Dan "Gogh" Walton

Dan@NodeDeveloper.com · 415-290-0462 · @dan_gogh

San Francisco, CA

About

Business problem solver & code shipper. I speak biz and tech fluently and I love creatively applying technology to business problems. I can easily manage both tech and business directives to produce favorable outcomes.

I love the crossroads of software & marketing. I'm interested in optimizing high converting online sales funnels and architecting apps in the marketing space. If you're selling a software service online, it's hard not to love me... really... ;-)

I'm also very interested in the financial sector, especically as it relates to Bitcoin or High Frequency Trading.

In my many years as a developer I've come to understand the full stack of web development: from the HTML/CSS front-end to optimizing MySQL, strategic use of MemCache to deliver performance, and all sorts of crazy architectures involving message queues, write through caches, reverse-proxy edge caching, and making use of CDNs.

Skills

Advanced

  • App Development
  • Node.js
  • JavaScript
  • Go
  • Python
  • Conversion Optimization
  • RESTful API Design
  • Linux DevOps
  • Appeasing the server gods

Proficient

  • Bitcoin
  • A/B Testing
  • UI/UX
  • SQL
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Git
  • Activity Feeds
  • Protocol Buffers
  • Poker Domination

Competent

  • SEO
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Gamification
  • Ember.js
  • Facebook API
  • Marketing
  • Growth Hacking
  • Skating on thin ice
  • Making lists line up ;-)

Experience

Founder at Wishbone Media, Inc. 1999 — present
Wishbone Media builds advertising supported services online that have generated over $3 million in revenue with the help of a small outsourced team. As sole founder of Wishbone Media, I have experience wearing many hats; developer, marketer, bizdev, strategist and analyst. Past projects include advertising server software, charity related web applications and lead generation.
Co-Founder at OK Direct, Inc. 1996 — 1999
One of Oklahoma City's first web development companies, OK Direct helped local businesses build a presence on the then new World Wide Web.
“The art of ‘Yee-haw’ is never effective at solving problems.”


“Things get out of control when I'm not controlling them.”

Projects

Zobe.com
Zobe is a real time web based chat built with HTML5 & Go that explores the concepts of gamification in a chat environment via 300k users per month.
NodeDeveloper.com
NodeDeveloper.com is a blog on JavaScript development with emphasis on Node.js.

Personal Interests

  • BioTech
  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning
  • Fitness
  • Aviation
  • Travel
  • Snowboarding
  • Distributed Computing
  • Quantum Computing
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