My work is, I think, quite enjoyable. This means that my skill is ever evolving, ever growing. I value good relationships just as much as good code. It is my objective to be of value. Over 7 years of experience has given me plenty of time to learn everything I need to know to give you what you need.
Lacking omnipotence, I've settled for the next best thing: an insatiable motivation to learn.
These are some projects that I've enjoyed considerably, and can take pride in their quality. While these are but a fraction of the experience under my belt, they represent it well.
Save1.com is a coupon site with a philanthropic twist: every used coupon means a child is fed.
This project was taken from the ground up with PHP/Codeigniter, deployed on Amazon Web Services. I handled development integrating third-party APIs, implementing the design, and most back-end functionality. We dealt with many different issues related to handling a large amount of inconsistent data, integrating into our own data structure, as well as common problems associated with projects with a large amount of end-user exposure.
Godjotter is a service under development that provides a note-taking application, specifically designed for journaling, especially for documenting one's developing relationship with God.
Taken on to assist in this existing project, I'm handling adding new features, bug fixing, and UX design.
Bethel.tv is the video streaming service offered by Bethel Church in Redding California.
I've been brought on to work with the Bethel staff as the lead developer. Since I've joined the project we've re-developed the search engine, and released a site-wide redesign.
Todd Smith is at the top of the company Unicity, and is expanding the company's presence into new contries.
A contrast from some larger projects, this is simply an example of a high-quality design implementation with HTML and CSS in the form of a landing page. Build with PHP and HTML5Boilerplate.
While the field of web development involves many tools, there are some that are truely exciting, innovative, and are a pleasure to use. Some are made with similar ideals to mine, while others are simply exceptional in what they do. Whatever the reason, here are the tools I love.
Ubuntu is one of the biggest efforts in the open-source community. Free (as in freedom) software is something that I value greatly. I choose Ubuntu because they have a vision for the future of the desktop that is unparalleled by the other distributions of the GNU/Linux operating system.
Python's ubiquity as a programming language makes it an excellent development platform, for everything from the web, to the desktop, to embedded systems. The Django web framework does an excellent job of providing the tools to quickly develop a fast, robust, and secure web application.
SASS has become an indespensible tool for me. Coupled with Compass and a framework like Bootstrap or Foundation, it dramatically increases the ease of implementing a design in HTML.
Ever increasing in populaty for web development, Ruby on Rails makes the process almost magical (and sometimes, too much so). The intuitive nature of the framework, along with a vast Gem repository, create a truely rapid development platform.
Think you need a developer? Or just passing through? Either way, thanks for reading. You're welcome to drop me an email, I'd love to hear from you, whoever you are (unless you're a spam bot, of course). Anyway, have yourself a fabulous day!