About Me

I've been working with technology since my teenage years when I bought my first computer at 15 with my paperboy money. I started with VS.net development in 2003, then grew tired of MS, learned Linux, open-source web development and have been doing it very successfully for many years now. I prefer to work remotely not on-site, since it's all internet based industry, it makes things easier on me. I'm very detail oriented and like to make things that are solid and scale beyond expectations. I love open-source, hot-pockets and kittens. Ask me about the water that I drink and get you some! I'm self-taught and I'm not cheap! I don't need a degree to make secure, scalable applications. I have real world production experience and that goes a long way compared to someone who only knows how to do what they're told and how to think. There's a good reason why I dropped out of school of indoctrination camps and I never looked back. I'm not some circus clown! When I am not working or learning some new technology, or creating something from nothing, I like to seek the truth and do research about how the Earth is Flat, amongst other topics! I also like to read top secret documents that have been declassified, and watch educational videos for fun. I highly recommend you read the KJV Bible, if you know whats good for you! Learn more

Some Worldly Music I Like

Education

Cybrary.IT

Build your cyber security or IT career, for free.Jan. 2017

  1. Create A Subnet
  2. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard PCI/DSS
  3. InfoSec Intro
  4. Web Penetration Testing

SoloLearn.com

Learn to code for FREE!Nov. 2016

  1. HTML
  2. CSS
  3. JavaScript
  4. Python 3
  5. PHP
  6. SQL
  7. Java
  8. Ruby

AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Self-prep for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate ExamMay 2016

The prep exams/tests prep-material are nothing like the actual exam!

  1. VPC
  2. EC2
  3. S3
  4. CloudFront
  5. Route53
  6. RDS
  7. ElastiCache
  8. SES
  9. Simple Queue Service
  10. EMR
  11. Elastic Transcoder
  12. API Gateway
  13. Lambda
  14. DynamoDB
  15. Elastic Container Service
  16. Elastic Beanstalk
  17. CloudFormation
  18. OpsWorks

And more recently I'm learning more tools that weren't on that exam ...

  1. CodeBuild
  2. CodeCommit
  3. CodeDeploy
  4. CodePipeline
  5. CodeStar
  6. AWS X-Ray

EggHead.io

Learn the best JavaScript tools and frameworks from industry pros.Nov. 2015

  1. React
  2. Redux
  3. Redux Saga
  4. TypeScript

TeamTreeHouse.com

Learn to code, gain a new skill, get a new job.Jun. 2015

  1. HTML
  2. CSS
  3. PHP
  4. Python
  5. Ruby
  6. JavaScript
  7. Java
  8. iOS - Swift
  9. Android - Java
  10. WordPress
  11. Design
  12. Development Tools
  13. Digital Literacy
  14. Business

Cloudera Certified Admin for Apache HADOOP

Self-prep for Cloudera Certified Admin for Apache HADOOP - Administrator ExamFeb 2014

  1. Cloudera
  2. HortonWorks

Miscellaneous Sources

Self-taught many languages, patterns, algorithms, frameworks, concepts, use cases, lifecycles, configurations, deployments, processes, etc.2004 - Current

  1. Github & Bitbucket & Google Code
  2. Online Docs & Readmes
  3. Books & White Papers
  4. YouTube Videos & Playlists
  5. Coworkers & places of employment

Court Reporting Institute (CRI)

Learn computer programming with Visual Studio .Net Framework 1.1Jul. 2003

  1. C#
  2. VB.net
  3. ASP.net
  4. SQL

Skills

Here is a list of some skills I learned over the years in regard to my tech career.

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Wordpress
  • Drupal
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Java
  • Sass/Less/SCSS
  • React.js
  • Angular.js
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Terraform
  • NGINX
  • SQL
  • NoSQL
  • Linux Ubuntu/CentOS
  • Laravel (PHP)
  • Django (Python)
  • Automated Unit Testing
  • RabbitMQ
  • Celery
  • ElasticSearch
  • Redis
  • Memcache
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL PL/SQL
  • Docker
  • Jenkins
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Material UI
  • Foundation
  • Bulma
  • Cloudera
  • JIRA (Agile)
  • Security
  • Data Analysis
  • Mobile Development
  • SEO
  • Business Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • UX/UI Design
  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Plus much more ...

Work Experience

MC Management, Inc. - Apex Systems

Node.js/CoffeeScript DeveloperApr. 2017 - Mar. 2018

CDM Rewards Program Documentation

● Work on a distributed team as a remote developer on BackEnd Team, fixing existing functionality written in coffeescript connecting to AS400, MS SQL and MongoDB ● Refactored Coldfusion scripts and fixed bugs in legacy code ● Rewrote coldfusion scripts in node.js coffeescript ● Migrated data and created transformers for syncing data between merchants and order databases ● Created and added new pages and routes utilizing existing design templates styles ● Configured and Secured servers by installing newer versions of software ● Implemented featured provided by third party development teams and worked with other development teams to finish requested features ● Worked on various problems that range from caching to order transfer solutions ● Fixed shopping cart and made shopping experience more enjoyable ● Worked on zendesk apps for customer support techs for finding order information ● Used tools like jenkins, screenhero, basecamp and github ● Participated in meetings with many third-party partners and teams to provide solutions for requested features, communicated back and forth with third-party teams as needed ● Lead team members in planning for building out app infrastructure and configuring tools ● Provided support to call-center, fixed underlying system bugs and maintained end-user satisfaction by fixing problems in customer facing solutions ● Created deployment scripts, project and documentation management bash scripts ● Created re-usable library for communicating with third-party POS provider ● Created ES6 angular2 node.js app, integrates with POS system for redeemable voucher ● Created customer facing documentation using python sphinx utilizing ReadTheDocs theme and administrator documentation using markdown for above application ● Fixed bugs in coffeescript apps, connect partner API functionality, terminal cli/web apps

FOX Broadcasting - XTeam

Node.js/React.js Full-Stack DeveloperDec. 2016 - Mar. 2017

● Work on a distributed team as remote developer on the API Team, building apps with JavaScript/ES6 ● NPM/Node.js, ElasticSearch, ElasticMQ, Redis, Mongo, React/Redux, Docker, Nginx, AWS/S3, Postman, Jet, Mocha; MEAN Stack ● Scaling apps beyond 500 thousand requests per second ● Scraping data with Python connected to ElasticSearch server and building application around collected indexed data ● Resolving issues in the form of tickets in JIRA, creating tickets in JIRA for identified issues ● Communicating with team via Slack, attending meetings over Cisco WebEx and using TeamViewer or Google Hangouts, Screenshots and keeping a daily journal ● Fixing bugs in node app codebase, writing unit tests, updating in the documentation

Applied Merchant - DKKD Staffing

May 2016 - Current

● Created local development environment with vagrant in a private github repo ● Communicated with team using JIRA, phone, skype and email. ● Worked with a resources which were provided by a third party web development firm ● Made site responsive for mobile device visitors, fixed issues with style, layout and design ● Transitioned legacy application database from sqlite3 to MySQL and added django-fernet-fields to secure data stored in the database ● Finished development on the app, it is now running on Amazon AWS ● Found hackers on legacy app server, de-compiled their software locally, found the IRC server/channels in question and tracked down the guy to his IP address ● Deployed the app on a new server with nginx/uWSGI and decommissioned a legacy app ● Fixed issues with the application user interface and user experience, added analytics ● Created CloudFormation single instance stack for the app ● Re-wrote app, created a new brand for the app, created the app to be frontend centric in React, Redux, Redux-Form, WebPack and using Python Django Rest Framework as the backend API and NPM/Node.js; MEAN Stack ● Created a multi-tiered CloudFormation stack ● Applied Hashicorp app delivery suite of tools to deploy and devt process; otto, nomad, consul, terraform, vault, serf, packer ● Launched 3 partner sites that use the main application with some minor business logic changes in the backend or simply logos and contact info differences from the main site

Cisco Systems, Inc. - Stratus Technology Services, LLC

Nov. 2015 - Apr. 2016

● Build an app for Cisco Systems, Inc with Tornado and jQuery, NPM/Node.js, Bower ● Created a dynamic page generator command-line tool ● Created a web user interface to the command-line page generator ● Created a deployment process with docker, shell scripts and make ● Created a development environment with vagrant that re-uses the docker shell scripts ● Managed a team of developers and managers who managed me ● Came up with tons of solutions for the application, system and processes of doing admin tasks and creating generated pages ● Created a database migration system which imports files into the database from the filesystem ● Created a import/export system so admins can transition to other docker containers much easier and so to have a way to back things up in the system ● Created frontend user experience and user Interfaces and for processes

Code Samples & Stuff

Github Gists

One of my github accounts, the other(better) one is flagged for "spam".

StackOverflow Profile

My StackOverflow profile.

Coderwall Protips

CoderWall profile.

Travis CI profile

Travis CI profile with my public projects configures for continuous integration.

Libraries.IO profile

Libraries.IO profile.

📦 MongoClient

$ npm install --save mongoclient

A mongodb client wrapper for mongoose.

📦 VIDEOLERX

$ npm install -g videolerx

Downloads videos from youtube, vimeo, etc and uploads them to S3.

📦 notify-used-or-free

$ npm install -g notify-used-or-free

Notify by email or sms of free disk space on server or when a certain amount of disk space has been used.

📦 dictionary-definitions-data

$ npm i -S dictionary-definitions-data

Data scraped with spiders from dictionary.com on 2018-03

📦 thesaurus-synonyms-data

$ npm i -S thesaurus-synonyms-data

Data scraped with spiders from thesaurus.com on 2018-03

ClipBucket Downloader Script

The Best ClipBucket Downloader you will find until youtube-dl adds support for clipbucket sites.

Angular Address Book

Demo Address Book app written with Angular running on Google Cloud.

Python Console Card Game of War on REPL.it

A simple card game of war, written using python3, this was a test exam for job placement at a company.

Gematria Calculator

Just a simple calculator to translate letters to numbers.

    This guy believes the earth is flat!

    Government Documents Admit Flat Earth
    Do official government documents confirm Flat Earth and the Firmament?
    Here are some of the military & NASA documents that are used in the videos above “Government Documents Admit Flat Earth:”
    Russia 1948 Shape of the earth unknown..
    https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP80-00809A000600231031-1.pdf
    Russian Light Study “Brightness of the firmament” Flat earth :
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KX7_0tlTAzFEWJ1CWOXQ_K2JnUgbfzb8/view
    Propagation of Electromagnetic Fields Over Flat Earth
    http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2001/ARL-TR-2352.pdf
    page 9: based upon the signal having a single bounce on a flat Earth
    http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2009/ARL-TR-4998.pdf
    page 1: Trajectory of Spinning Projectiles:
    “These equations assume a flat Earth.”
    http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2010/ARL-TR-5118.pdf
    page 2: “These equations assume a flat Earth..”
    http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2011/ARL-TR-5810.pdf
    page 216: "assuming a flat Earth"
    http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/ptti/2007papers/paper21.pdf
    Page 1: “...so that a flat-earth approximation provides the best estimate.”
    http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2001/ARL-TN-175.pdf
    Page 39: model works over a flat earth http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2003/ARL-TR-2696.pdf
    page 1: transmission loss over flat earth http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2000/ARL-TR-2156.pdf
    page 9: “...input to a flat earth”
    http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2003/ARL-MR-563.pdf
    page 3: “The first is the Earth-fixed coordinate system, which is fixed to the Earth with a flat Earth assumption.”
    http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2010/ARL-CR-650.pdf
    page 1: flat earth approximation provides the best estimate http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2002/ARL-TR-2683.pdf
    page 32: This model works well over a flat-earth http://www.arl.army.mil/arlreports/2000/ARL-TR-1812.pdf
    page 168: equations of flat-earth trigonometry.
    http://www.irig106.org/docs/106-17/106-17_Telemetry_Standards.pdf
    page 8: The Earth is flat and nonrotating.
    http://www.navair.navy.mil/nawcwd/command/Inplace.aspx/LoadFile/531
    General Equations of Motion for Damaged Asymmetric Aircraft
    Page 1: “...equations of motions must properly reflect the underlying physics.”
    page 2: "In this paper, the rigid body equations of motion over a flat non-rotating earth are developed...”
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20070030307.pdf
    Approximate Optimal Guidance for the Advanced Launch System
    On page one this document does mention a spherical rotating earth but then states that “...these schemes” (based on a spherical rotating earth) 1) “...are difficult to prove” and 2) “...not suggested to be used as a basis for an online real-time guidance law.”
    Page 32 goes on to say:
    "Lastly, the equations of motion for the zeroth-order problem of flight in a vacuum over a flat Earth are presented."
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19940020279.pdf
    SR-71
    Page 8: “...nonrotating Earth...”
    https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/88507main_H-2179.pdf
    page 14: (2) A flat, nonrotating earth
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19710018599.pdf
    page 8: the missile position in space is computed relative to a flat nonrotating earth.
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20040008097.pdf
    page 108: aircraft flying over flat, nonrotating earth
    page:12 "aircraft flying in a stationary atmosphere over flat nonrotating earth"
    https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/88072main_H-1259.pdf
    NASA Technical Paper 2835
    Page 1 Summary:
    Flat nonrotating earth
    page 126: "The nonlinear equations of motion used are six-degree-of-freedom equations sith stationary atmosphere and flat, nonrotating earth"
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19890007066.pdf
    Determination of Angles of Attack and Sideslip from Radar Data and a Roll Stabilized Platform
    NASA March 1972
    page 2: "The method is limited, however, to application where a flat, nonrotating earth"
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720012071.pdf
    An Aircraft Model for the AIAA Controls Design Challenge
    NASA 1991
    page 11: "The nonlinear equations of motion used in this model are general six-degree-of-freedom equations representing the flight dynamics of a rigid aircraft flying in a stationary atmosphere over a flat nonrotating earth"
    https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/88248main_H-1777.pdf
    Investigation of Aircraft Landing in Variable Wind Fields
    NASA 1973
    page 14 pdf or 6 on actual report:
    a) The earth is flat and non-rotating.
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19790005472.pdf
    A Mathematical Model of the CH-53 Helicopter
    NASA
    page 17:
    “The helicopter equations of motion are given in body axes with rerpect to a flat, nonrotating Earth.”
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19810003557.pdf
    Atmospheric Oscillations
    Georgia Tech April 1965
    Prepared for NASA
    page 13: A model frequently used is that of a flat, nonrotating earth.
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19650015408.pdf
    page 19: These equations assume a rigid vehicle and a flat, nonrotating Earth. https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/88733main_H-2465.pdf
    Flight Testing a VSTOL Aircraft
    NASA 1988
    page 9 pdf or 4-5 on actual doc:
    “For aircraft problems, the state and measurement models together represent the kinematics of a rigid body for describing motion over a flat, nonrotating Earth...”
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19880014378.pdf
    Time to Climb
    page2: “In our minimum time-to-climb problem, the aircraft is modeled as a point mass and the flight trajectory is strictly confined in a vertical plane on a non-rotating, flat earth.
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20060053337.pdf
    Smoke on that Mr. Smarty pants!

    Work Recommendations

    • I immediately recognized Alex Goretoy's phenomenal programming proficiency, vast skill set versatility, and unparalleled work ethic within the first few wks after I hired him. Though he excels at complex back-end programming and information architecting, he is also adept at front-end programming and UI/UX design. He worked tirelessly on each project with passion and acuity, working from home extending far beyond work hours, without compensation. Each day, he surprised me with the progress he was able to make, in addition to introducing innovative new ideas he devised for the product at hand. I cannot say that I have met a more ambitious, zealous, innovative, versatile, supremely skilled programmer as Mr. Goretoy. He was also an excellent collaborator and team player -- polite, punctual, reliable, open to feedback, tactful with feedback of his own and very respectful to me as his manager. He was an invaluable asset to our team and any company in need of superior IT talent would be fortunate to have him.

      Felicia McCrossin - Cyber2Media, Inc.Letter of recommendation
    • I am writing to recommend Alex Goretoy. As a Web Technical Lead, I had the privilege of working with Alex for more than one year at MC Management, Inc. Serving in this capacity allowed me to work very closely with Alex, so I fully understand his capabilities. Alex's extensive experience with various technologies proved to be very helpful in our environment. Although our shop is primarily an older version of NodeJS Express with MongoDB, we have several platforms that need to be supported simultaneously requiring both noSQL and relational database skills (MS SQL and AS400), knowledge of short-hand version of Javascript called CoffeeScript, as well as knowledge of AngularJS with ES6. Alex demonstrated incredible adaptability and a "can-do" attitude, no matter what the mix of technology for any given assignment. His wealth of experience with other scripting languages such as PHP, Python, and various popular frameworks allowed him to be extremely knowledgeable and flexible when it came to tackling assignments. Alex also provided many helpful suggestions and solutions to the environment so that we could become more effective and efficient in our day-to-day DevOps tasks using Jenkins and AWS. He provided helpful testing approaches, tools, and suggestions on how we could do things better. He tackled critical and complex assignments involving Redis and SimpleCache with professionalism and much success. Overall, I would highly recommend Alex and believe he would be a great addition to any team. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the number below.

      Theresa Temple - MC Management, Inc. Letter of recommendation
    • Alex is a highly knowledgeable and creative systems and application engineer. His passion for applying leading edge technology to solve business problems is demonstrated in his ability to design and build flexible, forward looking applications which respond not only to the immediate project specifications but also position the application/framework for future use cases best in class design patterns and upcoming technology trends.

      Sean Hennessy - Stratus Technology Services, LLC Letter of recommendation
    • DKKD Staffing rarely employs remote workers, but Alex is worth it. EXCELLENT job for our client. He's very proactive and researches what he doesn't know. Alex has been working as a Developer since 2003 building web services. He is a lead Architect working in Backend, Frontend UI/UX Development and DevOps for Web based and Mobile applications. Very strong experience with Python and Django and has experience working with Java. Thanks for doing a great job for us/our client Alex.

      Diane "Di" Krehbiel - DKKD StaffingLetter of recommendation
    • I would like to recommend Alex Goretoy as a candidate for a position with your organization. In his role as a PHP Developer, Alex provided consultation services for our company from 5/31/2012 - 7/20/2012. Alex did an excellent job in this position and was an asset to our organization during his tenure. He has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, can work independently, and is able to effectively multi-task to ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely manner. Alex also has good problem solving skills, he was always able to offer new ideas to get things done in a more efficient manner. He had an excellent rapport with his co-workers, managers and clients. He would be an asset to any employer and I recommend him for any endeavor he chooses to pursue.

      Jesal Gadhia - Calisto Labs, LLC Letter of recommendation
    • I immediately recognized Alex Goretoy's phenomenal programming proficiency, vast skill set versatility, and unparalleled work ethic within the first few wks after I hired him. Though he excels at complex back-end programming and information architecting, he is also adept at front-end programming and UI/UX design. He worked tirelessly on each project with passion and acuity, working from home extending far beyond work hours, without compensation. Each day, he surprised me with the progress he was able to make, in addition to introducing innovative new ideas he devised for the product at hand. I cannot say that I have met a more ambitious, zealous, innovative, versatile, supremely skilled programmer as Mr. Goretoy. He was also an excellent collaborator and team player -- polite, punctual, reliable, open to feedback, tactful with feedback of his own and very respectful to me as his manager. He was an invaluable asset to our team and any company in need of superior IT talent would be fortunate to have him.

      Felicia McCrossin - Cyber2Media, Inc.Letter of recommendation
    • I am writing to recommend Alex Goretoy. As a Web Technical Lead, I had the privilege of working with Alex for more than one year at MC Management, Inc. Serving in this capacity allowed me to work very closely with Alex, so I fully understand his capabilities. Alex's extensive experience with various technologies proved to be very helpful in our environment. Although our shop is primarily an older version of NodeJS Express with MongoDB, we have several platforms that need to be supported simultaneously requiring both noSQL and relational database skills (MS SQL and AS400), knowledge of short-hand version of Javascript called CoffeeScript, as well as knowledge of AngularJS with ES6. Alex demonstrated incredible adaptability and a "can-do" attitude, no matter what the mix of technology for any given assignment. His wealth of experience with other scripting languages such as PHP, Python, and various popular frameworks allowed him to be extremely knowledgeable and flexible when it came to tackling assignments. Alex also provided many helpful suggestions and solutions to the environment so that we could become more effective and efficient in our day-to-day DevOps tasks using Jenkins and AWS. He provided helpful testing approaches, tools, and suggestions on how we could do things better. He tackled critical and complex assignments involving Redis and SimpleCache with professionalism and much success. Overall, I would highly recommend Alex and believe he would be a great addition to any team. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the number below.

      Theresa Temple - MC Management, Inc. Letter of recommendation