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".
Dekasu is a free-to-use career management toolkit designed to give you the advantage you need in today's competitive job market. We provide a secure record of your career history, tools to easily generate tailored CVs and other career development resources.
~10,000 lines of code, more features than I can easily list
Travelled to London to work with the rest of the team
Currently on hiatus, may be redeploying to international markets in 2q16
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.
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The key is your enthusiasm, and how quickly you grasp concepts and are able to self-direct, coupled with deep knowledge/experience of the complex and changing nature of web development. Undauntable!
Stephan was asked by us to develop a prototype application for the iPhone. He certainly did that, but in addition he took the application to a point where it was not very far from production-quality -- as such, he considerably over-delivered.
Stephan is a solid developer with a mind to solve problems. He's a proponent of engineering best practices, but will always balance the need to hit real world budgets and timelines.
Douglas Macdonald, CEO, Dekasu
Stephan has helped us take an idea and mould it into reality with a zeal and attention to detail that has easily exceeded our expectations. He is good-humoured, even under pressure, hard-working, and always remains passionate about the quality and elegance of his work. A real business partner and a creative maestro.
Stephan is a highly intelligent developer with very creative skills. I was fortunate to hire Stephan as CIO to develop mobile and web applications. He worked hard for several years for MobileGates and was always very reliable in completing projects timely. He would work late and weekends to meet deadlines. One of the areas that Stephan excelled in was the ability to get right to the solution and not over engineer the project. He was a quick study for new technologies and always stayed current on the latest web and mobile requirements.
I was very impressed with Stephan's honesty and integrity and his passion to do a good job on whatever he worked on, whether it was a comprehensive back-end coding project or a front end graphic design and web development project.
Stephan's willingness to experiment with new technologies helped ensure the success of a number of projects at MobileGates. I also worked with him on a number of projects where he was both easy to work with and effective at completing projects in a timely manner. He brought both technical skills (web technologies), artistic skills and new perspectives to MobileGates where he made important contributions. He is a person I've gone to for advice on CSS techniques long after we parted ways, and is someone I would hire if I had a suitable position for his skills.
Stephan is one of the most creative person what I have met. He has good skills for writing and he knows a lot about different technological gadgets. He is future oriented but still he has a firm standing in present time. Stephan has also a good sense of humor.
Stephan Meyers is one of the most creative individuals that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His ideas and focus are unmatched with anyone else that I have hired in the past. His jokes, however, may still need some work...
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...