Kevin DeGraaf

Santa Clara, California, US

Freelance CTO/Architect/Developer
Kevin's Skills
Technical
Open to networking with people holding these skills
Business Development
Background

Age Group

36-55

About Kevin

Long experience at designing world-class applications, skilled at learning quickly, and developing software on time. I am most interested in projects that have a possibility to change the world, even if it is only in some small way.

Quote

Simplicity is hard work. But, there's a huge payoff. - Rich Hickey

Work Experience

Software Design Engineer

Microsoft

May 1987 - January 2001

Worked on QuickBasic, Microsoft Access, and Carpoint development teams.

CTO

Stuffhopper

September 2015 - Today

The easiest way to sell stuff. I am the CTO and main developer (other than some minor external consulting resources). I built automation software to manage customer relationships and products while company seeks investor funding.

CTO/Architect/Lead Developer

GolfDiscount.com

June 2012 - June 2016

Web site improvements, analytics, ERP integration for leading golf ecommerce site. I did a significant amount of the development (Ruby on Rails, html/javascript, Clojure, and PHP) and managed the offshore development team. Due to cost of custom development, migrated to Magento and wound down development team.

Architect/Lead Developer

Daniel Brian & Associates

January 2009 - May 2015

This involved an internal startup by the name of www.axion.tv, as well as various websites and mobile applications for the parent company. Axiom.tv was a family friendly movie down-load and purchase website. I helped out putting out fires and solving problems their existing developers couldn’t take care of. I worked on query performance and bugs, a firefox add-on download manager, their DRM solution, flash, flex and air runtime for video playing and their website. I redid their entire ColdFusion and Flash site in Ruby on Rails and html/javascript. I also took over development of all of their smartphone applications. Some minor projects were done using Clojure.

CTO/Architect/Lead Developer

TDO

January 2001 - June 2005

Now the leading software provider for Endodontics Software.

CTO/Architect/Lead Developer

iClarus

July 2005 - November 2006

Startup to do software for real estate agents. Had a complete offline searchable copy of multiple MLS data, easy to use CMA and a PIM for agents.

CTO/Architect/Lead Developer

The Democracy Machine

January 2007 - February 2008

Startup for social network for politics and politicians. Hired and managed local and offshore developers. Only obtained small initial seed round. Development of prototype was done in Ruby on Rails and Flex/Flash.

Architect/Lead Developer

Quantivate

March 2008 - November 2009

Risk management consulting services and software.

Owner

DeGraaf Consulting

January 2001 - Today

Part-time and Full-time CTO/Architect/Lead Developer/Developer, and Technology Advisor for startups, corporations, and governmental agencies.

Architect/Lead Developer

Century Park Consulting

April 2010 - July 2013

Century Park is a software company that is applying tools from predictive modeling, expense analysis and market research to labor costs.

CTO

Implexus

May 2006 - December 2012

Startup for Sarbannes-Oxley management software.

Chief Architect

Pawlinks

October 2008 - May 2010

Social network for pet owners and software services for pet businesses. Sole developer, wrote all code in Ruby on Rails.

CTO/Architect/Lead Developer

OMF Technology

February 2011 - August 2011

Smartphone applications for veterans and the VA Dept.

CTO/Architect/Lead Developer

Hubnotes

July 2006 - October 2008

Startup to redefine and provide RIA web based project management. I wrote all of the code in Ruby on Rails and Flash/Flex.

Student research programmer

Carnegie-Mellon University

September 1983 - May 1987

Tools and utilities for speech recognition laboratory.

Education

Carnegie-Mellon University

Applied Math/CS

1983 - 1987