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Scott Fennell

Scott Fennell

Anchorage, AK, United States
Member since January 26, 2017
Scott is the author of hundreds of WordPress themes and plugins. He specializes in third-party API integrations such as Twitter, MailChimp, CloudFlare, WP-API, BitBucket and Ecwid, just to name a few. He's also active as a technology writer, having been published on A List Apart and CSS-Tricks many times.
Scott is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • PHP, 8 years
  • WordPress Themes, 7 years
  • WordPress, 7 years
  • WordPress Plugins, 6 years
  • MailChimp API, 5 years
  • MailChimp, 5 years
  • WordPress API, 4 years
Anchorage, AK, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Sublime Text, GitHub, WP Engine, MBP, WordPress
The most amazing...
...WordPress plugin I've built is a deployment tool to allow admins to store, install, and update WordPress themes and plugins from BitBucket repos.
Employment
  • Web Application Developer
    Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to support a contest wherein children log their exercise and diet activity over the course of several weeks, in order to qualify for prizes.
    • Developed a CSV import/export module for context administrators to handle contest data.
    • Provided a custom-built calendar UI for users to navigate through the contest.
    • Provided custom UI's for common WordPress actions like registering, logging in/out, updating profile data, and posting data.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, CSS, MailChimp, Mandrill
  • WordPress Engineer
    Friends of the CNFAIC
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to allow members of the public to submit avalanche observations to the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center.
    • Provided a Google Maps API integration so the members of the public could easily pinpoint their avalanche observations.
    • Provided a jQuery/jQueryUI integration for a rich web experience when submitting and browsing data, such as a datetime picker, sortable tables, AJAX file uploads, autocomplete search, and tabbed panels.
    • Employed anti-spam measures to keep submissions free of spam, but without requiring a captcha.
    • Employed an email delivery system to alert staff members of new public submissions.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, CSS, jQuery, jQueryUI, Google Maps
  • Developer / Lead Developer
    LexBlog
    2011 - PRESENT
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin for Bitbucket to allow administrators to store, update, and install themes and plugins from private repositories.
    • Using the WordPress Customizer API, wrote a WordPress theme framework that powers hundreds of vastly different designs from a single theme folder.
    • Wrote a MailChimp plugin for WordPress to allow admins to browse subscriber and campaign data from their WordPress dashboard.
    • Wrote hundreds of responsive WordPress child themes for the largest law firms in the world.
    • Established a unit-testing procedure for agencies to use when deploying WordPress plugins.
    • Wrote a CloudFlare plugin for WordPress to allow site administrators to quickly empty their CloudFlare cache, or enter development mode, from a single AJAX-y click in the WordPress admin toolbar.
    • Wrote an Intercom plugin for WordPress to allow agencies to easily monitor admin actions such as abandoned drafts, repetitive actions, and other scenarios that merit client outreach.
    • Wrote a Twitter plugin for WordPress to provide a "latest tweets" widget with a variety of customizations.
    • Incorporated deep knowledge of the WP Engine platform, in order to provide value-adds like a live/staging link in the WordPress admin bar.
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin for Bitbucket to allow administrators to store, update, and install themes and plugins from private repositories.
    • Mentored two junior developers.
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to listen for submissions to Contact Form 7, and in turn create a new contact/task in the Clio.com account for clients.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, CSS
  • MailChimp/WordPress Developer
    J. Zachary Pike
    2017 - 2017
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to integrate with the MailChimp account of noted science fiction author, J. Zachary Pike.
    • Provided a settings page in the WordPress dashboard for specifying account parameters like API key and list ID.
    • Provided a campaign landing page filter, for automatically adding or removing subscribers to various MailChimp interests, depending on plugin configuration.
    Technologies: WordPress, MailChimp, API, JSON, REST, PHP
Experience
Skills
  • Languages
    PHP, HTML, CSS, HTML/CSS, JavaScript 6, HTML5, JavaScript, SQL, PHP 5, PHP 7, CSS4, SCSS, Sass, Core PHP
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery DataTables, jQuery Validation, jQuery Plugins, jQuery CDN, Intercom API, MailChimp API, jQuery UI, Twitter API, HTML5 APIs, Google Maps API, Google Maps, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, WordPress API, jQuery Easing
  • Tools
    MailChimp, phpMyAdmin, Git flow, GitLab, GitHub, Git, CloudFlare, Timepicker, Typekit, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop 2014, Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS6, Gimp, Adobe, Cron, BitBucket, MAMP, Sketch, Sublime Text 2, Terminal, Sublime Text, Sublime Text 3, Cyberduck, Postman, Adobe Photoshop, Divi Builder 3
  • Paradigms
    Testing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD), On-page SEO, Agile Software Development, Agile, Class-based OOP, Web Design, SMACSS
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Web
  • Other
    APIs, Blogs, Apps, Icon Fonts, Taxonomy, Widgets, Autocomplete, WPEngine, Forms, Web Programming, FontAwesome, Debugging, Dynamic Websites, Website Migration, Website Setup, Website CMS, Websites, Blog Posting, Blog Development, Blogging, Web App Deployment, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, WordPress eCommerce, eCommerce Development, Theme Customization, Theme Development, UI Plugins, Atlassian Plugins, Plugin Development, Plugins, HTML UI, HTML to WordPress, Intercom, PSD to Mailchimp, PSD to HTML, PSD to WordPress, Google Custom Search, Search, eCommerce Platforms, Git Forks, SFTP, FTP, UI Testing, Writing, Mentorship, Teaching, Git GUI, Training, Performance Analysis, Education, Sauce Labs, WPMU DEV, AJAX, Web Performance, Performance, Rich Internet Applications, WordPress Design, Web App Testing, Blog Design, Icon Sets, @font-face, Typefaces, Layout, Macbook, Performance Optimization, Layout Conversion, Data
  • Frameworks
    PHPUnit, Divi, JavaScript Core
  • Storage
    MySQLi, MySQL, SQL Performance, Database Performance, Web Forms
Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy
    University of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah
    2000 - 2004
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