Joe Sak

A software craftsman with proficiency in test-driven Ruby and JavaScript. Dabbling in Python, Java, Clojure, and Functional Programming.

A customer and user experience advocate, a bike culture enthusiast, an amateur writer, and a world-traveling independent contractor. Currently residing in Michigan. Please see my c.v.

I have worked professionally since 2005, and contributed on GitHub whenever I can since 2009; same with Stack Overflow since 2011. Notable—and old, admittedly—contributions include Refinery CMS and Spree Paypal Express.

My work emphasizes the reduction of technical debt and the costs of long-term system maintenence through clean code; code that is consistently formatted and readable; code that is tested first and designed with The SOLID Principles for Object-Oriented Software as a primary guide.

I am committed to delivering high quality software and customer experiences. I have high demands of myself and the projects that I sign off on.

Communicating across teams and with several stakeholders in the project is no problem for me. I'm friendly and empathetic, and my dedication to the full experience compels me to contribute to more than just code discussions.

In my free time, I read books, ride bikes, volunteer with a DIY bike garage, try desparately to write songs and personal essays, party with friends, go running, cook a mean chili, visit my family, spend quality time with my nieces, I'm learning French, and I want to travel to more places.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my page. If you want to be in touch, my email is [my first name]AT[my domain].