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Last active Mar 15, 2016

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Chris Ell's Resume

Chris Ell

Developer | | Philadelphia, PA

Looking to become a better developer by surrounding myself with others who have a passion for what they do.

Skills Primary:

  • Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • SQL and MongoDB
  • Redis/ElasticSearch/Sidekiq
  • Objective-C/iOS SDK
  • PHP
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • Version Control via Git/GitHub
  • Basic server administration and LAMP stack creation.


  • Coffeescript, Node, Backbone.js, Ember.js
  • Vagrant/Chef/Knife

Major Projects

  • Major e-commerce platform built in Rails serving multi-million dollar clients
  • Hidden City Philadelphia Festival Rails website
  • Sprout Family Challenge iOS App
  • Deloitte Life iOS App
  • Everything Happening in Lower Manhattan iOS App
  • The Trestle Inn CMS and Website (Ruby on Rails)
  • DataGarden CMS and Website (Wordpress)
  • Sprout Kindness Counts contest CMS and Website (CodeIgniter)
  • Arduino light visualizer that parses Twitter feeds to analyze emotions and render out the patterns.

Experience WebLinc, LLC. (July 2013-February 2014)

  • Worked on an e-commerce platform built in Ruby on Rails, both building the platform as well as tailoring it for specific client needs.
  • Construction of Sidekiq workers to maintain synchronicity of a client's business aspects (inventory, purchases, customers) between our platform and their internal solutions.
  • Utilized tools such as MongoDB, Mongoid, Elastic Search, Redis, and Sidekiq.
  • Communicated with clients during the development process to address both managerial and development questions and concerns.

I-SITE Inc. (March 2011-July 2013)

  • Led I-SITE's first Ruby on Rail websites, including The Trestle Inn and Hidden City Philadelphia Festival website.
  • Developed native iOS applications, including a multi-award winning iPhone event and location app utilizing Drupal as a CMS.
  • Strived to improve the companies development process by introducing current standards, including Version Control, Development Environments and Deployment Techniques.
  • Introduced new technologies for projects: ** Ruby on Rails and CodeIgniter as CMS solutions. ** LESS/SASS, HTML5, CSS3, for front end development. ** GitHub for revamping the companies source control. I-Site Inc. - Intern - (May 2010 - March 2011)
  • Worked on new technology research, including development of a top-down dungeon crawler game built in HTML5.
  • Optimized company website for mobile devices.
  • Worked on major client website doing both content updates and new feature implementation. Algar Ferrari & Maserati (June 2009 - November 2009)
  • Designed and prepped for print various advertisements and newsletters.
  • Redesigned and implemented a monthly email newsletter.
  • Did not get to drive any Ferraris or Maseratis.


  • Gaming on all platforms. Used to play competitively.
  • Arduino and other micro controllers.

Education Philadelphia University (2007-2011)

  • Bachelors in Digital Design. 3.7 GPA

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