Hello, I'm

Sean Washington

Full Stack Developer

Who I am?

Let me introduce myself

I'm passionate about usable and performant software.

I'm currently leading the charge as CTO at Design Kollective, a Kollective of brick and mortar furniture boutiques seeking to bring their small businesses online.

By night I'm co-host of Does Not Compute, a podcast where I talk with Paul Straw about our day to day lives as web developers. To date we've had over 160,000 listens in over 50 countries.

Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of working with great clients building both marketing sites, e-commerce sites and web apps alike.

I specialize in taking beautiful designs and bringing them to life with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby. Beyond Ruby, I've had the pleasure to implement Octopus' beautiful designs into content management systems like Statamic and Craft.


My past experience


2016 - Current


As CTO, I'm responsible for everything from Front-End Development, Back-End Development, and Devops.


2016 - Current


Cohost of Does Not Compute with Paul Straw, a podcast about the day to day lives of web developers. Release a weekly episode talking about the latest in technology, pro tips, and insight for junior developers. Logged over 160,000 listens in over 50 countries since release. Facilitate discussions around learning and up- skilling in the spec. fm Does Not Compute slack room.


2015 - 2016

Lead Developer

Lead a team of developers with a focus on quality code and clear communication. Implemented code and workflow standards to facilitate consistency in code quality and documentation. Educated designers through coding projects to bridge the gap between design and development.


2013 - 2015

Full Stack Developer

Partnered with clients such as Google, Airbnb, Knight Foundation, and CoverHound. Built and deployed 3 Ruby on Rails applications. Delivered true to design templates for Wordpress, Statamic, and Craft CMS installations. Developed custom Wordpress and Craft CMS plugins. Deployed websites and applications alike to Heroku and Digital Ocean using FTP, Rsync, Capistrano, and Git.


2009 - 2013

Web Designer/Developer

Focused on standards based Front-End web development. Worked with designers to deliver true to the design Wordpress & Expression Engine themes using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Provided Front-End maintenance and feature implementations for Rails apps.


My thoughts

CSS is hard — Thoughts on managing the cascade

web-development, css Read CSS is hard — Thoughts on managing the cascade on Medium

JavaScript — The Land of Opportunity

javascript, react, fatigue Read JavaScript — The Land of Opportunity on Medium

Community: The Code Inspector

software-development, code-review Read Community: The Code Inspector on Medium

Battling Disinterest and Distraction

productivity, self-improvement Read Battling Disinterest and Distraction on Medium

Does Not Compute

writing, productivity Read Does Not Compute on Medium