Resume

William Beeler - Director of Web Development
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Awards

2019 US Search Award

Game of Thrones House Sorting Quiz

2017 US Search Award

DC Metro Bathroom Map Campaign

Skills

Drupal WordPress Wordpress Theming WordPress Plugin Development Laravel Framework (Certified) Vue.js PHP Tailwind CSS Jigsaw Static Site Generator Front-end (CSS, SCSS, HTML, JS) Python 3 Bootstrap 5+ (and earlier) Foundation Framework Uikit PHP Composer Node.js Webgl / Three.js Git / Version Control JSON Markdown RSS XML Bash / Command Line Linux Servers Linux Desktop Statamic 3D Modeling Photography MySQL Database jQuery CodeIgniter Laravel Filament Laravel Packages Laravel Mix Webpack

Work Experience

Scranton Gillette Communications - Director of Web Development

Employed (2023 - Current)

  • Provided leadership and vision for the web development team.
  • Worked on world-class print magazine websites including but not limited to: ProBuilder, Furniture Lighting & Decor, ProRemodeler, ProTradecraft, The Diapason, and much more.
  • Developed and implemented web development strategies and roadmap
  • Mentor web developers
  • Code Reviews, Drupal Development, Laravel development
  • Developed and maintained web development standards and best practices, including: ADA, SEO, and Best Practice Metrics through Lighthouse reporting, axe Devtools, and more.
  • Up-to-date on the latest web technologies and trends.
  • Troubleshot and resolved technical issues
  • Secured and maintained web infrastructure
  • Communicated effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Collaborated with other departments, such as marketing, design, and editorial
  • Represented the web development team at company meetings and events
  • Participated in professional development opportunities
VisionPoint Marketing - Sr. Web Developer

Employed (2020 - 2023)

  • Worked on websites including University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of North Georgia, Colorado Community College Systems, and others.
  • Helped create a starter kit theme with Wordpress (Blade Templating, Sage 10, ACF Composer package, NPM, Laravel Mix, SASS, etc.)
  • Helped create a starter kit theme with Jigsaw (Blade Templating, Laravel components, NPM, Laravel Mix, SASS, etc.)
  • Used ACF Composer package to create dozens of functional Gutenberg Blocks to go with the Starter Template.
  • Used Laravel framework to create a personalization system for University Websites that would produce an embeddable link to insert on university websites. Once embedded, it would change the experience of the website based on user visits.
  • Utilized AWS, Digital Ocean, Git, Github, Git Tower, and much more.
Go Fish Digital - Sr. Web Developer

Employed (2017 - 2020)

  • My work was presented to U.S. Congressmen for review (EIG Map for Distressed Community Index)
  • My work on EIG helped win a nationally recognized award for the company.
  • Utilized Laravel Backend Framework, GIS Software (Mapbox), and much more.
Pace Communications - Front-end Web Developer

Employed (2016 - 2017)

  • Worked with Fortune 500 client websites, including: Wells Fargo, Trulia, Lyft, Argo, and AAA
  • Utilized Cornerstone (for SVN), Gulp, Bootstrap 3, and various jQuery plugins for front-end development of clients
UNC of Chapel Hill, RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) - Web Master

Employed (2014 - 2016)

  • Heavy use of HTML5, CSS3 (SCSS), and Javascript (jQuery and a little bit of AngularJS)
  • Developed a major, nationally recognized website for data science
  • Secured, Enhanced, and Maintained company website(s), servers, etc.
  • Developed Wordpress plugins & themes for the benefit of company objectives
  • Managed various project(s) that involved working with staff, students, and administrators
  • Developed an interface to work with domains and organize department data
  • Troubleshot several issues with websites, and servers
  • Created web graphics for various company websites
  • Worked with New Media Specialist, and Administrator to post latest news releases, and announcements for RENCI website, and other company websites. Additionally, we updated design elements, and content for all websites.
  • Coordinated with New Media Specialist to effectively connect social media tools/services, and their respective RENCI websites
  • Made use of Google Analytics to track and analyze web statistics
  • Developed a front-end proof of concept for a company sub-project that will eventually be used for iRODS. This project demonstrated upload and management capabilities of company assets.
  • Oversaw and managed web hosting services, including: Linux server administration/configuration, site migration, and troubleshooting
  • Met with several different departments and discussed development of their particular website(s). Managed said projects, setup hosting accounts for project managers, and developed those particular website(s)
  • Trained several people how to use and maintain their particular website
  • Recommended several pieces of software, and development directions, that positively impacted department objectives
  • Utilized Linux Installations and Macintosh OS.
March Interactive - Web Developer/Designer

Employed (2012 - 2015)

  • Development of Mobile websites utilizing Wordpress as a CMS
  • Develop both front end and back end web solutions using Linux Server, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL Server, Photoshop, and Wordpress
  • Interacted with clients to fix issues, upgrade website, etc.
  • Worked on city government website, and various e-commerce clients
Altyris, Inc. - Digital Marketing Manager

Employed (2011 - 2013)

  • Utilized various graphic design programs like Photoshop, and Illustrator to create designs for websites.
  • PHP/HTML/JS/etc. Development
  • Web Marketing for clients
  • Social Media management and marketing
  • Optimized websites for search engine placement (SEO)
  • Created traffic and analysis reports for clients, and for my superior
  • Managed SEO writers
  • Developed intranet site for a local bank
  • Created and managed several e-commerce websites for clients
Self-Employed - Owner/Developer

Employed (2008 - 2020)

  • Propose internet strategy, web design, custom solutions, social media and e-commerce applications to prospective clients.
  • Closing sales
  • Administrate Linux VPS servers (experience with Ubuntu, & CentOS specifically)
  • Administrate new clients.
  • Train new clients and introduce them to e-mail, new applications, and content development techniques, both in English, and Spanish.
  • Used Linux (Ubuntu) as a desktop to accomplish daily tasks and functions
  • Used Windows as a desktop to create graphics, work with websites, and design programs.

Education

Certification