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Kentaro Rose

Kentaro Rose

Pearl City, HI, United States
Member since June 16, 2013
Kentaro is a developer who specializes in web development. He has helped develop and maintain sites for various companies including Kaiser Permanente, HPMG, IFAW, and more. He develops with quality and user in mind--that is, code quality and performance for the back-end and a great user experience on the front-end.
Kentaro is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • HTML, 10 years
  • PHP, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • WordPress, 6 years
  • WordPress API, 6 years
  • WordPress Plugins, 6 years
  • CSS3, 3 years
  • Angular, 1 year
Pearl City, HI, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Flexible
The most amazing...
...thing I've developed is Virtual Tour kiosk for showcasing the history and models of various props.
Employment
  • Developer
    2010 - PRESENT
    Hyperspective
    • Successfully deployed numerous sites for various clients.
    • Assisted clients in various tech support and/or needs and improvements for their sites.
    • Helped assess and improve various procedures and workflows regarding software development in the company.
    • Created in-house tools for other departments to improve their workflows.
    • Managed internal documentation for company learning and resources.
    • Implemented multiple kiosks for museum exhibits using Unity.
    • Created an AR application for company showcase.
    Technologies: Apache, Nginx, WordPress, Drupal, Unity, Unreal Engine
  • Web Developer
    2015 - 2016
    Digital Mediums
    • Helped develop various sites.
    • Acted as an on-call developer for emergency issues with sites.
    • Improved performance for one of the client's high-traffic sites.
    • Implemented a code generation tool using AngularJS for easy management of a data-heavy site.
    • Successfully ported a Drupal site with custom code to WordPress with a custom plugin.
    Technologies: WordPress, Custom CMS
  • Web Developer
    2012 - 2013
    Grid, LLC
    • Helped develop various client sites from plugins to theme and site implementation.
    • Improved mobile performance and functionality for a desktop-centered website.
    • Created an internal tool that takes a formatted CSV to automatically create projects and tasks in GitHub using their API.
    • Implemented a website for a financial institute to meet their needs.
    • Assisted emergency company needs by implementing a last minute site with a few days' turnaround.
    Technologies: WordPress, Git, Web servers
  • Developer
    2009 - 2010
    Aimiyo, Ltd.
    • Managed various (50+) WordPress sites, including maintenance, updates, and bug fixes as well as feature implementation.
    • Worked on the SEO for various WordPress sites.
    • Translated various WordPress sites from English to Japanese.
    • Created tools/web services for selling medical goods to customers.
    • Implemented various sites using Joomla and Drupal with custom features.
    Technologies: WordPress
Experience
  • Caldera House (Development)
    https://calderahouse.com

    Developed the company's re-branded single-page website. The front-end was built to provide a great mobile and desktop experience for users. The back-end was built with a custom page builder to allow the client to make edits and changes to the website in a user-friendly way.

  • Tabora Gallery (Development)
    http://taboragallery.com

    My role: This site was a challenge due to its unique design and user interface. The theme implementation required direct calls and implementation of WooCommerce API as the design did not work nicely with the API.

    Overall, the site was a success, allowing users to view the artists' works as well as purchase paintings directly from the website.

  • Hawaii Tours (Development)
    https://www.hawaiitours.com/

    A tour website for planning and reserving different Hawaii activities.

    My role: mobile layout fixes, bug fixes.

  • Stout Street Social Website (Development)
    http://www.stoutstsocial.com/

    An eatery in Denver, Colorado

    My role: Fixed various mobile issues with the site as well as implementing new features with the menu.

  • Electricate.com (Development)
    http://www.electricrate.com/

    Research, enroll in, and compare electric and/or gas plans for homes and businesses.

    My role: The good folks at electricrate.com asked me to do various fixes and improvements on their site. The changes I've made allowed for smoother purchases from customers, improved UX, site optimizations, and other improvements

  • Brides Choice Hawaii (Development)

    A bridal magazine that brings bridal and wedding information to customers.

    My role: theme fixes, bug fixes, and feature implementation

  • Pacific Island Financial (Development)
    http://www.pacificislandfinancial.com/

    A finance firm specializing in finance for businesses.

    My role: Implemented the site and added all the content, working with client to launch the site successfully.

  • Diagnostic Laboratory Services (Development)
    https://dlslab.com/

    A medical testing laboratory.

    My role: bug fixes and feature implementation.

  • Fit Body Clothing (Development)
    http://www.fitbodyclothing.com/

    A sportswear shop.

    My role: theme implementation, bug fixes, and feature implementations

  • Stingrey Classic (Development)

    A bodybuilding and physique organization.

    My role: website changes and theme fixes.

Skills
  • Languages
    HTML, JavaScript, CSS3, CSS, PHP, C#.NET, Lua, Java, Python, C
  • Frameworks
    Unity, Slim, Laravel, Angular, Unreal Engine
  • Libraries/APIs
    Node.js, jQuery UI, jQuery, WordPress API, Backbone.js
  • Tools
    GameMaker Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Git, Subversion (SVN)
  • Platforms
    WordPress
  • Storage
    MySQL, IBM - DB2, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
  • Other
    Firefox Extensions, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, PSD to WordPress, AJAX, CSS3 Animation, HTML to WordPress, Chrome Extensions
  • Paradigms
    Functional Programming, Agile, Test-driven Development (TDD)
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