I've developed a skill set varied enough to take any web-based idea from initial concept, to design, and all the way through development to the finished implementation. I'm most comfortable with open source software.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
What I Can Do
Here's an annotated list of software, languages, and so forth that I've used. The battery icons indicate my level of comfort with a particular item.
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Facebook APIs
Skills & Techniques
- Agile Development
- Database Design
- Graphic Design
- LAMP Environments
- Linux Administration
- /Regular Expressions/
- Website Design
- Mac OS X
Where I've Worked
Front End Engineer / Release Engineer
- Redesigned and implemented new release engineering process.
- Fully automated publishing of release assets.
- Automated release emails by using ChangeLog.
- Organized and developed a branching strategy for release and development.
- Redesigned the Grunt project files into a modular structure and more easy to maintain structure.
- Integrated Stash with Jenkins to enforce testing before merging.
- Created automatic release process that is triggered by new commits or merges to the master branch.
- Built and maintain Jenkins build slave.
- Added additional linting rules and code to enforce consistency in the code.
- Oversaw development of new major release of our product.
- The original architecture was of a large, monolithic package which was prone to regressions.
- Chopped the package in many smaller, more focused packages to allow downstream implementers more flexibility with upgrading and feature sets.
- Designed and implemented visual regression tests to improve continuous integration.
- The testing framework is shared, making any updates or the testing framework to be affected immediately in all existing and new modules
- All demos in the documentation are automatically checked for visual regressions.
- Evaluating and integrating additional third party libraries in the shared toolkit.
- Automated patching and tweaking (when necessary) so that all libraries can be used seamlessly with RequireJS.
PiCon Web Design & Marketing
- Developed a web-based commercial employment application designed for the trucking industry, yet generalized enough to be used by any industry.
- Rewrote .NET and Microsoft based websites for use on LAMP servers.
- Lead developer on a project to catalog and digitalize 300,000+ documents from a 19th century scholar.
Full Stack Developer
- Integrating PHP and ejabberd based nodes and their respective database nodes into a custom XMPP-based messaging system.
- Apache Thrift was used to enable direct communication between the PHP and ejabberd nodes.
- ejabbard calls originally queried the database through Thrift calls to PHP. Rewrote to have the ejabberd nodes directly query the PostgreSQL cluster when possible.
- Created syncing algorithm for finding other users on the system.
- Hashing was used for matches instead of unencrypted contact information.
- This was done to protect privacy concerns while still being able to match other users.
- Normalized email and phone numbers to prevent false positives and maximize matches. This was extremely important since all contacts were stored only as hashes.
- Improved and expanded automated testing suite; increased the code coverage and reduced the execution time.
- Handled all server related tasks to support other developers working on the Android and iOS clients.
- Set up Nagios on an AWS instance.
- Installed, configured, and upgrading of servers.
- Built automated server build scripts for use by the rest of the team, decreasing the server-side ramp up time for new app developers.
- Handled overseeing implementing company websites.
Server & Web Developer
- Handled UI design and implemention on several major software revisions.
- Utilized HTML5/CSS3 for maximum compatibility in the future.
- Previous versions were hacked to work on Internet Explorer with a proprietary Active X control.
- Developed RAID-based archival system for compiling video sessions from network connected video recording products.
- System has up to 14TB of storage allowing hundreds of days of recording video to be quickly searched, indexed, and shared.
- Automated backups to the archival unit eases consolation of student videos and prevents the video records from filling up.
- Developed customized customer management and inventory management software.
- Features included allowing automated upgrades to systems out in the field to facilitate up-selling new products and features.
- The system interfaced with copy protection code on the systems to prevent unauthorized cloning.
- Designed a new video package format to allow exchange of data between the company's various products.
- Designed to be easily extendable at future times to allow any type of metadata or otherwise to be added without breaking backwards compatibility.
- Utilized OSS tools for maximum inter-compatibility on different platforms.