I have 38 years of experience programming, on systems from the smallest to the largest. Since 2008 I've specialized in Ruby on Rails, with a side of iOS/OSX and whatever else is needed to get the job done - recent work also includes CoffeeScript, AngularJS,Swift, Sinatra, node.js, Arduino, and the Pebble SDK.
I treat my code as an expression of art and beauty, and often say:
software is to poetry as architecture is to sculpture
In addition, I have a well-rounded interdisciplinary background with over 15 patents and three degrees - Computer Science, Art and Dance. Whatever your specific domain, I'm sure to catch on quickly and implement your vision with passion and enthusiasm.
Bring my agile and responsive development style to your project. I communicate well, will make sure you're comfortable with every aspect of the development process, and will not sell you anything you don't need.
I strive always to underpromise and overdeliver, ahead of deadline and under budgetemail me
You'll find a very thorough and generally up-to-date version of my resume online at StackOverflow
You're looking at one! stephan.com is written in Rails, running on a(free!) Heroku instance. The current version took about two days to build and launch, thanks to ActiveAdmin. It will, of course, never be "done".
You can find samples of my code at github/stephancom
The following is incomplete - I cannot discuss every project, and some are too small to be worth noting.
I could go on, with projects reaching back to 1986, including an assembly language for a game on the TI-99 and a Z80 system for driving a laser show projector; contributions to a programming language used for museum displays, including implementing the language for an unusual image processing board; scientific visualizations; OSX Widgets; more mobile web apps; etc.
I see a lot of a consultants referring to themselves aswe, even when you know it's just one guy.
I think that sounds silly. I have a network of people I can call on if I need them, but I mostly get things done on my own.
You'll find that my cross-disciplinary talents lend themselves well to this. I'll be honest about the things I'm not great at, but for most clients, I can get it all done myself: faster, cheaper, and with better personal service
You can pay three times as much and get a team with a fancy office, wasting your time with mockups and endless presentations, only to have your pride and joy handed off to a kid just out of trade school...
or you can hire me and get the job done right.