Portland, OR · USA
phone: (503) 928-4269 · e-mail: peter@petercowan.com · web: www.petercowan.com

Peter Cowan · Software Developer


I am currently self-employed, working on small projects that satisfy my curiosity. Until recently I was a lead developer at JustGiving, a global, London based company focused on fundraising tools for nonprofits. After 2 years of frequent international travel, and then getting acquired I decided to move on.

I have 15 plus years of experience developing web based applications in Java and Javascript. My main responsibilities have been writing reusable Java libraries to support our web app, web services, command line processes. Recently I have focused more on writing React/Redux/Node.js front end features.


I am looking for a position working within the web development stack in or around downtown Portland. I would prefer an agile oriented development environment, but the aspects I care about most are continuous integration, smaller teams, and short release cycles.


2016 - 2018
London, UK (Remote)
Senior Developer
2000 - 2016
San Francisco, CA
Lead Developer
2005 - 2006
Oakland, CA
Software Consultant
Community Marketing
San Francisco, CA
Software Consultant
Software Consultant
Lead Developer

Other Projects



1994 - 1995
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Studied economics and linguistics
1992-94, 2000-2001
Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA
Studied philosophy, computer science and math