Please download my resumé for contact information (Updated 9.23.2012)
Senior web site developer and enterprise content management consultant * Very high level of proficiency in all aspects of web site creation including design and development in both client and server side technologies * Expert competency in enterprise content management principles and execution * Pit bull tenacity in solving problems
I built my first content management system in 1998. It was a print catalog content management and automation system built using FileMaker Pro, QuarkXPress (or Adobe InDesign), and Extensis Portfolio, all scripted with AppleScript. The system allowed the company I worked for to create over 100 32-page jewelry catalogs in under three weeks.
In 2003, I built a similar system for McKesson Medical-Surgical to automate the construction of their 600-page medical products catalog in only 2 weeks. In the invervening years, I have built numerous custom content management systems and have also worked with many of the major systems on the market today including Oracle Universal WebCenter Content, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, ExpressionEngeine, and a few others. While I am a very competent programmer, my real strength is in understanding the principles which underly content management and building large scale CMS implementations.
I have built large CMS implementations and web sites for clients including Federal Government agencies and international corporations for 10 years. From August 2008 to now I have specialized in Oracle's WebCenter Content (versions 10gR3 - 11g). I worked as a graphic designer for 10 years before turning my attention to web development.
I have a pit bull tenacity when it comes to solving problems. Once I start, I persist and insist on finding a solution. I have developed a reputation for being a go-to expert for difficult problems because I will do whatever it takes to find a solution and to make sure the needs of my clients are met to their satisfaction.
I have equal strength in all aspects of design, user experience and server-side technologies. A lot of professionals make this claim but in my case it is true and I am more than happy to prove it. I am adept at bridging communication between information architecture, user experience, and back-end development on client projects.
Due to confidentiality agreements, I cannot disclose some client names on the web but can give more details in person.
- Lead developer on a redesign and redevelopment project for a major non-profit health research organization. Includes migration from Oracle UCM 10gR3 to 10gR4, redesign of all templates and fragments.
- Lead developer on a two-year long redesign and support project for 90+ facility web sites for a government agency. Includes migration from Oracle UCM 10gR3 to 10gR4, redesign of all templates, fragments, components and site architecture. Site assets exceed 100,000 documents and gets approximately 750,000 visitors and 5.5 million page views per month.
- Maintained Oracle Database and Universal Content Management security patches to remain in compliance with government security requirements
- Conducted numerous technology assessments and provided technology recommendations based on client business requirements
- Developed numerous custom Java components for Oracle UCM including a custom form builder to allow non-technical users to build HTML forms without any coding
- Built the consumer and support web sites for Cavalier Telephone, the United States' largest CLEC telecommunications company, using the Joomla 1.5 content management system.
- Implemented numerous improvements to Cavalier Telephone's online sign up process including a real-time usability testing harness that helped increase Cavalier Telephone's online sales conversion from 6% to 25%
- Managed the migration of Cavalier Telephone's 60,000 e-mail customers to the Google Apps Partner Edition of the Gmail platform and maintained a 4.5% technical support call rate
- Created an open source, light-weight content management system that has been downloaded approximately 75,000 times since its release in March, 2008
- Oracle WebCenter Content (versions 10gR3 - 11g) including SiteStudio 10rR3-4, iDoc Script, Work flow, custom component, and filter development, meta data
- Oracle Database 11g
- Java and PHP programming languages (some dabbling in Ruby and Ruby on Rails)
- Bootstrap, Foundation, Blueprint, and 960.gs CSS frameworks
- Cross-browser compatibility issues
- Web Site Security issues including cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery and injection attacks
- Several OpenSource Content Management Systems including Drupal, Joomla, ExpressionEngine, and WordPress
- Linux/Unix/BSD Operating Systems
- SVN and GIT
Please download my resumé for my employment history.
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