Abe Fettig: Resume
Hello, I'm Abe Fettig. I'm a software developer with over twenty years of experience building web, desktop, and mobile apps. My current main project is FilmLab. I live in Maine, USA with my wife Hannah and our two children.
What I do
I design software applications and write code. I especially enjoy creating software that connects systems and technologies that weren't originally designed to work with each other. I've built apps for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, Linux, and the web.
I like working with technology, but I care much more about people. My goal is to build useful tools that help people accomplish their goals. When I'm collaborating on a project, I endeavor to treat others with kindness and respect, and resolve conflicts peaceably.
- Since 2017 I've been working on FilmLab, a mobile and desktop app for viewing and digitizing photographic negatives. FilmLab runs on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. It's built with a custom C++ image processing engine for graphics, Electron and React Native for UI, and native code for integration into each platform. The problem FilmLab solves is straightforward, but the solution requires a lot of cutting-edge technology, including computer vision, machine learning, color management, raw image processing, super resolution, and hardware accelerated graphics programming.
- From 2013 to 2016 I was an early employee at Figly, a stealth startup. My work at Figly related to cross platform app development on iOS, Android, and the web.
- In 2014 I collaborated with my wife Hannah, a knitwear designer, to build StashBot, a mobile app for estimating the amount of yarn required to knit a garment. StashBot is still for sale on the App Store and continues to be popular with knitters.
- In 2010 and 2011 I built Listening Room, a website for shared music listening with friends. It ran on node.js, and attracted an enthusiastic pool of users, but proved to be unsustainable due to music licensing costs.
- From 2004 to 2010 I worked as a software engineer for JotSpot, a startup building an extensible wiki, and then for Google after JotSpot was acquired. Much of my work at Google and JotSpot involved WYSIWYG HTML editing, making it possible to build and edit websites without editing HTML code. At the 2006 Ajax Experience Boston conference I gave the talk Where to Use WYSIWYG, in which I shared some of what I'd learned about browser-based editing.
- Between 2002 and 2006 I developed the open source software packages Hep and Yarn, which allowed for flexible message routing between many different protocols and APIs. I gave a talk on Yarn at PyCon 2005 in Washington, DC.
- In 2005 my book on writing network clients and servers with the Twisted framework, Twisted Network Programming Essentials, was published by O'Reilly.
- From 1999 to 2005 I worked as a programer building web-based database applications.
I'm sometimes available for consulting work on a daily or weekly basis. If you have a project where you think I could be of help, get in touch! The best way to reach me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find me on LinkedIn.