John Stuart Rutledge

Curriculum Vitae

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Built Python app to generate HTML/CSS for use in Logitech's multinational direct mail campaigns. Built Javascript browser extensions to assist management of LyrisHQ and Cheetha Mail.


Built and managed Django based web application for property managment companies. Executed data analysis and forecasting using Python and D3.js. Constructed web spiders using Beautiful Soup and Scrapy. Coded custom Drupal sites and modules.


Built and maintained Django REST API and CMS. Integrated Celery and Solr into web scraping infrustructure to facilitate scale. Managed AWS instances with Saltstack. Other responsibilities included data munging, predictive analytics, and various custom javascript related tasks.

Noodle Education

Worked with Django, Javascript, and Solr to produce more effective search. Created an application for performing complex batch analysis on millions of search results. Managed and coordinated a team of engineers on various R&D projects. Used Neo4j to build an educational ontology for use in various NLP efforts.


  • Beautiful Soup
  • NLTK
  • Numpy
  • Pandas
  • Requests
  • Selenium
  • Scikit-learn
  • Scrapy
  • SQLAlchemy
  • Braces
  • Celery
  • Crispy Forms
  • Debug Toolbar
  • Guardian
  • Rest Framework
  • Social Auth
  • South
  • Usernea
  • D3
  • Jquery
  • Jquery UI
  • Node
  • Underscore
  • Backbone
  • Dat-gui
  • Requirejs
  • Threejs
Other Software
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Flash
  • Maya
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Abelton Live

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St. Edwards University

Bachelor of Psychology Austin, TX — Dec, 05

Graduated with honors

Stanford University AI Class

Standford AI class certification

About Me

  • I'm UNIX, SCRUM, GIT, and test-driven-development friendly
  • I code in SublimeText2 and VIM
  • I advocate the Zen of Python's coding philosophy
  • I advocate Cory Doctorow's technologist philosophy
  • I advocate Brett Victor's design philosophy
  • I advocate Sir Ken Robinson's educational philosophy
  • My personal idol is mythologist Joseph Campbell
  • Favorite Sci-fi book is The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
  • My Favorite George Carlin quote is:
    "Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things"
  • I speak Japanese, play piano, and spend hobby time developing for the Oculus Rift
  • I love cheesy 80's movies almost as much as I love dancing to cheesy 80's music
  • I spend inordinate amounts of time on Reddit, Hacker News, and XKCD. I'm also a Quant.
  • I believe Han shot first
  • I cried when Firefly went off the air.
  • I'm both a cat and a dog person
  • I think people whose jobs include reading resumes are under appriciated ^_^