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Nate Prouty

Hi, I'm Nate Prouty. Welcome to my profile!

Nate Prouty's Background

Nate Prouty's Experience

Software Engineer at Barbershop Labs

September 2013

Software Engineer at HealthTalker

May 2012 - October 2012

Senior Manager, Application Development at HealthTalker

October 2012 - August 2013

Software Engineer at Mzinga

April 2011 - May 2012

Projects: Internal RoR applications Platform: Mac OS X Frameworks/Languages: Ruby on Rails, HTML5, HAML, ERB, SCSS, Javascript, Coffeescript Gems: RSpec, Cucumber, Capybara, Factory Girl, Spork, Time Cop, CanCan, Resque, Resque Mailer, Mini Magick Version Control: Git My role is primarily as an engineer on the Research and Development team, where I work with the newest tools in web application development and leverage the latest trends in social media in order to help Mzinga keep or exceed pace with the industry. Some specific contributions have included: Evaluating Ruby gems to use for Rails projects. Spearheading the Behavior Driven Development (BDD) effort. Implementing tests using RSpec and Cucumber. Implementing an auto mailing solution for Rails using Redis and Resque. Building one-off Rails applications to test new gems or tools, such as Stripe. Developing the user management workflow for a multi-tenant Rails application.

Contractor via Infonate Web Services at The Proof Group

January 2011 - April 2011

Provided Drupal support for various projects.

Owner, Web Developer at Infonate Web Services

May 2007 - April 2011

Project: Steep Rock Arts Website: Platforms: Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X Frameworks/Languages: Zend Framework, PHP, HTML, Javascript, CSS Project: New Penn Insurance Website: Platforms: Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X Frameworks/Languages: Drupal 6, PHP Project: Pickett Hill Guide Service Website: Platform: Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X Frameworks/Languages: HTML, CSS Version Control: Subversion, Git All of these projects are running on an Apache web server on Linux that I maintain.

Senior Developer, Web Architect at Six Red Marbles

October 2008 - January 2011

Project: Bluejacks (Data management tool) Website: Proprietary Frameworks/Languages: Django, Python, Javascript, MySQL Worked with a team to rewrite Bluejacks from the ground up in order to make spinning up new instances quicker and to improve the efficiency of implementing new features. Project: Scholastic's "Expert Space" product Website: Frameworks/Languages: Javascript, JQuery Worked with the Scholastic team to integrate components into their application. Project: Millmark's "Resource Links" product Website: Frameworks/Languages: Django, Python, HTML, Javascript, JQuery Worked with a team to develop a resources management product for Millmark Education. Project: Six Red Marbles Blog Website: Frameworks/Languages: Drupal, HTML, Javascript, CSS Built a blog for anyone in the company to be able to post articles relative to the endeavors of Six Red Marbles. Version control: Mercurial In addition to the projects listed above, I also helped propel the company into the social media space by setting up their Facebook page ( and Twitter account ( and encouraging active engagement with the online community.

Senior Web Developer at inResonance, Inc.

April 2005 - May 2007

Starting out as a junior developer at inResonance, most of my time there was spent helping to develop websites for private and independent schools using RTSB; a Java-based framework developed by Runtime Technologies. Eventually I moved up to become the senior web developer at inResonance and lead the development of the websites we were building. My role as a lead developer included responsibilities such as project management, client interaction, product debugging as well as JSP, HTML and CSS coding.

Software Engineer at AgencyPort

June 2004 - January 2005

I provided programming support at AgencyPort, a company that develops insurance software. My primary focus was the development of the web-based product they called Project Site, which was coded using PHP and Smarty. I also performed XSLT translations on insurance data and created templates for software documentation using Microsoft Word with Visual Basic for Applications and Macros.

Computer Teacher at Mount Anthony Union Middle School

October 2003 - June 2004

I instructed 200+ students in 7th and 8th grade on using computers, with a primary focus on getting them excited about using technology and instilling in them a desire to explore and learn more on their own. Part of the class involved teaching HTML to the more advanced students, with some taking the lessons even further. Students eventually developed their own web pages using the techniques they learned in the class.

Associate Software Engineer at Charles River Analytics

January 2001 - May 2001

While enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology, I interned at Charles River Analytics. My primary task was to assist in the development of the Mars ROVER II project using Java and Python. A self-taught language during my time at CRA, Python was used to build and test algorithms that were eventually ported over to the company's proprietary Java software. I also assisted with research on various subject matter related to then current and upcoming projects.

Nate Prouty's Education

Wentworth Institute of Technology

1998 – 2002


Mount Anthony Union High School

1994 – 1998

Nate Prouty's Interests & Activities

Music, science, philosophy, board games, education, politics, web development

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