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Comcast, Partners Portal

http://www.comcast.com/

  • Redesigned corporate partners portal from the groundup (front-end and backend).
  • Migrated from static HTML to dynamic content on the WordPress framework.
  • Managed project (design and development) and deliverables.
  • 2016

My Experience with Drupal (12+ years)

In my experience I’ve found Drupal to be a highly scalable web platform. Majority of the Drupal projects I’ve worked on seem to be working on existing Drupal installation(s) that needs lots of work to bug fixes / architecture redesign. While Drupal has an intelligent MVC design… it seems most “Drupal Developers” don’t fully grasp the underlying architecture so the one-off “modules” they build are prone to conflict with other modules. Drupal is built on the LAMP stack (PHP) so you really need to be a PHP Engineer to built out good modules. Drupal has a robust administration that gives developers the ability to configure an application through a WYSIWYG interface yet too much reliance on this could cause havoc when bugs occur and the administrating developer is unfamiliar with the underlying PHP code of the connected modules/views/blocks/etc.

Here are some Drupal projects I’ve worked on:

MassChallenge.org – Worked with the CEO and CTO to redesign (backend and front-end) their website, intranet, and CMS as the existing Drupal was developed by multiple interns which caused lots of bugs and technology limitations.

ViaSat.com – Redesigned website (backend and front-end). Converted website from a custom built website to a new Drupal installation.

Verizon vCommons (Intranet) – Developed several internal social media apps to promote improved communication and collaboration for 270,000+ employees.

Verizon CAB (customer portal) – Developed a customer portal for Executives of high-end clients.

TheWrap.com – Converted a legacy Drupal environment of thousands of news articles to WordPress VIP with supporting applications in a new Drupal install.

Rollerr – CTO

Live video steaming app to your friends.
http://www.rollerr.it/

  • Served as interim-CTO.
    • Previous CTO unexpectedly quit so I temporally came on-board to serve as CTO until a permanent CTO was selected/hired.
  • Collaborated with executive staff on product development (app still in development).
  • Managed team of developers and project management.
  • 2015 – Boston, MA.

Penguin Random House (internal)

Book publisher, 10,000+ employees.
http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/

  • Development of internal web portal to manage access to internal applications.
  • Developed on the WordPress framework.
  • Developed custom WordPress themes and plugins.

WordPress, Themes / Plugins (custom)

  • 12+ years experience in WordPress development (16yrs in PHP experience).
  • Created custom themes (70+) and plugins (120+) for corporations, startups, and agencies used for websites, intranets, and secure extranets.
  • Developed several enterprise scale apps on the WordPress framework as a Content Management System (CMS).

Hype 100 – CTO

An online social audio platform where the community submits and rates their most appreciated audio/video highlights and podcasts around technology and business.
http://www.hype100.com/

  • Served as (virtual) CTO guiding the product from concept to implementation.
  • New York, NY.

SANDIOS – San Diego Online Society

Round-table and networking group for San Diego’s Internet executives, including leaders in software and mobile development.
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=136221

  • Helped organize the group from concept to launch.
  • San Diego, CA.

OmPlay.org

Play therapy business website.
http://www.omplay.org/

  • Business and marketing planning with client.
  • Social media strategies to drive new business.
  • Website redesign on WordPress with a custom theme.
  • 2015 – New York, NY.

Ideablue, Client Portfolio (50+ clients) – CEO

http://www.ideablue.com/

  • Management of clients on technology, public relations, business strategies, and team management.
  • Clients included startups, corporate, agencies, universities, night clubs, and celebrities.
  • San Diego, CA.

Adoptive, Web Portfolio (30+ clients) – CTO

Brand management think-tank/agency. New York, NY.
http://adoptive.co/

  • Served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
  • Client collaboration and strategic planning on web marketing, technology architecture, social media.
  • Strategic leadership in the areas of technology, mobile, interactive marketing, digital media, social media, cloud computing, and industry insight into the latest trends and innovations in web.
  • Reporting and deep analytics of “Big Data” for personalized user experiences / responsive design.
  • Managed and planned all technology initiatives, strategies, projects, and resources.
  • Managed web portfolio (clients in fashion, health, and technology): Bundoo.com, Macy’s, Walmart, Coach, Komar, Michael Kors, Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Fuhrman, Virgin Airlines.

Macy’s (strategy planning)

http://www.macys.com/

  • Strategy projects and proposals to streamline in-store customer experience utilizing mobile technologies.
  • Proposals for iPad applications for users to shop in the store without physically being in the store.
  • Technology advice/direction on streamlining internal marketing initiatives.
  • 2013 – New York, NY.

Qualcomm (app store)

http://www.qualcomm.com/

  • Developed backend web services and front-end user experience designs for company’s new phone app store.
  • Collaborated with Marketing departments on user experience.
  • San Diego, CA.

MassChallenge.org

Startup accelerator connecting high- impact startups with the global resources.
http://masschallenge.org

  • Redesigned the front-end user experience and streamlined the backend architecture.
  • Website and custom web applications built in Drupal.
  • 2011 – Boston, MA.

GoEnnounce.com

Crowdfunding for students.
http://www.goennounce.com/

  • Technology, marketing, and business strategy planning.
  • Advised and worked closely with the Founders.
  • Project management of team developers.
  • 2013 – New York, NY.

Dropcast.us (app)

Mobile app and desktop publishing tool that lets you drop words, images, videos, and music on a map for others to discover and share.
http://www.dropcast.us/

  • Developed backend API for a location based media sharing mobile app.
  • App launched at SXSW (March 2013).
  • 2012-2013 – Boston, MA.

CleanPlates.com

Healthy foods education blog and daily newsletter.
http://www.cleanplates.com/ (new website unlaunched)

  • Existing website was developed and structured poorly by resources no longer with the company.
  • Realigned the backend architecture to accommodate a singular database of content (vs many unnecessary instances).
  • Discovered and fixed lots of security flaws in the legacy custom administration.
  • Helped with social media strategies and initiatives.
  • 2014 – New York, NY.

Hewlett-Packard Helion (hpcloud.com)

Enterprise architecture of HP’s enterprise cloud services and community SDK.
http://hpcloud.com/

  • Development of HP Helion website in WordPress with a custom theme.
  • Trained marketing staff developers on enterprise scale engineering.
  • 2015 – Seattle, WA.