Gene Scheck

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Founder of 24 Proof & 26 years of software
Gene's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Gene

I love doing software development work; either I am writing it, teaching it or growing a team around me to make amazing products. I got my start in software development in 1992 while still in high school, when I starting building websites and eCommerce websites for the next 10 years, then moved to custom solutions until I started at TD Ameritrade 5 years ago. In 2015 I founded 24 Proof to solve two issues defining a client software need and locating talented coders that can build that client's need.


If you don't push yourself you only succeed. - Me

Work Experience

Lead Front-End Developer

TD Ameritrade

April 2012 - December 2016

Founder & coder

24 Proof

January 2015 - Today

24 Proof is based out of Silicon Slopes in Utah, but we are opening region US locations with international dreams in the near future yet we are open to remote developers as long as the code is yours and can pass code reviews we are happy. Our mission is to advance the rapid development of new technology and new brands drawing from a deeper talent pool of coders, in a competitive, code first environment. 24 Proof matches experienced coders with clients via an invite-only 24 hour coding competitions. At the end of the competition, the client has a MVP and the top 3 coders walk away with payment for their time and skill. Coders need to qualify for each skill before it gets listed on their profile which will only enable them to be invited to a competition once that skill is confirmed through a series of questions and short coding tasks. Agency model (why are we hiring) - For those clients not needing that MVP or beta type work done we offer an agency model to them; where anything can be built for them by talented coders, designers and qa professionals working part time hours in their spare time so clients get the talent without the high budget.


Rutgers University

Econcomic & Computer Science

1997 - 1999

Raritan Valley Community College

Business Admin & Computer Science

1995 - 1997


Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) Designation