I am the lead developer of Velocitize, an online publication focusing on emerging digital marketing trends and sponsored by WP Engine. I led the launch of the site in Fall 2016 and have worked to maintain and improve it since that time.
I am the principal developer for the Torque Magazine website. Torque is a WordPress-focused online magazine sponsored by WP Engine, but which maintains editorial independence. I have overseen one major site redesign of Torque and continuous visual and structural improvements.
I am the primary developer for WP Engine’s public websites, especially wpengine.com. During that time I led two major redesigns of the site’s appearance, a cleanup of the legacy codebase that resulted in over 2 million fewer lines of code, and a move from SFTP-based deployments to continuous integration.
The site loads over 300% faster than it initially did, with the DOM regularly loading in less than 1 second. Conversion rates have increased close to 10% during my tenure managing the site.
I am the lead developer for SEUFolios, a WordPress-based ePortfolio platform for students. For students, the platform provides flexibility, course integration, and document embedding. For faculty, the platform provides an online assessment tool. SEUFolios is a single system that shares data across multiple CMS systems. English Writing, Religious and Theological Studies, Visual Studies, Modern Languages, and Communications departments, as well as the School of Education currently use SEUFolios. Discussions have taken place with the St. Edward’s president regarding commercializing the system.
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The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing is a professional organization of academics associated with Technical Writing, Professional Writing, Writing in the Disciplines, and related fields.
For 2 years I was the ATTW Web Editor, in which I took a visionary role developing new directions for the organization’s online presence. This position was substantially more than a web master or content manager. In it, I coordinated half a dozen colleagues as we established a social media presence, launched a new online conference proposal system, organized and promoted the organization’s history, and established new systems for member participation online.
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Gold Ribbon Rescue is the dog rescue group in Austin that focuses solely on golden retrievers. I adopted my golden, Friday, from them in 2011. Since then I have volunteered with the group by serving as their webmaster.
In this role I rebuilt the website from a dated Frontpage-based system to a Drupal 7 site. This has given the group a lot more power and flexibility. The new site is capable of a great deal more automation and the workload has been distributed to a number of individuals with limited privileges.
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