My specialty is developing complex business class systems as simply as possible. I also enjoy keeping up with the latest design concepts, making sites run faster, system automation, and various programming languages.
HTML5 CSS3 Node.js Nginx MongoDB
jQuery; Custom Scripts; Node.js/npm; Express; Socket.io; Sails MVC
PHP5.x; OOP; PHP Frameworks (CodeIgniter, ExpressionEngine, Zend); PHP-CLI shell apps; XML/API/JSON; MySQL; PEAR; PECL; CURL; Memcache; etc.
Relational - MySQL; MariaDB; Install/config/admin/backup/migrate; Experience with large databases; Schema design; Caching; Buffers; Memory usage optimization; Indexing; Complex queries – joins, full text boolean searches, etc; MySQL command line tools
NoSQL - MongoDB; Apache Cassandra
SOAP server/clients, various flavors/parsing techniques (RSS, Atom, JSON, SOAP, REST); PHP SimpleXML; B2B Itegration Experience: Authorize.net, Cardinal Commerce, BillMeLater, PayPal, Google Checkout, Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Wynit Inc, Etilize, FedEx, UPS, Amadeus
Social Media Integration: Twitter; Facebook; Google; OAuth2
APC, Zend Optimizer; eAccelerator; Google PageSpeed Module; Memcached; JS/CSS minimizing; gzip; Various memory, file and database caching techniques; speed testing; caching automation
Install/config/admin – (CentOS, RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu); bash/shell/php-cli programming; LAMP admin; Apache/Nginx admin; Git; cronjobs; iptables; ssh + public/private keys; rsync; backups; permissions; mounts; yum; security updates
Agile Software Development with Git, Bitbucket, Scrum and Jira; I am the scrum master.
From concepts to creation, my experience with various industries gives me a unique perspective on new ideas and the know-how to get them done.
I enjoy brainstorming sessions and solving complex problems when I'm not photographing things and enjoying a bit of downtime in the great outdoors.
CS5; Web design elements; UI design; Photo manipulation; RAW image processing
CS5; Web design elements; UI design; Logos; Brand identities; Icons; Vector graphics
Surf, travel and action photography; Stock photography for websites and advertising; RAW image processing; photo editing and correction
Over 13 years helping, building, launching, and sometime selling upstarts
Budget planning; Competitor analysis; Project management; IT infrastructure; E-commerce integration; Payment systems; Data security; Fraud prevention; Disaster recovery
Social media integration (facebook, twitter, etc); SEO; Online marketing planning and execution; Traffic analytics
I am a Mac and Linux guy. CentOS is my go to distro.
Daily Drivers: Terminal; Sublime Text; SourceTree; MAMP Pro; NaviCat; Robomongo; Adobe CS5 suite
Hello, I'm Brandon. I am an entrepreneur, experienced full-stack web developer, part-time photographer, traveler, surfer, and maker of things.
As you probably read above, I have been involved with some pretty complex technologies over the years and know my way around a thing or two in this world wide web. This real-world experience has honed my skills far beyond a classroom ever could, and has earned me the knowledge and understanding of the complex processes of developing business class web systems and managing development teams.
Beyond the countless hours in front of a computer and countless ideas keeping me up at night, I also enjoy spending much needed down time unplugged. I have spent many years traveling the world, learning other languages, meeting interesting people and having amazing adventures. It's a beautiful world we live in, and I enjoy seeing it beyond the glowing screen of my cell phone.
I'm always interested in creating new relationships with unique businesses and my fellow dev community. Feel free to contact me to discuss your next project.
A robust and flexible infrastructure is required for fast growth in the global economy. Designing, implementing, maintaining and being prepared for disaster recovery is critical to your business and bottom line.
From concept to completion, the path isn't always a straight line. Planning is a critical part of launching new services on time, managing creative teams, and taking your business to the next level.
Your customers expect a responsive, user-centric design, full of rich features that make their time using your services enjoyable. And they expect it NOW, not in 5 seconds. Build brand awareness and customer loyalty through better design.