Hi there! I’m Dylan Wolff.
In September 2015 I began my career as a web developer by joining the team at Icelab, an interactive design studio in Melbourne, Australia. My main expertise is with Ruby and Rails but in my time at Icelab I gained experience working with a number of other ancillary technologies and platforms including Elasticsearch, Docker, AWS, and Heroku.
Since early 2016 I’ve worked remotely while exploring the world, setting up in such varied cities as Chiang Mai, Tokyo, New York and Budapest. I also had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines to speak at RubyConf Philippines on the subject of fostering a welcoming, supportive, and productive environment for junior developers which is one I’m deeply passionate about. You can learn more about the talk and check out the slides here.
While I began my career primarily building web applications with Rails, I’ve spent most of the last two years taking a purer, more functional approach to building apps with a new Ruby-based stack, built upon Roda, rom-rb, and the dry-rb family of gems. After becoming somewhat disillusioned with Rails, working with these tools has helped me (re)discover the joy of web application development with Ruby. Want to find out some more about the projects I’ve worked on? Check out the Work page.
In early 2019 I left Icelab to focus on building my freelance business and launching a product or two of my own. I’m always keen to chat with people about the interesting things they’re working on so if you think you could use my help, hit me up on Twitter or drop me an email.