Hi, I'm Alex!

Some people call me Pony.

I’m a senior full-stack developer based in Portland, Oregon with 8+ years of professional experience developing websites and applications in education, marketing and agency environments. I'm a huge advocate for Craft CMS and recently spoke at their Dot All conference. 


I was recently hired as a developer at Work & Co and I'm no longer taking on contract work.

Selected Work

Parliament Shop

weareparliament.com/shop

At Parliament, I helped build their eCommerce shop using Craft Commerce. Some of my main tasks included setting up the cart flow, setting up product fields and integrating Craft Commerce with ShipHero’s fulfillment API and web hooks.

My Role

Back-end development

Technologies I Used

Amazon S3, APIs, Caching, Craft CMS, Craft CMS plugin development, Craft Commerce, Deployments, Git, JavaScript, JSON, Nginx, PHP, Shell Scripts, ShipHero, Sketch, Twilio (SMS Integration), Vagrant

onXmaps

onxmaps.com

At Parliament, I helped build a new marketing and eCommerce site for onXmaps, using Craft CMS and Craft Commerce. Some of my main tasks included setting up all the fields for the site per wireframes, loading blog posts with AJAX and creating custom plugins for building forms, locating dealers, Twilio notifications and integrating Craft Commerce with ShipWorks’ fulfillment software.

My Role

Back-end development

Technologies I Used

APIs, Caching, Craft CMS, Craft CMS plugin development, Craft Commerce, Git, JavaScript, JSON, MySQL, Nginx, PHP, Sass, ShipWorks, Twig, Twilio (SMS Integration), Vagrant, XML

Icon Motosports

rideicon.com

At Parliament, I helped build Icon Motosports a new marketing site for all three of their brands: Icon, Raiden and Icon 1000. All three sites are controlled by a single Craft CMS instance. Some of my main tasks included creating a system for categorizing pages, photos and products so they only show up for the desired brand and creating plugins for locating dealers, building forms, and accepting rider application submissions.

My Role

Back-end development

Technologies I Used

Amazon S3, APIs, Caching, Craft CMS, Craft CMS plugin development, Deployments, Git, JavaScript, Jira, MySQL, Nginx, PHP, Sass, Shell Scripts, Sketch, Twig

See the case study

Parliament

weareparliament.com

At Parliament, I helped refresh their site. Some of my main tasks included building out case study sections, enhancing the “pancakes” content-builder system, setting up happy hour notifications, writing scripts to keep local, staging and production environment synced and creating a plugin to wrap up commonly used code.

My Role

Back-end development

Technologies I Used

Amazon S3, APIs, Caching, Craft CMS, Craft CMS plugin development, Craft Commerce, Deployments, Git, JavaScript, JSON, Nginx, PHP, Shell Scripts, ShipHero, Sketch, Twilio (SMS Integration), Vagrant

Brand Adventures

brandadventures.com

At Parliament, I helped create a site for Brand Adventures. My main task was porting over Parliament’s codebase into a separate repository and making tweaks as necessary.

My Role

Back-end development

Technologies I Used

Amazon S3, Caching, Craft CMS, Git, Nginx, PHP, Shell Scripts, Twig, Vagrant

Codes and Arrows

At Parliament, I helped create the Codes and Arrows installation for Design Week Portland using Craft CMS. Participants could shoot arrows at a target and generate planets based on where and how hard their arrows hit. My main task included creating a custom queue plugin integrated with Twilio to send participants their positions in queue and the planet they created. Read more about the project by viewing the case study.

My Role

Back-end development

Technologies I Used

Amazon S3, APIs, Craft CMS, Craft CMS plugin development, Git, Grunt, JavaScript, MySQL, Nginx, npm, PHP, Twig, Twilio (SMS Integration), Vagrant

See the case study

Holst

holstarc.com

At Parliament, I helped build Holst a new marketing site using Craft CMS. My main tasks included setting up all the fields for the site per wireframes and helping out with front-end development as needed.

My Role

Full-stack development

Technologies I Used

Amazon S3, Bootstrap, Caching, Craft CMS, CSS, Deployments, Git, Grunt, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Nginx, PHP, Responsive web development, Sass, Shell Scripts, Sketch, Twig, Vagrant

See the case study

Home with Heroes

homewithheroes.com

At Parliament, I helped refresh the Home with Heroes marketing site using Craft CMS. My main tasks included turning their existing static site into a fully dynamic one controlled by the CMS, rewriting most of the front-end and developing new sections.

My Role

Full-stack development

Technologies I Used

Amazon S3, Craft CMS, CSS, Deployments, Git, Grunt, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Nginx, PHP, Responsive web development, Sass, Shell Scripts, Sketch, Twig, Vagrant

See the case study

LemonTree Realty

lemontreerealty.com

I built LemonTree Realty a new marketing site using WordPress. My main tasks included responsive front-end development, using ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) to set up all content fields, setting up form submissions and integrating the site with IDX to show MLS listings.

My Role

Full-stack development

Technologies I Used

Apache, APIs, CSS, Deployments, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, PHP, Responsive web development, WordPress

How I Create Contest

I built the the static front-end for a contest hosted by Full Sail University. My main tasks included building a responsive submission page, voting page and showcase page.

My Role

Front-end development

Technologies I Used

CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Sass

Full Sail Blog

fullsailblog.com

At Full Sail, I helped create the Full Sail Blog using WordPress. My main tasks included using ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) to set up content fields, implementing security and caching, fixing bugs, building new features and helping out with front-end as needed.

My Role

Full-stack development

Technologies I Used

Apache, Bootstrap, CSS, Git, GitLab, HTML, JavaScript, Jira, jQuery, PHP, Sass, Shell Scripts, WordPress

GoTags

gotags.com

I helped Daylight build GoTags a new eCommerce site. My main task was to build build the responsive front-end with some animations.

My Role

Front-end development

Technologies I Used

CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Sass

Camp Boggy Creek

boggycreek.org

With Eric Van Holtz, I helped build Boggy Creek a new marketing site using WordPress. It won a 2014 Orlando Silver Addy. My main tasks included using ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) to set up all content fields, creating a better system for displaying camp schedules, assisting in moving to a new web host and helping out with front-end as needed.

My Role

Full-stack development

Technologies I Used

Apache, CSS, Deployments, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, PHP, Responsive web development, Sass, WordPress