2855 Ash Street SW, GA 30008, Marietta (US), Georgia

About

Innovative, solutions-driven web and application developer with degrees in both Information Systems and Computer Programming combined with years of experience in modular and object-oriented programming. Well-versed in all phases of the software development lifecycle, project management, and with a focus on Agile/Scrum development practices. Proven success engineering customized solutions for improving business processes, operations, and profitability. Strongly passionate about programming and technology with a focus on forward-facing and cutting-edge technologies, languages, and methods for software development.

Experience

White Sunrise

March 2017 - Present
Full Stack Software Developer

Develop software web applications from end-to-end. Plan and implement all phases of the SDLC including project management, client contact and meetings, and development. Implemented languages anfd software include PHP, Laravel 5.2-5.4, Magento, JavaScript, Jquery, Vue.JS, Symfony Framework libraries, AWS, and various HTML/CSS frameworks including Bootstrap.

  • TRPZ – A web application built for booking and planning trips worldwide. Includes payments, receipts, admin and user accounts, admin area and authorize.net integration.
  • Respondable – A still in production web application built using laravel and AdminLTE Bootstrap. This application is best described as a training and billing application with a full corporate and client side administration area to track billing, create recurring billing payment plans, manage client and administrative accounts, manage financial information, and separation of admin levels between corporate, financial, system administration, and client concerns. This is application was developed from scratch using Laravel 5.3, with custom Laravel packages for user permissions and roles and for payment gateways using Authorize.Net SDK API. This application is still under development, but screenshots and sample code can be supplied.
  • C4Belts – a Magento 1.9 based website for buying and creating custom belts. My role was primarily maintenance and cleaning up the ui / checkout process for this application.
  • Magento maintenance for various applications.

Springbot

March 2016 - January 2017
PHP Developer / Software Engineer

Define and implement standards for integration with popular CMSs such as Magento, Magento2, Shopify, and BigCommerce using custom applications and plug-ins written in PHP and Ruby. Define API architecture and endpoints for use by the main Ruby application to integrate seamlessly with customers’ online stores to better define customer base and segmentation, build customer email lists and create custom emails for those lists. Tracking for views, adds, and abandoned carts using custom javascript and CMS plugins. Respond to customer install and other issues in a timely and responsive manner. Work with Coaching, Sales, and other Departments to craft custom and detailed solution to business goals. Creating and developing custom listeners/observers for all plugin frameworks including Magento, Shopify, and BigCommerce. Update and manage WordPress site (http://www.springbot.com) using custom theme, version control, and WPEngine for deployment and staging servers.

SouthComm Inc.

April 2013 - January 2016
Web Developer

Create and customize online print packages, event sites, and web-based applications and tools using advanced development and coding techniques as well as the latest software, plugins, libraries, and frameworks to create unique, scalable, and manageable solutions that will last into the future. Manage all phases of application planning, development, and design - including thorough coding, prototyping, testing, integration and deployment. Manage help desk and ticketing system to quickly resolve client and customer issues as well as create new opportunities for marketing and editorial.

  • Medical News Website Conversion: Converted medical news oriented publication sites built in a custom CMS to bring them onto our in-house servers. Rebuilt them using Drupal7. Saved the company $2,400/month – totaling $21,600 in 2014.
  • OMGSurvey.com: Created a custom PHP website/application for creating surveys, normalizing and viewing that data, exporting reports, and embedding those surveys into websites with custom html, styling, and branding.
  • AdProof Internal Site: Transferred an externally hosted and maintained Ad Proofing application to in-house servers. Saved the company $300/month – totaling $900 in 2014
  • Editorial Reservation System: Created an Editorial Reservation System for booking articles in newspapers. Built using Laravel and Foundation frameworks. Added lots of functionality over the previously used system, including the ability to book issues into the future, advanced reporting features, charts, graphs, analytic data, and exports built using the amCharts JavaScript library. Saved the company $800/month for the foreseeable future.
  • Event Site Creation: Created custom built event sites including Bacon and Bourbon Festival, Crafts and Drafts, Sugar Rush, Iron Fork, Nashville Movies in the Park, Margarita Wars / Margarita Festival, Sounds like Summer, and Fitness Crawl (each of which is used by 2-5 cities/publications). The last of which has a custom built admin system for scheduling classes, managing user registrations, and viewing/exporting registrations lists for specific locations. I am currently rebuilding this system using Laravel and Foundation to make a more robust system that will include User Accounts, Client Accounts specifically for businesses offering classes, Publication Accounts for the magazines that are offering this service to vendors, and many other new features.
  • 'Best Of' Online Print Packages: Rebuilt yearly Best of… survey and results layouts, templates, styles, and functionality for Creative Loafing Atlanta, Creative Loafing Charlotte, the Pitch in Kansas City, Nashville Scene, and LEO Weekly in Louisville KY. These updates include ease-of-use, huge improvements to layout to modernize them and make them more unique and interesting for users.

Freelance - Professional Photographic Resources (PPR Inc.)

January 2014 - January 2016
Consultant, Analyst, Full Stack Developer

Built a new website using Wordpress and custom written modules. Brought this company’s online presence into the 21st century with a modern, clean, responsive layout. Exceeded the customer’s expectations with a Wordpress site that they can now maintain themselves. Optimized SEO, increased customer downloads of software by 20% within the first month, and decreased phone calls and inquiries from customers who were not able to find information on their previous site. Added a services/products management system to showcase their services, prices, and information which did not exist on their previous site. Added a blog for the clients to share information with customers and social media, as well as integration with social networks through sharing and following buttons. Added a virtual tour of their store using Google Maps API, as well as a Google map for their store, including directions using Google maps. Built a Wiki for the company for tutorials, references, and how-tos related to Wordpress maintenance. Created a secure password site to store all their account information because they were extremely unorganized before. Optimized SEO, including creating them a Google+ business presence with enhanced sidebar information in Google searches. Created Google webmaster tools account to manage/track keywords and search results. Set up Google Analytics to track analytic information. Created custom dashboards and automated reports to send to the owners and managers for analytic insights into their business.

Freelance - Professional Photographic Resources (PPR Inc.)

January 2014 - January 2016
Consultant, Analyst, Full Stack Developer

PPR Inc.’s predominant web presence. Created a new site based on the layout of PPRpix.com so that the two sides of the business (printing and rentals) would have a cohesive and uniform style and customers now are aware of all these services and products offered by the business. This site includes all the same features as PPRpix.com, but also has iContact newsletter sign-up integration, client-created polls, displays of rental and sale partners, information for studio rentals, applications for credit card authorization, studio rental applications, and product rental applications. Created an Ebay product feed so they could display their company Ebay store on this new site and receive increased exposure. Added an Events calendar system so they can share when they have informational and training classes at their store. Currently developing a Magento based rental and booking system to handle automated user rentals and sales of equipment, as well as replacing several fragmented systems in favor of one Magento-based inventory, rental, sales, accounting, and POS system. This system will be integrated into the current Wordpress site.

Freelance - Carbonell Marketing Associates (CMA Inc.)

January 2014 - January 2016
Consultant, Analyst, Full Stack Developer

Created a modern, Parallax, one page website for this business that is mobile/responsive ready. Built a custom, responsive, animated, full page slideshow. Created custom JavaScript/jQuery grid system for display of services and partners (logos and business information), vCard type employee listings, a custom-built map with multiple locations using Google Maps API, a contact form, social integration, Twitter stream, and a Dynamic News Stream. Created a new logo for the business.

Freelance - Carbonell Marketing Associates (CMA Inc.)

January 2014 - January 2016
Consultant, Analyst, Full Stack Developer

Rebuild of the customer facing site and internal, backend system for handling that mass amount of data and information they collect. This system was built using Laravel and Zurb Foundation.

Education

Chattahoochee Technical College

2010 - 2012
Associates
Computer Information Systems: Computer Programming
GPA: 4.0
  • Networking
  • XHTML
  • Program Design and Development
  • IT Analysis Design
  • Project Management
  • SQL
  • Java Programming Language
  • PHP Programming Language

Skills

Environments
Master
  • Linux/Unix
  • Windows
  • Java EE
  • Android OS
  • LAMP
  • Apache/Tomcat
  • Nginx
  • VirtualBox
  • Vagrant
  • Docker
  • Heroku
  • AWS
  • Digital Ocean
  • git
  • svn
  • csv
  • PhpStorm
  • SublimeText
  • Netbeans
  • Eclipse
Programming
Master
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS/SCSS
  • LESS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • AJAX
  • JSON Schema
  • SOAP
  • REST
  • UML
  • XML
  • Java/JEE/JSE
  • JSP/Servlets
  • Composer
  • NPM
  • Bower
  • Grunt/GULP
  • Webpack
  • Ruby
  • EmberJS
  • Vue.js
  • ReactJS
  • AngularJS
  • GO
  • Scala
Database
Master
  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • SQLite
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • Redis
  • Memcached
Frameworks
Master
  • Laravel
  • ReactPHP
  • Magento 1/2 CE/EE
  • Drupal 5/6/7
  • WordPress 3/4
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Zurb Foundation
  • AdminLTE
APIs
Master
  • Magento
  • Shopify
  • BigCommerce
  • Experian
  • Google Maps/Charts
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Continuous Integration
Master
  • Laravel Forge
  • Beanstalk
  • AWS
  • Digital Ocean
  • Jenkins
  • GitHub
  • BitBucket
  • GitLab
Testing
Master
  • PHPUnit
  • PHPSpec
  • Laravel Dust
  • Selenium
  • JUnit
  • NewRelic
  • SumoLogic
  • Sidekiq
  • Travis CI
  • Jenkins
  • Mockery
Development Methods
Master
  • Object-oriented Design (OOD)
  • Agile
  • Project Management
  • Technical Documentation
  • Quality Assurance
  • RESTful Web Architecture
Coding Standards
Master
  • W3C
  • PHP-FIG
  • PSR
  • PEAR
  • GNU
  • MVC
  • MOVE

Languages

English
Native speaker

References

“ (404) 518-5567 | [email protected]
Brad | Project Manager / Supervisor | White Sunrise
“ (404) 394-6102 | [email protected]
Joe Reger, Jr. | Chief Technology Officer / Supervisor | Springbot
[email protected]
Jonathan Cantrell | Senior Developer | Springbot
“ (678) 481-9593 | [email protected]
Edward Adams | CMS Content Coordinator Manager/Supervisor | Cox Media Group (previously SouthComm Inc.)
“ (615) 301-9205 | [email protected]
Patrick Rains | Vice President of Communications / Supervisor | SouthComm Communications, Inc.
“ (770) 528-6471 | [email protected]
David Busse | Professor, Computer Programming | Chattahoochee Technical College
“ (404) 447-5704 | [email protected]
Toni-Marie Bryan | Fiancee