About Mike Skeen

I’m a software developer with nearly 20 years of experience. I specialize in web development with Ruby on Rails, which I’ve been using since version 1.0 in 2006.

After starting my career with over a decade in the corporate world, I spent five years working for a couple of early-stage startups. In 2011, I gave up my full-time position in order to pursue my dream of running my own business.

Currently, my main interest is building sites focused on data analysis and data visualization.

Skills

Languages:Ruby, C#, Javascript, Delphi, C/C++, Java
Database:MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Reporting Services, Datawarehousing, SSIS
User Interface:HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Responsive Design, jQuery
Version Control:Git, SVN
Cloud Computing:Heroku, EC2, S3, SES, RDB
Methodologies:Agile, Scrum

Projects

For examples of my work, please see my projects.

Availability

If you have an interesting project, I’m available for freelance work. Contact me with details and we’ll see if we can work something out.

Background Photo

The background photo for this site was taken in February of 2014 from the window of my home office. It's a very peaceful and productive setting for me, so I strongly prefer to work remotely when the option is available.

For a full view of the photo, please check out this post.