John LaPointe, API Integration Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
John LaPointe

API Integration Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Member since January 9, 2020
John has been working as a web developer for 20 years. His expertise includes HTML and CSS template development, responsive frameworks such as Zurb Foundation and Twitter Bootstrap, PHP and MySQL applications, and custom WordPress theme development.
John is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Mark Anthony Group
    JavaScript, APIs, Hugo, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 4, jQuery, Instagram, Animation
  • Dominet Web Services
    WooCommerce, ZURB Foundation, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, Bootstrap...

Experience

Location

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

HTML, ZURB Foundation, Bootstrap, WordPress

The most amazing...

...project I've developed was a solution builder application for a phone company that allowed customers to select phones and plans before making purchases.

Employment

  • Web Developer

    2020 - 2021
    Mark Anthony Group
    • Redeveloped the White Claw website, and developed new international variations for the White Claw family of websites: https://www.whiteclaw.com.
    • Performed time-sensitive updates for all websites when required, including White Claw, Mike's Hard, Bearface Whiskey, Glendalough Whiskey, Free Earth Tea, and Cactus Jack.
    • Launched new brands including Freed Earth Tea www.freedearthtea.com) and Mike's Lemonade Seltzer (www.mikeshardseltzer.com).
    Technologies: JavaScript, APIs, Hugo, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 4, jQuery, Instagram, Animation
  • Contract Web Developer

    2004 - 2021
    Dominet Web Services
    • Developed and managed consumer websites for the Mark Anthony Group for more than a year, including brands like White Claw, Mike's Hard, and Bearface Whisky.
    • Developed a theme for the Festival of Authors event in Toronto for 2020 (festivalofauthors.ca). The work included advanced integration with the Tessitura Network event/resource management CRM, including custom login sessions and registrations.
    • Developed a resources manager, FAQ manager, photo galleries, video galleries, and online courses with quizzes and audio files for www.thechidon.com.
    • Developed a system for showing graduates of the Artizo Institute on a Google Map with pictures for icons and a custom pop-up info window at www.artizo.org/clergy-map.
    • Developed a new responsive WordPress website specializing in identity theft awareness and prevention called Identity First (www.identityfirst.ca.) The tasks included creating a custom MemberPress integration with an API.
    • Developed an advanced API-based prize order form using WooCommerce for NSA Canada (www.nsacanada.ca ) that created one big order form with two different pricing schemes and a credit system.
    • Worked onsite as the lead developer for four months developing new websites for the Rogers Communications’ Cityfone line of websites, including www.cityfone.net and www.simplyconnect.ca.
    • Developed a membership registry for interior designers of British Columbia. The work involved programming a form used to import members from a CSV file, member pages, and a search page that allowed searching for members by category, name, and more.
    Technologies: WooCommerce, ZURB Foundation, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, Bootstrap, CSS, HTML, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Experience

  • Mark Anthony Brand Websites

    Developed new websites for popular international alcohol brands such as White Claw, Mike's Hard Lemonade, and Bearface Whiskey. The websites included all the international websites for White Claw (www.whiteclaw.com), Bearface Whiskey (www.bearfacewhisky.com), Mike's Hard Lemonade (www.mikeshard.com), Cayman Jack (www.caymanjack.com), Glendalough Whiskey (us.glendaloughdistillery.com), Freed Earth Tea (www.freedearthtea.com), and Mike's Lemonade Seltzer (/www.mikeshardseltzer.com.)

  • Toronto International Festival of Authors
    https://festivalofauthors.ca

    Developed a starter theme in Bootstrap 4 with a foundation for building a huge event management web application using the Tessitura Network API. I integrated logins, password resets, account creations, and event registrations into WordPress.

  • Maximizer CRM
    https://www.maximizer.com/

    Worked on a 3-month contract to redevelop and simplify a 1,000+ page WordPress website for Vancouver-based Maximizer CRM. The tasks involved creating a new Bootstrap 4 theme based on a new design, setting up the site to use the WP Bakery visual editor and redoing all the pages to work with it, reorganizing the content and assets, removing the obsolete Blade templating engine from the core, and recreating all their sale and lead pages using Gravity Forms, various APIs, and custom functions.

  • Cityfone
    https://www.cityfone.net/

    Worked onsite as the lead developer for four months developing new websites for the Rogers Communications’ Cityfone line of websites, including www.cityfone.net and www.simplyconnect.ca.
    My duties involved front-end development using Bootstrap 4 for converting design files to responsive templates and employing jQuery at an advanced level. I also completed the back-end development using PHP, Ajax, an Oracle database, and the ExpressionEngine CMS. I created a very advanced 1-page app that allowed visitors to select phone plans and up to two different devices while fetching pricing deals and bonus offers from the database. The result can be seen at www.cityfone.net/solution_builder.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, CSS3, Hugo
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Bootstrap 3, ZURB Foundation
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, Oracle
  • Other

    WordPress Themes, API Integration, Gravity Forms, MemberPress, SEO Tools, WordPress Plugins, APIs, Expression Engine, Bootstrap 4, Instagram, Animation
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, Salesforce API
  • Tools

    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Figma

Education

  • Diploma in Web Development
    1998 - 1999
    Praxis Training Institute - Ottawa, Canada
  • Diploma in Multimedia Learning Technology
    1995 - 1997
    New Brunswick Community College - Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science
    1990 - 1994
    University of New Brunswick - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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