Derrick Resume


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Video: see what we built.

Memloom is an easy-to-use digital story telling platform that helps you tell your stories in a fun and interesting way. Users can create customized story experiences using media from their computer or Facebook to build and share with family or friends.

Being a distributed team, we had considerable latitude in designing and building solutions for our programming challenges. Although built with Rails, the app deploys heavy use of Javascript, jQuery and AJAX to achieve UI goals.

Project Status *** Launched ***


Ruby on Rails | JQuery | Javascript | Postgres | Heroku | Bootstrap

Fourth & Inches

CONCEPT: an online communication, engagement and management platform for youth football programs. This app will create a centralized location for a programs Director, coaches and staff to communicate with parents, players, and each other and to manage their teams more efficiently.

Inspiration: Developing as a personal project that was inspired by by son's first year in youth football and to help the Uniondale Knights Youth Football teams.

Project Status *** Freelance Project: Work-In-Progress ***


Ruby on Rails | JQuery | Javascript | Postgres | Amazon AWS | Heroku | Twilio | Bootstrap

Cultural Palate

CONCEPT:   Cultural Food Discovery from around the globe.

Inspiration:   Think Anthony Bourdains "Parts Unknown" minus the travel.

Project Status *** Personal Project: Work-In-Progress ***


Ruby on Rails | JQuery | Javascript | Postgres | Amazon AWS | Heroku | Bootstrap

Full Stack Web Developer

Hi, I’m Derrick.

I have experience with Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, Bootstrap, Sass, Haml, relational databases, and Git/GitHub for source control. I have working knowledge Amazon AWS, TDD, plus an understanding of JSON and RESTful web services. I possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, Tech Startup experience, a demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work as a member of a team. Lets talk...

Development experience

memloom Inc.

March 2013 — March 2014

Part of core 3 person development team that took the Michigan-based technology startup from initial concepts and mockups to product launch. This role required translating founder and stakeholder requirements into buildable product feature sets and actively contributing ideas for product improvements. Technology stack includes - Rails, HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, CSS3, Facebook Integration , Postgresql database, Heroku, Bootstrap, Git/GitHub. Used Jira for agile planning / project management.


October 2012 — December 2012

Web Development Immersive is a rigorous full-time training program taught @General Assembly that provides the technical and practical knowledge of full-stack web development. Core technologies include: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript & jQuery, AJAX, Git, Postgresql, and Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

Related Experience

Rails training @thoughtbot ( May/June 2013 )

Attended both Intro and Intermediate Ruby on Rails two-day training seminars taught by Thoughtbot in Boston, MA.

FinTech Hackathon ( April 2013 )

Stack:    Rails | jQuery | Dwolla’s api | Bootstrap | Heroku

Entrepreneurial experience

Texas Crazy Wings Inc., Owner

July 2007 — November 2009

BreedLove Salon, Co-Owner

May 2000 — July 2007

Created and developed two brick and mortar businesses from concept to store opening. Oversaw the design, development and construction of Breedlove Salon LLC and Texas Crazy Wings, Inc. Successfully operated Breedlove Salon for over 12 years.

Possess effective management and leadership skills in managing a team of up to 12 staff members. Created and established policy, procedures and operational standards for small business startup. Responsible for personnel decisions relating to hiring, job training, payroll, and terminations In charge of product inventory, vendor management and daily operation of unit


Adelphi University & Morehouse College

Attended in pursuit of a B.S. in Business Administration

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