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Zend Certified PHP EngineerBelow is a small sample of work I have done over the years. Of course, some of the work I have done cannot be publicly shared because of non-disclosure agreements. I am currently a PHP developer at Oracle+Bronto in Durham, NC. Before that, I worked in the NYC agency world since 2006 in addition to freelancing since about 2001. I have built sites both big and small and integrated all kinds of 3rd party services.

I started as a PHP team developer at Bronto just before the Netsuite acquisition in 2015 and was part of a 4 person team, which was then slowly dissolved. When Oracle purchased Netsuite in 2016, my team was further dissolved down to just me. Since then I've basically been running the day-to-day operations of the legacy PHP code that is the Bronto platform. I was tasked with additional responsibilities like being on-call and handling Puppet changes and deployments. I've also been sharing the responsibility for deploying the PHP code to production but, otherwise, have been handling most of the bug fixes, improvements, feature requests, security fixes, Customer Service cases, etc by myself (except for those areas of code delegated to other service teams). I also lead the initiative in finalizing the upgrade to PHP 5.6 (had been a W.I.P. for some time before me) and I am currently leading the initiative to get to PHP 7.

Before leaving NYC for Bronto I worked for 2 years at Havas HPS, mainly as their lead HTML email developer for AT&T, but also doing other pharma-related work as well. In regards to the AT&T work, I walked in to a very disorganized situation and took charge. It was tough at first, however, I was able to turn things around and help them tighten things up and iron out some nasty kinks. There were key areas with the email service provider they had partnered with that were not well understood and I led the initiative in setting up meetings to clear that up. Once we had sat down with them and talked about their process and how we could better work with them, a lot of crucial information was gleaned that helped us streamline our end. Because AT&T's business logic for their email campaigns can be very dense and detailed, I wrote a PHP library that helped to dynamically assemble a given campaign according to their segmentation logic, markets, etc. This enabled us to drastically increase our productivity and turn-around time as any 1 email could have potentially over 100 permutations.

Prior to that, while working at Organic, Inc., I was the lead developer on the www.pepsi.com web site for most of 2012. This was the first iteration of their #NOW campaign, however, the site has since been completely re-done. I was tasked with saving an existing code base that had some serious problems. The site was built on a LAMP stack using Symfony 1.1 and needed a lot of database optimizations and code re-factoring (PHP, CSS, HTML, and JavaScript). I lead a team of 3 to maintain and update the site while rewriting key parts of the application.

While at Organic, Inc. I also built a variety of Facebook apps for major companies like Pur, Eukanuba Europe and UK and Style United. I also helped to build web sites for Bank of America, Specialized and AT&T.

I have also worked quite a bit in the pharmaceutical biz and built a lot of iPad applications using Sales Force and iRep. This is usually front-end work but sometimes requires some session stuff and/or using iRep's internal database. This work includes a lot of chart animations from simple to complex, layouts and UI stuff. I like working on these because there's only 1 platform which allows you to leverage the full range of CSS3 & HTML5 capabilities without worrying about compatibility!

More detailed work & code samples and/or information is available upon request.

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Experiments

Past Projects

Columbia University's Gutenberg-e program (from 2006-7)

This is an e-book web site for a program Columbia University runs for publishing first-time authors work. I was responsible for creating a new template for the subsequent releases. This was in 2006 so at the time IE 7 had just come out and we had to solve the compatibility issues that came up for both IE 6 and 7. Moreover, I had to solve unique problems for each book as they all had their own supplemental media. For example, How Taiwan Became Chinese required a Flash application called Zoomify which, for this purpose, was used to view maps of the various regions discussed. Users can zoom in and out of the map and move it around to see details. Many books also used one or more foreign languages including Chinese, German and French.

In addition to designing the template, I also built the conversion tool that would generate clean HTML files from MS Word manuscripts. I also designed some of the e-book covers for those authors that needed one and liked my suggestions. The following are links to the specific e-books I built:

* This site is either no longer active at all or has been since redone.

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