Hi there. I’m Christopher Louvet. #
Skills and experience #
- Full stack software engineering, especially with Ruby on Rails
- Cloud architecture design and implementation
- Building and leading remote teams
- Product design and management
I’m available for work, part-time, full-time, or contract. Shoot me an email.
I created Ledgeromatic, a creative writing submission tracker #
Ledgeromatic helps creative writers track where they submit their work. It keeps writers organized, reveals submission patterns and costs, and shows where to submit next.
The minimalist interface works well on any browser: desktop, tablet, or mobile. It gets out of your way to make submission bookkeeping painless by requiring only a few clicks or taps to create or update a submission, and it’s always available no matter where you are.
Built by a writer for other writers, Ledgeromatic values data portability and privacy. There’s no invasive third-party tracking or advertising. If you have any questions or suggestions or just want to learn more, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
From 2003 until 2021, I created the technological solutions that enabled E&E News to produce original and compelling journalism on energy and environment issues to keep top decisionmakers in government, business, NGOs and academia informed and ahead of the curve. Over the years, I crafted resilient systems, innovative internal products, and a lean, remote-first software engineering team while E&E grew to be an absolute juggernaut and the dominant voice in its issue area.
POLITICO acquired E&E News at the very end of 2020. I helped direct what executives and managers there called the smoothest technology transfer of their careers.
I designed, developed, edited, and published Floating Wolf Quarterly #
Floating Wolf Quarterly is an online literary magazine that features poetry chapbooks in a uniquely readable format suited to electronic devices.
FWQ paired established and emerging writers for each edition. Contributors include recipients of MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Wallace Stegner fellowships. Many of the emerging poets, after appearing in FWQ, have since published their first books.
The magazine was active from 2010 until 2014.
Not too long after the initial launch, I spoke with BOMB magazine about the ideas and impetus behind the site, as well as the technical challenges.
Originally backed by a Ruby on Rails monolith with a Backbone JS paginating front end, to archive the site I converted it to static HTML with a minimalist design and deployed it to Netlify. The monolith included a custom CMS that allowed me to convert the online chapbooks to mobi-formatted ebooks.
I write poems #
My poems have appeared in the following publications:
- On the Seawall
- Punt Volat
- Denver Quarterly
- The Main Street Rag
- Black Fox Literary Magazine
- The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
- Washington Square Review
- Greensboro Review
- Jai Alai Magazine
- Tigertail: A South Florida Poetry Annual
- Exit 7
- The International Literary Quarterly
- Best New Poets 2008
- McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
- The Bitter Oleander
I split my time between the US (Florida, Vermont) and Vietnam (Hanoi).