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I'm a veteran in the tech industry, having worked with a wide range of product from MMORPG to big data analysis to health care systems. Outside of programming, I've also volunteered and worked as an AmeriCorps member at an educational non-profit for inner city youths for over 4 years. Currently, I'm a member of the Technical Leadership team at ElationHealth, a San Francisco startup focusing on intuitive innovations to enable physicians to provide phenomenal care for their patients. Being in startups and working with new and exciting projects is rewarding. But seeing someone gaining the confidence and skills to take on a new challenge can be just as fulfilling - if not more! As a mentor, I feel that my strength is in my ability to explain domain knowledge in a way that is easy to grasp through analogies and examples. I am particularly experienced with prototyping and quickly getting tangible results in developing a product or working on a project. While I can go on rambling the theories and the intricacies of various computer science topics, I love to focus on getting from point A to point B, in both mentoring and my own development style. I see computer programming as a creation tool first, and as a scientific / academic discipline second.
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- 12 years experience
I've spent most of my career in startups - both as a cog in the wheel and as co-founders. I have a good grasp of the challenges in the different stages of any startup, from building a cofounding team to fundraising, and from product prototyping to post-launch.
- 14 years experience
Bread and butter of my day-to-day for a good number of years. I've been using more MongoDB and DynamoDB in the recent years but I still maintain a strong foundation of relational database as well as when/why/how to migrate to or use a NoSQL solution.
- 7 years experience
I have deployed large cluster of servers with custom EC2 tools for server management, utilizing a wide range of AWS offerings. I've also worked extensively with DynamoDB, including data migration from existing databases. I'm particularly interested in how AWS can help small teams deliver scale and reduce maintenance cost through automation.
- 6 years experience
I've setup, automated, managed, monitored servers for large scale operations, as well as my own personal server for recreational use. I've been doing DevOps by necessity (e.g., startups where folks need to wear multiple hats). And over the years, I've grasp the good-bang-for-the-buck skills in DevOps to help make a developers life easier.
- 10 years experience
I've had experience working with both large and small teams, as well as with agile and waterfall methodology. I'm not particularly focused on the academic definition of a specific approach, but I am interested in sharing and discussing your particular scenario and challenges, then identify a plan of attack to improve on your existing process or to establish a new one.
POSTS BY SHAWN
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Great technical advice from Shawn!
Jun 9, 2017
Shawn was very helpful! He found my problem right away and explained everything in great detail. He also sent me 'real time' updates as he was troubleshooting. Very cool!
Mar 16, 2017
Shawn is great. Really helping me traverse Node.js and AWS.
Feb 5, 2016
Shawn was really helpful with both high level questions AND helping me with really specific questions down to the exact line of code I was struggling with. Excited to keep working with him.
Jan 13, 2016
Big help clearing some hurdles to upgrade our app.
Aug 6, 2015