I am a product-focused engineer. Or an engineering-focused product manager.
Boarddocs Policy Console - For most of the last decade, I was building a Policy Management solution for the K-12 market. I started more on the 'engineer' side of the fence, but grew to be almost 100% on the 'product' side, acting as product owner for the last couple years.
I coded the initial idea into an MVP in 3 weeks, then spent a year travelling the country, meeting with potential customers, and extending the feature set until we had a product that met most needs of most customers.
We then rolled in a steady state for a few years - adding features, enhancing UX, growing until we were acquired and integrated into a larger company.
I left, but after a while was asked to return and continued to evolve the product, guiding a new dev team to replatform the product to a new stack and integrate with the larger business.
Topcoder / TopCrowd - A couple years ago, I moved to a new company and built a new SaaS product to bring a competitive software challenge model into enterprise organizations. I coded the initial MVP, worked to expand the product and guided the team until it was self-sufficient without me.
I am now back on the product side, working to integrate with other products and doing some research to help the leadership evaluate overall strategic directions.
Next? - I am open to something new - reach out to me at hikingdave @ gmail.com if you think I may be able to help you out.