This gesture is more than just a mere wave or thumbs up. The shaka is a symbol of the “Aloha spirit,” which is the coordination of the mind and spirit to think and exude good feelings to others. Megan Denny, padi.com
by Justin Gordon with help from the ShakaCode Team, September, 2015
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.
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 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, and is the Gordon Family CEO. She has no free time. :-)
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.
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.
Dave owns Mangolani Inn (Paia, Maui). Gained years of experience in hospitality by working at a surf resort in Mexico and running his business in Maui. Loves yoga, healthy living, traveling the world searching for perfect waves to ride, and spending time with family.
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 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.
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 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 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.
Patrice is 15 year software veteran based in SF. He was a key contributor at the start-up, Trigo (acquired by IBM). Patrice loves React, ES7 and even a bit of Java sometimes. Patrice enjoys festivals, traveling, riding his motorcycle, skiing, and catching the occasional wave.
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 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.
If you are interested in joining our 100% remote and global team:
- Contribute to meaningful discussions at our slack room (contact us and we'll invite you) and the discussions at forum.shakacode.com
- Contribute to the open source at github.com/shakacode. The best thing to do is to get involved in some open source issues on either react_on_rails or react-webpack-rails-tutorial. The team can give you guidance. This is a fun way for us to get to know each other. And let us know how we can make these projects better!
Thanks for your interest!