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About Me

Hello! I'm Ruto Collins. They call me Kaka, a Swahili word I love.

I design, develop and deploy backend services (APIs) with focus on high availability, low latency and scalability.

I also occassionally write client-facing code that consume web services.

Here's a few technologies I've been working with recently:

  • Ruby
  • HTML & Tailwind CSS
  • Ruby on Rails
  • VueJS & NuxtJS
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • GraphQL
  • Python

Where I've Worked

Backend Engineer II @ Gobble

Jan - May 2019
  • Write SOLID, well tested code for a diverse feature-set of Gobble's codebase
  • Refactor old parts of the codebase into simpler, more-readable and less-coupled pieces
  • Implement caching to reduce page load
  • Interface with the Customer Support team to fix urgent, user-reported bugs
  • Work with an engineering team from Canada and other stakeholders from the US
  • Utilize: Ruby, Rails, Sidekiq, RSpec, Capybara, Git, Heroku, AWS

What's Next?

Get in Touch

For about 2 hours a day, I am consulting for GraphQL and Ruby on Rails projects for $80/hr

Contact me below for a booking.

And if you just want to say hi or if you have any question, my inbox is open! :)