Co-Founder. (2020 - 2024)
Bitbu is a platform for musician colaborate online from idea to release. I started working on it with my brother in late 2020, primary with the goal of helping his own business as a music producer. At some point the tools we built seemed useful enough for the general public, so we started the company. As of January 2024, we have stopped actively working on it full time.
Leveraged Go for its simplicity, type safety, and comprehensive web project support. We adopted a modular monolithic architecture to balance flexibility with simplicity, allowing for efficient scaling and service integration. The backend infrastructure included AWS EC2, AWS Lambda, AWS S3, and Postgres, supporting a robust and scalable platform.
Our startup journey highlighted the challenges of maintaining speed and efficiency in a minimal team setup. Despite significant cost savings compared to competitors, the reduced development speed hindered our ability to compete effectively. The venture concluded with minimal costs and revenues, underscoring the sustainability challenges of a lean startup approach.
Frontend developer. (2020 - 2021)
Ludlow Kingsley is a Los-Angeles-based design studio. I was first interested to work with them after seeing their wonderful designs, and worked on a number of sites with the for a year. I asked to leave after buttoning up my final website, with the goal of spending my full-time working on Bitbu (see section above).
As part of the Ludlow Kingsley team, I contributed to the Jerde website, a platform designed to showcase the client's extensive art collection. The project was a blend of creativity and technical challenge, involving unique layouts and image optimization strategies to enhance performance and user engagement.
Zinc Cafe is a cafe, market, and bar focused on both customer and
The client a simple, fast website that was immediately useful to their customers. The Ludlow Kingsley (LK) designers had already started this project by the time I joined LK, so I started from the finished design. The final product was implemented using LK's own CMS, along with some PHP to connect to it.
Although very simple in term of actually programming, this project taught me the value of design and simplicity when it comes to sharing information with customers and potential clients.
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