Brian Wendt

Brian Wendt


What I’ve done

  • 10+ years of front-end development
      Applications of varied maturity (wireframes, legacy replacements, product launches), frameworks + languages (NextJS, Prisma, PlanetScale, React, Typescript, TailwindCSS), and tooling (webpack, jest, testing-library, Storybook)
  • 7+ years of remote-working experiencePerfecting the balance between productivity and freedom while demonstrating the virtues of flexibility (4-10s)
  • Contract work friendlyMentoring teams new to React, reviewing React codebases, and as an individual contributor on new/existing projects
  • AI-powered chatbotsChatGPT-driven chatbots with augmented knowledge sources for dynamic, conversational experiences.
  • Accessibility focusedContributing member to digital accessibility guilds and advocate for responsible design and continual growth
  • Geospatial applicationsData-fed, live-updating maps with synchronized metrics and visualizations
  • Data-collection wizardsResponsive, form-based wizards focused on accurate and efficient data entry
  • NodeJS microservicesPurpose-driven workhorses leveraging the latest serverless technologies
  • Zapier integrationsCLI-based NodeJS integrations from concept to public app
  • Monolith decompositionRefactoring monolithic applications into independent, scalable modules with mono- and poly-repo setups

Where I’ve worked

  • ZapierFeb 2023 - PresentBoomerang! • Building the new beta-products, Interfaces and Chatbots: Drag-and-drop, dynamic interfaces that power your business workflows • No-code AI chatbots connected to your automations • Rapid prototyping with paradigm-shifting technologies like OpenAI and ChatGPT
  • UnfirlMar 2022 - Feb 2023Enhance your short URLs with customizable preview images generated from popular templates • Unshakeable branding accompanies follows your short URL wherever it's shared • Capture metrics and insights around shares versus visits to truly understand your engagement
  • CreateMeFeb 2022 - Jan 2023Greenfield NextJS application for a new product offering • Component library development • Storybook integration • Pact consumer-driven contract testing
  • ZapierDec 2019 - Feb 2022Rapid React + Typescript prototyping from idea to production deployment • Seamless feature integration into existing code • Advancing microfrontend concepts and monolith decomposition
  • FilevineApr 2019 - Nov 2019NodeJS-based Zapier integration • AWS serverless microservices • React developer portal with plug-and-play, third-party-developed modules
  • MyloJan 2016 - Apr 2019Advancing my skillsets in React + Redux + Webpack building dynamic data collection wizards, productivity enhancing tools, and composable component libraries • Expanding my knowledge of CSS and responsive UI design • Introduced a monorepo architecture
  • ABPathfinder, Inc.Feb 2015 - Jan 2016Led design + development of the next-gen application from concept to production, intuitively handling multiple active contexts and activities from data input to dynamic reporting
  • SenchaDec 2014 - Feb 2015Exceptional forum troubleshooting and support, but quickly realized my passion is turning ideas into applications
  • WaterTRACMar 2013 - Dec 2014Led clean-slate design + development of the flagship customer portal with a heavy focus on dynamic charting, live-updating maps, and big data
  • Perceptive SoftwareDec 2007 - Feb 2013Advanced from Product Support Intern to Software Test Engineer, finding ways to improve tooling, automate solutions, and nuke inefficiencies

How I work

EarlyMy most productive hours are 5am to 9am
AutonomousProblem solving over prescribed solutions
CollaborativeTeams build great things, not individuals
RemoteMaster of managing time and productivity

B.A. in Information Systems

The University of Kansas, 2008