Who is ShakaCode?

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by Justin Gordon with help from the ShakaCode Team, September, 2015

Who is ShakaCode?

It’s the global web development software consultancy and product company started by Justin Gordon, AKA “railsonmaui” in the Ruby on Rails world. We’re focused on what we believe to be the best technologies for web development. Today, those are Ruby on Rails and React. But it’s not just us, we like to think that it’s the larger WE in the open source community that loves collaborating on beautiful code.

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ShakaCode Team

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Justin Gordon

Justin Gordon

Aloha! Inspired by the Ruby on Rails Community, Justin began blogging on RailsOnMaui and working on open source. A philosophy of sharing, plus React/Webpack/Rails integration, developed into ShakaCode! A family, coding, and surfing in Maui create a healthy life balance.

Alex Feedoseev

Alex Fedoseev

Alex started in web-analytics & marketing, then web development with Ruby on Rails, and has recently been focusing on the React + Flux ecosystem with a Rails backend. Alex shares his experience through a personal blog, medium & github. Coding & surfing FTW!

Alexey Karasev

Alexey Karasev

Alexey has worked in investment business for several years, programming as a hobby in his free time. After some time, he decided to quit his investment job to pursue his real passion and started programming full-time. He has experience in backend development (Rails, Node, Golang, Hadoop), frontend (Angular, React) and native iOS apps development in Swift and Obj-C.

Ali Pearson

Ali Pearson

Ali loves code, but only as a spectator for now. Meanwhile, she manages everything else at ShakaCode, so the coders can stay in THE ZONE. Ali also orchestrates all aspects of Sugar Ranch Maui, helps at the kids' school. She has no free time. :-)

Blaine Hatab

Blaine Hatab

Blaine is an energetic full stack developer with a passion for the user experience and startups. He loves exploration of all things tech from raspberry pis to ruby on rails. Blaine takes great care of his teeth, wears cool hats, and likes stargazing.

Dylan Grafmyre

Dylan Grafmyre

Enjoys standing in front of the fire hydrant of technology with his mouth wide open, loving to learn and being stimulated by the challenge of mastering the new. When not learning or studying all facets of web development, he greatly enjoys time with his family and freedom of the outdoors and nature.

Eugene Arkhipov

Eugene Arkhipov

Eugene is a passionate designer who loves creating beautiful and effective products. He believes that design is not just about how a product looks but also how it works, so he does his best to provide users with a great experience.

Garrett Lisi

Garrett Lisi

Garrett spends most of his time doing theoretical physics, surfing, and working on super geeky projects -- including this one. He is best known for discovering “An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything” and co-founding the Pacific Science Institute on Maui.

Josias Schneider

Josias Schneider

Josias is a Ruby and Javascript developer from Brazil. With a passion for startups, agile, and product development, he is now focused on React/Redux and learning functional programming. Josias enjoys everything about games, tech, traveling with his wife, and playing football on weekends.

judah Meek

Judah Meek

Judah comes to ShakaCode from Texas. He loves programming and professional web development. In his free time, he hacks open source, especially ShakaCode’s.

Kate Ikonnikova

Kate Ikonnikova

Kate is a product designer and likes snowboarding, surfing, and drawing. She started out as a journalist but eventually transitioned to designer during her extensive traveling and work at companies large and small.

Marcus Sá

Marcus Sá

Marcus is a Software Engineer from Brazil who loves to transform code into products that make people more productive and less stressed. He also loves working remotely, watching American football, reading horror books, and playing with his Arduino.

Mario Perez

Mario Pérez

Mario is a Computer Scientist from Spain. Ruby lover and refactoring maniac who enjoys working remotely. When he's not pointing out code smells, he's probably in a crossfit box or dancing salsa & bachata.

Renan Aguiar

Renan Aguiar

Renan discovered programming at university and quickly abandoned his original course of study to immerse himself in the coding world. He now works as a software engineer embracing Javascript and Ruby. Renan is 3.14 times more productive while listening to music.

Rob Wise

Rob Wise

Rob holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and an M.S. in Information Systems from Drexel University. He currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area and loves programming, User Experience, Ruby on Rails, databases, and learning React and Redux.

Samnang Chhun

Samnang Chhun

Samnang is a software craftsman living in Phnom Penh. He is a pair programming lover, big fan of TDD, clean code, Vim, and the general Unix philosophy. When he's not programming, he enjoys socializing, playing football, and biking every early Saturday morning.

Sergey Tarasov

Sergey Tarasov

Sergey has worked as an international corporate lawyer and an executive in the heavy equipment industry. In pursuit of more balanced and enjoyable lifestyle, he's now pursuing his passion for programming. He loves yoga, healthy lifestyle & family time.

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