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John S.

San Francisco, CA

$65/hour

Data & Backend Engineer

Background check passed as of 7/23/13
4.8 average from 50 ratings
Highly recommended Tutor
— Laura, Alameda, CA on 10/5/16

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Arizona State University
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

Arizona State University

University of Southern California (Master's)

About John

Hi. I can help you with your programming projects.

I'm a data engineer at a fintech company in SF. We program in Clojure, but I'm also well versed in python3 and javascript/node.js (server side). Expert in SQL (mainly MS SQL and postgres, but it's all very similar) and data modeling.

I started my career as a Certified Public Accountant (still have an active license), but quickly moved to the analytics/data side of things. Now I build databases and data pipelines. Data is fun, and let me show you why!

I live in Nob Hill in SF and work downtown. Hope to meet you in the neighborhood and look forward to connecting!
Hi. I can help you with your programming projects.

I'm a data engineer at a fintech company in SF. We program in Clojure, but I'm also well versed in python3 and javascript/node.js (server side). Expert in
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8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of San Francisco, CA 94109
Background Check: Passed

"Highly recommended Tutor"

- Laura, Alameda, CA on 10/5/16

"Flexible and approachable"

- Dan, San Francisco, CA on 8/18/16

"Very patient, super nice."

- Laura, San Francisco, CA on 11/10/13

"Great tutor!"

- Sophia, San Francisco, CA on 9/8/13

"Very helpful."

- Tod, Rohnert Park, CA on 1/30/13

"Very Helpful"

- Neal, San Ramon, CA on 5/19/12
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Microsoft Excel

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JavaScript

Javascript is the language of the web, as well as increasingly used for server-side (node.js) and databases (mongo). Javascript is language I'm most proficient in - however - has some significant differences from other high level languages. Because the Javascript runtime is single-threaded, you must use callbacks to succeed when building more complex programs. Javascript also allows you to program in a functional style - operating on data in an almost declarative way, and using functions to perform operations (such as the native array functions - map, reduce, filter, every, forEach, etc). I wrote a business intelligence tool that takes a parameterized SQL query and sends the results to an email distribution list. It can be automated using cron (linux scheduling utility).

Linux

I'm a linux command line master! I can do everything from the basic terminal commands, to the basic shell programs, redirecting input / output, creating bash scripts, and automating those bash scripts or jobs with cron! I've installed *many* linux operating systems on a lot of different processor architectures - my favorite is ArchLinux on an ARM processor. Not because it's easy, because it's fun!

Microsoft Excel

Lets talk if any of these sound like fun: Advanced Excel, All formulas, Pivot tables, PowerPivot (connecting your SQL database to Excel and being able to pivot that data), Formatting and documentation, Modelling, Dashboards, Macros, VBA, Python scripting within Excel. Your middle name is Excel.

Python

Well versed in the latest version of python, python3. Python is a high-level language that is interpreted into C. I am self taught with Python, but have already authored some data tools that create value: I authored an ETL (extract, transform, load) program in python3 that creates my company's data warehouse and makes it easy for all of us to get denormalized (read-optimized) data.

Arizona State University
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

Arizona State University

University of Southern California (Master's)

Highly recommended Tutor — John reviewed my work that I am doing wrt programming in Node.js. He was very patient and explained things that went even beyond what I was expecting yet very relevant. He is very patient and very good at explaining technical terms. ...

— Laura, Alameda, CA on 10/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 1 miles of San Francisco, CA 94109.