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bio: {

name: "John Sparwasser",

title: "Software Engineer",

website: this,

twitter: @johnsparwasser,

github: john-sparwasser,

stackoverflow: John Sparwasser,

bio: I am a full stack developer that specializes in PHP 7, Laravel and Vue.js.,

resume: here

dotfiles: here

},

skills: [

"PHP", "Laravel", "MySQL", "Javascript", "Vue", "Angular", "DevOps", "AWS Administration", "Ansible, "Stripe API", "Linux", "Sass", "Less", "Gulp"

],

work: [

{

company_name: "SamCart",

title: "Senior Software Architect",

when: "August 2014 - December 2016",

website: https://samcart.com,

highlights: [

"I was the forth hire at SamCart, and eventually lead a team of four to create the SamCart e-commerce platform.",

"I built SamCart on top of PHP 7.0, Laravel 5.2, and Angular 1.5, and I promoted the use of Vagrant virtual servers and PuPHPet for local development, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on EC2 in production.",

"I created a highly secure system on AWS that utilizes load balancers, secure networking (VPC), multiple application servers (EC2), database servers (Aurora RDS), worker queues (SQS), a content delivery network (CloudFront and S3), and caching schemes (Redis on ElastiCache).",

"SamCart now processes over $160 million a year and is projected to process over $200 million in 2017.",

"The fast pace nature of SamCart has allowed me to become extremely proficient on the linux command line. Tools like git, vim, gulp, php artisan, ssh, and grep have become second nature to me."

]

},

{

company_name: "Freelance Web Deveoper & Consultant",

title: "Owner",

when: "November 2012 - August 2014",

website: this,

highlights: [

"I developed many custom websites that fit my clients’ needs. At the time, my preferred platform was Wordpress.",

"I also served as a damage control specialist to save hacked and broken websites.",

"Along with brochure websites, I created several web applications from the ground up."

]

},

{

company_name: "Mindgrub Technologies",

title: "Web Developer",

when: "December 2011 - November 2012",

website: http://mindgrub.com,

highlights: [

"I developed the admin portal of Mindgrub's ViaPlace App using Javascript and Objective-J.",

"I worked with an agile team to develop the Drupal powered content management system for Mindgrub's Salesbag application.",

"I also contributed to various small projects, using PHP, Javascript, HTML5, and CSS3."

]

},

{

company_name: "CSC",

title: "Software Engineer",

when: "January 2009 - December 2011",

website: http://www.csc.com/,

highlights: [

"I worked on a major upgrade to the ticketing system, serving as a liaison between the development team and the QA team.",

"I contributed to the development of the front end website of the ticketing system.",

"I supported the reports team with targeted SQL queries to fill report data."

]

},

],