Web Resume

Dan Jones

12618 Day Hollow Ln • Houston, TX 77070
+1 (704) 326-1626 •
https://danielrayjones.com/

Summary

Web developer with broad experience in both large (educational and commercial) and small(commercial) websites. Designed custom web applications from the ground up, and modified existing open-source applications to meet specific needs. Effective communicator, with experience researching and writing content for educational websites. Social media expertise maintaining Facebook and Twitter accounts for educational institution, and building Facebook applications.

Skills include:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS (SCSS)
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AJAX
  • Angular.js
  • React
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Laravel
  • Wordpress
  • CodeIgniter
  • Git
  • Grunt
  • Gulp
  • node.js
  • MongoDB
  • Apache
  • Linux
  • Docker
  • Google App Engine

Work History

Began building websites 14 years ago. Primarily self-taught.
Please note: some of the following links are outdated. I'm working on redirecting them to a functional cached version of each of these.

  • Medology
    Project Manager/Tech Lead
    2017 - present

    Lead for API project. Developed Laravel-based API for document management service. Managed team. Set goals. Ensured development was on track. Laravel/Lumen, PHP, MySQL, Google App Engine, Google Cloud SQL, Google Datastore, Google Cloud Storage

    Senior Full-Stack Developer
    2016 - 2017

    Full-stack development for multiple websites in the health industry, including STDCheck, HealthLabs, UTI Treatment. PHP, MySQL, Laravel, Eloquent, Javascript, jQuery, AngularJS, React

  • University of Texas Coding Bootcamp
    Instructor
    2016 - 2017

    Taught Full-stack coding bootcamp. Six month program to introduce students to basics of full-stack MERN development. HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, APIs, AJAX, Node, Express, MySQL, sequelize, MongoDB, mongoose, PHP, Laravel, Python, React, React-Native

  • Server Monkey
    Back-end web developer
    2015 - 2016

    Develop Magento-based eCommerce site PHP, MySQL, Magento, XML, Javascript, jQuery

    • Extend functionality of current site
    • Modify existing site plugins to better fit workflow of sales team.
  • Hubbard Radio – WTOP/Federal News Radio
    Back-end web developer
    2010 - 2015

    • Wordpress Closings Plugins Wordpress, PHP
      • Wordpress plugin to display school, business, and government closings during inclement weather.
      • Includes login system for schools to close schools without newsroom involvement
      • Allows newsroom users to change/modify/delete school-created closings if necessary
      • Permission system to give users specific rights to modify individual closings, all closings, or administer the system
    • Two website redesigns [https://wtop.com/ and https://federalnewsradio.com/] Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Memcache, etc.

      Took part in complete redesign of two separate websites, twice.

    • NewsQNewsQ PHP, MySQL, Memcache, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, SocialMedia

      • Designed MySQL database to store data about social ranking of stories on website.
      • Wrote application to fetch data from various social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc.) in order to rank stories according to popularity.
      • Integrated into Memcache to reduce server load.
      • Created front-end resources to display data.
    • Sports Widget PHP, Memcache, HTML

      Wrote application to parse game time information for local sports teams. Integrated into existing front-end.

    • Thrift Savings Plan Ticker PHP, Memcache, HTML

      Wrote application to parse savings plan data from government website, cache on our servers, and display on our website.

    • Wordpress Importer PHP, Wordpress

      Created method for automatically importing new stories from a Wordpress-hosted blog into our site. The purpose was to make the story-creation process easier.

  • University of Texas – Mechanical Engineering Department
    Programmer/Services Assistant
    2008 - 2010

    Maintained website, wrote news stories, and oversaw a number of projects to improve the website, including:

    • Senior Design Projects Database PHP, XHTML, HTML Forms

      Designed MySQL database to hold information about past Senior Design Projects. Built from scratch front-end to search database and display information.

    • “Intranet” site Wordpress, PHP

      Built Wordpress site to host department updates, and information specifically for faculty and staff. Created custom Wordpress theme to match theme of the main site.

    • Research Blogs Wordpress, PHP

      Built Wordpress MU site to host research blogs for faculty and graduate students.

    • About Section PHP, HTML, CSS, Writing

      Created entire section of website for recruiting purposes. Did extensive research.

  • Dinkin' Flicka Design
    Co-Founder
    2008

    • V&S Construction PHP, HTML, CSS

      Designed and built from scratch website for local construction company. XHTML 1.0 with some Javascript. CSS2.

  • Jones Web Design
    Founder
    2001-2002

    • Dave's Pest Control HTML, CSS, Javascript

      Designed and built from scratch website for local pest control company. XHTML 1.0 with some Javascript. CSS2.

  • Freelance Projects, etc.

    • Dan and Kali PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

      Designed and built from scratch own wedding website. Some PHP/MySQL for reservations. JQuery for photo album. Some CSS3.

    • Joe Stryker Wordpress, AJAX, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, CSS

      Designed and built website for independent Internet show. Site is built with Wordpress, using a custom-built theme. Some PHP plugins built for the site. Built custom Ajax/DOM effects to improve viewability/response time.

    • V&S Construction PHP, HTML, CSS

      Designed and built from scratch website for local construction company. XHTML 1.0 with some Javascript. CSS2.

    • Dave's Pest Control HTML, CSS, Javascript

      Designed and built from scratch website for local pest control company. XHTML 1.0 with some Javascript. CSS2.

Code Samples

Education

Bachelor of the Arts in Theater and Dance
University of Texas
University Honors
2004 – 2008
Austin, TX
Undeclared Major
Austin Community College
President's Honor Roll
2000 – 2001
Austin, TX