Mike Chilson

Freelance Software Developer/Engineer

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Mike Chilson
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I am a freelance software developer with over 40 years of experience based in Birmingham, Alabama. I currently work within web-based technologies with a specialization in full-stack web applications, server-side API's and Native Electron Applications. I have a broad background in software development in the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, mining and service industries, both platform-specific applications and web-based ones. Check out my Portfolio on the site menu for some examples of my recent work.

Something that sets me apart from most contract developers is I do value-based pricing. That simply means I don't force an hourly rate on projects but try to give a client a fixed cost once the deliverables are agreed upon. This shares the risk with the client making them a happy long-term returning customer when their project is delivered within budget.

I am fluent in C/C++, PHP, Ruby, Prolog, R, and of course HTML, CSS/SCSS, and Javascript. I regularly use the following frameworks... Rails, Sinatra, and Jekyll for Ruby. Shiny and Plumber in R. I also have working knowledge of SQL with the following database servers PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, MySQL, and SQLite.