I believe Elliot is secretly a robot. I don’t know how he managed to release all the apps he has, continuously iterate on side projects, be a tireless mentor for anyone who needs one, and ship beautiful code for multiple clients simultaneously. He is a 10x developer, and his passion for building things is infectious. Besides being an absolutely prolific developer, Elliot is a wonderful guy to have around, bounce ideas off of, learn from, and work with.
He truly loves writing code and delivering features that users love. I am in awe of his incredible efficiency and focus. Having worked closely with Elliot on developing the iOS app at Trill, Inc. for the last year has been invaluable for my development skills and personal and professional growth. I’m not sure if I consider him to be a better manager or developer, because he excels at both.
Don’t miss the opportunity to show him a massive project, and watch him break it down and give you an expected completion date far in advance. I was particularly impressed by Elliot’s ability to balance time constraints with project expectations, to consistently meet deadlines while shipping clean and robust code. Oh, and no matter how difficult decisions were in meetings, Elliot made sure everyone left with a smile.
One day, I aspire to be half the leader and skilled developer he is. Elliot earns my highest recommendation, and I truly believe anyone will drastically benefit from working with him.