Who is Taylor D. Edmiston and what does he do anyway?
I offer software development services via my company with expertise in creating web apps & APIs. I am experienced in backend web development, distributed systems, and very experienced in Python. I also enjoy architecting and designing systems, refactoring code, as well as automation.
Stack Overflow CV is the most detailed description of my background and experience while AngelList and LinkedIn are more for networking.
I value open-source software and the opportunities it creates to learn and build products faster. My professional code is predominantly private, though I am exploring opportunities to be able to share more of it. From time to time I share my code for small projects and utilities I've created.
The past several years in startups have been a whirlwind — here are a few accomplishments from my experiences so far.
Wrote code for startups in 3 top accelerators
I've done software development work for startups graduating from three of the top startup accelerator programs including The Brandery, Techstars, and AngelPad. Per the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, these are the best accelerators in the country. As a startup, getting into any of them is an extremely competitive process. Working for a startup that's graduated from an elite accelerator is quite the resume booster. Working for several is a unique experience because each accelerator has different themes and focuses which become embedded in the company's DNA.
Top 15% on Stack Overflow
I'm in the top 15% of software developers for 2016 on Stack Overflow where I've had the impact to reach ~88,000 people. My top answers are mostly for questions about Python and CSS.
Stack Overflow impact
Top 1% on Codewars
On Codewars, one of the most popular sites for programming puzzles, I've reached the top 1% (99th percentile rank) by completing hundreds of kata (challenges) competing with other programmers worldwide.