Principal2008 - PRESENTLo9on, Inc.
- Co-produced one of the first paid subscription-based martial arts learning programs with an international reach using PHP and MySQL. The custom payment processor and the ActionScript-based media player were hosted on a leased dedicated server.
- Migrated the online learning program to Muvi's OTT video streaming platform using a custom theme based on Angular and Smarty. An improved video search functionality was developed using a home-brewed API powered by Manticore Search.
- Provided collateral media services using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, 3D Studio Max, and AutoCAD.
- Allied with dozens of local governments and special districts in Northern California as a webmaster, designing and maintaining websites, providing technical support and staff training, and auditing for regulatory compliance and ADA accessibility.
- Utilized early, emerging technologies, such as Macromedia Flash and ActionScript, CSS, and rich media such as QuickTime video to deliver cutting-edge web solutions for clients.
- Authored a user's guide for the MODX Evolution CMS.
- Worked in cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, designing short forms, brochures, packaging, and creating corporate and product websites. Notable clients were Worldwide Cosmetics, American Int'l, Lee Pharmaceuticals, and Jessica.
Full-stack Developer1999 - PRESENTRauch Communication Consultants
Technologies: WordPress, Section 508 Compliance, WCAG 2, PHP, ES5, ECMAScript (ES6), Sass, CSS, HTML5, Node.js, Apache, Bash Script, DNS, MODx, Git, Vue.js, React, Webpack, Google Maps API, Azure, WordPress Management, WordPress Page Builder, XD to WordPress, Responsive, WordPress Theme Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Development, Websites Compliance, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Elementor, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, WP-CLI
- Communicated directly with the client and district staff on matters involving technical support, website administration, and editorial updates and training.
- Audited district websites for state and federal regulatory compliance, including Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 level AA minimum standards for accessibility. I generated reports to the outline scope and identified violations and remediation.
- Provided high availability to clients to ensure responsiveness on urgent matters, such as website issues and emergency postings.
- Created a boilerplate WordPress theme structure using Webpack and Composer that aligned with Rauch's business and coding standards to help minimize the time and expense of building new websites.
- Designed and coded custom plugins, such as a board agenda management tool and a document manager, to provide district staff with a better, more robust editorial experience within WordPress.
- Authored and embedded custom maps with district boundary overlay, using KML and Google Maps API.
- Integrated custom weather and rainfall charts with CSV and JSON from balance hydrologic and NOAA, using their respective APIs into Chart.js for presentation.
- Provided ancillary SEO and keyword analysis to help make it easier for constituents to find important pages and postings on Google and other mainstream search engines.
- Assumed a role of high trust by managing all website and related infrastructure credentials, including website hosting, backup services, and domain management.
Silverstripe Developer2021 - 2022Dioscuri Limited (Toptal Client)
- Assisted with developing a commercial dealer webpage to search by location using Google Maps API and Geocoding API for proximity search.
- Created a PHP script based on TCPDF/FPDI that aggregates product families, groups, and items into a dealer price list generated as a downloadable PDF.
- Assisted with creating and modifying various Silverstripe modules for back-end editorial work.
- Refactored a product's CSV import script based on Silverstripe's CsvBulkLoader, adding custom reporting via email, automated database backup, and recovery in the event of job failure, concurrency protection, and various optimizations.
Senior WordPress Developer2021 - 2021Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty (via Toptal)
- Assisted with implementing a custom search context that distributes search results to different post templates and created the "load more" functionality as a substitute for paginated search results.
- Assisted with implementing a theme-based currency converter.
- Helped produce an improved UI for a property search bar.
Junior Engineer1990 - 1994ITT Gilfillan
Technologies: Microwave Systems Research and Design
- Assisted and contributed to the research and development of radar systems for civil and air defense under the supervision of senior-level engineers.
- Gained hands-on experience working with radio-frequency components, antennas, and waveguides.
- Contributed to hardware and software design of microcontrollers, programmable logic arrays, and embedded systems.