My name is Patrick J. Sparrow, and I’m a Ruby programmer from Rehoboth Beach, DE! I work with startups, web firms, small businesses, and non-profit organizations to deliver practical web applications.

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My Work

Here are some projects I've worked on and clients I've worked with...

Health Fair Connections

HFC is startup using Rails to provide a marketplace and event management system for companies planning employee health fairs and vendors booking booths.


ComScript is a C#.Net application that drives water testing systems via an XML-based programming language. It runs on Windows, Linux, and RaspberryPI.

Washington Monthly

Washington Monthly is political magazine that has been on the web and in print for decades. I helped rebuild their website in WordPress and import thousands of articles from their previous platform.

Find Me


I'm half of a programming/design team that partners with small businesses and startups to create websites and apps!

Ruby for Web Designers

I wrote a book for web designers and front-end developers who want to learn how to code.


I post daily screenshots of Ruby code on Instagram to show new developers how much fun working with Ruby can be!

Shoot me an email and tell me about your project. I'd love to help!


Find me on Twitter at @elegantbrew. Caution: I sometimes tweet about politics, culture, skepticism, beer, Phish, etc.

I'm less active on these platforms, but you can also find me on LinkedIn, Google+, Github, and BitBucket.