This is an list of companies and clients I worked for. You are invited to join them, contact me if you have an idea and the funds to realize it. I do offer reasonable rates for prototypes and I’m open to low rates if some equity is part of it.
TeamEcho (Growth Hacker, 2018/19)
Something new for a change, half a year of growth hacking with a few small successes.
Naiku (2010 until 2018, Ruby On Rails, nodejs)
Delivered the prototype for their assessment platform and kept on going. It is used by teachers across the USA to create tests for their students who get their feedback much faster if not instantly than with traditional paper tests. Not a unicorn but a solid success with interesting aspects devop-wise like a short peaks of traffic during the school day. I was able to use my full skill-set: Ruby on Rails, node.js, MongoDB, front-end development with backbone.js and learned a lot about AWS where my decades of using Linux on my personal machine came quite handy.
lomography (2017), Ruby on Rails)
It’s very rare to return to a company after 9 years, I did. Didn’t find any of my 2008 code yet :(
A Song a Day (2017, Ruby On Rails)
A small project for music lovers (like myself) that needed some TLC after being dormant for some months.
Bittex (2017, Ruby On Rails)
A 24hr rescue mission after the original developer went AWOL. Besides moving/restoring everything from backup to a new server I improved a few things.
Ahima reports (2016, Ruby On Rails)
A small side-project with the Naiku team. Generate reports (both HTML and PDF) from student results.
Schoolcamp (2010, Ruby On Rails)
Basically Basecamp for schools, sadly the project got scrapped after the initial testing phase.
garmz early 2010, Ruby On Rails
A now folded startup in the fashion business. The first client I’ve delivered a mongodb backend for which sadly got replaced when I left after the initial phase in Vienna before they moved to London.
m-otion.at (2009, web development)
Not a ruby job, but none-the-less interesting it was to work in a conglomerate of companies from high-level web development over webdesign to advertising and magazine editorials. My work revolved around a webmail and SMS application for TelCos.
An early Ruby on Rails framework I did develop various features for
opntables (2009, Ruby on Rails)
Aggregator, offline nowadays but the code still lives on github
lomography community website (summer 2008, Ruby On Rails)
Vienna is certainly a vibrant city and the three months with the lomo team are something to remember. I did misc tasks, from getting the performance up (2008 ruby/apache meant regular restarts for the leaking app processes!) to new features.
touchlocal.co.uk (early 2008, Ruby On Rails)
Working on the Albert Embankment next to the iconic MI6 building and watching the sun set between the towers of Battersea power station makes you almost think that coding for a large business directory is work. The first weeks I got the test suite back running again.
Advertising agency with a web design department. My first contact with AJAX
One of those small culture support organisations that popped up in the 90s. Worked on various projects, including a first Rails app that turned into a complete failure.
- Before I knew what a blog was I wrote a blogging software in PHP, hello 2001: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mysecretdiary/
- plasticairships was one of my more mature rails projects in 2008 https://github.com/TomK32/plasticairships
- You think 4ormat but I remember photostre.am which I created back in 2008 to aggregate my flickr photos into a nice looking website