Carl Mann, Solutions Architect

Technically, I'm a full-stack developer specializing in MERN (Mogo-Express-React-Node) and Jamstack (Gatsby, headless CMS, RESTful API).

However, labeling oneself as a software developer creates a problem – the need to produce software. There's already so much existing, working, tested, and supported software – some free for the taking.

How would you like to start with your project 75% finished and paid?

Thinking in solutions changes the paradigm from code development to project development. No need to reinvent the wheel by engineering the content-management system, authentication & authorization "programs", or any other working solutions already available for you no use now.

For the other 25% – the unique things your application does – my expertise in JavaScript, Node JS, React JS, Gatsby JS, and a whole lot more JS's (JavaScript libraries) can help you not only get your product to market faster, but with fewer errors and more resiliency, while also improving usability and functionality.

View the Code

You want more details? This page is available as an open-source repository. There, you can read the technical specifications on how this page was created. Visit my GitHub page to get the source for this React-Gatsby application as well as some other code samples.
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Multi-Faceted Skill Set

wow.. look at the tech


Languages: CSS, HTML, JavaScript (client and Node), (limited PHP)
Frameworks & Templating: React, jQuery, Handlebars, Pug, (limited Backbone), WordPress
Databases: MySQL, Mongo, Access
Tools: VS Code, Atom, ToDoList, Kanboard, Git
Server Side / API: Node, Express, Feathers
Methodologies: Agile, BDD, TDD (Jest, Mocha), NPM, Cross-browser compatibility, Responsive design, CSS Media Queries

Server Management

Servers: IIS, Apache, XAMPP
Interfaces: Linux CLI, PM2
DevOps: Docker, VirtualBox, Hyper-V, Linode, Vagrant, Azure, Heroku, CapRover

Desktop & Design

Productivity: Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, (limited Mac) Microsoft Office Suites, Exchange Server, QuickBooks
Raster Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, GIMP
Vector Graphics: Affinity Designer, DrawPlus, CorelDraw, InkScape
Video/Animation: Sony Movie Studio, AnimeStudio

...and hundreds more!
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Sample Project: Domfeed Domains

I made this project as a domain name suggestion tool and platform to sell premium domain names. It was written in React JS and utilizes Gatsby JS for dynamic site generation.

There is also a technical article written by me explaining how to sign up for and customize WordPress.

The UX was designed and implemented by me without the use of UI libraries. My original design idea was bold and functional, but decided on the second draft to design a softer palette.

After the initial static web files load, the JavaScript kicks in and loads many features into the page, such as; progressive images, a carousel, CRM-backed web forms, and a chat widget.

One of the important pieces of the project is the heavy use of microservices.

microservices galore!


Unlike traditional applications, which have all the code in a single place, Domfeed has its functionality split between many independent services.

The following diagram shows how Domfeed was split, and how the services interact.

The Human Element

Your clients and customers have feelings. While advances in artificial intelligence have made detecting human emotion and simulating real responses better, they are still very much artificial.

I am a real person with real humor, real understanding, and real empathy. I like communicating with people, understanding their issues, and helping resolve them.



My workstation is equipped with modern specifications and software, including an HD screen, tons of RAM, SSD storage, and an up-to-date development IDE.

Versatile Schedule

Typically, I'm a morning person and prefer the "up and at 'em" lifestyle. Nevertheless, I'll complete tasks at times in tune with your team, and in your time frame.

English Native

Born and raised on Long Island, N.Y, I had the advantage of learning English since birth, and have a proficient knowledge in this lingua franca.

Flexible Roles

  • Graphic Designer
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Digital Marketer
  • Web Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Photo Editor
  • Copy Editor
  • Data Processor
  • Admin. Assistant
  • Internet Researcher
  • Customer Support Agent
  • Telephone Support Agent
  • Copywriter
  • Application Tester
  • Email Support Agent
  • Technical Support Agent
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Order Processor
  • Video Editor
  • Database Admin
  • Chat Support Agent
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