I am a seasoned developer with 8+ years of experience, the last year of which has been fully devoted to Ember development. My passion is in finding ways to solve seemingly complex user experience problems with simple, straight forward solutions.View Full Resumé
I have been coding in some compacity since 9th grade but really found my passion for it in my sophomore year at Watkins College of Art and Design. I was attending for Bachelor of Graphic Design and fell in love with the world that coding opened up. I am now going on 8 years of professional experience and will never stop learning, which is what I love about what I do.
2018 - Present
Full Stack Developer with a focus on the Ember powered frontend application. In my time here I have upgraded our codebase from Ember 2.4 to 3.7, along the way picking up a deep understanding for how Ember works under the hood. I was also played a key role in moving our test suite from QUnit to Mocha and launching numerous new features and a new product line.
2015 - 2018
Senior Web Developer - My responsibilites include planning projects from beginning to end to ensure all client goals are met, executing plans developed by myself and others to deliver high quality products on time and on budget, mentoring other developers to build skills in both executing and planning approaches to technical problems, and managing workflows to ensure efficiency amongst the development team.
2011 - 2015
Web Developer - My responsibilites here included managing WordPress sites for a large portfolio of attorney clients, altering existing templates to match new branding, managing incoming leads and ensuring they were being routed properly, and assisting in the management of PPC campaigns for multiple clients.
2010 - 2011
Graphic Designer - My resposibilities here included designing interfaces for projects in development, including the interface for a wheelchair accessible treadmill, designing the new website for the company, and designing various collateral for product launches.
Watkins College of Art and Design
2007 - 2011
I found my passion for development at Watkins and was introduced to my first professional jobs.
Professional Technical Education Center
2004 - 2006
PTEC introduced me to my love for creating and experimenting.
Percentage of comfort level in each item. This is not a comprehensive list of all my skills.
bug hunting 95%
project management/client relations 75%
photoshop/design tools 75%
This was a ground up rebuild of Pyxl's site. I was the lead developer on the project and developed the plan that was used throughout the build process. I managed another full time developer while also working to build out the backend of the site, including WordPress admin structure and frontend framework. Utilizing Navigo for the client side navigation and custom JS events to load functionality when specific templates are loaded, we created an easy to scale site that has given a new face to the company.
This site uses the TicketWeb API via their WordPress plugin to pull in the events for this venue. The client also needed a way to add additional information and images for use on the site only. To accomplish this I developed a custom plugin that acts as an add-on to the TicketWeb plugin and provides an area in the backend to add the additional data to events pulled via the API.
I was brought in when this project and the client relationship began getting shaky. I paid special attention to how we communicated with the client and took special care to explain to them why things were being done the way they were. I was instrumental in turning the relationship around and getting the project over the finish line.
As the only developer on this project I was responsible for ensuring that the site was easily updated and consisted of enough animations to engage but not distract.
Steve stepped right in and filled a much needed void with the company. He has a great willingness to learn new things and picks them up quickly. Steve has a great patience while working and is focused on making it right, but also is still able to turn things around quickly.
Steven has been wonderful to work with here at Whitehardt, Inc. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an innovative and creative employee. I am sorry to see Steve leave our Company and I am very happy for him and all that he endeavors to take on in his future. If I ever get the chance I would hire him immediately.