Web engineering from a partner you can trust

I'm Teejay VanSlyke, an independent full-stack product-oriented web engineering consultant in Portland, Oregon.

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I've spent my career building software for the web. In doing this, I've learned to value:

  • Generalism over specialization
  • Iteration over specification
  • People over process
  • Automation over repetition
  • Autonomy over authority

These principles form the bedrock of my consulting practice.

If we work together, I can help you:

  • Bootstrap a new React project
  • Iterate new features on your React application
  • Build and maintain your Rails application
  • Set up automated tooling to eliminate repetitive tasks
  • Embrace test-first development
  • Review your team's code and provide feedback
  • Improve your team's development process
  • Augment your existing team's development capacity
  • Improve your code's maintainability
  • Think through architectural decisions
  • Reduce project management costs
  • Understand engineering tradeoffs
  • … and much more!

What my clients say:

Every expectation I had was met, and then some. I received both top-quality code and service. While bringing Teejay into the project had an upfront cost, I think we saved both money and time, not to mention that the product was better than we could have built ourselves.

You're probably not going to find anyone better than Teejay that's available for hire. Don't pass up the opportunity to work with him!

Dan Lucas, Emerge Interactive

I don't want to recommend Teejay and then not be able to use his services because he is in such demand. Teejay is like a good brunch place: You just want to keep it to yourself.

He really breaks the stereotype of the freelance developer. He's organized, communicates very well and is really funny. He adds a lot of value to a project by understanding what it is that's being built. He doesn't just churn out the work. He asks why and then will recommend a better solution.

Aleta Melton, Emerge Interactive

There is nothing that would stop me from working with Teejay again. In fact, working with him has ruined me for working with other less capable developers.

He’s an amazing talent and a force to be reckoned with.

E.J. Coughlin, Hype Social. Read case study

Finding full stack experts who can dive into the project and begin to immediately deliver results for problems that are not fully known at the beginning has been a challenge, and Teejay certainly delivered.

Bryan Woods, Rhino Labs. Read case study

Teejay did an amazing job of exceeding our expectations.

I was able to engage with him immediately. And he made a a big impact, fast.

John Eberly, Chatlio. Read case study

He delivered exactly what I wanted, a working MVP, quite quickly. And when I asked him to do something, he often showed me a better way of solving the problem.

Chill, yet fully professional at the same time, Teejay's communication skills are exceptional.

Sasha Gilberg, Untouched

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Let's work together.

I'm currently accepting new clients. Tell me a bit about your project and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.