Hi, I'm Rick. I...

My Experience

Specialist in need. Renaissance man at heart.


  • HTML
  • CSS | SASS | Flex
  • Javascript
  • Jquery
  • Bootstrap
  • Material Design
  • ReactJS | Redux
  • VueJS
  • API | Ajax


  • NodeJS
  • NPM | Yarn
  • Express
  • MySQL | SQL
  • MongoDB | Postgres
  • RESTful Web Services
  • Docker | Vagrant
  • Python | Flask | Django
  • PHP | Perl
  • Laravel | Symfony
  • Drupal | WordPress
  • Composer | Drush


  • Visual Studio Code
  • Vim | Sublime
  • Github | Bitbucket
  • SSH
  • Slack | Jira
  • Zoom

Data Science

  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Keras | Tensorflow
  • Apache Spark
  • Pandas | Numpy
  • Scikit Learn
  • D3.js
  • Knime | Neo4J
  • OpenCV


Here are few of my former clients.

Bearco, Inc


Bearco is a small business that imports fashion handbags from China and sells them to both wholesalers and the public using CyberCart, a Perl based shopping cart I created over 20 years ago. CyberCart also features a backend administration portal, integration with several payment systems (Authorizenet, Payflow Pro, First Data, and PayPal), and for Bearco is integrated with an inventory management system.

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Axanar Crowdfunding Campaign Ares Digital 3.0 Fulfillment Website

Axanar Productions


Created and integrated a responsive WordPress private crowd funding campaign website with a Laravel backer fullfilment website.

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Guardian Self Defense


Assisted in the design and implementation of responsive Drupal Commerce website and also administrate the hosting server.

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Thirst for Knowledge

With web technology constantly evolving, I continue to take online courses and educate myself about up and coming technologies. Machine/Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things are three examples of developing technologies that have caught my attention. I would like to integrate these new technologies with my experience as a web developer to create new, practical applications. Below is a word cloud of the technologies I have learned and the bigger the word, the more I learned.

Word Cloud


Here are a few of the projects I have done while learning new technologies.

Epic Google Maps Project


I did this project while participating in the five day 6-Figure JavaScript Developer Challenge April 6th-10th, 2020, presented by Naz Dumansky of CleverProgrammers. I took this class because the project was a store locator using Google Maps and I was working on a React Native project and I needed a Venue locator for my app. Naz was a great teacher full of enthuisim and great knowledge. This project was 4 days of live coding with Naz and it was epic! At points in time there were over 1000 students coding along with him. For anyone learning JavaScript, I would highly recommend CleverProgrammer's lessons and programs.

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Balena OCR Tesseract Docker App


Allows uploading of an image for OCR using Tesseract and deployed using Docker. This project uses Flask, a light weight web server framework, which should be used for development purposes only. OpenCV is used to reduce noise in the image for better processing by pytesseract. Originally deployed in a Docker container on AWS - this version is revised to be deployed to BalenaCloud to a Jetson Nano device.

This repo was recognized by Nvidia and was featured on their Nvidia Jetson Community Projects.

Jetson Community Projects

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Bluegrass Mandolin Picker

This is a clone of Classic-Piano-Composer and instead of piano music, I used bluegrass mandolin songs from Mandolin Cafe TablEdit Library (converted to midi), for training.

  • Converted TablEdit files of bluegrass songs into midi files.
  • Trained model on a Linux computer running Ubuntu 18.04 with 32GB RAM and a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card. Took approximately 10 hours to train the model.
  • The model generates 2 minutes of random music in about 30 seconds.

This project trains a neural network to generate midi single instrument music files.

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