[oDesk top 20] Experienced Web App Developer - Ruby, Rails, Agile, TDD
Last active: 4 months ago
My goal is a pragmatic one: I write great software the easiest way possible. Easiest doesn't necessarily mean fastest... it means pretty fast, with a very low bug count, easy to change, and to spec. I focus on solving business problems rather than building the "coolest toy ever" -- some people call that effectatious, but that's not really a word.
In March of 2010, I was recognized by oDesk as one of their top web developers based on feedback scores.
In February of 2011, I was interviewed by oDesk and was one of three "featured contractors." You can read their article here: http://www.odesk.com/w/jobs/contractor-case-study/johnathan_wright_ruby_on_rails_developer
About my experience:
I have worked on at least 7 enterprise-level applications in the medical, e-commerce, CMS, real estate and auction spaces. I have worked on probably a dozen smaller applications both for clients and personal use, and have released three open-source programs, all written in Ruby.
I generally work in a language named Ruby, using Ruby on Rails, a software tool that facilitates getting top-quality websites built expeditiously.
In terms of seeing whether we will be a fit, here are a few things I look for in a project / client:
- I require challenging projects and the technical freedom to solve your problems.
- I thrive on projects where clients describe business problems and we work together to find a way to make mitigate or resolve them. (the opposite being a deck of screen shots... if you have a deck of screen shots, we probably are not a fit.)
- When working with geographically-disparate teams, I prefer small, well-qualified development teams (from 1 to 3 developers, where at least one of the other two developers is very experienced.)
- I prefer to work on projects that clearly contribute business value to the organizations they support, rather than facebook apps, pet projects, or random experiments.
Feel free to contact me with questions. Good luck on your project!