George Whitcher

Web Developer

Resume Objective

Passionate and highly experienced web developer.  Working full-time in the industry since 2006.  Mobile application developer since 2013.  IT Administrator since 2010.  Team manager and technical leader.  Problem solving of even the most technical requests.

Experience

LEAD DEVELOPER
NOW Marketing Group / Lima, OH / 09/2021 – Present

  • Lead Developer tasked with completing most websites and any technical tasks.
  • Server management.
  • Highest level of support to solve all issues nobody else can.
  • Custom WordPress plugin development based on client needs.
  • Custom web app development with Laravel.
  • Mobile app development for iOS and Android using NativeScript.
  • Top sales.
  • Public speaking SMWL

SENIOR DEVELOPER
Loud Canvas Media / Dover, NH / 09/2019 – 09/2021

  • Dedicated server setup and administration.
  • Firewall setup and administration.
  • Transfer designs from Photoshop/Adobe XD to custom responsive web designs.  Usually for WordPress.
  • Custom web application development using frameworks such as Codeigniter, CakePHP, and Laravel.
  • Custom mobile development.
  • Learned NativeScript and Angular 6.
  • Top sales
  • BNI Member since 2019.
  • Dover Chamber of Commerce Member since 2019.
  • Public speaking at all company networking events.
  • “Code Talk Fridays” where I taught how to code and best practices to the rest of the team.

ART DEPARTMENT MANAGER / DEVELOPER
Glidecam Industries, Inc. / Kingston, MA / 09/2013 – 09/2019

  • Dedicated server setup and administration.
  • Firewall setup and administration.
  • Transfer designs from Photoshop designs to responsive web designs.
  • Website written in CakePHP with custom administration for management of products, dealers, videos, homepage, and any additional pages. Geolocation of all dealers worldwide using Google Maps API.
  • Company management software written in CakePHP.
    • Inventory management.
    • Web statistics by using Google Analytics API and also sent in a custom email.
    • Daily task manager.
    • Ad manager to view current running ads as well as display them.
    • Newsletter creation software for easy use with Constant Contact.
    • Upload manager for large file uploads.
  • Online Store utilizing Magento 1.9.X and Magento 2.X.X community edition. Custom responsive themes created.
  • Invision Power Board custom themes.
  • WordPress Woocommerce store launch 2/28/18 as the main website.
    • Custom responsive theme created using Bootstrap 4 and JQuery.
    • Implemented existing database tables into the WordPress database and setup custom templates to display.
  • Created all advertisements seen in publications worldwide.
  • Created all banners, flyers, and posters for all expos the company attended worldwide.
  • Created all new product manuals and updated all old product manuals to the new format.
  • Art Department Management. Oversaw photography and editing of model and product photography.
  • File management and backup.

DEVELOPER AND IT ADMINISTRATOR
East Coast Publications / Norwell, MA / 08/2010 – 08/2013

  • Reverse engineer and manage website done in Zend.
  • Reverse engineer and manage custom import software for XML files from Adobe InDesign.
  • Reverse engineer and manage custom sync software utilizing rsync on a local Linux server and remote Linux server. Also, database syncing on local and remote MySQL databases. IP restricted.
  • Designed a new responsive website using existing code.
  • Local server setup and administration.
  • Transfer of failing local Windows server to Ubuntu Linux. Server built RAID, OS installation, data transfer, and connections on desktops done over the weekend.
  • Assisted in wiring a new building with CAT‐6 cable. Also moved server and setup all desktops over the weekend to have as minimal downtime as possible.
  • New website created in CakePHP, Bootstrap 3, and JQuery in 2017. Exported database from “Zend version” and “WordPress version” and wrote custom software to convert into a new database format.  This also converted any WordPress [shorttags] to HTML.
  • Assist with any IT issues including but not limited to computers, printers, internet, email.

LEAD DEVELOPER
ACT Smart, Inc. / Marshfield, MA / 08/2006 – 08/2010

  • Reverse engineer and manage website done in Zend.
  • Reverse engineer and manage custom import software for XML files from Adobe InDesign.
  • Reverse engineer and manage custom sync software utilizing rsync on a local Linux server and remote Linux server. Also, database syncing on local and remote MySQL databases. IP restricted.
  • Designed a new responsive website using existing code.
  • Local server setup and administration.
  • Transfer of failing local Windows server to Ubuntu Linux. Server built RAID, OS installation, data transfer, and connections on desktops done over the weekend.
  • Assisted in wiring a new building with CAT‐6 cable. Also moved server and setup all desktops over the weekend to have as minimal downtime as possible.
  • New website created in CakePHP, Bootstrap 3, and JQuery in 2017. Exported database from “Zend version” and “WordPress version” and wrote custom software to convert into a new database format.  This also converted any WordPress [shorttags] to HTML.
  • Assist with any IT issues including but not limited to computers, printers, internet, email.

Contact Information

SKILLS

Web Development

Web Design

IT Administration

Sales

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Associated Press Award winner for best news website (2008)
  • RTNDA Award for best news website (2008)
  • BNI Member (2008, 2009, 2019, 2020)
  • Speaker at Social Media Week Lima 2022