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Brad Smith

Full Stack Web Developer

Department: Data Services – Digital Services
Email: bsmith@mapc.org
Phone: 617-933-0719


Biography:

Brad joined MAPC in March 2019 as a Full Stack Web Developer, building data-driven applications using a variety of web technologies for MAPC stakeholders and Greater Boston municipalities.

Recent work includes development on Metro Common 2050 and an online tool for the town of Concord, Massachusetts to educate and influence residents on improving their carbon footprint through modifying key behaviors.

Brad has been a regular contributor to civic coding groups, including Code for New Hampshire and Code for Boston (local New England “brigades” of Code for America). He recently developed a web application to scan local housing advertising for discriminatory bias in a proactive effort sponsored by the City of Boston. He also worked through Code for Boston to develop a mobile web app to serve the “Plogging” (picking up litter while jogging) community.

Before joining MAPC, Brad was a Technical Coach for the Flatiron School in New York City, mentoring and teaching students in web development. Brad has also worked as a self-employed business and technology consultant, prototyping ideas into solutions for small business and Point-of-Sale integrations.

Prior to his work in open source web development, Brad was a Senior Consulting Sales Engineer for a data consulting company focused on Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence technologies and tools, where he scoped technical requirements and wrote contracts for clients both nationally and globally.

Education and professional affiliations:

Flatiron School, New York City 2018
Pragmatic Works SQL Server Foundation, Jacksonville, FL 2010
Code for Boston, civic development group 2016 – present

Areas of expertise: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, React, Business Process Consulting