StephenBurgess

Professional Profile

I am a full-stack developer available for web application development projects. My specialty is in the front end and CSS architecture. My goal is to create web projects that are fast, accessible, and easy to maintain. I am an experienced writer and graphic designer and have worked as a scrum master.

Project

WebDev.Ink

Writer • Creator

Tech Blog

5k blog post views last quarter

Project

CalculateYourLoans.com

Creator • Developer

Loan calculator

2.5k views last quarter

Project

Mastodon

Open-source Contributor

Frontend & Accessibility

Open-source social network

Skills

  • Web Application Development
  • User Interface Development
  • Agile Methodology • Scrum
  • UI Component Libraries
  • Accessibility and Optimization
  • Typography of the Web

Technologies

  • CSS3

    Sass • BEM • ITCSS
  • HTML5

    Twig • HAML • JSX • A11Y
  • JavaScript

    React • Redux • ES6+
  • API Integrations

    REST • AJAX
  • Languages

    PHP • Node • Java
  • MySQL

    Doctrine • Hibernate
  • Git

    Git flow • Semver
  • Testing

    TDD • Karma • PHPUnit
  • Cloud

    AWS S3 • Cloudfront CDN
  • Graphic Design

    Photoshop • Illustrator

Experience

Contractor / Web Development

Remote / Ballotpedia / March - April 2018

I undertook a major overhaul of the Sample Ballot, Ballotpedia's second most viewed page. Traffic to that page has since increased to 30k views a week.

  • Improved stability, ease of use, and browser compatibility of web pages
  • Developed new user interface components
  • Fixed bugs in existing Ballopedia code
  • Wrote extensive MySQL

Environment: PHP 7.1, Twig, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, MediaWiki, jQuery, Google location API, Agile, AWS CodeCommit

Web Developer

Madison, WI / Infosec Institute / Aug 2017 - March 2018

At InfoSec Institute, I maintained and did new development work on the Student Portal.

  • Improved stability, ease of use, and browser compatibility of web pages
  • Communicated with support and sales staff to address critical bugs
  • Wrote product documentation and internal technology guides

Environment: PHP 7.1, CakePHP 3, MySQL, React, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, Webpack, Vagrant, Agile, Jira, Twig, API Integrations

Web Developer

Madison, WI / Widen Enterprises / Jan 2016 - July 2017

I worked as a web developer helping to create Widen's most successful new product offering, “Portals”. Portals is a WYSIWYG web application.

  • Worked with a team to build a refined and robust web application
  • Led traditional scrum meetings for team of six as a scrum master
  • Created lunch-and-learns on React, Redux, CSS systems, and DDD

Environment: Java 7, Groovy, React, ES6+, Redux, LESS, Webpack, Git, Jira, Docker, Gradle, Amazon S3, Cloudfront, NGINX, Jasmine, Enzyme, Jest, APIs

Intern / Web Development

White Plains, NY / NuEnergen / May - Aug 2014

At NuEnergen, I developed an internal-use web application from scratch.

Environment: PHP 5.6, Zend Framework 2 MVC, SassCSS, MySQL, Git, Wunderground API, AutoHotKey, Twig, PHPUnit

Intern / Graphic Design

McLean, VA / CustomInk / May - Aug 2012

For this internship, I worked with other interns to create vector art from raster images submitted by customers for custom printing on t-shirts.

Environment: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Graphic Designer

Rhinebeck, NY / Breezy Hill Orchards / 2008 - 2011

I designed, printed, and distributed Breezy Hill Orchard farmers' market signage and other promotional material.

Freelance Web Developer and Writer

2010 - Present

Agile methodology, continuous feedback, and strong communication skills are techniques I bring to every working relationship.

  • Built, supported, and maintained websites for individuals and businesses
  • Wrote documentation, blogs, guides, and product reviews

Environment: HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Javascript, ES6+, React, Webpack, PHP, WordPress CMS, MySQL, Greensock, APIs, Google analytics

Education

Math / Computer Science

B.A., Minor in Visual Arts

Purchase College

White Plains, New York

2012 - 2014

Visual Arts

Associate of Science

Dutchess Community College

Hyde Park, New York

2009 - 2012

Awards

Laura Lucille Staats Scholarship

Dutchess United Educators Special Award for Academic Excellence

Volunteer Work

Tutor for Math, Literacy Network

Oct 2017 - Apr 2018

Preservation and Development Committee Member, Marquette Neighborhood Association

Oct 2017 - Present

YWeb Career Academy tutor

Oct 2016 - Mar 2017

Student Senator - Purchase Student Government Association

Oct 2013 - Dec 2014

Student tutor - Computer Science

Jan 2013 - May 2014

Strategic Planning Committee, Purchase College

Sept 2013 - Dec 2014

Appeals Board Student Member, Office of Community Standards, Purchase College

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

Student tutor - Photoshop, Photography, Graphic Design

Jan 2011 - May 2012