Daniel DeFelippi

Austin, TX USA



Developer, manager, and entrepreneur with over 15 years experience on the web, specializing in SaaS apps using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Experience managing development, design, and product. Total project development from back-end to front-end, including planning, project management, and building software engineering teams. Former black hat hacker.

employment history

2016 OwnLocal

director of engineering

Worked closely with CTO to manage and grow engineering team. Responsible for hiring and day-to-day team management. Created engineering hiring process to scale team resulting in a high satisfaction rate from candidates and hired 10 new employees. Worked closely with support and sales teams to address their tooling needs, fix bugs, and develop new features based on customer requests. Helped build new product team and hand off product management from engineering.

2015 OwnLocal

senior engineer

Full stack Ruby and JS development. Team JavaScript expert. Lead front end development projects, taught others JS standards, and improved existing JS codebase.

2010 - present passive.ly LLC

owner / freelancer

Providing performance optimization, web application development, consulting, and training. Specializing in front-end and JavaScript development.

2013 - 2015 Spokefly Inc


Technical founder of peer-to-peer bikeshare marketplace. Built API-driven web and mobile apps using Rails and Cordova. Worked with cofounder to raise funding, develop brand, and build marketing strategy.

2008 - 2011 GripMedia Inc

lead web developer

Lead of web team and senior systems administrator. Created framework to accommodate high traffic sweepstakes and contest websites with millions of visits per month. Additionally maintained and developed new features for client web apps including Flash-based quote system and API-driven XUL CRM-ERP with PHP backends.

2007 - 2008 GripMedia Inc

web development contractor

Maintained company and client websites including converting designs to semantic HTML and CSS. Developed AJAX-based quote and configurator RIA for leading machinery manufacturer. Designed cross-client HTML email campaigns.

2005 - 2007 US Secret Service

security consultant / ci

Provided training, consulting, and speaking engagements to US Secret Service and other law enforcement to assist in tracking credit card fraud and capturing identity thieves. Key player in evidence collection and suspect identification in Operation Rolling Stone.

2004 CompuMasters Inc


eBay electronics and technology sales business. Managed all aspects of business including accounting, sales, product acquisition, shipping, and two employees.


Monroe Community College 2006-2007

AS, business administration

Graduated with honors. One class short of an additional degree in computer science.

Rochester Institute of Technology 2000-2003

computer engineering

Computer science 1-4, software engineering, m68k assembly, data structures, discrete math, VLSI design, calculus 1-3, physics 1-3