Alan T. Miller

PHP web developer among other things...

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PHP Web Developer Resume

Web Developer / Web Producer
alan@alanmiller.com

Summary

Skills

Professional
Web Development / Programming, Web Systems Administration (Apache, Linux, Unix, MySQL, PHP, Git / Subversion), Database Design and Query Optimization, Organic SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Online Business Development, Marketing and Market Research, Technical and Creative Writing.
Technologies
PHP (5, 4 and 3), MySQL, XHTML / HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Zend Framework, PEAR, Smarty Template Engine, GIT Version Control, Subversion Version Control (user and Admin), CVS (concurrent Versioning System), MVC (Model View Controller), PostgreSQL, SQL, Apache Web Server, Sendmail and Qmail Setup and Config, Cold Fusion 5, Perl/CGI, CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows (3.x, 95-98, ME, XP, 2000, Vista and MS-DOS), Familiarity with many other web technologies (ASP, JSP, ORACLE, SQL Server, IIs etc.).
Applications
Zend Studio, Netbeans, Drupal, Wordpress, TextMate, Gitbox, Tower, Pico / Nano Editor, MySQL Workbench, Case Studio (Toad) Database Modeling, TextMate, Adobe Photoshop, Pagemaker, Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Outlook.

Experience

PHP Web Developer / Consultant / President
Online Brands Inc. | Glendale, Arizona
September 2005 - Present
Apply a wide breadth of technical skills, Internet knowledge, and experience across the spectrum of online development in the service of building and improving online properties for multiple clients. Includes: site architecture and infrastructure, backend development using open source toolset (PHP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Apache, Linux and others (i.e LAMP), front end development with CSS and HTML/XHTML, organic search engine optimization and strategy, web systems administration, technical writing, marketing communications and online business consulting.
Web Producer / Web Developer / Systems Administrator
Arizona Internet Developers Inc. | Mesa, Arizona
July 2002 - July 2005
Served as the primary web developer on company's flagship product vacationhomes.com. Helped build and grow the site to be one of the most popular vacation home rental web sites on the Internet. The website was acquired in the summer of 2005.
  • Converted all user facing applications from Cold Fusion to PHP.
  • Normalized database tables and performed extensive query optimization.
  • Cleaned up and rewrote front end HTML and CSS to meet validation requirements.
  • Maintained 24/7 high volume availability demands using open source tools such as Linux, Apache, PHP, and MySQL.
  • Played a key role in guiding the company's marketing strategy and overall direction, which lead to its significant market share and successful buyout.
  • Maintained ongoing organic SEO effort leading to the elimination of a paid search campaign and eventual position as a market leader.
  • Identified and implemented missed SEO opportunities that increased site traffic exponentially.
  • Created a marketing platform for promoting the business that became an industry standard.
  • Devised methods aimed at user retention and increasing customer transactions that increased company's bottom line dramatically.
  • Devised and implemented a competitive pricing and promotion strategy that resulted in an increasing client base.
  • Built and programmed intelligent features into the site aimed at maximizing the site's effectiveness, usefulness and keeping abusive elements at bay.
  • Strategically planned and programmed applications that collected business minded intelligence and helped to better manage the site.
  • Completed transition to new owners in the summer of 2005. Included technical setup and configuration, thorough documentation and an extended technical support contract.
PHP Web Developer
The Arizona Republic. | Phoenix, Arizona
April 2002 - July 2002
Reprogrammed the NFL Cardinals football team website (www.azcardinals.com) from Cold Fusion to PHP. Effort required a new normalized MySQL database, extensive SQL query optimization, a database conversion application and PHP application development. Also wrote custom JavaScript functions for a statistical reporting application and assisted in supporting the Arizona Republic's flagship website (www.azcentral.com).
PHP Web Developer
Insight Inc. | Phoenix, Arizona
January 2002 - April 2002
As part of the development team, programmed a temporary Internet gateway to tie together two e-commerce systems using PHP for a major Internet retailer. In addition to code development, maintained project documentation and assisted in application design.
PHP Web Developer / Consultant
Hollywood101 Productions LLC. | Atwater, California.
May 2000 - January 2002
Dynamic web site design and programming using PHP, MySQL, HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Perl. Set up and administration of web servers and server software. Online business consulting from securing domain names, project planning, logo and graphic identity development, to online marketing, search engine placement and promotion.

Education

Bachelor of Arts | Communication Studies

Arizona State University | Phoenix, Arizona
Graduation: December 1998 | GPA 3.52/4.0

Associate of Arts | Journalism and Liberal Arts

Glendale Community College | Glendale, Arizona
Graduation: May 1995 | GPA 3.8/4.0

Certifications

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