Josh Hall

Developer

Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Downtown

EMAIL | josh@sobo.red
PHONE | (605) 789-1550
WEBSITE | http://sobo.red

ABOUT

I am self-motivated and success-driven. Working in open source on projects that have members worldwide has given me skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, adaptability, and conflict resolution. As far as technology skills go, I am well versed in systems like IBM i, Linux, and Unix. The main software languages I use are: Python, PHP, Node.js, Ruby, C, C++, and Java, as well as all front-end web languages.

I am a passionate advocate of Open Source Software. I advocate for open source by providing education, training, and development through his business, SoBored. In addition, I spread open source knowledge by giving labs and presentations at conferences and user groups.

In my spare time, I enjoy going on walks with my dog Gideon, playing billiards, camping, watching horror films, and listening to hip-hop.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Owner, SoBored

May 2017 - Present

  • Handle all business endeavors.
  • Advise clients regarding education, DevOps, and system administration.
  • Develop open source projects/high-value internal web applications.
  • Work alongside Seiden Group, Fresche, and other third-parties.
Main Tools & Languages utilized
  • Zend Server, Zend Framework 2 & 3, Expressive, Laravel, Apigility
  • Git, Grunt, Gulp, Node.js, Angular, Vue.js
  • PHP, Python, RPG, Apache, DB2 SQL, MySQL, Sass, CoffeeScript, jQuery, Javascript, Typescript, HTML5, CSS3

Consultant, Seiden Group

May 2017 - Present

  • Advise clients regarding education, DevOps, and system administration.
  • Develop open source projects/high-value internal web applications.
Main Tools & Languages utilized
  • Zend Server, Zend Framework 2 & 3, Expressive, Laravel, Apigility
  • Git, Grunt, Gulp, Node.js, Angular, Vue.js
  • PHP, Python, RPG, Apache, DB2 SQL, MySQL, Sass, CoffeeScript, jQuery, Javascript, Typescript, HTML5, CSS3

Developer, Software Alternatives

Jan 2015 - May 2017

  • Modernized many IBM i applications by creating PHP Web Applications.
  • Was instrumental in designing the application architecture.
  • Convinced company to go with APIs and lightweight frontends.
Main Tools & Languages utilized
  • Zend Server, Zend Framework, Symfony, Laravel, Doctrine, Apigility, October CMS
  • Git, Grunt, Gulp, Node.js, Angular, Bootstrap
  • PHP, RPG, DB2 SQL, MySQL, Sass, CoffeeScript, jQuery, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3

Developer, Blend Interactive

Feb 2014 - Dec 2014

  • Created and maintained web applications on Linux servers.
  • Handled system administration on Linux servers.
Main Tools & Languages utilized
  • Concrete5, eZ Publish, Wordpress
  • Git, Grunt, Gulp, Node.js, Bootstrap, Bourbon/Neat, Symfony
  • PHP, MySQL, Sass, CoffeeScript, jQuery, Javascript, Coldfusion, HTML5

Digital Developer, Lawrence & Schiller

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014

  • Created and maintained web applications on Windows servers.
Main Tools & Languages utilized
  • Wordpress, Drupal, SMS (an in-house CMS)
  • SVN
  • Coldfusion, PHP, SQL, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5

Achievements

Speaker

Two talks have been written so far, and there will be more to come.

Talks
COMMON Remote Session
Open Source Buzzwords
COMMON PowerUP18
Intro to BASH

IBM Fresh Face

Featured as an IBM Fresh Face in the IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition of IBM System's Magazine.

IBM Champion

Named an IBM Champion of 2019.

SKILLS

Web Development

OctoberCMS WordPress

Zend Framework 2 & 3 Expressive Symfony Laravel Angular Vue.js

Node.js PHP Python MySQL Sass jQuery Javascript Typescript CSS3 HTML5

Software Tools

Linux Mac Windows (Some)

Grunt Gulp Git

Vim Atom Sublime PhpStorm PyCharm DataGrip

EDUCATION

Bachelor, Computer Science - Mississippi State University

2008 - 2012

LANGUAGES

English

Fluency: Native Speaker

Japanese

Fluency: Intermediate

German

Fluency: Intermediate