Wes Hays

Wes Hays

Senior Rails Developer at MortarStone, LLC

Location
Reno, Nevada (Reno, Nevada Area)
Industry
Computer Software

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Wes Hays's Overview

Current
  • Senior Rails Developer at MortarStone, LLC
  • Owner, Founder at Great Basin Solutions, LLC
Past
  • Senior Web Application Engineer/System Administrator, CASAT at University of Nevada, Reno
  • Java Developer at Bally Gaming
  • PHP Developer at modeMD, Inc.
  • Help Desk Technician at University of Nevada, Reno
Education
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Wes Hays' Summary

Web application developer, system administrator, and project manager in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in web application and database design using Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL. I prefer my development environment be a mac and that my servers run linux (CentOS). I am always interested in startups that offer stock options.

Past experience with a team of programmers and graphic artists on various components of web application development utilizing Linux, Apache, Mongrel, Capistrano, Ruby on Rails, PHP, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Completed Zend Certified Engineer exam in May 2005.

Specialties

Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Linux (CentOS, SuSE, RedHat, Kabuntu, Ubuntu), Windows.

Software: All adobe products (Dreamweaver, Contribute, Photoshop, etc.), ms office and various others.

JSON, XML, HTML, XSL, XSLT, JavaScript, CSS, AJax, PHP, Agavi, MySQL, Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, Ruport, REST, SOAP, Capistrano, Java, C, C++ and Objective-C, etc.

Small business management, project management, team management, software design, database design, investing, real estate and negotiating.

Wes Hays' Experience

Senior Rails Developer

MortarStone, LLC

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months) Reno, NV

Technical architect, project manager, and lead developer for all technology initiatives.

Owner, Founder

Great Basin Solutions, LLC

October 2003Present (11 years) Reno, Nevada

Software Developer

The City

Public Company; 11-50 employees; NWS; Computer Software industry

January 2012December 2013 (2 years) Seattle, Wa

Perform analysis and define functionality for system improvements and new applications. Manage or lead various phases of project development and maintenance. Manage opensource community development and projects.

Director of Information Technology

modeLaw, LLC

November 2009December 2011 (2 years 2 months)

Technical architect, and project manager for all technology initiatives. Lead developer and technical project manager for several dynamic web applications and web sites including management applications, online credit card processing, and internal management productivity applications relating to a small to midsize law office. Responsible for optimizing and maximizing use of all available technical resources. Performs all hardware specification (server, desktop, laptop, printers). Administers Linux-based web servers, database servers, groupware servers, and Windows-based file servers.

Director of Technology, CASAT

University of Nevada Reno

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

April 2009November 2009 (8 months)

Technical architect, and project manager for all technology initiatives. Lead developer and technical project manager for several dynamic web applications and web sites including conference registration and management applications, online credit card processing, and internal management productivity applications relating to awarded grants. Implemented and customized online course software for both instructor-led and self-paced courses. Primary responsibility for optimizing and maximizing use of all available technical resources. Performs all hardware specification (server, desktop, laptop, printers). Administers Linux-based web servers, database servers, groupware servers, and Windows-based file servers.

Senior Web Application Engineer/System Administrator, CASAT

University of Nevada, Reno

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

May 2004April 2009 (5 years)

Web application engineer and system administration for CASAT (The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies). Designed, redesigned and developed web applications to track students, attendees at conferences, certificates and other important information for the University and other grant funded agencies. Worked with a team of programmers on various components of the web applications utilizing Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, RJB, JAVA, PostgreSQL, Capistrano, C, C++ and Objective-C.

iPhone development (Objective-C) and integration into various web applications.

Manage email, file, print, database, web, web application and backup servers for CASAT, the college of HHS (Health and Human Sciences) and various other grant funded agencies.

Java Developer

Bally Gaming

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Banking industry

July 2003May 2004 (11 months)

Designed and developed web applications to keep track of, and interact with, devices that involve gaming and player tracking. Worked with a team of programmers on various components of the web application utilizing AIX, Jboss, Jetty, JSP and MySQL. Redesigned legacy applications written in Transbasic to be written in Java.

PHP Developer

modeMD, Inc.

June 2002July 2003 (1 year 2 months)

Designed and developed a web application to manage patient data and office billing. Worked with a team of programmers on various components of the web application utilizing Linux, Apache, PHP and MySQL.

Help Desk Technician

University of Nevada, Reno

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2001June 2002 (11 months)

Provided technical assistance to faculty, staff and students on campus, diagnosing and configuring all computer and network related problems.

Wes Hays' Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Wes Hays' Skills & Expertise

  1. Apache
  2. Ruby on Rails
  3. MySQL
  4. Web Applications
  5. JavaScript
  6. PostgreSQL
  7. CSS
  8. AJAX
  9. Ruby
  10. Web Development
  11. HTML
  12. PHP
  13. jQuery
  14. REST
  15. Databases
  16. Linux
  17. Programming
  18. OS X
  19. XML
  20. Database Design
  21. JSON
  22. Shell Scripting
  23. Objective-C
  24. Ubuntu
  25. SQL
  26. Dreamweaver
  27. XHTML
  28. Java
  29. Operating Systems
  30. Software Design
  31. Git
  32. Software Engineering
  33. HTML 5
  34. SASS
  35. Open Source
  36. XSLT
  37. CentOS
  38. SOAP
  39. XSL
  40. Team Management
  41. Small Business
  42. HTML5
  43. Web Services
  44. Web Servers
  45. Unix
  46. Wordpress
  47. HTML + CSS
  48. Memcached
  49. iOS development
  50. EmberJS

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Wes Hays' Education

University of Nevada-Reno

Bachelors of Science, Computer Science

19992003

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