There are an infinite number of experiences that a person can have in their lifetime. While I explore mine, I want to help others have good experiences whenever and wherever they connect with me and my work.
While new technologies and platforms are created every day, there is one piece of hardware that has only changed a bit in the last hundred years. Homo Sapien, that hairless ape, is banging new rocks together, starting new fires. Driving each one of them is a set of needs and desires. Where those needs and wants can be satisfied though digital tools, I want to be there.
I've been working with bits and bytes though much of the commercial development of the Internet. Booms and busts, agencies and clients, keynotes presenter and supporting staff. I enjoy the flexibility, the range of opportunities, the spectrum of solutions that can be delivered over these screens and networks.
If you're looking for a specialist in a technology, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a specialist in Homo Digitalis, a supporter of universal access and a spark maker, let's connect.
October 2020 - Present
Direct management of two teams of 9 engineers and coordinating their associated teammates. The teams built React frontends connecting with Kotlin backends on Azure services. I conducted or oversaw the sprint ceremonies and sprint planning. I hired team members, and managed their continuous career growth in order to retain them. Special projects included a peer-to-peer recognition program with planning, copywriting, graphics package, and execution. All aspects was conducted entirely remotely using Azure DevOps, MS Teams, and Office365 apps.
January 2019 - May 2020
Web development providing a unique product data management tool, designed to increase consumer’s access to each season’s products. The tool is a ‘tent-pole’ application in the Triple Double Offense program. Reliably delivered end-user value on a 2-week cadence. Focused on UX / UI aspects, while providing mentorship to other team members. Founded and joined initiatives to improve accessibility of internal tools and to promote shared code libraries to improve project delivery speed, code quality and security.
July 2018 - January 2019
Front-end web development delivering a cloud management appliance with Web and API interfaces, using a Python/Django backend. Reliably delivered end-user value on a 2-week cadence. Directed UX/ UI efforts along with other leadership staff, co-ordinating with Sales and Marketing departments. Began UX Center of Excellence team.
July 2017 - July 2018
August 2015 - July 2017
April 2013 - August 2015
Providing a wide variety of skills in support of web design and development agencies including Turtledove Clemens (turtledove.com), Opus Events, Copious Creative, We Got That, OpenSourcery, as well as Bay Area Refrigeration (BARefrigeration.com). I reviewed platforms and tools, and developed short- and long-term plans to improve the development and deployment environments while maintaining ongoing e-commerce and communication operations. I provided custom development to support highly specialized tools using a wide variety of technologies.
October 2005 - April 2013
As Web Team Manager I managed employees and contractors in a variety of projects including the redevelopment of web sites; the design and development of 14 sub-brand specific sites (in 5 languages); implementation of marketing automation tools (Marketo, Eloqua, custom); deployment of SEO and PPC efforts using Google AdWords, Google Analytics and WebTrends; and creation of a Salesforce-backed partner portal with Python. I built an e-commerce site to support our customer service group and provided guidance and training on use of SharePoint.
As Web UX Design Director I scoped and directed the technical systems that supported our internally hosted sites, including the use of proxy servers and Akamai content acceleration services. I maintained a legacy CMS and fortified it against potential breakage while exploring new platforms. I reviewed security reports and implemented intrusion prevention procedures.
Truly full stack is way more than a web browser and a web server.
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