Steve Burkett

Ruby & Rails (ReactJS) programmer.

Steve Burkett

Ruby & Rails (ReactJS) programmer.

A little bit about me

I had tons of fun growing up in Austin, TX through college and a few years after.

I studied English literature at Oxford during summer school.

On a whim, I decided to live in Turku, Finland for over a year.

I now live in beautiful Bend, Oregon with my family.

I love snowboarding, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, windsurfing, yoga, ping pong, and ultimate frisbee.


I have been quality crafting Ruby/Rails apps for several years now. Starting at G5 with digital marketing & analytics Reputation Manager & Analytics Dashboard. Next at Stonecrop building a complex cellular construction order logistics system Stonecrop Tech. Quality code, solid OOP & strong testing practices are my mantras.

I currently work at OpenStax, a Rice University based non-profit, using rails/react/elasticsearch to provide free and low cost textbooks to students. On the side, I help out a friend w/ their rails/react/elasticsearch/beanstalk app SpeciesListPro.

I've gained unique experience working at some famous extra-challenging companies: Microsoft, GettyImages,, Symyx, and RealNetworks.

I enjoy volunteering & mentoring. See Sink the Stink i did a few years back to a local ruby group. I really love working in ruby/rails and react!

Sample code of a DSL I wrote to help automate Sidekiq batches.

What can I do for you? (Part-time) full stack ruby/rails/reactJS development & maintenance, 3rd party integrations, expert Sidekiq work, light front end web UI.