I am a freelance software developer with over 30 years experience based in Birmingham, Alabama. I currently specialize in web-based technologies with a specialization in full stack and server-side API's. I also have a background in software development in the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, mining and service industries designing and building various data-driven and machine learning solutions. Both platform-specific applications and web-based ones. Check out my Portfolio on the site menu for some examples of my recent work.
Something that sets me apart from most contract developers is I do value-based pricing. That simply means I don't force an hourly rate on large projects but give a client a fixed cost once the deliverables are agreed upon. This shares the risk with the client making them a happy long-term returning customer when their project is delivered within budget.
If you have any questions or would like to contact me about working on a project together, simply click on the Contact Me menu item above. I will return your email as soon as possible.
My current development stack
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