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Jason Draper

Work Experience

Ruby on Rails Developer Apprentice

thoughtbot, inc, Boston, MA (Feb-May 2012)

Information Technology Specialist, Recreational Sports

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2009-2012)

  • Develop and maintain open source Ruby on Rails applications
  • Develop and maintain PHP applications and integrated with Rails applications
  • Create iOS applications to interface with Ruby on Rails applications
  • Maintain 16 servers including Mac OS X, Linux and Windows
  • Manage student employees working as technicians and web programmers
  • Mentor student employees and assist in furthering their development and learning
  • Provide support to all users including training & assistance

Computer Technician

2003-2009, Henry County Public Schools, Collinsville, VA

  • Provide hardware and software support for a variety of applications and hardware configurations
  • Provide network support including wiring, router support and desktop support
  • Train teachers and faculty in the use of technology
  • Support over 2000 users and more than 600 computers

Software Engineer

2008, Atrix Medical Systems, Roanoke, VA

  • Develop and implement solutions for communications between Medical Systems in VisualBasic.NET
  • Develop and implement a solution for QA Testing using VisualBasic.NET
  • Work with customers to resolve issues with software in VisualBasic.NET language


Radford University, Radford VA

Bachelor of Information Science and Technology

Concentration in Web Development (May 2008)



Rails application for managing access to Recreational Facilities


  • Rails application with MySQL which interfaces with a PHP application
  • Verifies fitness pass purchases and class attendance
  • Tracks of towel service and locker rentals
  • jQtouch and iOS application interface for on-site check-in to classes using a barcode reader
  • Multi-user authentication and authorization based on roles


Rails application for Intramural Sports Program Management


  • Complex Rails application serving 7500 students
  • Tracks participant eligibility to play intramural sports
  • Stores rosters, teams and scores for intramurals games
  • jQuery Mobile and iOS application interface for on-site check-in to games using a barcode reader

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Web-Based Information System

  • Rails application with PostgreSQL hosted on Heroku
  • Allows web-based registration of attendees for an annual summer camp
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