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C#, TDD, and and Clean Coding Expert with 18 Years Experience
I am an experienced, committed software engineer who continually seeks clean, elegant solutions to business challenges. My lifelong passion for technology drives me to proactively expand my horizons, constantly exploring and evaluating new languages, platforms, frameworks, tools, and best practices and applying them in my work to produce truly awesome results. I also believe that a fundamental prerequisite of highly successful teams is the open, honest interchange of ideas, feedback, and experience, culminating in an environment of personal and professional growth for all involved. It is in this spirit that I offer to share my experience with others as a CodeMentor.
Started programming at age 12 in 1988 on a Commodore VIC-20. Worked in multiple industries developing various types of software. Decades of experience.
Note: English is my first language; some people have indicated that this is of importance to them when choosing a mentor, which is why I'm mentioning it here. "TEACH A MAN TO FISH AND YOU'LL FEED HIM FOR A LIFETIME" If you're just looking for someone to debug your code for you, I can probably help to some degree, if I've recently used the particular combination of technologies and libraries you're having trouble with, and/or if the scope of the problem is small and focused. You'll probably get more value from me by having me help you learn to debug more effectively though, using the particular bug you're having trouble with. My main strength is helping you learn to code, debug, structure your application, and in general, how to be a good developer. If you want to develop the skills to build anything you can dream up- to switch easily from one language to another, to implement existing algorithms and data structures, design your own algorithms and data structures, analyse any codebase, debug any problem- I can help you learn language fundamentals, debugging skills, architectural thinking, and the mindset you'll need to develop your desired skill set. LEARN BY DOING If you have a starting point, whether it's just an idea, or a partially-developed app, I can walk you through building it out, restructuring it (and knowing how to identify where to do so), filling in knowledge gaps that you have, and so forth. It's easier to learn when you're building a real thing, so I aim to help you fast-track that learning process. BECOME HIGHLY EMPLOYABLE I often hear developers having trouble with having to compete with many other developers and wondering if the market is too crowded, and why they have so much trouble landing the roles they want. The truth is that really good developers don't ever have trouble getting work if they want it. If you want to be the kind of developer that can pick and choose which roles you want, ask for guidance. WHY ME? I am friendly, extremely patient, and pride myself on being able to explain things in a way that you will actually understand. Too many developers take basic concepts for granted, and end up just confusing people when trying to explain an idea. I think it's important to be aware of my audience and I try to tailor my approach to the individual in question. I do both visual design (UI/UX) and full-stack development, and have spent almost my entire career glued to a screen doing some kind of software development both on and off the job. Most of my experience is with web-based application development, though I have ventured into client app development, 3D engine design, game design and so forth as well. I know that a long session can cost you more money than you'd like, so to ease your mind, my personal policy for mentoring is: 1. I'll only start the clock once I know that I can help you. 2. I will pause the clock if/when I need to look anything up- you shouldn't have to pay for my needing to refresh my memory on anything. 3. I won't drag things out if I can help it. If I can help you in under 15 minutes, I will. 4. If for some reason I'm not able to find a way to help, I'll issue an immediate refund on the time logged. Bottom line is I'm not happy if you're not happy. If you don't think my assistance was worth a five star rating, I haven't done my job and you won't be charged.
The best products come from innovation through healthy, non-competitive, and agile collaborations.
For the majority of my career (over 15 years), I have focused on enterprise level applications primarily working with Microsoft tools & technologies; including but not limited to MS MVC, MS SQL Server, C#, and Visual Studio. In my recent experience, over the past couple of years, I've been working with Node.js, Angular.js, and other similar frameworks. In particular, I have been working with the MEAN Stack (https://github.com/meanjs/mean), and have become a main contributor to the project; working with very bright individuals that help push me to improve my skills & become an overall better Full Stack developer.
Software Engineer, Geek Guru, Full Stack Developer
I love learn and share my knowledge. I have had to develop software since 15 years ago for work and fun. I contribute in open source & non-profit organizations. Always expanding my skills.
Experienced Architect - Azure, C#, WebAPI, OAuth, .NET, Swift, Android, Java
Many new developers spend countless hours trying to figure out how to design, code, deploy and run their websites, apps and services. Save time and reach out to an experienced architect. Designed and built websites using ASP.NET MVC, APIs using WebAPI2, securing applications with OAuth tokens/OpenID Connect using IdentityServer, mobile apps in Swift and Java. Architected and deployed cloud infrastructure in Azure and devops with VSTS. VMs, Cloud Services, Blob Storage, Azure SQL, Service Bus, Web Apps and Traffic Manager, multi-datacenter high availability setups.
I haven't had a dissatisfied client yet
MS in Computer Science with over 12 years of professional experience from IBM to startup founder to freelancer with a lifelong ♥ for coding. I've published two IT books; expect excellent communication skills and professionalism.
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