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David Stavis

Front-end Engineer
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About me

My experience working as a Software Engineer and Scrum Master, teaching development to new programmers, and observing the lives of different people as I traveled SE Asia taught me that I care about people. Empathy, listening to my team, and taking care of their needs as well as my own are central to my approach. When we finish a project glowing with pride for what we accomplished and how we treated each other, it's always one of my happiest moments.

I love taking on difficult challenges. I'm the kind of video game player who visits a difficult boss early because I enjoy seeing how much more powerful than me it is, and testing myself to overcome it. I prefer to take a test with no preparation, and grin when it defeats me. That means it was a true challenge, and I'll get to feel that much more proud when I see how much I've grown once I pass it. When we remove any distractions to the work so that our absolute best abilities shine, what we can accomplish is amazing. Tools like Non-Violent Communication, Agile development, and good old therapy help us sideline those distractions so we can focus on The Work.

As a frontend engineer with a background in full-stack development, my goal is to do world-class work in interactive UI. For that I need to learn from world-class developers, so I hope you're ready for questions. No matter what role I'm in, you can expect to see me devoting significant effort to mentorship and teaching my colleagues in turn. Teaching full-time may not be a fit for me, but I am passionate about sharing my knowledge, and in giving my peers the guidance I longed for but didn't get when I started out. I believe that if I do something well, it's not because of genius or talent. It's because I was taught how to do it. Anything I know can be learned by others, and I wish to see what's in my head be passed on to everyone who can use it to better themselves, their lives, or the world around them.

If your team includes skilled engineers who value working as a team, I would be honored to join them and do our best work together. Please reach out via LinkedIn message, or via email to

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Computer Software


  • Bootstrap
  • C#
  • Chai
  • CoffeeScript
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Express
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Rails
  • React
  • Ruby
  • Visual Studio

Currently learning

  • AWS
  • D3.js
  • Dart
  • Firebase
  • Flutter
  • GraphQL
  • Next.js
  • TypeScript
  • Vue.js




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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript

I was responsible for most of the CSS on this project. I'm most proud of how we chose a color palette and design inspirations, then delivered on that vision consistently throughout the app.

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BGM Crossing

BGM Crossing

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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • React

Consumes the Animal Crossing: New Horizons API for music

I use this simple app many times a day most days to provide background music when I need some quickly. A friend told me it lifted them up when they were having a tough day, and that makes me proud.

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