DAVE WOODALL

i weave the web.

Photo credit: Venus Ang

Hello there!

I have five years of professional experience as a Ruby on Rails developer with a strong grasp of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. I work on medium sized remote SCRUM teams who use tools like Slack, Github, Heroku, and Jira to ship software. Do you need help building a web app?

I know...

  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • JQuery
  • JavaScript
  • Angular(1)
  • Backbone
  • Middleman
  • Underscore
  • RSpec
  • Minitest
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Pundit
  • Devise
  • Ransack
  • Git & Github
  • Bash
  • Postgres
  • MySql

Work experience

Senior Software Engineer

Phishme

July 2016 - Present

Work in progress..

Software Engineer

LivingSocial

January 2014 - May 2016

Worked on a variety of teams with a variety of responsibilities. My initial team was working on the Escapes team. My tasksMost of my work was frontend on Rails: HTML, ERB, Partials, CSS, and JQuery maintenance.

  • Team 1: Escapes Retail Vertical
  • Team 2: Personalization Data Science GEM & UI
  • Team 3: Internal Tools, Customer Service

Designer, Developer, Consultant

hireDave.me, LLC

March 2013 - July 2016

Design and development with Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JQuery, JavaScript, Angular, Adobe Photoshop. Projects include work for the following clients;

  • Marshill.com
  • 3rdRevolution.com
  • InvitedHome.com
  • SuppFinder.com
  • LoganStreetCapital.com
  • BrandFolder.com

Software Developer

Factory Design Labs

November 2012 - March 2013

Joined an advertising company that warned me of the feast and famine culture. I thought it would be fun to try anyway. The team was great and I learned a ton from hangout out with Mike, Anthony, and Jesse.

Intern

Pivotal Labs, Boulder

September 2012 - November 2012

Even though I wasn't a professional developer yet I wanted to start living like one. So, I asked Mike G if I could hangout at their office for a day. That one day turned into an informal, first hand mentoring session from a room full of Pivots.

How I got into writing code...

I used to own my own business. As an entrepreneur I wore many hats. I was an Art Director with a Masters in Finance. I aquired the skills which took me through things. My past experiences which helped bring me to become a developer. I have extensive small business experience which makes me comfortable working during uncertainty and when it’s time to be proactive on small teams.

Co-Founder & CEO

AMB3R custom t-shirts

April 2008 - July 2012

I started AMB3R with a vision to become the Starbucks of t-shirts. The company begain with $5,000 in capital and lots of ambition. Our first year we sold $380,000 in apparel. I soon realized that our business model needed custom software, which I couldn't afford. So I started teaching myself to code. I attended a 3 month bootcamp and realized that writing code is in itself a full-time occupation. I'm glad I made the switch. Who knows, maybe one day I'll go back to selling t-shirts. But right now, I am very happy writing code for a living!

You can see the first website I ever built. HTML & CSS hand coded website. I'm pretty proud of it! visit old AMB3R site.

Art Director

Ouray Sportswear

January 2009 - October 2011

This was a full season of my life. I was attending Grad School, building AMB3R when I was recruited by a Privat Equity firm to join the new management team of Ouray. I hired, fired, and managed 9 graphic designers to release 1,200 graphics a year. We won small business of the year in 2011. I was an awarded a patent for a t-shirt concept I created.

Account Executive

Futureshirts

January 2005 - October 2008

Futureshirts was a small music merchandise company doing about $2M in annual revenues. I was responsible to aquire new business, service them with new products and designs. Oftentimes, it was easier for me to design my own graphics for their merchandise.

Graphic Designer, Freelance

Dub Design Company

January 2003 - January 2005

Dub, short for 'W'. My work with Church Clothes brought me business for other graphic design tasks. I designed t-shirts, brochures, websites, and postcards for anyone.

Sole Proprietor

Church Clothes

October 2002 - October 2006

I went to a religious college. As such, I started a tongue and cheeck clothing line titled 'church clothes'. Some of my favorite accomplishments were selling into 100 retailers, opening two Mall kiosks, and producing a 7 city promotional music tour by select retailers.

Education

M.S. Finance

University of Denver

2011

B.S. Communications

Liberty University

2000

Contiued Education

Sandi Metz Course

Durham, NC

2016

Starter League

Chicago, IL

2012

RoleModel Software Craftsmanship

Holly Springs, NC

2012