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Clint Harvey

With over 15 years of experience doing everything from database design to web application development to my current position as Lead Application Developer, I have developed, and continue to expand, a broad array of skills that I feel make me a value to any company. I’m a highly talented and well rounded individual with a proven ability to meet and beat deadlines, the ability to transform abstract ideas into real world applications, and to the vision to see how to streamline troublesome processes. My goal is to be a guru for using technology to make lives easier, be it on the web or mobile applications, and to help mentor other developers.

Experience in:

    • Web Development
    • Mobile Application Development
    • Project Management
    • Social Networking
    • Needs Assessment
  • Technologies
    • Languages:
      • PHP
      • JavaScript
      • Obj-C
      • SQL (MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle)
      • HTML
      • XML
      • JSON
      • CSS
    • Frameworks/APIs:
      • WordPress
      • jQuery
      • JQuery Mobile
      • Sencha Touch
      • Appcelerator Titanium

Work History

  • Lead Application Developer (1/2016 – Current)
    Voce Platforms
    • Help lead a team of mainly WordPress developers in building high end sites
    • Building WordPress VIP hosted websites for large scale and high traffic sites
  • Lead Developer (5/2010 – 1/2016)
    Mittera
    • Lead a development team to create tools to help our clients communicate better with their customers
    • Create websites, web applications, mobile sites, and mobile applications for a wide variety of clients
    • Investigate new social networks and figure out how they can be leveraged for our clients
    • Learn and educate my team on API tools to quickly tie our clients sites to existing social platforms.
  • IT Director (7/2002 – 4/2010)
    J.W. Hutton, St. Charles, IA (purchased by United Healthcare)
    • Development of web applications using PHP and ASP
    • Creating and maintaining databases in MSSQL, MySQL, and Access
    • Maintenance of windows network and all member PCs
    • Administration of Active Directory domain
    • Streamlining/automating company workflow processes
    • Research and purchasing of new equipment
  • Web Application Developer (3/2001 –  7/2002)
    DCi, Urbandale, IA
    • Development of web applications using ASP
    • Writing Oracle Packages using PL/SQL
    • Working with a team to maintain critical application
  • Application Developer (1/1999 –  3/2001)
    Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
    • Development/maintenance of applications to support sales staff
    • Working with phone support staff to translate customer complaints into application fixes

Projects Highlights

  • December 2013 – March 2014
    SAE – Mobile App
    • Highlights:
      • Our team at Catchfire Media built an iOS app for a national fraternity. We were involved from the beginning with early concepts of possible features and continued through the entire product lifecycle. I helped steer features and then the look and feel of the app and then built a WordPress based CMS to allow new content to be sent to the app. Additionally we leveraged the Parse.com API for user management, in app chat, a photo feed with user controlled content, and push notifications. I built apps into the WordPress system to allow SAE to upload their own images to the stream (like instagram) and to also compose push notifications without mucking around in the Parse.com back end.
  • March 2013 – May 2013
    Principal Charity Classic
    • Highlights:
      • In addition to help developing the look and feel for the app I was tasked with creating a CMS with an API to allow the client to create and edit content easily and have it seamlessly feed in to both an iPhone and an Android application. Leveraging the power of WordPress I created custom post types for each content type and then created a custom template that creates an XML feed in the format expected by both apps. In addition to being able to request all the data in each particular feed you’re able to send a “last update date” parameter and only get items that have changed since you last called home. We also use this system to create a Foursquare like checkin service that allows users to announce to other app users that they’re at a particular location and then see other users at that location. We also hook in to the Facebook API to highlight the user’s friends that are checked in.
  • March 2012 – September 2012
    ScheelsSocial – Fish Tales
    • Highlights:
      • Creation of a WordPress based site that is the back end for an in store experiential photo booth powered by an augmented reality iPad app that I oversaw the development of. The WordPress site allows the app to submit new photos as custom posts and creates an Instagram like experience for the users, creating a single image page with social sharing buttons and a personalized message. Two minutes after the photo is submitted an email is sent to the user with a shortened URL to their photo. Another web service was created to allow the iPad to pull down a slideshow of recent images to act as an in store attractor loop.Since the launch of the photo booth in a single store it has averaged over 1000 photos a week, and we are currently working to roll it out in to 2 other stores, with more to follow in the coming months.
  • January 2012 – February 2012
    FollowEDU
    • Highlights:
      • Creation of a WordPress based site that allows users to register their twitter account and see who is influential in various topics that matter to the higher education marketplace.Simple easy to understand user interface and hooks to the twitter API to get recent tweets, twitter followers, and Klout score.
  • September 2002 – April 2010
    • Various projects as the sole IT person at a company of 50 employees. Tasks include: installing a new windows 2003 server as both a file/app server and a domain controller, installation of a hardware based firewall to replace an aging linux firewall, purchasing and installation of new client machines to replace dated hardware as needed, consultation on the feasibility of different ideas and partnerships brought to me by the owner of the company, and various other tasks of both an IT Director and a computer tech.
    • Highlights:
      • Creation of a web based reporting tool that takes data from a purchased workflow system and translates it into useable reports via mySQL and PHP. Tool includes csv and pdf exporting of reports along side of the PHP generated pages.Recently this app has been updated further ton include a new process to batch create PDFs of cilent reports which are then hosted on an existing site of our client.
      • Transition of existing web applications from dynamic SQL generated inside of ASP pages to Stored Procedures called from those ASP pages. This enabled us to take one particular job that ran for multiple hours down to a 15 minute process.
  • May 2002 – February 2003
    • Development of a website to allow users to manage prepaid phone cards. Site is hosted on a Windows server and is built using ASP, C# (.Net) and MSSQL. I was involved in the full development cycle from needs analysis through final implementation and adding of additional features.
  • November 2002 –  December 2002
    • Development of a file transfer web application, using PHP, to allow secure communication with customers using only a modern web browser. Data is encrypted via SSL duringtransmission and is then re-encrypted, using 3DES, by the application for secure storage.
  • February 2001 – July 2002
    • Design and development of ASP application to interface with large Oracle database to create an online catalog that allowed end users to look up automotive parts based on their specific vehicle. My responsibilities included writing ASP code, Oracle packages (stored procedures), and then customizing the look and feel of the application to match our customers websites.
  • February 2001 – April 2001 (Freelance)
    • Design of content management system and dynamic website for local Harley Davidson dealership. Site is built using custom PHP and MySQL, and is hosted on an Apache web server. I was involved in the full development cycle from needs analysis through final implementation.

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