Jamie Orchard-Hays

Dang Development 108 2nd Street SW #34 22902 Charlottesville, VA US m: 434-284-2630
"Jamie is the consummate professional. Creative, realistic, knowledgeable and communicative. I would definitely hire him again for support, leading-edge software development, system design and UI design." -- Client recommendation at LinkedIn

Profile

Professional Experience

2006 to Present
Owner of Dang Development, LLC
2012 to 2013
Consultant to RoomKey: Backend programmer for Hotel Search (primarily Clojure, SOLR, PostgreSQL)
2009 to Present
Consultant to SciVera: Lead Web Application Developer for Lens Project (Ruby on Rails, MongoDB)
2009
Consultant to Blacklight Project: Acted as Ruby on Rails Expert Consultant (Ruby on Rails, Solr, MySQL)
2008 to Present
Consultant to InteLex: Web Application Developer and advisor for PastMasters (Ruby on Rails, XTF, MySQL)
2006 to 2008
Consultant to University of Virginia Collex/Nines Project: Application Developer and System Support (Ruby on Rails, Solr, MySQL, Solaris)
2006 to 2009
Consultant to PDC (Philosophy Documentation Center): Project Lead Developer for Philosophy Online (Ruby on Rails, XTF, MySQL)
2005 to 2006
Consultant to Upstate Cell Signaling Solutions: J2EE & Ruby on Rails Application Developer (Ruby On Rails, WebWork, Hibernate, SQL Server)
2002 to 2005
Consultant to Darden Business School: J2EE Application Developer (Tapestry, JBoss)
2001 to 2002
Consultant to All3Sports: Built their Online Store (ColdFusion, SQL Server)
2000 to 2001
Mercantec: Web Application Developer (EJB 1.1, JBoss)
1998 to 2000
Aquent: On-site Web Application Consultant (Primarily ASP, SQL Server)
1996 to 1998
Tarragon Interactive: Web developer, Mac and PC support
1993 to 1995
The Caledonian School of Prague: Teacher of English as a foreign language
1989 to 1993
Hyde School: Mathematics Teacher and Department Chair, Performing Arts Assistant Director, High and Low Ropes Course Instructor

Skills

Programming, Markup & Structural Languages

daily
Clojure, Ruby, Javascript, SQL, BASH/SH, HTML, JSON, CSS, XML
intermittently
XSL, CoffeeScript
past
Java, Python, ColdFusion, Visual Basic, Visual Basic Script, C

Frameworks & Libraries

daily
Compojure, Ring, Ruby on Rails, jQuery
intermittently
ActiveRecord, Solr, , XTF
past
Sinatra, WebWork, Tapestry, Hibernate, ASP

Testing Frameworks and Tools

daily
Midje, RSpec
intermittently
Clojure Test, TestUnit
past
Cucumber, JUnit, Selenium, Watir

Source Code Management Systems

daily
Git
intermittently
Subversion
past
CVS, VSS

Database Systems

daily
MongoDB
intermittently
PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite
past
SQL Server, Oracle

Operating Systems

daily
Mac OS X, Linux
past
FreeBSD, Sun Solaris, Various Windows Systems

Server Applications, Tools, Other

daily
Leiningen, Rake, Apache, Phusion Passenger, Capistrano, Moonshine, Ruby Gems
intermittently
Tomcat, Ant, Jetty
past
Mongrel, JBoss, WebSphere, Jetty, Maven

Contributions & Publications

Creator
Elemental and XTF-Ruby open-source Rails plugins
Contributor
Joint plugin for MongoMapper
 
Commiter to Blacklight Project
 
Contributed "Write Config Files on the Fly" To Advanced Rails Recipes (Pragmatic Programmers, 2008)

Presentations

beCraft
Introduction to Clojure
beCamp
Various topics, including Ruby on Rails, MongoDB, and others
University of Virginia
Presentations on Ruby on Rails and DabbleDB
Neon Guild
Introduction to Ruby on Rails
Ruby Code Jam
Various Ruby Topics
Charlottesville Java User Group
Various Java Topics

Education

1997 to 2000
Harvard University Extension School: Various Computer Science Courses
1992
Columbia University: Fellowship at The Klingenstein Summer Institute for Independent School Teachers, Teachers College
1983 to 1987
University of Virginia: BA with Highest Distinction in Comparative Religion