Experience

Experience

DATABASE ARCHITECT & PHP DEVELOPER – Contractor

(2013-Present)

(PHP, Perl, CodeIgniter, jQuery, mySQL, HTML, CSS, phpMyAdmin, phpStorm, VI, Slack, Confluence, Jira)

Restructured & documented complex health records database (EHR) for online healthcare provider application to increase performance, eliminate erroneous & orphaned data, and make coding more efficient.  Built database management utilities for system & client admins.

Designed database structure from scratch for a web application that communicates with devices monitoring  critical backup systems in data centers.  The robust architecture enables correct, maintainable code & reporting, supports constant, high volume use, and is structured to allow for future application & device changes.

Redesigned & coded a mission critical reporting tool, originally written in Perl. The new, documented PHP version is 30 to 100+ times faster than the original, has accurate data, and significantly frees up employee & server resources.


FOUNDER, CEO & CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST

Wildwood Interactive (2000-2013)

(Wide range of technologies, languages, tools & systems – Primarily LAMP stack agency.)

Founded and operated a successful concept-to-completion web development agency.

Clients brought us their ideas, and we brought them to life.  Our 9 employee firm was known for beautiful design & robust, low-error, user-friendly  systems.

Primary technical roles were application & database architect & developer, development lead, and framework & code automation.

Extensive client interaction from sales to delivery & maintenance.  Clients ranged from solo entrepreneurs to national organizations in many industries.

Performed and managed all roles at some point in company history.

NOTABLE PROJECTS

Client
  • Boy Scout Councils, Austin & Houston –
    CMS & Event Management Systems
  • Junior Achievement – Financial Literacy Quiz
  • Schlotzsky’s – 6 internal & external sites
  • Pharmaceutical review board – Complex study submission forms
  • Texas Bankers – Resource Library
  • Temporary Auto Tag application
  • Hundreds of Custom CMSs for well-known law firms, non-profits & other firms
  • Several membership, internal portal,  and payment applications
  • Multiple successful eCommerce websites

Internal
  • Comprehensive PHP Code Library for use in all applications
  • Invented, architected & coded an automation tool to quickly create dynamic, custom content management systems or applications, including databases, back-end admins & user interfaces.
  • Utility for finding, filtering & reorganizing data on hard drives


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

austinWoman Magazine (2008-2011)

  • Created & Wrote Gadget Girl Column

Human Code/Sapient (2000-2001)

  • Contract Technical Lead & Lead Developer, Leapfrog Project
    (Java, Dynamo Web Application Server)

RX.Com (1999-2000)

  • Technical Lead/Lead Developer
    (Java, Dynamo Web Application Server)

BMC Software (1998-1999)

  • QA Engineer
  • Database Administrator (Multiple RDBMS)
  • Software Engineer (C, sed, awk)

Fisher-Rosemount (1996-1998)

  • Oracle Applications Developer
  • Oracle Web Applications Developer
  • Database Architect

PPD/Pharmaco (1994-1996)

  • Database Architect & Oracle Developer
  • Help Desk & Trainer