HELLO
I AM TIM GOURLEY

WEB DEVELOPER

PROFILE

THE FILE OF A PRO

WEB DEVELOPMENT AND MORE

I've always had a love of computer programming. From an early age I picked up GW-BASIC and Turbo Pascal to work with my Tandy 1000sx, a machine I remember fondly. From there, I moved on to learning Java at OU in the Computer Science program, and picked up Perl and PHP for learning personal web development on the side.

After a while I discovered Ruby through DHH's original Rails demo video, and instantly knew this was the language for me. Since then I have mastered the language as well as Javascript (and Coffeescript) to start building rich client-side web applications.

In addition to programming, I am a huge fan of video games. Anything from Minecraft to Pokémon to Counter Strike: Global Offensive, I'm sure to be spending my time playing games, and even writing code to help further the hobby.

I write a lot of fiction, and have successfully completed NaNoWriMo 3 times.

WHAT CAN I DO?

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Proficient in Ruby, Rails, Backbone, JS/Coffeescript, and Sinatra. Comfortable with testing, development, and deployment.

DEVOPS

Experience managing Linux servers, utilizing both Puppet and Chef scripts, command line scripting, backups, EC2, and New Relic.

AGILE

Experience with scrum and Pivotal Tracker. Using TDD with tools such as rspec, mocha, chai, and phantomjs.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Solving bugs and scalability issues by diving deep into the code to figure out the answers to the big "WTF?" questions.

INTEGRATIONS

Enjoys writing glue code for one service to another, like chat bots, background daemons, and gaming utilities.

EDUCATION

Experience teaching ruby, rails, and application deployment to others in a virtual classroom setting.

POWER LEVEL

9000+

POKÉMON

720+

COFFEE CUPS

2500+

RESUME

EDUCATION

University of Oklahoma / August 1997 - May 2001

Studied Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Worked at the Technology Information Center and freelanced web development.

University of Arkansas / August 2001 - May 2002

Studied Computer Science.

EXPERIENCE

Senior Software Engineer / July 2013 - Current
Phase 2 Interactive (Oklahoma City, OK)

Ruby on Rails / Backbone.js development, writing rich client Javascript applications.

Senior Software Engineer / September 2011 - July 2013
BLiNQ Media (remote) (Atlanta, GA)

Ruby on Rails development with Backbone.js and Coffeescript. Working with Facebook integration. Code contributor on the open source fbgraph gam.

Master Instructor / May 2011 - September 2011
Engine Yard (remote) (San Francisco, CA)

Writing course material and conduction online virtual training for Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

Application Support Engineer / May 2008 - May 2011
Engine Yard (remote) (San Francisco, CA)

Providing support and scalability analysis for customer applications, written in Ruby on Rails or other Rack-based frameworks. Working extensively with Amazon EC2 and the Terremark cloud.

SKILLS

Ruby

95%

Rails

90%

Javascript

95%

Coffeescript

93%

Objective C

40%

Java

75%

PROJECTS

PROJECTS

OH HEY HAVE SOME QUOTES

POWER LEVEL

9000+

POKÉMON

720+

COFFEE CUPS

2500+

CONTACT

SAY HELLO!