eric smith

engineer and team lead who loves people and stories

Crowdpac

Head of Engineering

2013-2017

Technology: JS, Laravel (PHP), MySQL, AWS, Git, Gulp, LESS, Python, Node

Founding Engineer.  Built a political crowdfunding platform from the ground up that raised millions of dollars for grassroots candidates. Launched in US, UK and France. Built sophisticated payments integrations, candidate / election data pipelines, complete social action network, geo-targeted vote tracking, surveys, custom CMS / admin interfaces, reporting tools, and systems that accommodated large traffic spikes. Responsible for hiring, managing, and code reviewing for an international remote team.  Oversaw product roadmap, created and managed internal processes for efficient workflows.  Communicated business needs to team and technical issues and solutions to C-level leadership.

Bistro Studios

Co-founder, CTO

2008-2017

Technology: JS, PHP, MySQL, (mt), Laravel, Vue, Beanstalk, LESS, HTML

Co-founded a boutique web development and design firm with clients like Sterling Publishing (Barnes and Noble), The SCAN Foundation, and CAST.  Responsible for the build and launch of over 200 websites.  Constructed sites using Convergence (our custom CMS) as well as Wordpress, Drupal, and FoxyCart.

Convergence

Co-founder, CTO

2009-2017

Technology: PHP, MySQL, JS, (mt), Beanstalk, Postmark, LESS, HTML

Built from the ground up a custom SaaS CMS that currently hosts hundreds of sites and is used by a variety of development firms. Involved in the planning, design, backend and frontend engineering, as well as the support and maintenance. Trained frontend developers who built their sites on Convergence through videos and 1:1s.

TOMS

Web Team Lead

2008-2009

Technology: JS, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS

1 of 2 project leads in charge of complete site redesign, leading approximately 20 staff members. Implemented new CMS and AJAX overlay e-commerce shopping tool. Developed new internal and external database-driven web applications which increased productivity and efficiency, including wholesale ordering system, event invite / shopping tool, automated site templating tool, project request form system.

Down the Road

Web Developer / Art Director

2007-2008

Technology: PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Illustrator, Photoshop

Developed website and branding for documentary film. Traveled to Central America for filming. Through the project, assisted international aid organizations in helping families and students in one of the hemisphere's largest trash dump communities.