Top Senior Rails3 Developers - Dec 2017

Founder of a Ruby on Rails consultancy, 18 years of full-stack development in multiple languages

Howdy! If you work with me, you'll find that I'm patient, a good listener, and am great at tracking down annoying bugs. I used to ran one of the largest Ruby on Rails shops in the world. I started as a Rails Engineer, shot up the ranks, and eventually ran the company as Partner and de-facto CEO. Before and after, I've worked as a freelance full-stack developer in a wide variety of languages. I started programming in 1997 and have been loving it ever since.

I'm a full time developer working on Apex (Salesforce), iOS, Android, Visualforce (Salesforce html/css) as well as Ruby, Rubymotion, Rails, Angular.js and the rare php project.

Mentor, Leader and Catalyst

I provide mentoring, training and leading services to small companies and start-ups around the country as well as providing business advice and acting as a catalyst specializing in solving problems that no one else can. I am an expert if a variety of languages, frameworks and services. Ask me anything.

If we can think of it, we can build it

I'm a web developer focused on the front of the stack. Specializing in design and the front-end of large mobile and web applications, I am known to be cross-functional by nature. I am a lover of startups and dabbler in backend technologies. My career is built on experiences at Eveo, Apartmentlist, and Hired as well as collaborations with Nike, Microsoft, McCormick and Verizon.

Synergy of Software Development and Business

I'm a Senior Software developer with more than 15 years of experience doing business as a hobby.

Full-stack Developer and DevOp

My name is Dan Pratt (dpratt@innov8d.com). I consider myself a Full-stack Developer and DevOp. I know those are pretty heady buzzwords to hit you with right out of the gate, but I’m being genuine. 
I am truly Full-stack. I have routinely worked front-to-back (HTML/CSS to JS to Backend to DB) on projects, and at points of my career have worked full projects solo because it was the most cost-effective way to get something done. My current preferred stack is React/Reduct, Python/Flask, and Postgres. In the past it was Ruby on Rails, Knockout, Postgres. Before that it was .NET MVC, jQuery, and Microsoft SQL. Before that it was PHP and jQuery and MySQL. So yeah, lots of stacks, lots of change over time.   
I am really just learning how to effectively use React and Redux together, but I am a strong advocate for their use. I find that in every project where we’ve used React, we’ve had more flexibility in the front-end and much easier time refactoring for improvements or due to changing requirements. I would call myself a strong beginner with React/Redux, but I have a very strong background in complex client-side applications and am transitioning comfortably to React/Redux. 
I started my career in IT, managing servers and networks. I focused on performance and security. As I’ve transitioned into application development role I find that these skills are more often than not a strong differentiator for me. I truly understand how to full tech-stack works. I’ve been very pleased with the DevOps movement, along with Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration and the related technologies. 
Mostly I’m a giant nerd. I like building things. Web apps are what I know how to build. I’d be lost trying to sculpt or build a house or fix a car, but I can build killer web apps. I like to read, I like how it introduces us to some many different possibilities, so many different universes. My partner and I run a book review website called Afterwords (www.afterwords.io) where we write about books. I’m nerdy enough that I have a full-sleeve tattoo comprised of various fantasy characters and elements: A hobbit house, Aslan, The Last Unicorn and the Red Bull, The Eye of Sauron, Smaug, a Wizard, Vampire, and Werewolf, and even a couple of dementors for good measure. 
I’m different. It’s not something I was comfortable with when I was younger, but I view it as my core strength now. I see the world differently. 
If you’d like to see some technical writing that I’ve done, check out: 
The Case for Constant Progress aka Building the Right Thing at the Right Time is Right, Right? [https://medium.com/@innov8d/the-case-for-constant-progress-b427286983e7] Deployment Automation FTW! Around these parts we love automation. That’s not just because automating things is fun (it totally is — anything else is fighting words)… [https://medium.com/@innov8d/deployment-automation-ftw-acf904b5789] Horror Stories from the Development Trenches Why Multiple Developer Workflow is Important [https://medium.com/@innov8d/horror-stories-from-the-development-trenches-728160999eb8]

I believe in Quality, User experience & performance!

I've been working for prestigious companies as a developer for 4+ years. Worked in domain of database, algorithms & data structure.

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