WordPress Engineering Fellow2019 - PRESENTBootstrap
Technologies: WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Websites, Front-end, MySQL, eCommerce, WordPress
- Integrated with WooCommerce for custom shopping and selling features.
- Led a migration to a new hosting platform.
- Led the effort to update WordPress core and third-party plugins.
- Provided a custom WordPress plugin code for new features.
- Refactored the codebase.
Lead Developer2011 - PRESENTLexBlog Publishing Platform
Technologies: WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Websites, Front-end, CSS, jQuery, PHP, WordPress
- Wrote a WordPress plugin for Bitbucket to allow administrators to store, update, and install themes and plugins from private repositories.
- Wrote a WordPress theme framework using the WordPress Customizer API 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 custom WordPress theme for the Democratic National Party (I am not politically affiliated or biased in any way in my work).
Mailchimp/WordPress Developer2008 - 2011Miscellaneous Freelance Web Development
Technologies: WordPress Plugins, jQuery, CSS, PHP, REST, JSON, APIs, Mailchimp, WordPress
- Wrote a WordPress plugin to integrate with the Mailchimp account of noted science fiction author J. Zachary Pike.
- Wrote a WordPress plugin to allow members of the public to submit avalanche observations to the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center.
- Wrote a custom Shopify theme to allow customers to pick the colors of various wristwatch components.
- Wrote a custom front end for The Foraker Group, the largest non-profit in Alaska, using vanilla CSS and JS.
Infantry Platoon Leader2004 - 2008US Army
- Led infantry patrols in Iskandariyah and Fallujah, Iraq.
- Managed the logistics for a 170-man infantry company deployed from Anchorage, Alaska, to Iraq.