Hey all My name is Ross Chapman. I'm a software engineer that likes building useful things, collaboration in software systems, and the semiotics of code. Welcome to my professional web portal ☺️☺️☺️
In 2010 I started out as a website manager in digital marketing. In 2014 I became a web application engineer. That's about 10 years doing internet-y things! During that time I've worked in startups from series A to IPO, and have been equally excited to work on teams large and small coding somewhere strategic between back and front.
Semi-frequently I journal about the human and technology parts of being a professional coder. You may find echoes of these writers and posts like these which influence my general bent.
Looking for a technical mentor? I'd love to help you level up in , , and testing. For 2+ years I've mentored early-career software engineers both in a formal company setting, as co-founder of a bi-monthly in-person gathering, and most recently with the summer 2020 cohort of Code Cooperative.
Here are some thoughtful endorsements from former colleagues:
It's rare that you come across someone as eager and excited to learn new things and refactor awkward codebases as Ross.
Ross is an impressive, talented software engineer you can rely on. He’s a 100% team player who always inspired others to maintain high code quality, and never hesitated to bring up new ideas and approaches for the team’s productivity.
Ross is a strong engineer with the ability to architect and implement complex frontend applications. Ross cares deeply about the separations of concerns between frontend and backend: clean API.
His enthusiasm for technology, drive for learning, and thoroughness in designing solutions make him a great engineer to work with. Ross brings a high level of energy to the team and is just fun to be around!
Ross has a remarkable ability to look holistically at a product and contribute not only code, but also user experience improvements and the product insights.
Apart from being a hilarious and fun person to be around, I admire Ross's dedicated learning style—he is always reading, writing, and discussing tech online and offline.
Ross is the Ross of all trades: strong technical expertise, excellent communication abilities, leadership and mentorship skills, and a passion for cultivating the engineering culture.
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