Sam is a total pro! He does great work and he's extremely
professional. He helped us by fixing bugs, by finding and fixing
annoying, persistent issues in our test suite that other developers
were unable to fix, and I was able to delegate, pretty challenging
features entirely to him, and he pushed them forward significantly. I
worked with Sam once before (about 2 years ago), and then when I had
the opportunity, hired him again. I encourage anyone to hire Sam, he's
Sam did a great job on this project. This project was to take a small
Rails based web-app that was built nearly 10 years ago and transfer it
to be hosted on Heroku. As you can imagine, it was not just a matter
of moving over to a new web-host - the app had to be entirely updated
so it would run on the more modern software stack, and Sam was able to
provide an accurate estimate and timeline, as well as a clear path
forward to make all of this happen.
Once we agreed on a path forward, Sam executed the work and followed
all of my specific instructions. This was super-important for me
because often with a project like this, just as important as getting
the work done is all of the peripheral things that need to happen -
making sure the github repository gets final versions of the code,
ensuring the web-hosting account is properly set up, and confirming
that permissions, notifications, user accounts, and everything else is
set up in a way that makes final handoff of the project very easy!
If there were questions or things Sam noticed along the way during the
project, he would proactively communicate them, often recording a
quick screen-share with video clearly explaining the issues and
options, which made it very easy for me to understand the issues and
make decisions. This was hugely helpful to keep things moving during a
relatively quick-turnaround project.
Even after the project was finished, Sam was happy to answer my
wrap-up questions and he followed up to make sure everything went
smoothly with final site launch, which I very much appreciated.
This was my first experience using UpWork and I feel like I really
lucked out getting to work with Sam - I won't hesitate to hire him for
my next Rails project!
Sam was professional and efficient. He took on a
large code base, figured out how it worked,
upgraded to the latest version of Rails, and
along the way made some nice enhancements. When
we need more work done (which will be soon), we
will definitely ask Sam to help us out again
Sam is one of the best freelancers we've had the pleasure of working
with. He's a professional in every sense of the word. From his timely
communication, his expert technical knowledge, ability to quickly
learn business domain, and delivering code that exceeds expectations,
you cannot go wrong hiring Sam!
Sam did great work. While our engagement was brief he was an excellent
communicator and took time to speak to me outside of the contract. He
is well versed in spree and in development in general. I would
recommend him to anyone looking to hire a knowledgeable professional.
Sam is a pro and very friendly. He helped us upgrade a legacy Ruby app
-- honestly I was skeptical the job was totally possible (the app
hadn't been updated in over 7 years ... ouch). But, Sam really pulled
through! We're up and running -- and the app is now lightning fast
with totally modern components.
Sam has been a pleasure to work with - he is flexible and can operate
in dynamic environments, which is a strong quality in the early stages
of a project as the development team is getting "up and running". We
forward to continuing to work with Sam.
Sam was capable of understanding the overall requirements pretty
quickly, and was able to deliver a project with high accuracy and
within time. His strengths are understanding the overall objective of
the business and then working towards it with an engineering
mindset. Look forward to working more with him in the future.
Sam did an excellent job of analyzing the Ruby on Rails code and
providing a strategic assessment on how to best achieve our desired
results. After reviewing the recommendation, Sam then began the
process of refactoring our code base to run significantly faster and
without external limitations. The speed difference exponentially
faster, and the removal of the 3rd party dependency will save our
company significantly. We will continue to work with Sam as we walk
through further enhancements, and his expertise and knowledge will be
key in our successful growth.
Sam came in to help out on short notice and had very limited time
trying to acquire knowledge from one of our outgoing developers but he
still managed to pick up key information that was needed to help us
move forward with day to day operations. He is careful and always
knows when to ask questions. We look forward to Sam learning more of
our codebase and helping us out more.
Sam did an excellent job. He reviewed the app for performance issues,
identified a major opportunity to improve, and provided a
assessment. I look forward to working with Sam again.
Sam was awesome - he fixed a critical data parser for a mission
critical API for our customers in just a few short weeks and ended up
saving several high value accounts. Really the perfect hire for the
job and was super responsive and good with time keeping. Hiring him
again right now for another parser fix!"
I would highly recommend Sam for all web development work. He
perfectly implemented all my designs and is highly skilled at HTML,
CSS and Ruby on Rails. He went above and beyond the requests and added
things that weren't in the original scope. He was quick to respond to
emails and was available to communicate on Skype every other day as we
arranged. He was good at communicating and very effecient with his
time. I will definitely be working with him again.
Sam is by far a master of his craft. He quoted us a 72 hour completion
time and had our tasks fully functional in all browsers in less than
24 hours (over the weekend even!). In addition the primary benefit to
us is his communication. Since he is in the U.S. the time zone and
skype ability was geographically important to us. Hope to work with
Sam again soon!
Great contractor to work with. Went above and beyond to make sure i
could use the software - demo, instructions, etc. Will hire again.
Visible Hand Co
Sam was professional to work with and provided us a great result that
reduced our monthly bill by over 50%. We will definitely work with him
again on future projects as he proved to be a great asset to our web