I've been a professional developer for over a decade, one of the all-time top-rated StackOverflow users, and most importantly, I love mentoring and helping people solve problems. Drop me a line if you'd like to chat!
I've written a number of major production web applications and supporting libraries/microservices in Ruby. Collectively they're serving around a billion web requests per month!
I've been a regular speaker at a number of Ruby conferences (around two dozen) and a prolific StackOverflow contributor on this topic.
I frequently reach for CoffeeScript because I'm often hacking on projects that I already use it. While I generally think that transpiled-to-JS languages are an unnecessary fad that don't add substantive value, I think they also have their place in some situations.
Git is my go-to version control system. It's fast, efficient, and effective. Sometimes it's a little overwhelming for beginners, especially if they're coming from a VCS that's not distributed, but despite these minor drawbacks Git is a major part of my daily workflow.
John was very knowledgable and helpful. He's a good communicator and easy to work with. He had to cancel a session once but communicated it as soon as he could and rescheduled as soon as he was able. I had a good experience and was happy with how it was handled. I would seek his help in the future.
Apr 05, 2015
Very patient, and explained things as often as it was necessary for me to grasp what was going on.
Mar 30, 2015
John is very knowledgable about Bluetooth, and was able to help us figure out some dead ends before we invested time implementing the wrong stuff.
Mar 27, 2015
John was awesome. He gave me good insight on how to build object in a thread-safe for Sidekiq. Before the mentoring session, he also made a point to get a general understanding where I was having trouble so we didn't waste time coming up to speed.
Feb 25, 2015
John resolved my issues quickly and perfectly, he was great!
Feb 23, 2015
Very helpful and informative. Paused the session several times to troubleshoot an issue with my configuration etc. Great experience, thanks!
Jan 24, 2015
John was a great teacher and walked my through how to solve our issue. He proposed several options for the various issues we had, and explained the pros and cons of each one. I cant thank him enough for his help.
Jan 12, 2015
Great mentor. Very happy with session.
Jan 04, 2015
Quickly understood the problem and paused our hangout when there were streaming issues.
Dec 08, 2014
Knows everything about rails!
Very easy to understand.
Dec 07, 2014
John was extremely helpful in solving my problem (debugging a difficult-to-solve concurrency error that crossed Rails, Go, Postgresql, MongoDB, and Docker!).
Nov 25, 2014
He was great at explaining the code and breaking it down. I was able to understand his suggestion while being able to complete my assignment. I recommend using this mentor.