Who am I?
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS SUMMARIZED
I'm currently a full stack developer with over 7 years of solid experience in full-stack web development.
I have a good foundation in front-end and back-end development using the LAMP stack including relational databases, client-side and server-side scripting, and mobile-first development. My specialties consist of system administration to the development, optimization, and deployment of professional websites. I also convert designs into SEO-optimized and mobile-friendly websites.
Since 2009, I've worked on many PHP/MySQL projects which included an event calendar system, custom content management systems, e-commerce shopping carts, customer data systems, order management systems, custom database management systems, and product/service management systems. I've also developed on over 20 websites. I develop websites for businesses, non-profits, and individuals.
I have skills to make websites show on the first page of Google. For example, my website SpaceCoastSites.com has achieved 2,645 relevant long-tail keywords that ranked #1 on Google. I’m also skilled in using social media platforms to advertise and bring interest to businesses.
Additionally, I can convert web designs from Photoshop into perfect fully-coded front-end pages. I'm also experienced in software documentation and can easily adapt to new software development environments and languages when needed.
7+ YEARS OF WEB DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
2018 - CURRENT
Full Stack Web Developer
Fleet Clean Systems, Inc. • Melbourne, FL
• Developed new features, enhanced existing features, and fixed bugs for a backend CodeIgniter-based system.
• Provided IT support for staff on-site and off-site.
2017 - CURRENT
Contract Web Developer
Independent Contractor • Melbourne, FL
• Provide web development and online marketing services to businesses, individuals, and non-profits in Florida.
• Build mobile-friendly and brand-promoting websites and provide routine web maintenance, on-site and off-site SEO including content and page optimization, social media marketing, lead generation, business advertising, and pay-per-click marketing services.
• The Space Coast Sites website has achieved 2,645 relevant long-tail keywords that ranked first on Google.
2016 - 2017
Web Applications Developer
City of Cocoa Beach • Cocoa Beach, FL
• Developed web applications in C#, ASP.NET MVC running on IIS and SQL Server.
• Set up and configured a touch-interactive kiosk in City Hall's main hall using a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian.
• Helped move equipment from City Hall after it was damaged from Hurricane Irma.
• Created a WordPress news portal to display and manage news for city employees.
2015 - 2016
Florida Cruise Ports • Merritt Island, FL
• Rebuilt the back-end and front-end pages for goportcanaveral.com, a cruise transportation and travel packages provider that receives over 10,000 transactions annually.
• Coded e-commerce order management systems, service/product management systems, business reports, and front-end pages.
• Conducted performance optimizations and bug fixes in e-commerce systems.
• Utilized Git and GitHub for project organization.
2013 - 2015
Community Champions Corp. • Melbourne, FL
• Designed, programmed, and maintained 8 company websites.
• Managed and configured a dedicated web server and hosting account.
• Set up and managed company social media accounts.
• Provided tech support to staff.
2012 - 2013
Contract Web Developer
Sabe Spa • Melbourne, FL
• Provided on-site web development services.
• Developed on a large-scale e-commerce project using the LAMP stack. The site is similar to Groupon and was developed to handle customers in 100+ U.S. cities.
• Integrated the PayPal API as the default payment method.
2011 - 2012
V&N Advanced Automation Systems • Rockledge, FL
• Designed, built, and maintained company website using HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and digital media.
• Built a content management system using PHP and MySQL for front-end content and photo management.
• Set up a digital webcam system
• Assisted staff with IT tech support including fixing printers and fixing staff computer problems.
COLLEGE DEGREES EARNED
M.P.S. Informatics, Concentration in Web Development
Fort Hays State University
Completed 30 credit hours of web development and information science courses.
B.S. Information Technology
University of West Florida
60 completed course hours of undergraduate work which focused on educational information systems with case studies and web and software development.
A.A. General Studies
Eastern Florida State College
60 completed course hours of general study work which focused on humanities, college math, computer and web programming, and sciences.
Digital Skills & Languages
- PHP 5-7
- MySQL 5
- MVC Web Applications
- Front-End Development
- Back-End Development
- Git, GitHub, Bitbucket
- Responsive Web Development
- Linux Server Administration
- Web Hosting Management
- Debian, CentOS
- Social Media Marketing
- Inbound Marketing
What They Say
Although I managed Daniel Harris' volunteer work flow while at BCA, he was far advanced with his knowledge and understanding of website work. He never stopped offering ways to improve our site and fix issues, such as instituting internal staff chat via the website. He added much value during his volunteer hours. My trust in Daniel's abilities grew during the time he worked at BCA. He would pore over issues, problem solve, bringing us good solutions. I have the utmost respect and admiration for Daniel, his work, and his integrity.
- BREVARD CULTURAL ALLIANCE
Daniel is a quiet and humble person. He is very focused on school and work. During 14 months that Daniel worked for me, I was able to watch him develop both as a web developer and as a person. Daniel proved to be very patient in dealing with me and my stress levels. He stayed on task, and could be counted on to develop an idea into reality, while including a little extra “splash” in the design. Daniel is a determined young man, who is more tortoise than hare. But when the crunch is on, he does know how to sprint. And he will do it without letting the stress get to him.
- SABE SPA
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