Portfolio & Resume
My name is Al and I build websites. I most recently worked at 2K Games as Senior Web Developer and am currently seeking employment in a development or managerial role. I have eighteen years of experience working on the web, and have worked in organizations of all sizes. My recent focus has been in front end work but I have a strong familiarity with linux servers, web security, and php frameworks. I have delivered web applications with large front and back end components. If you have contract work or require any web consulting, I am happy to provide those services as well, and have served individual clients intermittently throughout my career. I make strong contributions to teams I work on, and I know how to deliver on time.
Expression Engine, Telemetry, Localization
Expression Engine, Localization, Oauth
WWE 2K Logo Uploader
PHP, Rest API, Memcache, Oauth
Expression Engine, Localization, Social Media API
Hangar 13 Games
Static Generated, Continuous Deployment, Rest API based CMS, Jade/Pug
Zendesk, Custom Theming
Cockpit CMS, Jade/Pug, Templating
Wordpress, Custom Theme
Senior Web Developer
2016 - 2017
2013 - 2016
I was the first developer on the web team at 2K. Previously sites were built primarily through managed third parties. There was no source control or modular approach to site builds. As a means to help our editors, we planned and built a central CMS as a data source. From here we exported data to our public facing sites, both those built internally and those sourced from third parties. We also added source control and continuous deploy, and adopted a modular approach to code building. In the course of this, we began hosting sites in AWS, migrating older properties from a less sophisticated server environment. After growing our team I was promoted to a senior position. By the end of my time at 2K, most work was being done in house, with a greatly improved content editing workflow.
Web Content Manager / Developer
2011 - 2012
Medley was a startup company in the medical industry, who provided membership model practice management services for primary care physicians. I ran their public websites, managed content, and provided other web related support and development. The company is now defunct.
WAAF and Mike FM (Entercom)
Online Content Director
2008 - 2011
WAAF and Mike FM are/were two Boston music radio stations owned by Entercom. WAAF remains a top rated station, while Mike FM has since gone off-air. I managed a team of content producers, and also worked in a variety of roles to support and create video, web, and mobile content for our listeners in conjunction with our station's on-air personalities as well as local and national celebrities. On the development side, I built several novelty apps which we hosted at the station sites, and provided ongoing support and development for online contesting, event specific microsites, and ad placement on the site. I alspo coached staff and online personalities on blog writing and engaging with the audience over social media.
2007 - 2008
Lead Web Developer
2006 - 2007
Nurse-Recruiter is an online job portal for nurses, similar to Monster.com but specialized. My duties included the design and implementation of an intranet, and redevelopment of web software from PERL into PHP. I also rewrote most of the content on the site for SEO value as well as style, and increased total web visitors as well as goal conversions by over 100% in 10 months.
2001 - 2011
I have run pub trivia on and off for years, and have experience in DJ'ing and MC'ing functions such as weddings, special events, and parties. I have a full PA system and contract independently.
Freelance Web Design
Allston, MA / Alameda, CA
1998 - present
I work on and off as a freelance developer and designer. Along with my web work, I do consulting in basic IT, application training, and print design.
2001 - 2003
Solomon Schechter Day School is a private elementary school. Taught video and web design to children ages 9 to 12 at After School Program. For video, students learned to work with a camera, plan movies, and make short films. In web we learned to make a basic site using a text editor and graphics tools.
Brighton, MA / Chicago, IL
1997 - 2000
AMICAS provides software for the management and viewing of medical images (x-rays) inside of a web browser on standard PC's. My responsibilities included redesign and implementation of public website as well as the design of an Intranet Site.