Thomas Davis

Web Developer

Contact

  • Phone
  • 0411021021

Location

  • Country
  • Australia
  • City
  • Melbourne

Languages

  • English
  • Native speaker

About Me

I'm a full stack web developer who can build apps from the ground up. I've worked mostly at startups so I am used to wearing many hats. I am a very product focused developer who prioritizes user feedback first and foremost. I'm generally very flexible when investigating new roles.

Work Experience

2020-05-05 to Present

Over the past several years, I've worked at various roles and companies. Mostly early stage startups, doing full stack product development.

React / Next

Node / Laravel

LLM's

Diagrams / Canvas

2020-05-05 to 2021-05-05

Tokenized is a Bitcoin wallet for issuing, managing and trading digital tokens. I built out the front end which was packaged as an electron app. It was a difficult frontend to build because we store the users keys locally and used them to sign transactions and contracts.

React

Redux

SCSS

Product

2018-03-01 to 2020-01-01

Blockbid is an Australian crypto currency exchange. I started off on the frontend but eventually became lead tech and worked on every moving piece of the exchange. I really enjoyed working with liquidity providers and connecting their platforms to help us achieve liquid markets.

React, Apollo, Styled Components

Node.js / Rails

Docker / Heroku / GCP

Used Figma for design and UX work

Optimizing markets with tens of millions of rows using SQL.

2016-01-01 to 2018-01-01

Built a very large and complex React / Redux application. It works on all platforms and has IOS/Android builds due to it being a PWA. (wrapped it in React Native though only implementing a WebView)

Worked with Postgres, Redis and Dynamodb for storage.

Hosted on a mixture of Heroku Apps and EC2 servers.

Caching by Fastly and Cloudflare

Hybrid app supported on all platforms

2014-04-01 to 2016-01-01

Hired to take EFF's campaigning to the next level by building an action centre in Ruby on Rails. The action centre is built around some large open source tools that lower the barrier to entry when contacting congress.

Developed new tools for contacting congress

Brainstormed campaign ideas to raise maximum awareness about issues

Lots of social networking integration

2013-03-08 to 2015-01-09

Started off as a front end developer but took on the role of CTO in early 2013. The application frontend is built with Javascript and organized as a single page application that talks to a collection of Rails web servers which are connected to MongoDB.

Managed a small team of developers and designers

Built the entire frontend application with Backbone.js

Transferred all of the infrastructure from Heroku to AWS

2014-04-01 to Present

JSON Resume is a community driven open source initiative to create a JSON based standard for resumes. There is no reason why there can't be a common standard for writing a resume that can be extended with an ecosystem of open source tools.

This resume is built with JSON Resume

Over 3000 stars on Github

Community developed themes

Tens of thousands of users

2013-06-01 to 2016-01-01

Worked on many politically charged campaigns against mass surveillance. Not only technically challenging work but also a lot of networking and getting my hands dirty with politics. Our biggest project was "TheDayWeFightBack"..

Generated 37,000,000 banner views

100, 000 phone calls to congress

500, 000 emails

250, 000 signatures

2013-01-01 to Present

An international directory of civilian drone / UAV operators for hire. Services include aerial photography, aerial video, mapping, surveying, precision agriculture, real estate photography, remote inspections and infrared imaging. Our plan is to be the place to go when looking for UAV/Drone services. The website is built in Backbone.js and API is built with Node.js and Postgres.

The site and blog combined have managed to receive over 200,000 visitors in 2014.

2011-01-01 to 2014-01-01

I write tutorials and blog post regarding the popular Javascript framework Backbone.js. The tutorials cover a range of topics regarding front end development aimed at beginners, experts and anyone in between.

Over two million unique visitors a year

25,000+ ebook downloads

300,000+ Youtube views

2011-01-01 to 2012-06-01

Ephox is a worldwide company who is heavily involved with the development of TinyMce and enterprise editors. My primary role included building front-end widgets and applications. Worked on a major product using Backbone.js as a base. Heavily involved in UI/UX design and wire-framing. Also spend a lot of time designing API specifications and documentation.

Education

2008-02-12 to 2009-12-12

The University of Queensland

Bachelors: Software Engineering (incomplete)

2010-09-01 to 2014-06-30

University of Technology

Bachelor: Computer Science

Awards

Defender of the Internet

July 24, 2024

Fight For The Future

For my work against mass surveillance and building out civic tools for digital democracy.

Volunteer work

Contributor at Open Source Project

Contributing to open source projects to improve software quality.

Fixed critical bugs and added new features.

Mentored new contributors.

Skills

Frontend (Senior): HTML / JSX, SCSS / CSS / BEM / Styled Components, Javascript / Typescript, React / Next, Redux / Apollo

Backend (Senior): Node, Ruby, Python, Postgres, Redis, Serverless

Devops (Senior): AWS, G Cloud, Heroku, Caching

Interests

Gardening: Lazy Gardening

Music: Guitar, Singing, Dancing

Books: Reading, Writing, History

Open Source: All of it