Portfolio: Matthew McCormick


I am a full stack web developer, with recent projects being more backend-focused. I've been working with startups since just after college, and have gained extensive early-stage experience. Many of my projects have been built from scratch with Ruby on Rails. I like getting creative, and I love technology that has the right blend of aesthetics and logic. I'm especially interested in music and games.
This site was built on Rails, HAML, SASS, and Bourbon. It uses Github for revision management and is hosted on Heroku. Change your screen size, it's responsive!
  • Senior Software Engineer @ One Click Politics
    Feb 2018 - Dec 2020
    New York, NY
    Architected, managed, and coded many major features, including Video Messaging, Legislator Search, and three API integrations which sync metadata to CRMs. All of these were built on top of the complex existing background job system, as One Click Politics handles hundreds of thousands of requests per day. Completed ongoing data imports, code review, bug fixes, and maintenance.
    Over the course of 3 years, advanced from "new guy" to the most senior back-end engineer and acting CTO. This involved hiring, strategy, and being point-person for business-critical calls from the board. Led teams of 2-4 in a collaborative engineering team with relatively flat management structure.
  • Web Developer / Consultant @ Self
    February 2014 – Present
    Los Angeles, CA
    Worked with many companies on a contract basis, including NinjaThat, FolioHD, Philosophie LLC, Laurel & Wolf, and Betterific.
    The screenshots to the right represent a project for FolioHD, which allowed users to create their own custom links and WYSIWYG pages.
  • Chief Information Officer @ Swink.tv
    June 2013 – January 2014
    Los Angeles, CA
    Swink.tv is a browser-based video platform that allows parents and athletes to save, search and share their favorite youth sports memories. Revamped user-facing front end of the pre-existing Swink.tv. After working for months with unnecessarily complex legacy code, decided along with the CTO to rebuild a simplified product from the ground up. Created a Rails API which could be consumed by an Ember.js front end.
  • Co-Founder @ Spruceling
    September 2012 – February 2013
    Philadelphia, PA
    Spruceling was a children’s clothing company formed at DreamIt Startup Accelerator in Philadelphia by the same team that created The Whoot. As a technical co-founder, collaborated to create the Spruceling site, which matched donors and recipients. This involved full stack Rails development, data management (PostgreSQL), design of the user interface, and interfacing with the Stamps.com API.
  • Web Developer @ The Whoot
    January 2012 – November 2012
    New York, NY
    The Whoot (“Who’s Out Tonight”) is a social app which allows users to easily share their plans for the night. Collaborated on the creation of Ruby on Rails API’s for The Whoot iOS and Android apps. Created and styled the web interface for posting plans, which used the same API via AJAX.
  • Co-Founder / Engineer @ ThisThat
    August 2011 – April 2012
    New York, NY
    ThisThat is a social media site focused on organizing the web around users’ topics of interest. Primarily focused on presentation, creating a consistent, user-friendly experience on top of the site’s complex functionality. After a few months, began taking on back end tasks and gaining experience with the full Rails MVC stack.
  • Intern / Web Programmer
    July 2009 – August 2009
    Boston, MA
    Re-designed and coded the Act of Love Adoptions website in Drupal
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