Evan Gillogley


I love developing fun products and contributing to the open source community. I'm currently working as a Front End Web Developer at Velocity. I recently finished a large Angular website at Great Little Place. I also improved their API and integrated awesome features.

I specialize in growth-hacking, performance optimization, prototyping mobile apps, and building Angular, Node/Express and Ruby On Rails Apps.

I am interested in cool front-end frameworks, start ups, and machine learning. I love to implement cutting-edge technology into the workplace and to learn new approaches to problems.

If you have any questions or would like to talk, please email me at evanjmg@gmail.com or message me on Linkedin


20 Mar 2016 . . Speeding up Rails API Requests Comments

I want to search nearby places by keyword and get their photos, submitter, and distance. All in one API request! That sounds like a lot of database queries. However, with the right setup, I got my 3 second request down to 375ms, making it 8x faster. In this example, I'll cover how to speed up your JSON , speed up your Postgres & POSTGIS (get rid of N+1 queries), and speed up Carrierwave. To see the final controller action for this go here. Speeding up Your Json - Reducing View Render times For that crazy nearby request I was...

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  • June 2016 - Present

    Front End Developer

  • October 2015 - June 2016

    Lead Full Stack Web Developer @ Great Little Place

  • June 2015 - Sept 2015

    Student @ General Assembly, Web Development Immersive course, focusing on Node.js, Rails, and Angular

  • Jan 2015 - May 2016

    MSc International Marketing @ Glasgow Caledonian University - Emphasis: Digital Marketing

  • March 2014 - Jan 2015

    Communications Specialist @ Better Business Bureau. I developed and implemented digital marketing campaigns and managed the website.

  • September 2010 - December 2013

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Film & Media Studies from UC Santa Barbara


Send me an email if you would like to get in touch, hire me for your next project, have questions or feedback on my work, or just want to say hello.