Hello, my name is Seth Bergman. I'm a Full Stack Engineer focused on helping companies scale.
I am fueled by big ideas, motivated action, and both exceptional problem-solving and communication skills developed through extensive training and life experiences. I believe in finding the areas in your life where you excel and improving the world by contributing in those fields. Personally, I am determined to bridge the gap between Business and Technology, using my zest for computer science to complement my entrepreneurial savvy.
I love learning about software architecture, containers, open source programming and automation. I use technologies that drive innovation, speed up development and provide continuous delivery of awesome software.
-   Ruby on Rails
Business & Technical Proficiencies
-   Management Information Systems
-   IT Lifecycle
-   Financial Analysis
-    Project Management
Full Stack Engineer
August 2015 - Present
I've spent a lot of time working with virtualization, Docker and automation recently. One of the biggest challenges has been to get a good testing environment internally, without having to pay exorbitant amounts of money to use services like Heroku. I knew there had to be a better, more affordable alternative, and I was determined to find it. Naturally I attempted to solve the CI problem with Jenkins, Circle, Codeship and even Travis. However, there are always complications. Hard to install dependencies, Selenium tests, required infrastructure services, build limits, etc. That is why I have grown to love Drone. Run your test suite in a clean docker image every time, cache your dependencies (just like Heroku does), and run a deploy action of your choice if the test succeeds. Drone also supports various notification mechanisms, including Email, IMs, Gitter and Slack. It also has support for a host of linked services including PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB and Redis. Drone is written in Go, so writing your own service is super easy if needed. To make this even sweeter, I've coupled Drone with Dokku, a simple Heroku like PaaS built on top of Docker. Using the Github flow with this setup allows automatic staging of all feature branches that pass their tests. With one simple command: git push dokku master, as long as the build passes in Drone, the application will be built in a fresh container and deployed on the Dokku server. Dokku builds the app on a sub-domain using virtual hosts in NGINX, and the app is deployed to the app-name.stackriot.com URL.
Enterprise Technical Support Engineer
June 2014 - August 2015
Bigcommerce, the fastest growing SaaS eCommerce platform in the world, is seeking an eCommerce Technical Support Representative to enable our clients to Sell More with their online stores. At Bigcommerce, we find ways for our Bigcommerce clients to succeed. You will use your web savvy and technical skills to help our clients setup, customize and run their online stores by answering technical questions via the phone and our ticketing system. The right candidate will possess strong technical skills, the ability to communicate effectively and the creativity to engineer solutions for the ever growing world of eCommerce entrepreneurs. As a team, our mission is to make ourselves available, when our clients need, to give them a path to success in a 24/7 environment. As an eCommerce Technical Support Representative, your primary role will be to provide phone support for our ever growing client base. In addition to this focus you will be involved in improving documentation, support processes and procedures.
Linux Systems Administrator
HostGator.com, Endurance International Group
April 2015 - Present
HostGator is a world leading provider of shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated web hosting. In 2008, HostGator was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. According to Inc. Magazine, HostGator is the 21st fastest growing private company in America, the second fastest growing private company in the "business services" sector, and the fastest growing private company in Texas.
Freelance Web Developer
The Prius Project, Austin Paige, Neu Appliances of Austin
March 2012 - June 2013
I helped launch The Prius Project's website. The Prius Project is a 10 year Philanthropic Campaign underwritten by David Owen and Adam Walker through their company, A List Partners, LLC, benefiting Aids Services of Austin (ASA).