Davis H. Crain web developer

To get my day started I love an Americano first thing.
Click to see a sampling of my graphic design.
Click to see my GitHub Repo.
Google-fu: 9/10
I love getting under the hood of something to see what makes it tick.
Best way to relax and refocus, go for a mountain bike ride.
A cold beer to end the day with.

What I do

I'm a recent graduate of The Iron Yard's Backend Engineering program where I learned how to think like a developer and the skills necessary to get the job done. The process of taking an idea, building it from concept to reality with a good team gets me very excited. I love a good challenge, and diving in head first to find an efficient solution.

I'm experienced in backend web development, object-oriented and functional programming, RESTful APIs, and graphic design.


Fat Hen

Find farmers markets and vendors, read and write reviews.

Django, Python, Heroku, Foundation CSS, Amazon S3, PostgreSQL, Gunicorn, Django Autoslug, Django REST Framework, Geocoder, Dark Sky API, Google Maps API


Craigslist Clone

Front end with RESTful API with CRUD capabilities, Token Authorization and user creation.

Django, Python, Bootstrap, Gunicorn, Django REST API, Heroku


A custom URL shortener, like bit.ly, that you can shorten a link, copy it, and track that activity of your shortened link. 

Django, Python, Bootstrap, Django Crispy Froms, Hashids, Heroku, Gunicorn, Plot.ly, PostgreSQL


Graphic Design Selection



Full Stack Web Application Web Developer
Jan 2017-Current
Kunz, Leigh & Associates
Okemos, MI
  • Continue development of enterprise, multi-tenant web application used to manage recovery activities for the Michigan Medicaid program due to third-party liability, recovery of $40m+/year
  • Utilize Java, Spring Boot, PL/SQL, AngularJS/5, Jest/Karma/Spock testing, git, Jenkins, Groovy, Jira
  • Lead Developer on porting the last module from legacy software to new cloud multi-tenant web application, which helps recover $5m+/year
Teaching Assistant
Sept 2016-Dec 2016
The Iron Yard
Greenville, SC
  • Was available to Backend Engineering students during lab time for programming questions
  • Gave ad-hoc lectures on Python and Django
Manager of IT & Infrastructure
Feb 2015-May 2016
The New Human
Brevard, NC
  • Helped increase revenue by 20% through website optimization and marketing campaigns.
  • Maintained e-commerce and online learning website
  • Managed customer support services, and provided customer support for the website.
  • Created designs for print and web
  • Email marketing campaigns
  • Streamlined workflow, connecting different services together with APIs
WordPress Contractor
Nov 2014- Mar 2015
Match Branding
Brevard, NC
  • Made updates on WordPress client sites.
  • Design graphics for client websites.


Backend Engineering with Python and Django
The Iron Yard, Greenville, SC
  • Completed 12-week intensive immersion program for backend development focused on Python, Django and RESTful APIs. This three-month immersive coding course culminated with a final project, a Yelp for farmers markets, a full featured web app deployed to Heroku (fathen.co).
Bachelor of Arts Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education
Brevard College, Brevard, NC


  • Python
  • Django
  • Java
  • Spring Boot
  • AngularJS/5
  • Groovy
  • Teradata
  • Linux
  • Git/Github
  • bash/ZSH
  • PL/SQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Oracle
  • RESTful APIs
  • Heroku
  • Amazon S3