Maui SDC

Meet our team

We offer you a highly skilled and experienced team all located within the State of Hawaii.

About the team

We are a small, friendly team of Ruby on Rails developers on Maui helping modernize State of Hawaii government systems for over 15 years. We are looking to grow our team.

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    Kawika Kiili

    Kawika has a background in computer engineering with experience in both hardware and software. Early in his career he worked as an architecture validation engineer on a team that helped bring 3GIO, now PCIExpress, to platform. Kawika originally joined the Maui Software Development team at UH Maui College as a software engineer working on an online DHS MedQuest application. He has served as lead product designer and developer for various Native Hawaiian scholarship based programs as well as a technical advisor for various projects on the UH Maui College campus.

    He currently serves as the Director for the Maui Software Development Center leading two projects with the State of Hawaii Social Services Division.

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    Jonathan Park

    Jonathan is a full-stack software engineer with more than 20 years of experience in modern software development in government and private sectors. His goal is to create sustainable software solutions that are user-friendly and meet the needs of clients. He has expertise in both front-end and back-end development, using programming languages such as JavaScript, WebC, Ruby on Rails, and PHP. Jonathan prioritizes software security when developing applications, ensuring that they are not only functional but also secure. Additionally, he has extensive experience in VMWare virtual server management and network configuration.

    Jonathan is passionate about using creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to develop innovative solutions to complex problems in many areas. His technical expertise in software development and hardware management allows him to create efficient, scalable, and reliable software applications. In addition to his technical skills, he enjoys working collaboratively with teams of all sizes and sharing his knowledge and experience with others.

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    Erik Minkel

    Erik joined the Maui Software Development Center team in 2016 to work with Ruby on Rails and perform frontend web development. Having had previous experience from Microsoft-land, he was able to get started immediately by helping to upgrade database systems and implement data retention processes.

    Over the last 15 years, Erik has always pursued his interest in web development. He particularly enjoys working with Ruby on Rails due to the speed it allows developers to make substantial iterative changes. The toolset enables developers to build complex systems quickly and get the software in the hands of its intended users.

    While Erik writes feature-facing code for the web applications for CWS/APS, he also supports the team's tooling and development environments, which span all of their projects, known as developer operations (DevOps). He supports a plethora of technology: docker services, version control, some of the web proxies, as well as any features he's deployed to production applications.

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    Grace Reckers

    Grace started working for the UHMC Software Development Center in 2008 as a Project Support Assistant. She then worked her way up to an Information Technology Technician. Her skills include Ruby on Rails, MS SQL, HTML/CSS, Git, SVN and Data Mapping and Migration. Grace is currently work on 2 web applications and

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    Brooke Luro

    As a junior software engineer, Brooke's interests are centered around building robust and scalable web applications using the Ruby on Rails framework. She is passionate about writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code while keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in the Rails ecosystem. She enjoys collaborating with other developers to design and implement software solutions that meet the needs of end-users. Additionally, Brooke is keen on developing her skills in database management, front-end development, and software testing. Overall, her interests lie in honing her craft as a Rails developer and contributing to innovative software projects.

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    Keith Scott

    Keith Scott joined the Maui SDC Team in January of 2023, and is working as project coordinator on APCS System Build. Keith is based on O’ahu and is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He also holds an MA in Sociology and an MA in Korean Studies from the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam, Korea.

    Keith has previously worked at the Center on the Family and the Social Science Research Institute, where he gained experience in conducting needs assessments and program evaluations on a range of topics, from access to early childhood education for families experiencing homelessness, to climate change education on Maui.

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    Chris Fryer

    Chris brings with him his years of experience as a freelance web designer and developer on Oahu. With a specialization in frontend development, Chris has a passion for creating visually stunning and user-friendly websites that meet the needs of clients and users alike.

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    Ahad Amdani

    Ahad has a BSCS in Computer Science from UTA, as well as an MBA from SMU with a focus on Strategy & Entrepreneurship. He started down the path of software development when he realized he wanted to make his own video games at 8 years old. He even worked on making text-based games on the TI-83+ calculators, and pursued learning how to make websites by viewing source code and messing with HTML in Notepad! PHP4 & C++ in high school, C/C++/Java in college, C# in internships and The Real World, and Ruby on Rails along the way. He makes a special mention to Meteor since he did play with it and finally got over his severe distaste for JavaScript.

    Ahad also has a family-based background in business (wholesale and retail), as well as focusing the early majority of his career in automation and process efficiency. He enjoys lots of aspects of technology, interesting game designs and trying to make an indie video game on his own time.

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