I am a Baltimore-based web developer. I have a background in full-stack LAMP development, but have recently re-focused on advanced front-end.
I started programming in the 1st grade and have been heavily immersed in the craft since. Started with BASIC for the TI-99/4a, then moved to IBM PC's in the 286 - 486 era with GW-BASIC, then QBasic, then Turbo Pascal, then x86 Assembly language and Visual Basic 4-6.
I did my first web site in 1994 for my high school chess team using Visual Basic and an Access database to store wins and losses and compute ELO ratings for the players. The app would spit out the HTML pages dynamically based on the data for sorted lists and individual player pages.
My second web site was a hand-coded gaming site called Stayne's House of Demos (some images missing from layout in the Archive.org link) that I created and ran from 1998 to 2003 that stored in-game recordings of international top-level Quake matches. It was initially built off of ASP 2.0 with an Access database, and then converted to PHP/MySQL later. The site attracted roughly 30,000 hits a day on bad days and over 200,000 on good days.
PROFESSIONAL WEB DEVELOPMENT
From 2004 to the present day, I've worked at a newspaper company, various marketing/advertising agencies, web shops and freelance projects catering to all levels of clients from big to small and everything in between. Projects ranged from mostly heavy database-driven internal applications to large CMS-driven web sites with various PHP frameworks to purely front-end highly advanced animation-driven marketing sites.
I've built or worked on over 200 web sites in my time so far and have had no diminishing of enthusiasm for the craft.
A detailed work history can be found in my resume, found below: