Alan T. Miller

PHP web developer among other things...

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IT Support Specialist / Web Producer / Web Developer
alan@alanmiller.com

Summary

Skills

Professional
IT Customer Service and Support, Web Development / Programming, Production, Web Systems Administration (DevOps), Database Design and Query Optimization, Organic SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Online Business Development, Marketing and Market Research, Technical and Creative Writing.
Technologies
XHTML / HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, MySQL, MariaDB, Laravel Framework, Zend Framework, PEAR, Smarty Template Engine, Apache Web Server, GIT Version Control, Subversion Version Control (user and Admin), VirtualBox, Vagrant, Design Patterns, MVC and others, PostgreSQL, SQL, Apache Web Server, Cold Fusion 5, CentOS, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows (Windows 10 to MS-DOS).
Applications
PhpStorm IDE, Wordpress, Drupal, Sequel Pro, Pico / Nano Editor, TextMate, Tower, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Acrobat PDF, Pagemaker, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Outlook.

Experience

PHP Web Developer / Web Producer / President
Online Brands Inc | Glendale, Arizona
September 2005 - Present
Apply a wide breadth of technical skills, Internet knowledge, and experience in the service of building and improving online efforts for multiple clients. Includes: online branding and business consulting, marketing communications, content production as well as technical writing, back and frontend web development, organic search engine optimization, social media marketing and web systems administration.

Projects

Owner's Rental of Phoenix Inc | Peoria, AZ
Web Producer and Online Business Consultant.
January 1997 - August 2017
  • Full development and management of company's online presence.
  • Achieved top search engine results for years.
  • Produced online content and assisted in online marketing efforts.
  • Provided domain registrations, email and desktop support.
GroupTrack LLC | Scottsdale, AZ
Consultant for early stage online startup.
December 2012
  • Assisted in setting up a LAMP based development environment.
  • Assisted with debugging efforts on a PHP / Zend Framework project.
  • Provided guidance in selecting appropriate future technologies.
Global Lost and Found Inc | San Bruno, California
Consultant for early stage online startup.
August 2008 - September 2008
  • Evaluated the company's PHP based website code and accompanying MySQL database.
  • Defined a code re-factoring, cleanup and documentation project.
  • Provided guidance into developing a user centric market driven site redesign.
  • Guided team into developing an effective organic SEO campaign and key phrase selection strategy.
Xeolux Inc | Cupertino, California
Early stage startup prototype development.
February 2008 - May 2008
  • Programmed PHP back end web services for Adobe Flex application.
  • Lead in the development of MySQL procedures and database schema.
  • Mentored team in PHP programming and web development methodologies.
  • Mentored system administrator in setting up server hardware and web systems software.
  • Set up collaborative development environment and mentored team in implementing a subversion repository.
  • Research, evaluation and identification of suitable web development technologies.
  • Participated in research, evaluation and design of back end server architecture.
  • Translated conceptual business processes into user interface specifications.
  • Assisted in identifying potential intellectual property in relation to overall project.
  • Lead recruitment effort for Adobe Flex based programmer.
Mind Metrics LLC | Mesa, Arizona
Early stage consultant for social networking startup.
February 2006 - March 2007
  • Developed object oriented PHP framework.
  • Built MySQL database and procedures.
  • Built sever hardware and set up web systems software (CentOS, Network, LAMP stack).
  • Implemented Subversion repository and set up collaborative development environment.
  • Researched site scalability, defined functional requirements and specifications.
  • Developed web site concept, accompanying strategy and defined business specifications.
  • Developed marketing text, press releases and other promotional materials.
  • Developed plan for an effective SEO campaign and key phrase strategy.
  • Research and development of U.S. patent application.
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.
Project Manager / Web Developer
NCS - Network Communications Solutions, LLC | Modesto, California
January 2000 - May 2000
Served as the liaison between clients and company's development team. Lead the development team in the production of an e-commerce startup through its first phase of development. Helped to direct graphic imagery and corporate identity that was consistent with business plan and objectives. Worked to foster a team based collaborative development environment.
IT Support & Customer Service
PrimeNet / Frontier Communications | Phoenix, AZ
February 1999 - July 1999
Provided technical support to dialup customer over the telephone for a local ISP (Internet Service Provider).
IT Support Specialist
Arizona State University, West Campus | Phoenix, Arizona
August 1996 - February 1999
Assisted students and faculty in implementing the latest in emerging technologies in their projects. Worked on the Help Desk performing upgrades and repairs on faculty and staff computing systems throughout the University. Developed web sites for my college and other campus organizations. Served as student representative on the University's IT Advisory Committee that had direct oversight and direction of the the University's IT programs and budgeting.

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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