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Movie Insider

I have: improved site stability and reduced bugs by establishing development processes; lifted code quantity to facilitate future development; and increased site speed and mobile traffic. My tasks included: implementing new features; optimising database queries; refactoring legacy code; setting up remote backups; installing server upgrades; and profiling site performance. Movie Insider has had up to 3.5M unique visitors and 24M page views per month.

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I took over development of a bespoke application (Node.js) for customer loyalty and advocacy. I have: added support for integration with multiple e-commerce sites (Shopify) across various countries; completed numerous infrastructure (AWS) improvements; and implemented new features based on business requirements. Results include: vastly improved insight into applications problems; significant reduction in bugs; and increased customer engagement and loyalty.

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Institute of Environmental Science and Research

I performed a major upgrade for a web server (Linux) and content management system (Web Edition), and continue to provide ongoing maintenance reports and upgrades. This resulted in improved site performance, and completely eliminated previous stability concerns.

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I migrated this site off a bespoke legacy system to a simple and popular content management system (Wordpress), while also implementing a complete design overall. This resulted in a modern, mobile-friendly site, that is easier to manage, more secure, and now includes custom statistics to track customer engagement.

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Kiwi Community Assistance

This project revolutionised how the organisation operates, and helped free up staff time for other tasks. I was part of a volunteer team that helped build a web-based order tracking system, which included individual user logins, admin login for managing orders/charities/users, submission of orders via email, and export of data for reporting. I provide ongoing development and support for the order system.

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I worked on: a web-based project management tool for internal use; a code library for interfacing with an accounting system (Xero); a system for automated billing and renewal of domain names; integration with a community water supply system to provide graphing of current and historical data; modification and extension of existing legacy web applications; and customisation, configuration, and maintenance of various software installations (CiviCRM, Drupal, Magento, and SilverStripe).

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Viseisei Sai Health Centre

This site established a professional web presence for the organisation and continues to help with funding and recruitment activities. I developed this website, which can be managed via a simple content management system, as a pro bono project.

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I performed a security audit on a bespoke content management system, and made changes to secure the site again prevalent web vulnerabilities. I then refactored and updated the legacy layout into a modern design, which resulted in an improved experience for mobile users.

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Sunny Side Up

I provided development services for various e-commerce and content management projects (SilverStripe). This included contributing advice and development for a large scale deployment, which resulted in improved security, performance, and stability.

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Lisa Goller

I combined existing blog and marketing websites into a single site with a customised content management system (Wordpress). This included updating the site design with a modern layout, and moving to a new hosting provider. These changes made the site more accessible for mobile users and helped increase traffic.

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Occupational and Aviation Medicine, University of Otago

I planned, tested and upgraded a learning management system (Moodle) that included integrated content management and forum software. I then managed the migration to a new hosted platform, which resulted in improved stability and better ongoing support for users.

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Astral Television Networks

I worked both independently and as a team member on: auditing and fixing security vulnerabilities in existing code; creating contests for family.ca; building galleries for HBO Canada, and The Movie Network; and building a blog engine for HBO Canada.

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Going / AOL

I was part of a small team that developed and scaled an events based social networking website. My responsibilities included: database design and optimisation; application level architecture and implementation; user interface development; and providing detailed work estimates based on specification documents. The site operated in 30 cities across the USA, had 900K registered users and up to 15M page views per month, and was acquired by AOL.