Mikael Kessler

Mikael Kessler

Charlotte, United States
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Mikael Kessler

Mikael Kessler

Charlotte, United States
Member since October 14, 2013
Mikael is a detail-oriented front-end engineer that uses technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery to deliver high quality, standard-compliant builds. He has extensive experience and proficiency with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, and Heroku, among other server-side technologies and app deployment platforms.
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Portfolio
  • TeamSnap
    PHP, WordPress, jQuery, Bootstrap, Sass, PHPUnit, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, GitHub
  • Oracle
    HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, GitHub, Subversion...
  • Atlanta International Soccer Fest
    WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Social Network APIs
Experience
  • CSS, 5 years
  • HTML, 5 years
  • Social APIs, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD), 4 years
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 3 years
  • WordPress, 2 years
Charlotte, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Mac OS X, TextMate, Git, SVN
The most amazing...
...thing I've done is working with some of the world's most recognizable brands to develop front-ends that bring their creative visions to life.
Employment
  • Full Stack Developer
    TeamSnap
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Served as the lead developer for an enterprise WordPress plugin.
    • Maintained and extended our plugin, offering development in PHP.
    • Extended vendor plugins to work seamlessly with our solutions.
    • Integrated the core TeamSnap product offering with our WordPress plugin via internal APIs.
    • Troubleshot client issues.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, jQuery, Bootstrap, Sass, PHPUnit, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, GitHub
  • Senior User Interface Engineer
    Oracle
    2011 - 2015
    • Developed custom applications using Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MySQL.
    • Developed valid, cross-browser style sheets and layouts.
    • Worked closely with back-end engineers to co-develop Ruby on Rails applications.
    • Provided ongoing maintenance work to platform and custom builds in production.
    • Implemented clients’ brand standards and style guides within Oracle's SRM platform.
    • Utilized version control to safely and quickly develop applications as a team.
    • Efficiently managed time to provide the fastest possible turnarounds on development.
    • Assisted in project scoping to ensure proper time and budget projection.
    • Troubleshot client and product issues to resolve bugs and defects.
    • Trained and assisted clients on the Oracle SRM platform.
    • Cleaned up and refactored code when applicable.
    Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, GitHub, Subversion, Social Network APIs
  • Web Developer
    Atlanta International Soccer Fest
    2010 - 2013
    • Designed the event website.
    • Developed a custom WordPress child theme.
    • Enriched the social media experience.
    • Improved SEO.
    • Developed custom Facebook applications.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Social Network APIs
  • Strategic Services Analyst
    Vitrue, Inc.
    2011 - 2011
    • Implemented enterprise clients’ social media initiatives.
    • Developed enterprise clients’ Facebook tabs using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Analyzed social media campaigns for enterprise clients.
    • Provided monthly analytics reports to clients.
    • Trained clients on new and existing functionality of Vitrue’s SRM platform.
    Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Social Network APIs
Experience
Skills
  • Languages
    CSS, CSS3, HTML, JavaScript, SASS, HTML5, SCSS, PHP, SQL, Ruby
  • Libraries/APIs
    Facebook SDK, Facebook API, jQuery, Social APIs, YouTube API, Twitter API, Google API, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, Instagram API
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap, WordPress Multisite, ZURB Foundation
  • Tools
    Adobe Photoshop, TextMate, Subversion, Git, Terminal, ITerm, GitHub
  • Paradigms
    Clean Code, Responsive Web Design (RWD), DRY, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Unobtrusive JavaScript, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Mac OS X, Windows
  • Misc
    AJAX, SaaS, SEM
  • Storage
    JSON, MySQL, SQLite
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications
    The University of Georgia - Athens, GA
    2004 - 2009
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