Hello. I'm Curtis. 👋
Hello. I'm Curtis. 👋

Hello. I'm Curtis. 👋

Full-stack developer, No-code maker, and Integromat Partner based in Kitchener, ON Canada 🍁

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Team Lead, No-Code Infrastructure @On Deck

On Deck - November 2020 - Present

One of the first full-time engineers at On Deck. I lead the team that makes it easy for everyone at On Deck to build reliably with no-code at scale.

Details

My work at On Deck is split between code, no-code, and managing the team. Our tech stack is Next.js + Prisma with a Node.js API. My no-code work is mostly with Retool, Integromat, Zapier, and Airtable. I also manage the Enterprise Slack that hosts all 8000+ On Deck fellows. I have spent way too much time working on and around the Slack API.

Co-founder Shoutout

Shoutout - November 2020 - Present

Shoutout helps you save, highlight, and showcase all your social proof in one place.

Details

Technical co-founder with Sharath Kuruganty. I built the entire product in Next.js with a Feathers.js API. Currently at $2k MRR.

Projects

No Code Conference 2021 Talk

Conference Talk - November 17 2021

Speaking at NCC 2021 about no-code first cultures and how that's helped On Deck scale to 250+ employees.

Rick's Reviews

Bad Unicorn Collab - June 2021

Bad Unicorn drop that dares to ask "what if failed startups got another chance?". Allows you to browse and leave reviews for failed startups that succeeded in another dimension.

Details

Built a custom form submission feature for Shoutout that powers the review submissions. Each product has its own embedded Shoutout wall.

Buy The Dip!

Bad Unicorn Collab - May 2021

Bad Unicorn drop that let you generate Twitter and Instagram profile pictures showing how you bought the dip.

Details

Built the image upload and profile picture generation part of the product. Copywriting and memes are all BU 🦄

Discover!

Side Project - October 2020

Discover! is a way to find creators and support their work by buying them a coffee. Built as a growth tool for the Share a Coffee newsletter.

Share a Coffee

Side Project - October 2020 - January 2021

Daily newsletter I started in October that showcases one creator and buys them a coffee through Buy Me a Coffee. The creator then nominates the next person to get a coffee.

Happy or Not PWA

AltaML via Aquil.io – September 2020

App that tells you if your cat was happy or not.

Details

Built with Adalo in 2 weeks for a machine learning consultancy productizing an model they were working on. Developed a custom serverless API to generate images.

Liist

Side Project – March 2020 - November 2020

Liist lets you display your Google Sheet as a list of cards, map, or table. It has full-text search, filtering, and pagination.

Details

The frontend is built with React + Gatsby and the API is built with FeathersJS.

Examples of sites using Liist

Accessible Audio Maps Application

Aquil.io – 2020

Built the React frontend for a research project that allowed businesses to create audio-enabled maps for visually impaired users and embed them on their own websites.

Details

The maps could have multiple GeoJSON layers that would play sounds when you collided with objects or got near to them.

Pharmaceutical Drug Launch Platform

Aquil.io – 2020

Responsible for architecting and developing a platform to track the multi-year process of taking a pharmaceutical drug to market.

Details

The frontend was built in React and utilized React hooks heavily. The dashboard rendered a directed graph using SigmaJS with bindings to React that updated in real-time in response to WebSocket events.

Hybrid PWA for booking Movers

Aquil.io – 2019

Developed a PWA using GatsbyJS and Apollo that allowed users to arrange local and cross-country moves between houses.

Details

Half of the site was a static marketing site that pulled its content from a CMS. The other half was a dynamic application that walked the user through a series of steps to determine a price and date for the move.

The multi-step wizard allowed deep linking to any step, saved progress in localStorage, and involved complex async validations that changed the step a user was taken to next.

Document Collaboration Platform

Aquil.io – 2018-2019

Responsible for architecting and developing a secure document collaboration platform for a pharmaceutical company.

Details

The frontend was built in React with deep integration with Box UI Elements. We were one of the first projects to use Box's OpenWith feature and routinely helped the Box team debug issues.

The API was built in FeathersJS and used Auth0 for authentication. The API had to communicate with Box to store and update files. RabbitMQ was used to offload batch processing.

Apple Online Store

Apple via Bitovi – 2013-2015

I was the lead front-end engineer responsible for migrating Apple's Online Store away from its legacy JavaScript framework to a new framework built around jQuery and CanJS (Bitovi's MVC framework).

Details

As a consultant with deep knowledge of CanJS, I was responsible for guiding the technical design and training the other engineering teams. Over a period of a year, we fully migrated the entire store. The code I designed and wrote is still in use today! So if you've bought anything from Apple online in the last 7 years, you have used my code.

Norton eCommerce Platform

Symantec – 2011-2012

I was one of the front-end leads responsible for building the UI of Symantec's custom eCommerce platform. I introduced the JavaScriptMVC framework and helped the team scale to over 20 engineers. The platform launched on time and recorded record annual revenue for Symantec.

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