere in the middle and you just got stuck, don't let it hold you back longer than necessary. I have over 8 years of experience with multiple software stacks. I started on Java with Spring Framework, then switched to Ruby on Rails. These days I work mostly with Node.js and CoffeeScript. I've worked with 4-person startups, billion dollar companies and everything in between. My goal is to get your issue resolved as quickly as possible, and give you all the tools and knowledge necessary to *understand* why you had this issue, and how to prevent it going forward.

Ruby / JavaScript developer

I'm a freelance developer based in Armenia, CO, specialising in building web apps, consider myself a full-stack developer but I tend to work more on the back-end. I also enjoy testing new libraries in my spare time. I like drinks, Mac OS and Linux. I enjoy building stuff, investigating new technologies and general hacking. You can find me on popular Slack groups for developers. I love to communicate and discuss ideas to figure out real world problems using software.

Software engineer and Web Technology Enthusiast

I started programming with the Java language. I was writing desktop applications. Next, I added PHP to the stack with Laravel framework. Next, I picked up Ruby on Rails and loved it ever since. I have done a couple of projects (personal, open source and for organizations with teams). I have worked with Javascript and some of its libraries (React, Node, jQuery). I am good with git and version control and feel very confident approaching every merge conflict I encounter. Aside coding, I like listening to cool music, watching movies and tweaking the settings/preferences of tools I use. My favorite part of every application is the customization section. I also like artistic and creative works.

Top Ruby on Rails Mentor of January, February, March, April & May 2017 | Experienced (7+ years) and friendly Ruby on Rails Developer (with passion for helping others learn) | 650+ Sessions

I am the Top Ruby on Rails Mentor of January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August 2016 (8 months in a row) and January, February, March, April & May 2017 at Codementor with 650+ sessions. I am a Software Engineer from Toronto, currently working as a Ruby on Rails Developer at theScore Inc. I am passionate about helping people, especially who are new to the web development and the programming world. I am specialized in explaining core concepts of Ruby and Rails along with the best practices. I focus on the learning experience of my students and make sure they get exactly what they want. I have excellent academic track records (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto) along with strong development and industry experience in Software Development and Web Development (7+ years). I started programming and solving problems in 2006, at the age of 18. Since then, I wrote programs in various of programming languages such as C, C++, Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Javascript etc. These days, I use Ruby and Rails as my primary programming language and framework. I can help with debugging your issues as well as refactoring your code according to the best practices and conventions out there. Helping people is my passion and motto of life. If you think I can help you in any way, please get in touch! Specialities: * Building backend APIs in Ruby on Rails (Active Model Serializer, Grape, Jbuilder, RABL etc.) for mobile applications. (For more than 12 million users). * Integration of backend APIs with Javascript frontend framework using JSON Web Token (JWT). * Built Push Notification System for theScore app. (For more than 12 million users). * Implemented instant player, team and news article search for the theScore and theScore eSports apps which have more than 12 million monthly active users using ElasticSearch and Rails. * Backend Ruby on Rails Development (With scaling, optimising, caching best practices). * Test Driven Development with clean code and best practices. * Web Scraping (Nokogiri, Mechanize) (Scrape data from anywhere on the internet!). * Explain concepts/solutions clearly and concisely according to the level of the client/student. * Giving architecture advice for your application. Explain which tools/gems to use and why. * Suggesting best practices and focusing on the best learning experience and long-term achievements. * Showing cool tips and tricks that I have learned over the past few years (and still learning!) as a professional Ruby on Rails developer to be more productive and efficient at work. * I can help you to prepare for interviews for Ruby on Rails developer position.

Senior Software Engineer NBC Team at Railroad19

I have a passion for integrating my background in design and user experience to empower users while building applications. Currently I'm working full-stack, bringing together front and back to deliver an uninterrupted experience to the user. Error handling, accounting for edge-cases, and predicting user behavior are all priorities when working on new deliverables. I'm also an advocate for a strong development community within any team I'm working with. Having standards, altruistic tendencies, open communication, mentorship and peer review I truly believe are what makes a great team, and makes a happy developer.

Developer at Koombea

Software Developer with experience in web or desktop environments. 3 spoken languages with Spanish as my native language, Portuguese and English learnt in direct contact of the culture in US and Brazil respectively. Java certificate programmer. Known development languages: PHP, SQL, Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Ruby Frameworks: Jquery, Ruby on Rails Specialties: OOP, Object Oriented Designs

Fullstack Developer

Ruby, Javascript and Node.js

Software Engineer

I'm a software developer with about nine years of experience in a variety of technologies. I focus strongly on quality workmanship and understanding more than just the software I'm working on to be able to address the real underlying problems, rather than just drop a patch on the surface problem.

Ruby/Go Developer. Rails Girls London co-founder.

I've been a developer for around ten years now! I'm passionate about happiness and helping people figure out how to do the things they love, or even finding out what they are. In terms of programming that has been through mentoring, and through co-founding Rails Girls London back in 2013, which is an ongoing initiative to introduce women to programming so that they can decide if coding is part of the future they want for themselves. I think the best way to learn is to be given the opportunity and the space to figure something out for yourself, while having your mentor as your guide - that person who you can trust to keep you pointed in the right direction. So, as a mentor I like to take a coaching perspective where possible. This involves asking more questions and challenging beliefs as opposed to delivering commands and always giving the mentee the answer. Much of what I've learned here isn't necessarily through programming, but through my own experience of self-discovery. Having had a mentor, a guide, and a life coach, I've learned just how important it is to know that you're never alone.

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