Patrick Collins

Hey, good to meet you! I'm a software engineer with deep experience in web development and user experience design.

I've designed, prototyped, and built experiences for doctors, nature-lovers, event-goers, reindeer, soldiers, and designers with tools including but not limited to paper, PHP, bravery, iPhones, iPads, soda cans, JavaScript, determination, Ruby, Elixir, and a relentless passion for automation.

When I'm not hunting down bugs, I'm probably playing with my son, running, or building mechanical keyboards.
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2022
Jan 03, 2022
Jan 03, 2022
I was part of an amazing team that helped launch the new and improved Veeps, built in Elixir, Phoenix, and LiveView.
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Staff Software Engineer, DockYard
2020
Oct 01, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
I helped build a new front-end for Pleroma, a federated social media platform compatible with Mastodon. Our goal was to increase adoption by creating a UI that could attract folks already familiar with popular social media platforms. We improved performance, included more intuitive interfaces for direct messaging, and more.

Built fully functioning continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline across GitHub, client's private GitLab, and Heroku. In the end, every commit from both back-end and front-end were fully integrated, tested together, and pushed to a staging server to show the client the status of the latest and greatest.

It was released as open source on the GitLab instance of the Pleroma project.
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Staff Software Engineer, DockYard
2019
Nov 01, 2019
Nov 01, 2019
Led engineering for a full contractor product team for a Netflix calendar application for show and movie productions. We significantly reduced the time it takes for end users to create, collaborate on, and publish production calendars.

We made an innovative feature that allows editors to edit production calendars like they would edit a spreadsheet, significantly reducing the amount of time it takes to maintain a central calendar for show production.
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Staff Software Engineer, DockYard
2012
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Turned a Case of Soda into a Boombox for SXSW. Lead iOS engineer and technical project manager. Responsible for computer vision prototyping with OpenCV, hiring and managing a worldwide team of 3-4 audio and computer vision contractors, hands-on iOS UI construction with Objective-C, social media integration, and more.
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2011
Aug 11, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
I led efforts to build ShowClix mobile ticketing platform. Coded on PHP and iOS platforms. Used Twilio to deliver tickets via SMS. The work debuted publicly at Billboard.com Summer Blowout in NYC on August 11, 2011, where I helped scan people in.
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