Joseph M. Sak

Full–Stack Developer

Over 15 years of professional experience in web application development & project management

Joseph M. Sak    •   Full–Stack Developer

Professional Experience

    Languages

  • Ruby
  • Javascript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3

    Frameworks

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Vue
  • Bootstrap
  • Foundation
  • RSpec
  • Jest

    Technologies

  • Heroku
  • Amazon S3
  • Cloudflare
  • Redis / Sidekiq
  • Worldwide Geocoding
  • Continuous Integration

    Skills

  • UX Development
  • Project management
  • Discovery / ideation
  • Client training
  • Customer support
  • Mentoring
Have Dabbled / Practiced

    Languages

  • Elixir
  • Clojure
  • Python
  • Go
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • C++

    Frameworks

  • React
  • Angular
  • Ember
  • Phoenix

    Technologies

  • GraphQL
  • MongoDB
  • Google Firebase
  • Amazon EC2
  • AWS Lambda

    Skills

  • Tech leadership
  • Copy writing
  • UI Design
  • Algorithms

Influences

  • Gary Bernhardt
  • Sandi Metz
  • Douglas Rushkoff
  • Russ Olsen
  • J.B. Rainsberger
  • Getting Real
  • Don't Make Me Think
  • A Book Apart
  • You Don't Know JS
  • The Pragmatic Programmer
  • The Fifth Discipline
  • Mastery
  • Getting Things Done
  • iWoz
  • Good to Great
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Non-duality
  • Enlightenment
  • Spiral Dynamics

Projects

2016 — 2019

Technovation Challenge

Technovation is the world's largest entrepreneurship and technology learning program for girls. It is run by the California-based non-profit Iridescent. I built the Rails / Vue platform which supports over 30,000 users in more than 120 countries, competitors and volunteers ranging from age 8 to 80. I have been the developer for both the back-end and front-end, project manager, UX developer, and UI designer for this project from the ground up.

2015 — 2016 Rice University Openstax Commandlinefu, UpGuard Zen 99 Blue Cross/Blue Shield Onlife Health
2013 — 2014

InfoActive

InfoActive was a startup in Montréal, Québec which was a SaaS for DIY interactive, live-data infographics. I was hired short-term to improve the Ruby on Rails codebase (according to Clean Code/SOLID principles) and to shore up the testing harness. I also learned Backbone.js and helped with the front-end while I was transitioning out of my primary role.

2009 — 2013 • while employed at Neoteric Design
  • Appolicious
  • UC Chicago
  • National Association Boards of Pharmacy
  • They Draw and Cook / Travel
  • Aisle50
  • UC Davis
  • Ox-Bow Art Residency
  • Mitch Lacey & Associates
  • American Parkinson Disease Assocation
  • Gallery 400 at UIC Chicago
  • Hyde Park Art Center
  • Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
  • City of Evanston
  • Art Chicago and Next Art Fair
  • Best Buy App Discovery Center
  • Restaurant Intelligence Agency
  • ...and more
2005 — 2009 • while employed at Artemis Solutions Group
  • City of Detroit IT Dept
  • City of Southfield, MI
  • City of Aspen, CO
  • Michigan High School Athletic Association
  • Capital Area Transit Authority
  • Capital Region International Airport
  • Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Biggby Coffee
  • Universal Map
  • Common Ground Music Festival
  • Lansing Symphony Orchestra
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Lansing Sports
  • Michigan State University PHD
  • GM Renaissance Conference Center
  • Oldsmobile Park
  • Lansing Center
  • ...and more