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, and e-commerce.

Skills & Abilities

Programming (16 Years)

Ruby on Rails (8 Years)

PERL (8 Years)







SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL)

NoSQL (Mongo)


Ruby Motion (Mobile/iOS)

Amazon WS (EC2 & S3)

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 both 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.





Skype willbridges

Gtalk willbridges

Phone 615-944-8853

Some Recent Positions & Work Examples

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.

Nashville Fashion Week

Worked with this client since 2010 to help them build a platform that would allow them to easily distribute information, embed their schedule on other websites by building a schedule widget, collecting photos in real time from Twitter, and allowing them to publish high quality photos from the nightly events in real time using an innovative and original custom publishing platform.

See: NashvilleFashionWeek.com

Tags: Twitter API, Instagram API, Advanced Photo Processing, Embeddable Javascript Widget, Facebook API, Content Management, Ruby on Rails, Mongo


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