Darrin Dickey

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US

Darrin's Skills
Programming
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Darrin

I have several years' experience as a developer. I currently work as a front end developer for a healthcare company building with Ruby on Rails and AngularJS.

Previous to this position, I worked with an ad agency as a web developer, mostly building sites in WordPress. However, I also have experience in Joomla, Drupal, PHP, HTML, XHTML, mySQL, jQuery, plus some work experience with C# and ASP.NET. I've also dabbled a bit in iOS programming in Cocoa just for fun.

Additionally, I have more than a decade of experience in marketing. I spent most of that time working with HTML emails, promotional products, print production, book promotion, graphic design, creation of marketing materials, and copywriting for web, print and radio.

I've had additional experience with management (food service), book editing and publishing, project management and retail sales.

Goals: Own my own business someday. Create an amazing business!

Specialties:
Development experience (Ruby, AngularJS, PHP, CSS, HTML, XHTML, jQuery), print purchasing, graphic design, branding, and common-sense marketing.

Things I have done before include:
Editing and producing 7 of the original 8 children's books created by author and radio host Dave Ramsey.
Was part of the team that developed gpsAssassins, an iPhone game, during Nashville Startup Weekend (NSW).
When a former employer was suffering financial difficulties, I used "do it yourself" methods to produce marketing materials at a cost savings to the company of more than $50,000.

Passions:
Business Startups, History, Technology, Entertainment, Liberty, Location-Based Applications

Startup Ideas I'm Most Interested In:
Health & Fitness Applications (especially social - focused on fitness and weight loss)
Food & Beverage
History
Gaming
Location-Based Applications
Entertainment

Education

Middle Tennessee State University

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1988 - 1988