David S Colgan

David S Colgan

Full Stack Web Developer

Key Skills


Tom Nurkkala — Dr. Tom Nurkkala
Professor at Taylor University
David is a talented software developer whom I have known for about four years both as my student and my colleague. Speaking both as a professor and software professional of 30+ years, David ranks among the very best young software engineers I have known. Were I still in industry, I would not hesitate to hire him as a key member of my technical staff. I recommend him wholeheartedly as a skilled, motivated, and affable software developer of the highest caliber.

Projects (Click on images for a larger view.)

LoanTrac - an internal webapp for organizing the data of a microlending group

LoanTrac is a data management tool envisioned by Adam Hoeksema for the Flagship Enterprise Center microlender. Over the course of the last year I have taken Adam's weekly requirements and implemented them into an app that has helped them optimize their business processes.

  • Built with Django and the Twitter Bootstrap CSS Framework
  • Deployed to a Linode running Arch Linux
  • Includes features for data management, client email notifications, time tracking, and advanced reporting
  • Serve in a management role over two other programmers
Adam Hoeksema — Adam Hoeksema
Flagship Enterprise Center
(Loan Program Manager)
David is an excellent developer, communicator, and a trustworthy partner on any project I have worked with him on. I have been working with David for over 12 months now, and he has consistently executed in a timely and professional manner. He doesn't take short cuts. He is well organized which allows him to provide realistic expectations for project timelines. David has helped our organization develop a software tool that is now our major competitive advantage over our competition. I strongly recommend David for your project.

Conferam - a webapp powering intelligent online discussion

Conferam is a new web startup founded by Andrew Fennig. Over the course of six months we designed and I built the first version of the app. I was the lead programmer and also managed another junior programmer. I also managed the deployment server.

  • Built with Django, the Twitter Bootstrap CSS Framework, Django Rest Framework, Knockout.js
  • Deployed to a Linode running Arch Linux
  • Bookmarklet allows annotating articles on external sites for import into the user's library
  • Discussion interface allows users to start discussions based on their collected articles
  • Extensive search allows users to find discussions by a number of criteria
Andrew Fennig — Andrew Fennig
Conferam (founder)
David is a consummate technologist with a passion for clean, elegant code. He understands business requirements quickly and has a knack for usability, thinking several steps ahead of the code he is working on at any moment. When faced with a new technology challenge, David is a quick study and demonstrates a mastery of new skills. He would be a great asset to any freelance development project.

Body Glove Mobile - an e-commerce site for Fellowes Inc.

BodyGloveMobile.com sells iPhone cases. I was the lead programmer and worked with several other developers to complete the final site.

  • Built with Django
  • Integration with Fellowes' provided checkout system
  • Product catalog with menu and search navigation
  • Multiple design-heavy marketing pages with custom widgets
  • Product viewer allows changing images and colors dynamically
  • Review system
  • Admin backend for product and review management

Rush Locks & Keys - a custom e-commerce platform for aftermarket locks & keys

Rush Locks and Keys was my first large-scale site. I wrote all of the code (including frontend and backend) and managed the server on which it was deployed.

  • Built with Django & the Stripe Payment Processor
  • Written completely from scratch
  • Admin backend for managing orders, products
  • Navigation by search and drilldown menus
  • Multiple design iterations, some designed by me

A1 Security Manufacturing - a product catalog for a locksmith supply company

A1 Security designs and produces a variety of locksmith tools and supplies. One of the biggest challenges was taking data that was previously only in spreadsheets and product brochures and importing it into the Django framework.

  • Built with Django
  • Large product catalog imported by custom scripts
  • Navigation by search and drilldown menus
  • Frontend built from provided mockups

Lift-A-Loft - a marketing site for an aerial lift manufacturing company

LiftALoft.com designs and manufactures aerial lifts, including the stair platform for Air Force One.

  • Built with Django
  • Large product catalog imported by custom scripts
  • Navigation by search and category pages
  • Frontend built from provided mockups