Drupal Developer @ Self Employed Web Developer and Consultant
Website Redesign @ OneRepublic
Bachelor of Science (BS), Information Technology @
Florida State University
I am a very motivated worker with aspirations to own at least one but hopefully many startups or small-businesses while I'm still young. I find motivation in young entrepreneur success stories such as Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Kevin Systrom, Mark Andreessen, and Steve Jobs. I have always been extremely tech-savvy and fluent in
I am a very motivated worker with aspirations to own at least one but hopefully many startups or small-businesses while I'm still young. I find motivation in young entrepreneur success stories such as Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Kevin Systrom, Mark Andreessen, and Steve Jobs. I have always been extremely tech-savvy and fluent in all things nerdy. I prefer long nights in the library to keep focus on my work and believe myself to have a fantastic set of social skills, although I'll let you be the judge when we meet.
I got into Web Development & Design with aspirations to learn how websites & apps are made. I wanted to learn how they were made and what was required to make them so that I could later invest in the ideas of College students & start my own incubator-style investment firm. I figured these types of ideas could be brought to light at a comparatively low-risk price with the potential for exponential returns. At the end of my Sophomore year of College, I thrust myself into the deep dark pit of coding and before I knew it I was writing it myself, something I never thought I would do.
I am now a graduate of Florida State University with a Major in Information & Technology and a Minor in Computer Science. I do advanced Drupal development for referred or prospective clients and still aspire to one day manage an investment company focused on the creation of websites, apps & startups from the idea-level up. I am currently open to contracted opportunities and projects.
I have also delved very deeply into integrating websites with social networks. Allowing people to register or login to a website via their social media accounts with a single click is a MUST for any website that promotes brand awareness and is looking to increase their user-base. More specifically, I am very skilled in integrating sites with Facebook's Open Graph API, implementing functions ranging from remote user postings through events on the website to the creation and posting of custom Facebook Open Graph objects and actions that make your website and brand stand out when seen on someone's News Feed. I am also quite experienced in Twitter integration, mainly in the use of Twitter Cards to boost a brand's awareness with both anonymous visitors and long-time followers. Using both of these social networks, I also find it a near necessity to implement special actions on my websites that provide user-benefits if the person Likes or Tweets a given page, product or entity on the site. This gives visitors an incentive to share what they're viewing with their friends or followers. Along with the above mentioned use of social media, this type of integration also allows for analysis of user-trends and target-audiences across a website, something that every will company benefits from. From August 2011 to Present (4 years 5 months) Website Redesign @ I completed an entire redesign and revamping of the multi-platinum band OneRepublic's website in anticipation for their new upcoming 4th album. Working directly with both Interscope Records & TwoSevenTwo, I took their newly designed site templates and implemented them on the Drupal theme layer, while restructuring much of the backend of their site that handles tour date feeds, photo galleries, news articles, music, videos and more. From August 2015 to September 2015 (2 months) Developer @ I rebuilt the original Mega Mind Ideas website into a full-fledged working web app that allows members to post their ideas, products and inventions for signed-up companies to view, lock-down and build business partnerships with. MMI boasts 50+ companies across the US & Canada with more signing up every day. The site utilizes a complex role/permission system to ensure ideas & invention concepts are protected for the members who own them, and logs all company viewings to ensure all intellectual property rights are maintained safely. It also uses a private messaging system to allow internal communication within the site.
We have recently partnered with Tennessee Titans Safety & 2012 NFL Superbowl Champion Bernard Pollard, who joined the MMI team to help build the brand after first showcasing his own invention on the website as a normal member. We were also the the subject of a Forbes article about entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs can best get their products into the right hands of investors and manufacturers, as well as a 5 minute news piece by CHCH News in the Niagara Falls area. From April 2014 to June 2015 (1 year 3 months) Co-Founder & Developer @ I co-founded & developed the criticl.me website, taking my partner's idea for a crowdsourced news outlet and expanding it into a full-fledged web app meant to encourage users to choose what news stories they want to hear about, learn about and debate about in a gamified and mind-stimulating way by ranking content by votes and building user-reputation through a points system. We gained 7,000+ registered users & 70k Twitter followers in my time with Criticl, and the growth rate continues to rise each month. From January 2014 to June 2015 (1 year 6 months) Accounting & IT Intern @ I co-managed a two-person nationwide transfer project of all Raymond James Financial branches from Wells Fargo and Bank of America to Chase Bank (the Saint Petersburg branch I worked at is the original RJF headquarters). My partner and I called each branch individually (some with as little as 3 employees, some with hundreds) and initiated the transfer process from start to finish. We also simultaneously led a nationwide rollout of Chase Bank check-scanning machines for all RJF branches (over 800 in total, with more added over the past year after my departure). We ordered scanners to each branch, confirmed deliveries, spent an average of an hour on the phone with each branch manager and walked them through installation of the hardware and software, gave them personal tutorials on how to use it, and maintained communication with them in the weeks after completion to ensure no issues occurred. We spent 9 hours per day managing every branch and their status in the rollout while also handling data-entry and communication tasks for our own Accounting department. From April 2011 to September 2011 (6 months)
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