Hire Me

Seeking contract Web development work while I complete my Masters degree at CU in Boulder, CO. My work experience and academic pursuits that reflect an interdisciplinary focus between Computer Science and Social Science. Since the late 90s, I have worked as a software developer, social software designer, communications manager, and community builder.

Developer Skillset

Full Stack Web Developer: LAMP Stack, LAMP applications (WordPress) and frameworks (CakePHP), JQuery, HTML5/CSS3, Mobile­ First Responsive Design, DJango, Ruby on Rails, I <3 Scrum
Software Developer: Unreal Engine, Unity3D, Git, XBox, Wii, Playstation 2, Android, Hadoop,  Perl

Education

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science  (minor in English) University of North Texas
President’s List, Dean’s List, Associates of Computing Machinery Member, Philosophy Club

Masters of Science, ICTD (Info and Comm Technology for Development) | University of Colorado
Study focuses: Big Data, Distributed Systems, Mesh Networks, Developing Nations, Social Computing, Business
Expected graduation date: December 2014

Work History

President of Apogaea, Inc. | September 2011 ­ Current
Volunteer role with Colorado based 501(c)(3) (For the Arts) | apogaea.com

  • Led, coordinated and overhauled online communications, community management, and related infrastructure
  • Redesigned Website and implemented Google Analytics reporting
  • Organized arts and music centric festival for over 2000 attendees in remote primitive location
  • Elected as President during 3rd and final year on Board of Directors

Consultant at Experis | February 2013 ­ November 2013
Contracted as telecommute Web developer for CSU Global | csuglobal.edu

  • Ported primary website from legacy CMS to Concrete5
  • Ported collection of interactive education widgets from Flash to HTML5/CSS3/JQuery

Software Developer  at Mondo Robot | April 2012 – November 2012
Premier Digital Agency | mondorobot.com

  • Developed an iPad presentation for Digital Globe using the Unity3D videogame engine
  • Coded HTML5 based presentations for Microsoft, optimized for IE10 under Windows 8
  • Hacked Adobe’s Edge Animate to create a parallax scrolling multimedia site.

Independent Contract/Consultation at Webcraft Studios | July 2007 – Current
Sole Proprietorship for contract web development work | webcraftstudios.com

  • Ran a social media marketing campaign and launched over two dozen WordPress based sites in 2011
  • Maintained Zeal Optics’ e­commerce website (PHP, MySQL, Flash, Paypal, Merchant Processing) in 2011

Sr Web Developer & Project Lead  at Realtime Worlds | January 2009 ­ August 2010
Game Development Studio (Famous for Crackdown) | Realtime Worlds [Wikipedia]

  • Led development of the community Web component fort the massively multiplayer first person shooter: APB
  • Developed international, localized, clustered Web infrastructure to support hundreds of thousands of concurrent users

Virtual Community Architect  at Gaiam | June 2007 ­ April 2008
Lifestyles of Health and Fitness Company (Mostly Yoga) | gaiam.com

  • Built consensus among multiple stakeholders to generate extensive pre­production documentation and sitemaps
  • Launched rebranded custom social network built in Ruby on Rails with established 700,000 member community in just 9 months

Director of New Media at Gearbox Software | July 2004 ­ May 2007
Acclaimed Game Development Studio (Halo, Duke Nukem Forever, Brothers in Arms, Borderlands, Half Life) | gearboxsoftware.com

  • Originally hired as ‘Community Manager’, executed online promotional campaigns that significantly increased community membership and activity
  • As Director of New Media, orchestrated development and management of all websites, online community, and internal tools

Videogame Programmer at Human Head Studios | July 2003 ­ February 2004
Game Development Studio (Rune, Prey, Blair Witch) | humanhead.com

  • Designed and coded user interfaces, minigames and artificial intelligence
  • Reworked and debugged 3D rendering code and created environmental effects

Director of Web Development for Mike Wilson | June 1998 ­ December 2001
Gathering of Developers (videogame publisher) and SubstanceTV (DVD videomagazine) | Mike Wilson [Wikipedia]

  • Directed web studio staffing and organization for each company
  • Developed and maintained vast Web infrastructures (including redesign of GodGames.com, nominated SXSW “Best Online Gaming Site”)
  • Spoke in panel along side Microsoft at SXSW and organized workshops and booths at events and trade shows