Hello,

I'm Casey


I'm a full-stack Orlando based web developer, specializing in the Ruby on Rails web framework. I hold a high standard of quality in everything that I do, and believe agile methodologies and test-driven development lead to better applications.


Resume

Work Experience

2013 - current

Freelance Web Developer

from July 2013 to current

2012 - 2013

Web Developer @ Envy Labs & Code School

from June 2012 to July 2013

My main focus was Code School, an online learning platform centered around the Ruby ecosystem, that teaches web technologies in the comfort of your browser with video lessons, coding challenges, and screencasts. Built and maintained the admin interface. Also helped with content creation, challenge implementation on several courses, and produced an Intro to Haml screencast for Code TV

Maintained and developed new features for TrackIt, an application that tracked a client's syndicated content across 15,000 various newspapers websites.

2011 - current

Co-Founder @ CrossFit Kings Point

from February 2011 to current

South Orlando's premier CrossFit gym. My other main passion is fitness, and after getting tired of the CPA industry, in early 2011 I co-founded CrossFit Kings Point with my fiance Lindsey. These days, she runs the business and my only duties are keeping our website up to date and getting my own personal workouts in at night.

2009 - 2011

Founder @ Codeshout

from December 2009 to February 2011

Independent CPA Affiliate Marketer

At the end of 2009, I took a risk, quit my job, and struck out on my own as an independent CPA affiliate marketer, driving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of leads to various companies in the health, dating, beauty, and shopping niches through paid traffic - primarily PPC, social, and media buys.

During this time I learned lots of valuable skills, such as conversion optimization, A/B testing, how to negotiate and buy traffic from ad networks, site owners, RTB platforms, and more.

2007 - 2009

Web Developer @ Izea

from October 2007 to December 2011

Ruby on Rails developer at IZEA. Member of the socialspark.com, payperpost.com, inpostlinks.com, and sponzai.com teams.

Socialspark.com. A dynamic online marketplace that connected advertisers to a network of hundreds of thousands of bloggers. Targeted toward premium advertisers interested in building their brand. Integrated social networking features, an extensive tracking and metrics platform, and detailed targeting capabilities so advertisers could target the exact bloggers they wanted to represent their brand. I worked on all sides of the application, and also played a major role in the development of SSLove, the back-end admin interface app that customer support used to review posts, and manage data.

PayPerPost.com. Another marketplace that connected advertisers to bloggers. Targeted toward marketers interested in SEO, and building back-links to their web properties, and was more of a self-serve platform for advertisers and bloggers to negotiate. Very JavaScript intensive front end written in jQuery.

Education

2002 - 2007

BS in Computer Science

University of Central Florida

Services

I primarily work with the Ruby on Rails & EmberJS frameworks for full-stack web development, and hold a high standard of quality in everything that I do. I don't exactly do design, but have plenty of connections that can do amazing stuff in Photoshop.I believe agile methodologies and test-driven development lead to better applications. I love learning new things and pride myself on being a fast learner.

Back-End Development

Ruby on Rails, PostreSQL, Git, TDD/BDD with Rspec, Agile methods.

Front-End Development

EmberJS, HTML5, CSS3, Haml, Sass, jQuery, JavaScript, CoffeeScript

Conversion Optimization

A/B Split Testing, Landing Page Optimization, Ad Campaigns, Buying Traffic, Local Lead Generation

Recommendations

Don't just take my word for it. Read what past managers & colleagues have to say.

Gregg Remillard

Vice President, Business Development, UnionPixel

"Hiring freelance developers is a hit or miss proposition at best. I've worked with many devs over the years and I can safely say Casey is the best I've had the pleasure to work with. Besides having great coding skills he's responsive, very fast and takes the projects I give him as seriously as I do. I feel very lucky to have him on my projects."

Gregg Pollack

Founder of Envy Labs & Code School

"Casey is the rare combination of developer and entrepreneur. He is a wizard at creating web applications, and I've even programmed iPhone apps with him. I wouldn't doubt if he becomes a CTO of a company some day. He is one of the nicest guys I've had the pleasure to work with, and I hope to work with him again some day."

Benjamin Louie

Senior Account Manager/Media Buyer @ PlentyOfFish.com

"Casey is a professional that is great at innovating and thinking outside the box. It's been a pleasure seeing his creativity in action."

Peter Wright

Independent iOS developer, and best selling tech author

"I first came across Casey when I hired him onto my team at Izea. I was immediately impressed with his drive and determination. I have never before seen a developer hit the ground running so hard, and so well, as Casey did in that first month.

I'm pleased to see Casey striking out on his own now, and my faith in him and his ability to deliver continues unabated, to the point that I have no qualms at all in working with Casey on some of my own client initiatives.

An excellent developer, a consummate professional and a joy to work with."

Recent Works

Fitbot

Software for strength coaches and personal trainers to deliver workouts online and train clients remotely.

StageQue

Multi-tenanted event management & ticket sales platform.

ProjectED

Contests for students and creators. Videos and lesson plans for teachers.

RxCompete

The #1 fitness competition finder. Rx Compete exists to serve the fitness community with easy access to the best competitions in your area and is not an official CrossFit Service.

Hamptonality Unleashed

Conference website for Hampton's annual GM conference. Handled the registration and payment systems.

Virtual Gameday

Virtual Gameday was a social network for college football fans who like to tailgate and watch games with friends and fans at sports bars.

Code School

Code School teaches web technologies in the comfort of your browser with video lessons, coding challenges, and screencasts.

CrossFit Kings Point

CFKP is South Orlando's premier CrossFit gym. Built on the Wordpress CMS platform.

SocialSpark

SocialSpark is IZEA's premium blog marketing platform, that conntects advertisers with blog publishers to create sponsored blog posts.

Your Project Here

CrossFit Fantasy League 2012

Built on jQueryMobile, and Rails. Pick who you think will win each event at the 2012 CrossFit Games, get points, and win prizes.

Contact

Want to hire me? Here's how to get in touch.

  •  (407) 247-2244
  • casey@caseyjenks.com
Current Availability: Available

By hiring me, you get access to me directly - No project managers inflating my hourly rate. I promise to pour my passion and high standards for quality into every project I work on.

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