Lost Coast Dev

Software and Web Development


When we talk about “The Stack,” we no longer talk about operating systems, specific web servers, backend programming languages, or databases. The JAMstack is not about specific technologies. It’s a new way of building websites and apps that delivers better performance, higher security, lower cost of scaling, and a better developer experience.


Get an all-in-one workflow that combines global deployment, continuous integration, and HTTPS. And that’s just the beginning.


Blazing-fast static site generator for React.

Lost Coast Dev

I am Ed Ward. I moved up here to the Lost Coast from San Francisco in March of 2016.
I enjoy the majesty of the Redwood forests and the splendor of the rugged Northern California coast.

Some Web Development Projects

Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) is a multi-faceted research institute created by the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to translate scientific discoveries into solutions for better health.

  • Clinical Studies Directory: The public Clinical Trials and Studies Directory features more than 500 trials at USC in English, Spanish, and Chinese. The site information is updated daily and currently integrates data feeds from ClinicalTrials.gov and the USC True2 and IRB databases.
  • Scholarly Project Mentor Gadget: The scholarly project mentor gadget allows medical students to search for suitable mentors among USC faculty for mentoring them in their research projects. Faculty at USC can also indicate their availability as a research project mentor via Profiles.
  • Trial Promoter: This tool automates the dissemination of user-friendly social media messages about clinical research. We have developed and published a first version of the tool and plan the development of additional features and research.
  • USC Health Sciences Profiles: USC Health Sciences Profiles is an expertise discovery and research networking tool based on the Profiles software originally developed by Harvard University.
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC - Medical Faculty API: Support for the Faculty Affairs and the communications team at Keck School of Medicine of USC.
  • Research Resource Finder: The Research Resource Finder website is designed to help researchers and external partners easily find shared research resources at USC.

    Personal Projects

  • StreamShoot: StreamShoot is a service that will automatically upload your videos; properly encode them for streaming and load them onto a CDN for access to a variety of streaming services.


These are some of my favorite languages and technologies.


A JavaScript library for building user interfaces.


Ruby Programming Language and Ruby on Rails Web Application Framework.


Docker is the company driving the container movement and the only container platform provider to address every application across the hybrid cloud.


Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively.

WordPress API

The WordPress REST API provides API endpoints for WordPress data types that allow developers to interact with sites remotely by sending and receiving JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) objects.


Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. The Node.js package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

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