Joseph Dykstra


About Me

I am a full-stack software engineer with 5 years of professional experience, and I enjoy working with a friendly team that takes satisfaction in their work.


  • Languages: JavaScript (node.js and browser), HTML, CSS, Mustache, Svelte, SQL Server, ColdFusion (CFML and CF Script), C, Batch, Shell
  • Source Control: Git CLI, Git GUI, GitHub, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment: Travis CI, Circle CI, AppVeyor, Azure Pipelines, custom (cron job + shell script)


T.REX ARMS | 2020 - Present

[I still need to add work experience...]

FACTS SIS | 2015 - 2020

I am currently working for FACTS SIS on the SIS(Student Information System) product. Schools use the SIS for Admissions, Attendance, Communication, Health Info, Gradebooks, Report Cards, Class Scheduling, Staff/Student/Family Info, Transcripts, and more.

I work with a team to fix issues that clients have, and develop new features or new projects for thousands of schools. I ship code regularly, and I enjoy helping my fellow team members.

  • I created an internal tool to greatly shorten the amount of time it takes to convert customer data from a particular SIS into our SIS. I estimate that this saved over 100 of man-hours of work for the conversion team since its inception two years ago.
  • I created a test suite that would batch-scan schools, and would quickly verify that our cloud migration was working as intended. I estimate that without this tool, the same testing would have cost over 50 man-hours of highly repetitive work.
  • I have been the primary maintainer of multiple "Integrations", which is a source of recurring income for our company.
    • Many of the integrations use REST APIs to sync school data with 3rd party school-related software, such as Learning Management Systems. One such system that I maintain, is a partial OneRoster API provider implementation.
  • I have created a mailing-label system so schools can print Mail Labels, ID Cards, barcodes, and more onto standard Avery label sheets.
  • I track down, and solve a variety of issues. E.g. invalid client data, security issues, optimizing slow database queries, etc.
  • I'm the primary maintainer for a system that builds SQL queries for data stored in 50+ tables. The user selects data fields, filters, and sorting options, and the system exports a spreadsheet of the selected data.

Personal Projects | 2009 - Present

Github Repositories - NPM modules

  • I wrote Tab Emitter, which provides a node.js-like Event Emitter object in the browser to emit events between multiple same-origin tabs
  • I wrote Comics RSS, which serves RSS feeds for over 500 comic strips, which are generated by my automated script that scrapes gocomics.com
  • I helped write Just Login, an email-based authentication library for node.js servers
  • I have created hundreds of pull requests on Github to various open source projects
  • I have written and I maintain over 50 JavaScript modules for node.js
  • I wrote Snake, Tetris, and an 8-Queens Solver in C