M. George Hansen

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Previous positions

  • CTO | Full-stack Developer at IVC Media LLC
  • Full-stack Developer at Campaign Seeds

Education

University of California, Berkeley, BS, Environmental Sciences

Background

Summary

Self­-taught programmer with 7+ years of experience building web sites and services and a desire to do some good in the world. I’ve led an international team to build a U.S. presidential candidate’s website, been technical advisor to dozens of political campaigns, and successfully started a business to pursue my passion of building web apps and back­office systems to help small businesses succeed. I support the open-source and FOSS movements and try to work on, work with and author open-source software whenever possible. I am also a strong privacy advocate and proud supporter of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and its work defending online civil liberties. My pronouns are he / him.

Experience

  • Founder | Full-stack Engineer

    Technopolitica

    February 2017 – Present(2 years 8 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Developed main back­office scheduling, billing and payroll system for MixyPaws, a New York City dog walking business, helping their small but dedicated team scale to provide jobs to more than 30 employees serving over 200 clients.

  • CTO | Full-stack Developer

    IVC Media LLC

    June 2014 – April 2019(4 years 10 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Project manager & lead developer on Gov. Gary Johnson’s 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign website (www.johnsonweld.com) and shop (shop.johnsonweld.com) running on NationBuilder CMS, which raised a record­ $10 million from 90k+ small donors. Lead developer on ivn.us, a national independent news website running on WordPress; developed custom plugins and modular theme for rapid iteration; designed and managed migration to new codebase and custom LEMP sever that had 99.9% uptime over 3 years and routinely handled traffic spikes of over 10k hits / hour. Project manager and lead developer on www.uniteamerica.org, a major rebrand of centristproject.org running on NationBuilder CMS; designed and built half a dozen campaign sites on NationBuilder for Unite America’s clients using a shared custom theme (Liberty Theme) I developed in partnership with Unite America; authored extensive user documentation for Liberty theme. Brought IVC Media’s leadership together to develop and institute company­wide information security policies and file access controls.

  • Full-stack Developer

    Campaign Seeds

    November 2011 – June 2014(2 years 7 months)Honolulu, HI

    Co-created several custom web apps from scratch using the Drupal CMS. Responsible for maintaining about half a dozen web apps and websites in Drupal and WordPress. Tasks included general and Drupal-specific web development, programming and maintenance; server administration and cloud hosting DevOps.

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley

    BS, Environmental Sciences

    2005 – 2009

    As part of my required coursework in Environmental Sciences I took and passed courses in organic chemistry, physics, biology, and math through multivariate calculus. I was also required to complete a senior research thesis and do a public presentation of my findings. In 2008 for two semesters I co-facilitated a student-lead, credited elective class for undergraduates focused on world health issues and public health and policy. As one of four student co-facilitators I helped develop the course curriculum, lectured, and graded assignments. I graduated with high honors and received my Bachelors of Science in 2009.

    Activities and Societies

    Phi Beta Kappa Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Co-facilitator of World Health DeCal

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Git
  • Drupal
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • TypeScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • CI
  • Project Management
  • React.js
  • Cyber-security
  • DevOps
  • Ruby
  • Webpack
  • Web Development
  • Research
  • git
  • Gulp.js
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • REST API
  • Node.js
  • WordPress
  • Docker
  • MySQL
  • SASS
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Rust (Programming Language)
  • Linux Server
  • Server Architecture

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa Member

    Phi Beta Kappa Society

    March 2007

  • Golden Key International Honour Society Member

    Golden Key International Honour Society

    August 2005

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes M. George cares about:

  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services