HELLO, I'M DOMINIC

A developer, data geek, leader, and serial entrepreur. Founder of FuseTalk (acquired), Deadheat and 360pi (acquired)

I'm an all around geek which loves to spend most of his time on his computer. I've been working with computers for as long as I can remember; starting out by cleaning the shelves at a local computer store and working my way up ever since. I worked for many companies but most notably, Inly System, Jetform Inc, FuseTalk Inc. (co-founder; aquired by FuturePath in 2006), Apption Software, Deadheat (founder) and 360pi (co-founder).

I am currently keeping busy by working on several projects. I'm a full-stack developer capable of working on all aspects of project. I worked on many REST APIs, HTML/CSS (Bootstrap) front-ends developed with React and/or jQuery, database modeling and big data pipelines. I love predictive analytics and do quite a lot of dabbling in AI/ML.

I love my road bike, playing chess, my amazing family and many other things that I can't think of right now.

You can also contact me at dominic[at]dplouffe.ca.

Daily Colors

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Projects I'm Involved In

A big data analytics service to help horse racing handicappers make better decisions.

A marketplace that gives sports websites and newsrooms accesss to thousands of writers.

A platform that that discusses tips on sports betting.

I wanted to learn Golang, so I create this simple chess engine. It implements some advanced features of a chess engine but missing lots too.

A tool that tracks web analytics and leads to help your business grow.

Technologies that I love

Python
Golang
Node.js
React
Pandas
Celery
Flask / Django
SQLAlchemy
MongoDB / PostgreSQL
AWS / Google Cloud
SumoLogic
DataDog
scikit-learn
Tensorflow / Keras
CircleCI
jQuery

 

Blog Posts

 

Tools

What's My IP API
Simple REST API to get your headers and IP address back.

Color Choice
Helps me pick colors

URL Encode/Decode
Helps me encode/decode text to pass as query strings in URLs.

Simple Chess REST API
A simple chess REST API that I created for my own use. I thought I'd share it.

 

Archived Projects

A predictive analytics platform for horse racing. Sold and rebranded to Daily Horse Picks.

A quick javascript game that I created with my son over the holidays. It doesn't use any game frameworks. It's quick and dirty, don't judge :)
You can try it by clicking here from your mobile phone on landscape.

A simple open source bookmarking service that I created for my personal use.

A simple open source chrome plugin that removes all the fluff from a web page and makes the article or blog post easy to read.

A MongoDB full-text search plugin for small to medium collections.