Douglas J. Meyer

With 15 years of experience using Rails and front-end technologies, I'm excited about working with a team to develop front-end applications. Additionally, I am always looking for ways to improve the development process and eager to put them into practice.

Vibes2016 - Now

Senior Software Engineer

UrbanBound2014 - 2016

Senior Software Engineer

Collaborated with customer management, QA, and design teams to build upon the product for our range of users.

Centro2006 - 2014

When I started, it was a small development team of 5 people working on a product for use within the company. Since then, it has grown to a 50 person software team working on a variety of internal and external products. Growing alongside the company has allowed me to learn a variety if technical skills and development procedures.

Senior Software EngineerAugust 2012 - December 2014

I worked with different groups (design, QA, product) to develop a marketable product.

Software EngineerMay 2007 - August 2012

The company transitioned from creating software for our sales team, to creating software for external customers; and this allowed me to learn a new side of software development.

Software Engineer InternMay 2006 - May 2007

Right out of college, I leaned a lot about software development and how to work on a small team to develop software that was critical for the company to be able to grow.

react-location-hook 2021

A light-weight, but powerful, react router. This project was born out of wanting a simple solution instead of a big dependency with a big API.

Chicago Marathon with Finish MSOct 2022

I'm currently training to run the 2022 Chicago Marathon with Finish MS charity. My goal is to come in under 4 hours.

QuiddlerCounter 2021

A fun little project to help add and track points for the card game Quiddler. It served as a nice excuse to learn Github Actions and brush-up on PWA practices.

Minesweeper 2017

This is a re-creation of the classic minesweeper, but on an infinite field. It started as a fun idea and grew into an excuse to get more familiar with redux.

Ledger 2012 - 2020

This is a zero-sum budget program I developed to get my wife and I out of rigid and fragile spreadsheets. I've used this project to evaluate different front-end frameworks (including the redux store within react). Out of this, in 2013, I spearheaded Centro's move to Angular.

TestIt 2011

This is a JS testing framework I wrote because, at the time, most JS testing frameworks required a lot of setup before you could start testing. Because of it's simplicity and versatility, it was used for JS testing at Centro.


Windy-city Rails - 2015

Ruby Remote Conf - 2014

An Event Apart - Web Design Conference - 2008

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology. - 2006