Former(ish) Web Developer / Technology
At a glance:
- 20 years experience in web development, 15 years with CMS (MoveableType, WordPress)
- WordPress: customization of templates, custom plug-ins, payment walls, membership log-in, templates, social media updates, SEO, etc
- eLearning development, software (Adobe Captivate, Presenter)
- remote learning applications (Adobe Connect, Zoom, Electa, etc)
- email campaigns (MailChimp, Constant Contact): setting up and managing user accounts, lists, email templates (custom and boilerplate)
- client training
- front-end coding
- social media management
- blogging, social media
- data entry
- Adobe Creative Suite
I have extensive experience in technology, particularly web development, and have worked as both as a developer and technology instructor. In the past several years, I have developed primarily in WordPress.
While my focus is no longer web development, my knowledge and skills are an asset in the field of tech writing and web content writing.
My very early background is in IT help desk support where I created a company intranet, wrote “how-to” manuals and created training modules for non-technical users, managed databases and security, in addition to responding to and routing support requests.
My work with Brookwood Media Arts (near Philadelphia, PA) had me maintaining and developing large corporate websites and going on-site to major companies as a certified Adobe Instructor. I’ve trained for such companies and institutions as Raytheon, Mercedes, the US Army, Merck, Crocs, and several others. For many of these companies, I also taught courses remotely via Adobe Connect. In addition, I taught public classes at Brookwood’s training facility. Courses included Adobe products (Connect, Captivate, Presenter, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc) and HTML, CSS, Section 508 Compliance, intro to Flash, etc.
Through Brookwood, I worked on many eLearning projects using Captivate, Connect, and Presenter. I am proficient in all aspects of eLearning development and have done everything from adding audio, to designing, to piecing together and publishing, to setting up the backend scoring and reporting process.
I’ve gone through many, many of my own personal websites for the sheer enjoyment of tweaking code. I’ve used and customized WordPress sites for about 15 years after switching over from Moveable Type. I also did the occasional site for friends and small companies.