Michael Harrison

917.309.9139 / mh (@) michaelharrison (.) ws / Madison, WI
http://www.michaelharrison.ws/weblog / @goodmike

SUMMARY & OBJECTIVE

I am an entrepreneurial web developer. I build web applications for smart companies and for my own projects. For 15 years I have implemented and managed online projects. And I've never been more excited about my work.

I am deeply interested in testing, data science, accessibility, application scalability, and functional programming. I am a Mac, *nix user. I focus on three languages: Ruby, JavaScript, and Clojure, though I've recently been getting excited about Elixir and Scala. I am currently looking for new contracts, but I have no intention of relocating.


TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE

ALTA IPSUM
2012 – 2014
CO-FOUNDER and TECHNICAL PARTNER

Backbone.js, StackMob, NoSQL, HTML5, Sinatra

ADORABLE.IO
2014
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER: RUBY AND JAVASCRIPT
BENDYWORKS
2013
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER: RUBY AND JAVASCRIPT

Pairing with Bendyworks developers, I helped extend a large Ruby and Backbone.js service composed of several applications communicating via Ajax and server-side APIs.

MODUS CREATE
2011 – 2012
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER: RUBY
RELEVANCE, INC.
2010 – 2011
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER: RUBY and CLOJURE
SMART LOGIC SOLUTIONS, as subcontractor
2010
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER: Electronic Health Record application for simplifyMD

Ruby on Rails, RSpec, ExtJS, HTML, MySQL

ZIPNOSIS: a web-based medical diagnosis application
2008 – 2010
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER: www.zipnosis.com

Ruby on Rails, jQuery, jQTouch, HTML, CSS, RSpec, Selenium, Postgresql, and git

As part of a two-person team, I built a Ruby on Rails application for web browsers and mobile devices hosted at heroku's cloud-based Ruby application service.

BEN ANAGNOS, PROFESSIONAL TUTOR

Ruby on Rails, Prototype.js, HTML, CSS, RSpec, MySQL

2007 – 2010
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER: http://www.benjaminanagnos.com
BLINDSPOT MAGAZINE
2007 – 2009
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER: http://blindspot.com

PHP, Prototype.js, HTML, CSS, MySQL

DOMANI STUDIOS. INTERACTIVE AGENCY
2005 – 2006
PROJECT MANAGER / TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIST
2002 – 2005
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER

HTML, CSS, PHP, Perl, Tomcat

GESSO INC. INTERACTIVE AGENCY
2002 – 2005
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER

HTML, CSS, PHP, Perl, ASP, SQL Server

ONTHEDOT. ONLINE DATING SERVICE
2003 – 2004
PARTNER, TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

J2EE (Tomcat, Struts), HTML, CSS, JUnit, MySQL, Humble Pie

ANGEL NETWORKS. INTERACTIVE AGENCY
2000 – 2001
FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER

XML, XSLT, HTML, CSS

ARENA NETWORKS. SOFTWARE COMPANY
2000
DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGIES

Perl

THEGLOBE.COM. ONLINE COMMUNITY
1998 – 2000
SENIOR TECHNICAL PRODUCER

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and a weird PHP-like scripting tool you've never heard of.


MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

DOMANI STUDIOS. INTERACTIVE AGENCY
2005 – 2006
PROJECT MANAGER / TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIST
2004
FREELANCE PROJECT MANAGER
THEGLOBE.COM. ONLINE COMMUNITY
1998 – 1999
COMMUNITY PRODUCER
MUSIC BOULEVARD NETWORK (N2K INC). ONLINE MUSIC STORE
1996 – 1998
CONTENT PRODUCER

INTERESTS

User Groups and Conferences

Speaking Appearances, Presentations

I'm on SpeakerRate.

Training

Education