Hello World!
I am Chris Whitman.

I've been a Web Developer for six years and I only write with the "finest" of pens when taking notes, Pilot G-2 0.38 ultra fine to be exact *wink*. I enjoy deep thought and breaking down problems into solution-ready chunks. I'm logical and objective and my approach to every solution is "First, make it work. Next, make it better. Finally, make it faster." The more experience I gain, the more these three steps blend together.


Experience

Tech Stack: WordPress, PHP, XML, JSON, AJAX, Javascript, jQuery/jQueryUI, AngularJS, GIT, MongoDB, ExpressJS, NodeJS, in-house API, Third party APIs

Services Used: Dialogtech, Pingdom, LiquidWeb, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, DataStudio, Facebook API, Bing Ads, Hotjar, LuckyOrange, Full Story, AdButler, MixPanel, BitBucket, Asana

Programs Used: Sublime Text 2/3, SketchApp, FileZilla, Local by FlyWheel, SourceTree

Hotelscorp - Lead Web Technologist (2014 - Present)

With the growth in accountabilities and responsibilities, this role allowed me to work with hosting, marketing, SaaS vendors, and various API solutions.

Accomplishments
  • Created a dashboard to display all calls made by campaign for PPC and SEO from Dialogtech's API.
  • First iteration of an online booking engine that utilized TripAdvisor's API and in-house API.
  • Attached Google Tag Manager to every website for easy management of scripts and google tagged events.
  • FamilyTravels.us, a first interation of "Build your own Disney Package" online vacation booking engine.
  • Utilizing the "Total Responsive" WordPress theme for multiple PPC landing page websites.
    • Allowed for designer control and flexibility with design.
    • Custom post types and shortcodes used to easy offer management, price changes and seasonal deals.
  • Mentored a new web developer fresh from college into taking on major business projects.
  • Introduces the team to Asana.
  • Integrated blogs with Adbutler for managing display ads.
  • Integrated Dialogtech API calls into Google DataStudio.
Responsibilities
  • Website uptime and hosting services.
  • Dialogtech service relationship and implementation from a technical perspective.
  • Creating solutions for designers and SEO team for better tracking, new features and connectivity.
  • Technical lead on new projects for tracking or development.
  • Training the team on any new technical services and functionality.
  • Creating user accounts for services based on team roles and responsibilities.

Tech Stack: WordPress, PHP, XML, JSON, AJAX, Javascript, jQuery/jQueryUI, AngularJS, GIT, MongoDB, ExpressJS, NodeJS, in-house API, Third party APIs

Services Used: Dialogtech, Pingdom, LiquidWeb, Google (Tag Manager, Analytics, DataStudio), Facebook API, Hotjar, LuckyOrange, AdButler, MixPanel, BitBucket, Asana/Trello

Programs Used: Sublime Text 2/3, SketchApp, FileZilla, Local by FlyWheel, SourceTree


Tech Stack: WordPress, PHP, XML, JSON, AJAX, Javascript, jQuery/jQueryUI

Services Used: Google Analytics

Programs Used: Sublime Text 2, Adobe Illustrator, FileZilla

Hotelscorp - Junior Front-end Web Developer (2013-2014)

Responsible for building designs into WordPress and making them functional.

Responsibilities
  • Translated PSD designs into functional demos and WordPress websites.
  • Implemented blog design across Dreamweaver templated SEO website.

Tech Stack: WordPress, PHP, XML, JSON, AJAX, Javascript, jQuery/jQueryUI

Services Used: Google Analytics

Programs Used: Sublime Text 2, Adobe Illustrator, FileZilla


Education

Web Design and Development bachelor's degree

March 2011 - Feb 2013 (Graduated)

Graduated as valedictorian with ten course director awards and Advanced Achiever's Award. Graduated with a 3.66 GPA and part of the 4% of students that passed without failing a single class.


Online Education

On Going

I use TeamTreehouse.com as a source of on going education. This is my main source of learning when I need to learn a new technology to create new solutions for very specific problems.


Work

Dialogtech Dashboard

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Landing Page Theme

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Google DataStudio

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Pagecode

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Dreamweaver Template to WordPress

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ContentHub

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FamilyTravels.US

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Implementation of AdButler

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