Web development is what I do. It's in my blood. There is no greater communication platform than the internet. I cherish any and every opportunity to be a part of it. My experience tells me what works. My knowledge tells me how it needs to be made. My "gut" tells me the rest. I especially love projects that my mother can use and my friends talk about.
Passionate about the internet and open source, Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP ( LAMP ).
PHP, HTML, CSS, MySql, Apache, Linux, SVN, Java-script, Ajax, jQuery, JSON, General IT, GIT, Project Management, Mock-Ups.
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Bonus Hint: Use the source Luke!
I have developed my own web project framework called: Skeleton. It's a completely free to use framework that will enable immediate and effective project protoyping and wireframing.
Fully capable to develop applications that integrate Facebook Connect, LinkedIN, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogger.
Able to work with Code Igniter, Zend Framework, MVC Frameworks, Drupal, Twitter Bootstrap Wordpress, CMS Made Simple, phpDocumentor and most importantly, other people.
Renault, Desperados, European Travel Comission, Delacre, Harley Davidson, Unilever, Panzani, JobAt, Cultuurnet, Volvo, Sanofi Pasteur, Peugeot, Doctors with out Borders, Mitsubishi, ING Bank, Yamaha Motors, TGV, Pepsi Cola, NMBS/SNCB, STIB/MIVB, Jacqmotte, Côte d'Or, Kraft, Evian, Danone, Badoit, Balada, Vichy, Inno, TEC, Coca Cola, Certipost, Grand Valley State University, Smiths Industries Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Eyetronics, Easics
Now, I am truly back to freelance. Currently, I work for various clients making anything interesting and fun. Recently, a client told me that my best aspect is being a "Creative Developer". Using my libraries and tools, I will be able to make your web project faster and with better quality.
Programmed and developed PHP solutions to problems that no one else wanted to do. Ex, "There's a bug in a object orientated layer cake causing an error that doesn't show up in the log file?" Yes, I found that, fixed that, and documented that for the next person. Working mostly in Drupal making modules to add features to websites. Taking over projects that were only half completed and bringing them to a finish.
Was the company's sole web developer and administrator for 35 websites. Over five years streamlined the web production process to the point that Euro RSCG's reliance on outsourced web development is ZERO. Made plugins, modules, libraries, and tools allowing Euro RSCG to produce web sites/campaigns faster with better quality and consistentency.
Since 1998 I have worked as an employee for these companies:
The next chapter will include:
Extended Freelance Contract or Traditional Employee both are fine.
Grand Valley State University - Grand Rapids, Michigan - USA
Degree in Computer Sciences
Completed April 2000
Studied abroad one semester at the University of Uppsala Sweden.
This online contest encourages web users to share a link to the contest website. At the same time it also encourages users to like the Peugeot Belgium/Luxemburg Facebook page. Users whom obtain the most points ( sharing the link, liking Peugeot ) before the Belgian Auto Show will receive free to tickets to attend.
Best Parts of this Project:
For this project users first went to a Fnac Belgium store and received a paper/carton bookmark when they bought a book. The bookmark had a computer generated code printed on it that the user could then input into the TGV website. Certain codes won a grand prize trip for two on the TGV train, others won a travel guide book, and others got a discount on Fnac items. The back end of this project allowed TGV and Fnac persons to export the participants directly to Microsoft Excel and see live statistics.
Best Parts of this Project:
This is a sort of extranet that Peugeot Belgium uses to distribute press releases to journalists in Belgium. I was the developer and project manager for this project. I worked one on one with the Peugeot Press Relations Manager ( Wim Doms ) and we developed a smooth and sophisticated website for journalists to log into and get all the latest news and information concerning Peugeot.
I take a lot of pride in this project because Euro RSCG trusted me entirely to handle the whole project. I made the briefings, met with the client, worked on the budget, created the functional analysis, planned the development, planned resources, and developed the project.
The Peugeot Press Relations Manager has said that the journalists are responding very well to the website and that they are asking other car manufacturers to follow the example set by Peugeot.
This project was my baby! ServeOnline was a small startup company that was making a restaurant reservation system to be used in numerous brasseries, cafes, restaurants, hotels.
This product also had many other features such as:
I worked on this project for nearly two years, then finally the concept and the project were bought out by Resto.be.