I’m Clinton Judy

Web Developer | Developer Operations | Full–Stack Engineer | Data Wrangler | Stylesheet Scientist

Father, hackerspace founder, security enthusiast, robotics instructor…

Hacker for Hire.

Born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. I’m a highly motivated web developer with an international client portfolio.

I’ve been a Rails developer for the last 8 years, but I’ve been programming my entire life. I’m the author of several small Rails libraries, including Kanina for RabbitMQ messaging and Artful.ly for event ticketing. I’m currently learning Elixir (with Phoenix) and Elm, and would love to start building open-source libraries in both!

I love the practice of software craftsmanship, and I strive to amaze every client I work with. I am actively looking for a full-time senior/team lead position, in full-stack web development or developer operations. Let’s build stuff together!

Open Source Projects

Kanina

Lifeviz

Karma

Artful.ly

Experience

Curriculum Vitae

2016

Senior Web Developer – EFC Systems, Inc.

  • Designed and developed a dashboard with Javascript and D3 to quickly convey pertinent information concerning precision agriculture.
  • Fixed a multitude of bugs within a 10+ year old codebase, building a full–stack testing system to automatically watch several ancient error–prone areas.
  • Overhauled user authentication, bringing it up to speed with modern encryption standards.
  • Designed and developed several front-end tools, including a parallel-computed variable rate irrigration pivot zone tool (VRI), and a fertilizer blend tool calculator using linear programming.

2013 – 2016

Senior Rails Engineer – Agrian, Inc.

  • Designed and implemented several major service-oriented applications for the precision agriculture industry.
  • Devised programming strategies for handling wide variety of raw file data formats.
  • Optimized code for handling big data problems (100 million rows per month).
  • Rewrote legacy code to distribute work and reduce load (100s of workers, 100,000s of jobs daily).

2012 – 2013

Open Source Lead – Fractured Atlas

  • Worked on Artful.ly, a complex system for customer relation management and selling tickets online.
  • Turned Artful.ly into an open source Rails engine for use by other organizations.
  • Developed discount system for promoters and customers when selling and buying tickets.
  • Developed advanced searching and list segment features for organizing customer lists.
  • Overhauled the sign up and sign-in flows for Artful.ly, increasing conversion rates.

2007 – NOW

Freelance Educator & Consultant

  • Founded The Make Space, a new hackerspace in State College.
  • Regular speaker at the State College Ruby Group, with a series of talks on subjects like “New Elements in HTML5 and CSS3,” “EventMachine,” “ActiveRecord,” “Node.JS,” “CoffeeScript,” and “How to use Pry”.
  • Tutored students in programming with Ruby and advanced HTML and CSS.
  • Consulted several local startups on application development, effective UX design, software estimation, and object-oriented design.
  • Started Jr. Robotics club, teaching 2-3rd graders mechanical motion, electronics, and basic programming.

2012

Contract Web Developer – Copious, Inc.

  • Worked on VIE Sports, a social networking site for athletes.
  • Created the achievement system, rewarding users for actions taken throughout the site.
  • Developed the “wall”, a feed of your comments, competitions entered, scores, friendships made, and even more.
  • Developed privacy controls, so you get to control which people get to see which things you’ve done.
  • Designed parts of the UI, including score entry and location search.

2009 – 2011

Web Developer – West Arete

  • Estimated, designed, developed, and launched websites out of several experimental technologies and ideas with MIT, Penn State, the DOT, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.
  • Project lead on websites for several high-profile companies in Centre County, PA.
  • Represented the company at networking events.
  • Assisted the hiring process for new employees.
  • Respected for my opinion with the direction of the company.

Testimonials

Tuft & Needle

Clinton is a valuable asset to our team. He is very thorough with detail and solves problems creatively. I’ve had the pleasure to work side by side with him on several projects and am always impressed by his insights and abilities to methodically chunk down large problems into smaller manageable pieces. I highly recommend Clinton as a great addition to any team.

John-Thomas Marino
Cofounder / CEO

Copio.us

Clinton is a exemplary asset to our team. His work is consistently delivered on time, to spec, and within budget, and his code meets our high standards of test coverage, documentation, and maintainability here at COPIOUS. Clinton is a leading example of a well-balanced web engineer: he’s equally adept at designing enjoyable user interfaces as he is at developing a strong database schema. I’m comfortable offering a wide variety of work to him, as he would make a great addition to any development team.

Danne Stayskal
Artificial Intelligence Engineer

EFC Systems

Clinton is one of the most intelligent and insightful developers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He has a rare combination of skills that allow him to reason thoughtfully at every layer of the stack and every step of the process, from database architecture and UX design to testing and deployment, coupled with the patience to fully explore and master a given problem space. He’s an easy person to get along with and work alongside, and his passion for software development and willingness to tackle hard problems makes him a great addition to any team looking for a long-term force multiplier.

Alex Webb
Software Development Lead

West Arete

Clinton is a creative, enthusiastic web developer. At West Arete, he was always interested in learning and applying the latest technologies. He was able to quickly become comfortable with new languages and techniques and apply them to our problems. Given a specific task, Clint knew how to focus on it and work it to completion. On several of our projects, he showed an excellent ability to design classes and objects and separate responsibility between layers of code. Clint always had an even–keeled demeanor and was a pleasure to work with.

Scott Woods
President

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Clinton Judy

I’d love to talk to you and your team. Email me at clinton@judy.io, and we’ll see if it’s a match!