8tracks is a social playlist sharing site, where users can share and listen to mixes of their favorite music. Often compared to the original Muxtape, 8tracks is actually 100% legal, broadcasting under an internet radio license instead of the onerous on-demand type licensing used by competitors. It also links up with users' favorite web 2.0 services, like Twitter, Tumblr, and Last.fm. With a network of over 20,000 DJs and hundreds of thousands of listeners, 8tracks is one of the few digital music sites positioned to succeed in the volatile music industry. I do principal frontend development along with an excellent team. Ruby on Rails/MySQL.
DANCEiSM is a formidable lifestyle brand in downtown Los Angeles. Their mission includes producing events, promoting artists and DJs, and providing a safe and friendly alternative to the sleaze of Hollywood nightclubs and often-illegal underground raves. With ventures into music, arts, photography, and events, the new DANCEiSM.com is a unification of their past ventures and a platform for their future. DANCEiSM ≠ RAVE. WP/PHP/MySQL.
Knewton, a startup test-prep company in New York City, needed a new look for their blog, which serves as their company's base of social media operations. The site takes advantage of Wordpress 3.0's new features sports a clean design from Robert G Smith. WP/PHP/MySQL.
Dilettante Recordings is a Los Angeles-based record label, host to progressive musicians both new and old. Featuring a clean and relaxed design that focuses the attention on the artists themselves, their new site was built from scratch using custom-made themes and plugins for Wordpress — including a new audio/video/photo media player as well as e-commerce functionality. Wordpress/PHP/MySQL.
The Unusual Times is a blog dedicated to the odd, the curious, and peculiar. Curated by the purveyors of Hendrick's Gin, (a most unusual gin), the blog was maintained on a cumbersome custom-developed CMS. I built scripts to migrate several years of archives to the Wordpress platform and developed a new frontend with help from the designers at Neon and Sons Wordpress/PHP/MySQL.
Narragansett Beer is a classic New England brew with a long history. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, the 'Gansett folks needed an upgrade to their site to help share their some of their story and connect with their community of enthusiastic beer drinkers. Partnering with the designers at Komo, LLC, I configured, combined, and customized a multitude of open-source tools to keep their new site as fresh as the beer they brew. Wordpress/PHP/MySQL.
A brand-new independent record label based in Brooklyn, NY, Lost In Records uses a custom-built CMS designed for ease of use and flexibility. The blog and record inventory system make it easy to add streaming audio to records or newsposts. Ruby on Rails/MySQL.
The Global Health Forum website is designed to allow various student organizations to easily maintain a web presence as well as share ideas and information with other groups. Working with Blodgettweb, I helped develop custom content manangement, calendar, and wiki software. The site features single signon and AJAX-based administration. PHP/Ruby on Rails/MySQL.
Selfportrait is a social networking site for artists. I upgraded their systems by building more powerful administrative tools, standardizing the design, implementing CSS, and completing development on an e-commerce system which lets users sell their art from their profile using Paypal. PHP/MySQL.
I currently work as principal frontend developer, working mostly in Ruby on Rails/XHTML and
jQuery. In addition to developing the core application and user experience, I work on connecting the site to others like Last.fm, Gmail and other social networks, as well as helping to scale the database and other processes for our growing userbase.
I specialized in custom application design and development for the web, using PHP, Ruby on Rails, ASP, and MySQL, working onsite with local clients as well as remotely with groups across the country. My work principally included programming, interface design, and information architecture. I also performed emergency support, server administration, and database maintenance.
I wrote and maintained custom software for departments in Student Affairs, principally in ASP and ASP.NET. These included secure applications for confidential data such as student grades and police reviews, as well as high-traffic websites like the USC's student elections system. I also supported and upgraded legacy applications from MS Access to ASP/SQL and administered the MSSQL database servers.
I built and updated websites for clients such as online retailers, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses. This included managing ecommerce systems, MSSQL database administration, and developing proprietary applications, including content management, message board and email software. I worked exclusively in ASP/vbScript.
I have experience in designing applications, user interfaces, and databases. I can develop on *nix or Windows servers. I can set up domains, hosting, and databases. I am not a graphic designer. I can make designs into XHTML/CSS templates. I build secure applications. I am capable with the following tools: