Gordon D.

Gordon D.

Leader of Wide Teams

Seoul, South Korea



What's the difference?

I'm passionate about software craftsmanship and adapting agile practices for distributed teams. I love working with smart people to solve hard problems.

My goal for the last few years has been to build a team culture in the model of Hashrocket and PivotalLabs but entirely distributed.

For the last 5 years I've been leading very wide (globally distributed) teams helping them to active as close to co-located efficiency as possible. Currently I think we can get about %90 of the efficiency tha…


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Work History & Feedback

Continuous Integration, Ruby on Rails

“Gordon is simply awesome, a great line manager, developer and friend. Always a pleasure.”
1,467 hrs @ $88.89/hr
Earned $130,240

Ruby/Fox/TextMate Programming

“A job well done! Thank you Gordon!”
1 hrs @ $66.67/hr
Earned $389

Ruby on Rails Developer

“Gordon is definitely a skilled developer. Very thorough and likes to do things properly. I would hire him again if we had a dedicated project manager or for some smaller projects. We decided to bring everybody in house as it became too much work micro managing the remote team.”
562 hrs @ $45.00/hr
Earned $25,283

RubyOnRails Developer

“Very excellent and well thought Ruby On Rails Developer. I will absolutely use Gordon in the future.”
28 hrs @ $20.00/hr
Earned $550

Small RoR assignment $30/hr Non Negotiable - potential for more work - must know GIT and AUTHLOGIC

“Gordan was extremely helpful and co-operative. He also had many great ideas and suggestions for our application.Definitely guaranteed more work!”
Fixed Price $67

Ruby on Rails website transfer

“This provider really should charge more then what he is requesting. His skills are unmatched as far as Ruby on Rails goes and is a steal for anyone working on such a project. He also goes above and beyond what is expected and what really surprised me was his ability to read someone elses code which we as buyers all know about and be able to work off of that! I recommend this provider for anyone!!”
2 hrs @ $25.00/hr
Earned $50

Custom Ruby on Rails App needs a patch or two

Job in progress

172 hrs @ $122.22/hr
Earned $20,370
Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Ruby on Rails 2.3 Test


Ruby on Rails Test v1 (Old)


SQL Test


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