Will has been a programmer and entrepreneur for 18 years. He has built software in a diverse group of markets and for various purposes including health care, fashion, marketing, vacation rental management, real estate, content management, and e-commerce.

Skills & Abilities

Programming (18 Years)

Ruby on Rails (12 Years)








SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL)

NoSQL (Mongo)


Amazon AWS

API Integration

Server Administration

Test Driven Development

Software Architecture

Product Development

Team Management



If you need help building your website, you have a cool startup idea you need help with, or you just want some advice, please feel free to contact me. I'm considering freelance, contract, and full-time work. For full-time work, I'd prefer remote or limited onsite requirements but I am open to discussing full-time and onsite for the right position.





Gtalk willbridges

Phone 615-944-8853

Some Recent Positions & Work Examples

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Senior Developer For Medaxion

Worked on a platform for anesthesiologists to record and store patient encounters. Platform was an iOS application with the api and administrative functionality built in Ruby on Rails. Integrated with AWS services such as Redshift, RDS (mysql) and S3. Experience helping with scaling and high-performance/high-availability infrastructure. Helped plan feature development from spec to task and mentor junior developers. Also, helping to make sure data and processes were secure and HIPAA compliant.

Hearst Health Innovation Lab

I am working on developing a product for prior authorization in the pharmaceuticals sector of healthcare. In this project I am using Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Mongo, Angular, XML, and several other technologies. I am helping plan out features using agile methodology and implementing those features within a small team of developers.


I worked on an amazing set of both web based (Ruby on Rails) and mobile tools that influence the purchasing habits of individuals. During my time here I've been working primarily on social network integration, gamifying aspects of our software, and large scale storage of data in Mongo and Redis for expedient reporting and archiving.

Standard Parking

Worked on upgrading and maintaining parking e-commerce application in Ruby on Rails. This application was built to serve the needs of large events like the Superbowl, municipalities, and parking garages all across the country. My primary responsibility was developing new features. I worked with a remote team of contractors on a daily basis. Also, during my time here I worked to suggest new tools and methods for workflow to increase productivity, communication, and efficiency.


Built this application as a SaaS application to do an interactive text bot that would gamify participation in a text distribution list giving points for sharing links, checking into events via sms, photo competitions, and general messaging. We built the application in cooperation with a local radio station, Lightning100 to take the place of their contest and narrowcast interaction platforms.

See: EmojiOut.com

Tags: Twilio API for SMS and MMS delivery, Mongo, Redis, Ruby on Rails, Mysql, Marketing platform, socket communication, Rails5


I helped an international fashion photographer, Adrian Morales, put together a unique website that would showcase his talents and social media abilities. It has an advanced content management system that allows him to upload zip files of photos that are pushed directly to S3 and then processed by a background process in the application.

See: SnappyLifestyle.com

Tags: E-Commerce, Instagram API Integration, Members Area, Blogging, Ruby on Rails, Mongo