Automation Consulting

Over the past 7 years, I’ve saved over 1000 person-hours ($60k+/year) across various projects and teams. Here are some examples of time savings I made:

There are very likely similar time-saving opportunities at your company. I can identify them for you and create a detailed report with recommendations. If that sounds useful to you, I’d love to hear from you. My email is my first name @

Having trouble running legacy Rails or Jekyll projects on Apple Silicon Macs?

From talking to Ruby on Mac customers and other Ruby developers, a common pain point is not being able to run legacy Rails and Jekyll projects on M1/M2 Macs. This is due to the projects using old versions of Ruby, and old versions of gems that might not be maintained anymore and that aren’t supported on the M1/M2 chip.

The gem most people complain about is therubyracer, so I wrote a blog post to prevent others from wasting their time. It goes over how to replace therubyracer with better options.

If you’re still stuck getting your old Ruby projects to run, you can hire me and I’d be happy to help you. I’m taking on a limited number of clients at this time. Feel free to email me at my first name @ and we’ll go from there.

Rails app upgrades and maintenance

Do you have an old Rails app that needs to continue running in production, but you don’t have the time or people to keep it up to date? I’ve updated and maintained multiple Rails apps over the past 9 years, including some with millions of users. I’d be happy to give your app some loving care.

The only condition is that your app needs to have a robust test suite, or a dedicated QA team. Otherwise, I wouldn’t feel confident that the upgrades didn’t break anything. Writing tests is not a service I provide at this time.

If that sounds useful to you, I’d love to hear from you. My email is my first name @