Kaoru
Kohashigawa

Summary

Software Enthusiast based in the Bay Area.

Helping companies turn ideas into amazing products.

Self-starter all about the #hustle.

Mentors coding students.

Believes learning is a lifelong event.

My Values:

Tools

On the daily...

Ruby
Ruby
Javascript
Javascript
Rails
Rails
Backbone
Backbone
Jquery
jQuery
Code
RSpec
Heroku
Heroku
Github
Github
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Postgresql
Postgres
Sass
Sass
Html5
HTML5
Css3
CSS3
Gulp
Gulp
Code
Webpack JS
Git
Git
Vim
Vim

Would love to get more familiar with...

Nodejs
Node
Redis
Redis
React
React
D3js
D3
Code
Cassandra
Docker
Docker
Nginx
nginx
Code
Bash
Code
Elixir
Linux
Unix / Linux
Travis
Travis
Code
Jenkins
Aws
AWS

Work Experience

Binti

Software Engineer

Binti.com
February 2016
April 2016

Implement an in-app messaging with spam filter to allow users to safely and anonymously send messages which increase confidence among both accepting parents and expecting parents.

Added features to admin app to improve productivity of team.

Actively participated in product development and sustainability.


Ruby on Rails, Javascript

Firehose Project

Team Lead / Mentor

theFirehoseProject.com
October 2015
Current

Lead weekly scrum meetings with a group of novice programmers. We develop a web chess application over several weeks. We go through TDD, git and github collaboration, ticket management flow via Trello and any programming problems they encounter throughout the week.

I also mentor students one on one. Individual attention allows me to prepare them for an engineering position as they go through the firehose curriculum. Past students have successfully obtain jobs as web developers.


Ruby on Rails, Mentorship

Inside

Senior Web Developer

Inside.com
April 2015
February 2016

Worked with a highly skilled team led by Jason Calacanis. Architect of a popular Chrome extension that doubled our user base. Quickly pivoted to develop an email CMS which helped gain a high open rate on a 100k+ email list. Develop a system to deploy vertical sites in a short amount of time and little configuration, that helped land the company's first high profile contract.


Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Chrome Extension, Email Campaigns

Spredfast

Software Engineer

Spredfast.com
December 2013
April 2015

Provided great value and support to multiple teams from the very beginning. Cut development time on relaunch of a core product by fixing bugs and building new features.

An essential part of a team who developed a new product, Social Echo Graph, with a high ROI and success for our client.

Improved on admin tool to increase productivity of the customer relations team improving overall client satisfaction.


Ruby on Rails, Javascript