Carson Baker

Big-Stack Developer + Designer
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Curriculum Vitae


  • present
    Jul 2014
    Self-Employed, Consultant
    Independent contract consulting for tech startups and other small-businesses.
  • Jul 2014
    Oct 2012, Chief Technology Officer
    Website development and design for a live music startup.
  • Feb 2012
    Jul 2010
    NBC News, Software Engineer
    Mobile app development for
  • Jun 2009
    Sep 2008, Software Engineer
    Development, design, and strategy for a Rails-based crowd-funding startup.
  • May 2008
    Oct 2007
    Chimera Energy, Quantitative Analyst
    Development of market model and strategic analysis for private hedge fund. Provided market guidance, system development for traders.
  • Aug 2007
    Apr 2007
    Trinity University, MAS Research Group, Research Assistant
    Facilitated communications among project leaders, researchers in multi-disciplinary project for social simulation. Performed research, software development.
  • Sep 2005
    Sep 2003
    Trinity University ITS, Residential Computer Consultant
    Assisted students with their computers. Filled the most work orders for the 2003-2004 school year.
  • Sep 2001
    Jul 1999
    Holy Mac!, Publisher
    Built a daily news, reviews, and opinions web site to serve the interests of Mac aficionados. Broke several insider stories, garnering substantial advertising and press. Mentioned on Slashdot, CNET, MacWeek, MacCentral, and others.
  • Jun 2003
    Oct 2002
    Texas Children's Hospital, Database Assistant
    Assisted in establishing a database to track biomedical changes in a double-blind study of Rett syndrome. In charge of database maintenance, metrics, and statistics. Reported to study coordinator.
  • Sep 2001
    Jun 1999
    U.S. Farm Ranch Media Company, Developer/Designer
    Evaluated and extended the content management system for Cowboys & Indians online magazine. Improved web presence, user interaction, site design, navigation, and usability. Helped plan, build, and test content work flows.


  • May 2007
    Sep 2003
    Trinity University, San Antonio, Graduate
    B.S. Honors in Computer Science & Business Administration
  • May 2003
    Sep 1999
    Lamar High School, Houston, Graduate
    IB Diploma recipient.

Technical Abilities

  • Full-stack development with Ruby on Rails
  • Modern approach to HTML5, CSS, and Javascript
  • Agile and sustainable development processes
  • Mobile development for Android and iOS
  • Languages: C, C++, Objective-C, Ruby, GoLang, Java, Python, Scala, Crystal, and others
  • Platform development for macOS, Linux, embedded systems
  • Proficiency with distributed processing, and simulation techniques
  • OpenGL graphic/game development with multiple frameworks
  • GIS development with PostGIS
  • Extensive experience with SIP, WebRTC, and other VoIP protocols


Available upon request.