Isaiah Turner

Full Stack Developer

Washington, DC

I make things with other people who like making things. It's a lot of fun.

Skills

  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • Express.js
  • Ember.js
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Objective-C
  • Swift
  • Angular.js
  • Python

Important Notes

  • I currently work on Podium full time. It's pre-launch.

Work Experience

  • Podium (Unifide Technologies, Inc.)

    Full Stack Engineer|Jun, 2015 – Present (1 year)

    Currently working with a team of 6 other people to create a 24/7 online conference.

    • Resposible for hiring and leading engineering team.
    • Developed Ember.js application with Angular.js landing pages.
    • Integrated technologies including AWS (EC2, S3, Beanstalk, and others), Mixpanel, CloudConvert, OpenTok, CloudFlare, Socket.io, and Heroku.
  • Storie

    Remote Front-End Engineer|Jan, 2015 – May, 2015 (5 months)

    Using daily standups, Skype calls, and Slack effectively worked with a completely remote team including a Designer, Backend Developer, and iOS engineer.

    • Integrated with the existing backend to build an Ember.js app from scratch. Built a responsive app using Bootstrap based off the provided designs.
    • Built an application server for the frontend using Python. Deployed and managed the app on Google Apps Engine.
    • Using Python and JINJA developed a solution for serving Open Graph, Twitter Card, and Schema.org meta tags to social media sites that don't render JavaScript
  • MunchQuick

    Remote Full Stack Engineer|Sep, 2014 – Apr, 2015 (8 months)

    Worked with two full stack engineers to develop a web app and CMS from scratch. A/B tested changes to increase sales.

    • Designed website in Sketch.app.
    • Built application on MEAN stack.
    • Assisted development of iOS app in Objective-C.
  • Yo

    Contract Developer|Jun, 2014 – Aug, 2014 (3 months)

    Hacked, secured, and migrated the backend from Parse to Node.js. I also built a frontend portal for developers.

    • Secured Parse.com backend.
    • Designed and built developer portal using the Parse API.
    • Began migrating the backend from Parse.com to Node.js.
    • Created Chrome Extensions for support to more quickly complete common tasks such as resetting passwords.
  • Elance Freelancer

    Freelance Developer|Oct, 2013 – Oct, 2014 (1 year)

    Self-taught myself object-oriented development using WordPress and progressed to developing robust iOS applications. I finally left Elance due to high fees. I worked on many applications but a few are listed below.

Awards

  • WWDC Student Scholarship

    2014 2015

    I applied for and received a scholarsip to attend Apple's World Wide Developers conference in San Francisco. Both times I applied I received the scholarship.

Projects

  • Scoop

    Full Stack Developer|Apr, 2015

    Built at Bitcamp 2015 with Glenn Ren and Daniel Park. Scoop displays Tweets relevant to an article/issue so you can see what's happened since the article was written. I designed Helix in Sketch.app and built the backend using Node.js.

  • Helix

    Full Stack & iOS Developer|Jan, 2015

    Built at PennApps Winter 2015 with Rohan Shah, Krish Dholakiya, and James Harnett. Helix allows doctors to collect information and change prescriptions based on live data collected through HealthKit. A video demo is available at the link starring me as the voiceover and videographer. I designed Helix in Sketch.app and built the backend using Node.js.

  • Zall Chat

    Designer and Developer|Dec, 2014 – May, 2015

    Designed in Sketch and developed with Node.js and a MongoDB database; Zall Chat is an open-source group chat application I developed as a personal side project for youtubers with large fanbases. Built on AWS for scalability, Zall Chat is proven to effectively and automatically handle any load size by scaling (up or down) during user surges. Zall Chat handled the load of 3,000 concurrent users at it's peak. Socket.io is integrated to provide a real time chat service. I was the sole developer/designer/marketer for Zall Chat. It was shut down due to the cost of having thousands of users and the lack of any profit.

  • App Requests

    Designer and Developer|Jan, 2013 – Aug, 2013

    App Requests was my first development project ever. It was built in Objective-C. The application is no longer available but the video accurately captures just how much of a "First Development Project EVER" it really is.