Thom Parkin

Serial Rails Developer and ParaHacker, Author of Technical articles for Learnable and 'Mastering Git' for Packt Publishing.

P A R A H A C K E R

Passionate about Technology

Teacher, Mentor, Technologist

  • I like solving problems
  • I love writing code
  • I live for writing code that solves problems

Skills

Technologies

  • Docker Trained
  • Ruby on Rails, Capistrano, Bundler, RVM
  • Aurellia, Meteor
  • .NET (C#)
  • MongoDB, DocumentDB
  • Git, SVN
  • PostgreSQL
  • Heroku
  • Unity 3D / C#

Current Employment

Leidos

Cyber Security Specialist

US Air Force - Joint Mission Planning

Returned to the SEIC contract in a new role with a focus on Software Security and Resilience.

  • Compilation and Evaluation of Source Code from numerous vendors
  • Execution of Static Code Analysis scans with HP Fortify
  • Evaluation, Assessment and Detailed Security Reporting
Backup role as part of the JMPS Developer Training

Previous Employment

David C. Cook

Senior Rails Developer

Disciplr.com

Thom is primarily responsible for the back-end API that drives this publication delivery platform.

The 'second generation' of this application utilizes Microsoft Techology stack and is built on AZURE. As a result Thom is deeply involved in a new mixture of technologies:

  • .NET (C#)
  • DocumentDB
  • Aurellia

Personal Recommendations

“He is not a commodity; he is unique in his skill set, attitude, and demeanor.” –Lt. Col. William Scheppers, USAF

"Thom has a keen ability to pull together a group of [software] engineers to collaborate on a complex problem." -Shaun Scott

”…outstanding performance, flexible nature, technical competence, and strong work ethic…” –Russ Sherrett

“Of particular value was the combination of his positive outlook and his creative ideas.” –Thomas Anderson