Why I Do This

I’m looking to join a team who utilizes modern practices and technologies to solve complex business problems, and use that technology to make the web a better place. I hone my skills in object-oriented PHP by day, and enjoy a binge session of Game of Thrones by night. If I sound like someone you'd enjoy working with, contact me.

What I've Done

The Atom Group
August 2012 - Present
Web Application Developer
Portsmouth, NH
Management
  • Lead many lunch and learns with various topics including Git, Node.js, sockets, and deployment strategies
  • Ran weekly meetings with a team of 12 developers
  • Interviewed all potential developer candidates
  • Developed a new interview and candidate testing process
  • Co-authored curriculum used in developer training
  • Lead team of three developers in modernizing and rescuing a legacy codebase written in CakePHP 1.0 into a modern and maintainable codebase
  • Lead project in analyzing of arcade gaming network infrastructure, ultimately leading to a full migration of their infrastructure into an Amazon VPC infrastructure
  • Managed ATOM's longest-standing maintenance client
Business Analysis
  • Performed consultation and business analysis with clients using domain-driven design principles
  • Developed and wrote project specifications through consulting with clients in various business verticals
  • Completed various levels of testing including user acceptance, integration, regression, and functional
DevOps
  • Created and implemented devops process utilizing Git, AWS, Bash scripts, and Vagrant
  • Maintained all open source related infrastructure including: Trac, SVN, Git, LAMP servers, mediawiki, and AWS infrastructure
  • Setup and deployed over 40 production servers for various clients, including highly scalable and available environments using CloudFront, ELB, SES, S3, VPC, MongoDB, Redis, Node.js, NGiNX, and PHP-FPM
  • Documented many projects and processes into company wiki
Development
  • Developed web applications ranging from marketing sites to scalable REST APIs using PHP, Laravel, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Node.js, Drupal, Magento, Wordpress and other technologies
  • Built socket-backed, moderation queue application used in approving image submissions in real-time using Laravel and Backbone.js
  • Developed product demo showcasing socket-baked interactive kiosks in a bank setting used for scheduling, appointment check in, self-guided presentations using an iPad as remote, decision tree questionnaires, and community boards using Laravel and Pusher
  • Developed Node.js, Redis, and MongoDB driven beta signup app for an upcoming MMORPG video game. The application was penetration hardened, highly scalable, and was performance tested at 1,000 submissions per second
  • Architected and developed analytics reporting engine and reporting interface for iOS application API
  • Developed open source client-facing issue tracking system
Plymouth State University
May 2012 - August 2012
Junior Developer
Plymouth, NH
  • Designed and Developed a full-scale open source web application using PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, Smarty and Klein routing in a LAMP environment using VIM and Git
  • Used custom-built MVC Framework with Smarty/HTML5 and PHP/MySQL/Klein
  • Developed project from specification to production in 5 months
  • Integrated with existing MySQL database, Plymouth State API Layer, and GLPI
  • Created technical documentation and end-user manuals
  • All code was peer reviewed and open-sourced on github.com
  • Migrated existing web applications from Subversion to GitHub
Plymouth State University
Sept 2011 - May 2012
Computer Science Undergraduate Fellow
Plymouth, NH
  • Worked alongside professors in creating and offering support for lab assignments
  • Maintained and updated networking equipment and computers for computer science labs
Plymouth State University
Sept 2010 - May 2012
Information Desk Consultant
Plymouth, NH
  • Call Center supporting 60,000+ university constituents, 1200+ calls logged
  • Supported Media Presentation Center (Photoshop, Flash, iMovie)
Plymouth State University
Feb 2011 - May 2011
Systems Support Intern
Plymouth, NH
  • Worked as lead in researching and testing virtual desktop infrastructure services
  • Created technical documentation for installing and managing tested services
Daniel Webster College
Nov 2008 - May 2010
TechBench
Nashua, NH
  • Troubleshot numerous hardware and software related computer issues
  • Collaborated with a team on the creation of a 100 page technical manual for helpdesk operation

How To Reach Me

What I Know

Proficient

PHP, Laravel, MySQL, NGiNX, Apache, AWS, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Vim, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery

Familiar

Drupal, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Wordpress, Node.js, Bash scripting

Hobbyist

Photoshop, Angular, Backbone.js, Grunt, Gulp, Less, Sass, MongoDB, Redis

Some Of My Stuff

Where I Learned

Plymouth State University '12
B.S. Information Technology
Magna Cum Laude,
Top 20 Graduating Senior,
Outstanding Student in
Information Technology

Books That I Like

Websites I Frequent

The Tools of the Trade