Rob Gaston Rob Gaston

Rob Gaston, web developer
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Languages JavaScript, Python, CoffeeScript, C#, Bash, SQL
Front End Libraries jQuery, Bootstrap, Backbone, Underscore, Knockout, Angular, D3, jQuery UI, ExtJS
Web Frameworks Django, Node.js/Express, Meteor, ASP.NET/ASP.NET MVC
Database PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB
Mobile Cordova, Android
Text Editor/IDE Atom, Sublime Text, Visual Studio, PyCharm, Eclipse
Source Control Git, Mercurial, Subversion, TFS
GIS OpenLayers, Leaflet, PostGIS, Turf.js, Mapbox, ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, GeoServer
ETC Electron, Jekyll, Markdown, GIMP
Personal experience on Agile teams, passion for UI/UX, experience working directly with clients and managing teams, quick study, passion for new web technologies, experience mentoring and teaching technical skills


Geospatial Web Developer, Farallon Geographics, Inc.

San Francisco, CA (July 2007-present):

  • Served as full stack web developer for a consulting firm specializing in geospatial systems integration and application development for public and private enterprises
  • Participated in development of several large scale geospatial web applications
  • Managed teams of up to 3 developers on enterprise application development and integration projects
  • Worked very closely with Designers on UI/UX design and development
  • Deployed and maintained applications and systems with client IT staff
  • Scoped and planned enterprise scale projects
  • Promoted to senior position in 2013
  • Interviewed, trained and mentored junior developers

Selected Project Work and Accomplishments:

  • Developer on the MEGA Jordan archeological site mapping and monitoring system for the Getty Conservation institute (2007-2010)
  • Developer on the open source Django based San Francisco Enterprise Addressing System (2009-present)
  • Lead developer and project manager on a team providing geospatial web development support to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, with a team of 3 developers (2010-present)
  • Core developer on Arches, an open source framework built using Django for creating cultural heritage management applications (2013-present)
  • Customized and deployed Arches applications for a number of clients, including the City of Los Angeles Historic Places LA website (2014-present)
  • Mentored a student in India on contributing to open source projects (Arches) as part of the Google Summer of Code 2014
  • Built a desktop system installation and configuration tool for OSX and Windows using Node.js and Electron (2016)

Teaching Assistant, General Assembly

San Francisco, CA (January 2015-February 2016):

  • Served as teaching assistant for 3 iterations of a 10 week course (60 instructional hours per course) in front-end web development with classes of 15-30 students
  • Course material covered HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, including work with front end libraries such as Bootstrap and jQuery
  • Provided students with assistance during in class coding exercises
  • Maintained course notes/outline and website
  • Held weekly office hours to assist students with homework and projects
  • Provided occasional guest lectures

Instructor, GIS Education Center

San Francisco, CA (July 2017-Present):

  • Designed cirriculum for 2 and 5 day workshops on open-source geospatial web development
  • Conducted workshops consisting of lectures and hands-on exercises with students
  • Course material covered full-stack web development for geospatial


University of California, Santa Barbara (2003-2007):
BA Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations; Minor in German Language/Literature. GPA: 3.65


Available upon request.

Rob Gaston