Integrated the application with a large online retailer; this project aged well and grew to become a large part of the business
Relayed messages between several chat platforms to allow for customers to chat with sales associates, support staff, and the professional matched to their booking
Upgraded the large primary Rails 3.2 monolith application to Rails 4.0, along with other various incompatible libraries, in two months
Wrote internal tools that each gained widespread adoption—one simplified making secure HTTP requests, a second prevented common errors around our feature flippers, and another simplified setting configuration
Built the ability to pair a booking to a professional, and to easily add new heuristics for finding the best professionals for a given job
Aug 2014 to Aug 2015.
May 2012 to Aug 2012.
Reworked the build process in order that unmodified files would not be recompiled to save developer and deployment time
Built an asset precompiler for fingerprinting, compressing, and compiling assets for improved site performance
Oct 2012 to Aug 2014.
Wrote a self-assessment application using Ruby on Rails for medical students to assess their strengths in the context of the healthcare field
Collaborated with a designer to create a responsive WordPress theme and customizable widgets for JeffDeGraff.com using PHP and Twitter Bootstrap
Migrated self-hosted email, DNS, and web applications from a dedicated server to decrease costs and improve reliability
BSE Computer Science
Univeristy of Michigan – Ann Arbor
College of Engineering
Class of 2014
Skills & Interests
Working with stakeholders to build excellent solutions and looking for ways to get a feature to market faster
Writing software interfaces that are a joy to use and components that are easy to modify and remove