Dustin Ginther, Developer in Kernersville, NC, United States
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Dustin Ginther

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Drupal Themes Developer

Location
Kernersville, NC, United States
Toptal Member Since
June 12, 2020

Dustin is a professional problem solver who brings together a wide breadth of experiences and executable knowledge. More often than not, this manifests in planning and building web-based applications using PHP frameworks like Drupal and WordPress. The prospect of continuing to work on new and exciting challenges is the reason Dustin freelances. He loves working with newer startups and companies branching into new endeavors.

Portfolio

GlynnDevins
Confluence, Jira, Kubernetes, Sass, MAMP, Composer, Git, JavaScript, Drupal 8...
Frogman Interactive
Composer, Git, JavaScript, Sass, HTML5, PHP, Drupal

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Windows, MacOS, Microsoft 365, Microsoft, Adobe Creative Suite, Slack, Drupal, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MAMP

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a full product suite based around a hub CMS that communicates to the various audiences and touchpoints that retirement communities have.

Work Experience

Lead Back-end Developer

2017 - 2020
GlynnDevins
  • Developed products attached to a central CMS hub for the senior living market. Products included digital signage, sales kiosk, a depositor and waitlist portal, and finishing selections assistant.
  • Worked in an agile environment with daily standups and feature and bug tracking within Jira.
  • Worked with teams of other disciplines to streamline deployment and support processes.
Technologies: Confluence, Jira, Kubernetes, Sass, MAMP, Composer, Git, JavaScript, Drupal 8, Drupal 7, PHP

Application Developer

2014 - 2017
Frogman Interactive
  • Moved through the ranks, starting as a support specialist and then into a lead developer role for client websites.
  • Took over as a sole application developer for a custom CMS specific to the senior living market that allowed them to communicate with their audiences via various touchpoints. These included touchscreen kiosks, resident portals, and websites.
  • Overhauled consultation and development processes leading to faster turnarounds and more satisfied clients.
  • Led the initiative to document all processes for consistent implementation and painless onboarding.
  • Oversaw deployments, training of clients, and server maintenance.
Technologies: Composer, Git, JavaScript, Sass, HTML5, PHP, Drupal

Finishings Selection Assistant

A Drupal 8 based application that allows new residents of communities to choose from materials and finishes for their new homes before they are built, including cabinets, flooring, counters, and plumbing fixtures. In its current state, the move-in coordinators of the community can record the selections, tally upgrade costs, print an itemized contract, and pass the information to the builders.
I was responsible for every aspect of the application including interface design, front and back-end development, deployment, and training.

Digital Signage

An application making use of Drupal 7, RethinkDB, and React to publish slides for events, announcements, and resident services. I was responsible for setting up and preparing the data sets to be sent to the RethinkDB and ultimately the React implementation of the application.

Communications Portal Suite

A Drupal 7 based application that presented content to registered users based on their relationship to the retirement community it was built for. This could be residents, family members, staff, or people on the waitlist. For v1, I was responsible for every aspect of development and deployment. For v2, I refactored how data was queried and aggregated as well as the incorporation of third-party APIs.

Custom CMS

An abstracted Drupal 7 CMS that focused client administrators on the things that were relevant to them. This hub allowed for a single point of entry to go out to various touchpoints and audiences. I picked up this project about halfway through its initial development and took over all aspects from there.

Auditing Platform for Disbursment of Government Funds

A Drupal-based application for auditing and processing requests for federal funds at a per-state level. I came into the project after it had begun and immediately assisted in the refactoring of existing code to be more efficient and DRY. After refactoring, I developed many features to assist in data management and auditing process. I have since moved into a consultative role for the project.

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, Drupal Modules

Tools

Drush, MAMP, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe CC, Adobe Photoshop, Git, Adobe Premiere Pro, Slack, Adobe Creative Suite, Composer, Jira, Confluence

Languages

Sass, CSS3, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5

Paradigms

Functional Programming, Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), DRY

Platforms

Drupal 7, Drupal, Drupal 8, LAMP, WordPress, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Microsoft, MacOS, Windows, Linux, Kubernetes

Frameworks

Laravel

Storage

LAMP Server, MySQL

Other

Drupal Themes, Back-end, SSH, Front-end, Microsoft 365, Drupal Theming

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