Devin Smith

Marina del Rey, California, US

Devin's Skills
Programming
Product Management
Design
Technical
Management
Marketing
Operations
Strategy
User Experience
Business Development
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About Devin

Co-founder & CTO of Crunchbutton, an on-demand food delivery startup aimed at cost effective delivery for college campuses. CTO of Give.mobi, a mobile philanthropy portal. Creator of Cluckbutton, Cana, Cheryl, BeerSquirrel, Timeout, LazyORM.js, OS Gallery, OS FIle Manager, WoW-Stat, PHP Power Browse, CSS Sprite Generator, and a contributor to lots of other fun things.

I excell at creating scaleable MVPs and love transitioning existing products to scale.

Take a look at personal website of some of my favorite creations at http://devin.la

Quote

Just do it - Dan Wieden

Work Experience

Cofounder & CTO

Youbeo

April 2012 - Today

Co-founder of a Los Angeles based development team focused on simplifying the online food ordering experience. Responsible for mobile & desktop design, development of a PHP REST API that ties into our MySQL database, development of a secure admin panel for management, partners, & drivers, development of a responsive web site using AngularJS, development of our iOS app using PhoneGap, and mixing cocktails.

CTO

Give.mobi

July 2008 - September 2012

Responsible for development and management of propriatary mobile giving platform's software, website, backend, and hardware. Built an extendable and dynamic platform using CentOS, PHP, MySQL, and jQuery, as well as a robust reporting and management portal. Responsible for all creative direction, branding, and website content.

PHP Architect

Luma Pictures

September 2009 - August 2012

Responsible for creating and maintaining internal reporting & resource management tools based in PHP/MySQL, as well as Luma's company website build on PHP, and designed in Photoshop. Complete port of hundreds of production related scripts to an MVC resource management web app, custom ticket system implementation for the merge of Redmine with in-house system, direct integration with staff timesheet to Administaff payroll, port of the MVC framework to use Colaby API, custom external interface that integrates with internal tools to allow clients to access part of our project management system, and countless other awesome feats.

Senior Software Developer

Eyemagine Tech

March 2009 - September 2009

Primary responsibilities included developing back end architecture to spec and to coding standards using PHP and Zend Framework. Additionally developing ajax driven front ends that implement mootools and intuitive, sleek user interfaces.

Web Engineer

Simple Star

October 2005 - May 2006

Primarily focused on front and backend developments of photoshow.net. Tasks included developing smarty templates to design spec for use on PHP/MySQL running on FreeBSD, as well as developing and integrating multi-lingual localization functionality and implementation into a PHP/Java backend.

Founder & CEO

FriendBot

April 2005 - August 2009

Started as an autoit automation script for bands, and expanded into a suite of reselable desktop applications for Windows & Mac providing automation of much of the myspace.com interface for end users; including friend request accepting, bulk messages, event notifications, friend finding, etc. Built multi level remote licensing system for scalable upgrades, licenses, addons, and software updates using a custom PHP REST backend. Created a scalable affiliate & reseller platform with built in analytics & payroll dashboards. Negotiated reseller agreements with competitors and partners to maintain industry ownership. Built PayPal clone payment platform from scratch to support self, partners and competitors. Created & managed sales, customer support, and development teams while remaining profitable from day one.

Senior Web Developer

E-mpire Ltd. Co.

May 2005 - October 2005

Develop and manage innovative, dynamic content management system ideas utilizing mainly PHP, MySQL, and DHTML. Create and develop architecturally sound new ideas for the dynamic web content industry with built-in advanced SEO strategic systems. All systems designed to be platform independent on FreeBSD and RedHat Enterprise 3.

Web Developer / Designer

Owl Technology

March 2005 - January 2007

Design and develop web based applications for media promotion, distribution and sales, utilizing tools such as PhotoShop, PHP, Perl, Flash, ActionScript, and JavaScript. Services include internet radio, shopping cart, forums, global artist/label location map, tour location map, boolean search features and SEO work. Works shown on http://radioradio.us, hosted and developed for FreeBSD.

Senior Programmer / R&D Lead

Zepa Studios

April 2004 - February 2005

Creation of online multiplayer environments with the use of MS VC, mSQL, Bryce 3D, MilkDrop, and PhotoShop. Developed server-client connection classes, server environment, multiplayer engine, and client side world maps for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Managed team responsibilities and day to day activities.

Web Developer / Designer

AspenTreeMedia

December 2003 - January 2005

Design, create, and maintain ideas of developing dynamic, interactive web content using PHP to Flash remoting, PHP, ColdFusion, Flash MX, ActionScript, HTML, MySQL, JavaScript, and PhotoShop. Responsible for creating and maintaining dozens of websites.

Technical / Network Support

M2 / DCTI

July 2001 - January 2003

Maintained datacenter composed of HPUX, RedHat Linux, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Cisco Pix, Tandem (HP Nonstop Himalaya Series) and other Cisco infrastructures. Received merchant processing troubleshooting calls and addressed accordingly. Main use of monitor tools included mSQL and in-house developed ColdFusion apps. Daily tasks included fraud prevention / reporting, and server maintenance.

Education

Self

Taught

1999 - 2003

Certification

Rock Star

Me

Accelerator/Incubator

Betaspring

2012

Co-working Space

Youbeo Intellectual Salon

2013 - 2016