Alan MacDougall #
My heart is closer to the server-side than to the front end. I’m happier with SQL than HTML. I know my way around HTML and CSS, but I prefer to work with a skilled designer. I like to write code that is easy to understand and survives the test of time. To get the most out of me, give me a codebase smothered in technical debt and let me help you dig out.
I worked on GetFeedback for the last few years, before and after it was acquired by SurveyMonkey. Until recently, I was the engineering manager on the team which handles our most high-value integrations.
For six and a half years before that, I worked as a “middle-end” developer melding business logic with UI programming in a complex single-page application, the card design system at the heart of Paperless Post. I am proud to be have worked on such a successful system as part of a skilled team. Some of my contributions are summarized here.
In my spare time, I have written some technical articles and hacked on some side projects.
I am not looking for work.