Digital Specialist / Rockford Register Star/ September 2012 - present
I work with the newsroom building digital interactive projects and databases for our reporters to use. I also handle most things related to the website and online properties at the GateHouse Media-owned Northern Illinois regional newspaper. Please note that this site and my opinions or any other content expressed herein do not in any way constitute the opinion of this paper, its parent company or any subsidiaries.
Lead Developer / Insane Enterprises/ May 2010 - present
Go-to web guy for Insane Enterprises. Rebuilt DateUnknown in 2010 updating to Drupal 6 and modernizing UI. Added features and mildly customized UX. Built PumpCoach in 2011 using Drupal 6. An interesting experience in getting the User system in Drupal to do strange things, to say the least. Prototyped The Brandon Academy in early 2012.
Lead Developer / The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation/ July 2009 - present
Regular maintenance on a simple Drupal 6 website. I upgraded the website and theme from Drupal 5 mid-2010. Originally a Chicago Technology Cooperative client.
Drupal Developer / Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity/ October 2012 - February 2013
Working with the Habitat staff, I designed and built a new website for them using the Drupal content management system. Unfortunately due to time constraints I had to pass the project off to be finished by V2 Communications, a local web development shop in Rockford, IL.
Webmaster / Rockford Register Star/ May 2012 - September 2012
I handle most things related to the website, online properties and online advertisement at the GateHouse Media-owned Northern Illinois regional newspaper. Please note that this site and my opinions or any other content expressed herein do not in any way constitute the opinion of this paper, its parent company or any subsidiaries.
Drupal Developer / Progress Illinois/ November 2011 - May 2012
Regular maintenance, new development and on-call web dude. It's my job to make sure the site stays running and to develop new features.
Drupal Developer / The Galecia Group/ April 2011 - May 2012
Regular maintenance and new development if needed. Theme work, browser testing and administrivia mostly.
Drupal Developer / Southern California Library Cooperative/ October 2010 - May 2012
Rebuilding old site (D5) in Drupal 6 with heavy Views and several thousand imported nodes. Created database to replace system of Google Docs' Spreadsheets and integrate with more informative Library profiles. Created new theme based on rough mock-ups given by client.
Lead Developer / The Adjusted Webcomic/ September - December 2010
Developed a Drupal 6 website from conception using rough mockups given by client. Integrated HTML5 video, dynamic character bios and shopping cart experience are main features of the site.
Drupal Developer / Just1/ April - July 2009
Facilitated several Drupal projects. Available for other Drupal administrivia and theming.
Drupal Developer / District 300, Carpentersville, IL/ April - September 2008
Helped stage a move from a proprietary PHP CMS to Drupal. Minor Views work, integral FOIA system, brainstormed and pioneered the Publish Content module.
Content Specialist / Chicago Technology Cooperative/ March 2007 - April 2008
Started as an intern, quickly learning about the many facets of Drupal administrivia. This is where I got my start on the web. Many thanks to ALL the CTC folks who helped form my wonderful career in Drupal.
Frameworks / Libraries //
Drupal, Wordpress, CakePHP, jQuery, Underscore, Backbone, Miso, Django
Vim, Git, SSH, Various web browsers and their developer consoles; I am versed in many other web-related programs as well - just ask!
LAMP Stack & Linux Server Administration, Yahoo APT