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Wesley L. Roepken
Drupal Developer
1468 13th St.
West Babylon, N.Y., 11704
(home) 631-539-2522
(cell) 516-662-3328
Email:wes@roepken.net
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Summary:

  • Business Owner/Developer with extensive experience in the areas of Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing & Implementation of internal applications using Rbase (RDBMS with UI and reporting tools on DOS/Windows) to service the needs of our clients since 1985.
  • Expertise on Linux platform in Php, X/Html, with excellent procedural skills and improving Object Oriented skills since 2005.
  • Expertise using Javascript, Ajax, Css since 2007.
  • Expertise installing, configuring, administering, programming for Drupal since 2007.
  • Some knowledge of Drupal theming.
  • Experience installing, configuring and maintaining Linux, Apache, MySQL, Git.
  • Experience in Database Design, Creation and Modification, working with Tables and Views for MySQL.
  • Good experience in GUI Design using X/HTML, CSS, JavaScript & AJAX.
  • Expert in Data Modeling on Relational Database Management Systems (MySQL).
  • Working experience with setup & use of version control systems (SVN & GIT).
  • Some knowledge of SDLC and Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with Php based Content Management System’s such as Drupal, Wordpress.
  • Experience with Templating systems such as Drupal themeing.
  • Excellent analytical skills accompanied by good written, interpersonal communication, documentation and testing skills.

Technical Skills:  
Operating Systems: Linux (CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu), Unix, Mac OS X
Servers: Apache 2 & 2.x, Svn, Git
Languages: Php5, Sql, Jquery(JavaScript), X/Html, some Css
RDBMS: MySQL 5, Rbase, some MS SQL server, Sybase ASA, Oracle
Tools/ Software: Eclipse, UltraEdit, PhpMyAdmin, MySQL Browser, MySQL Administrator, Drupal, Wordpress
Web Technologies: X/HTML, JavaScript, XML, AJAX, Json

Experience:

2012 Project: MTA

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2012 Project: Marketing Thru Graphics

Role: Contract Drupal Developer for Robert Half
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September 2011 Project: National Urban League

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July 2011 Project: ModelKarma.com

ModelKarma needed to revamp their front page to attempt to garner a new round of funding to migrate their site to Drupal7, which hasn’t been approved yet.

Role: Contract Drupal developer for NewDynamx.com.
Servers: Linux/Mac OSX & Zend Community Server, Apache, Php, Drupal 6.
Drupal Modules: Custom work.
Tools: Eclipse.

Jun-Jul 2011 Project: Gay.net

Heremedia is in the process of migrating all of their web properties from Typepad to Drupal. Customizations to the import_typepad module were made to accomplish the desired results. Multiple custom modules where built for various functionality, as well as custom theming.

Role: contract Drupal developer for Heremedia.
Servers: Linux/Mac OSX & Zend Community Server, Apache, Php, Drupal 6.
Drupal Modules: Views, CCK, Context, Features, many more + custom work.
Tools: Git, Redmine, Eclipse.

Feb-May 2011Project: Celtics partner portal

The Boston Celtics needed a portal built with the Open Source CMS Drupal. The private intranet provides for social network style communication between Celtics representatives and their sponsors and partners including being able to share events and documents.
Role: contract Drupal developer for DigitalRhino.com.

Servers: Linux/Mac OSX & Zend Community Server, Apache, Php, Drupal 6.
Drupal Modules: Views, CCK, Context, Features, many more + custom work.
Tools: SVN, Jira, Eclipse.

May-Dec 2010 Project: NYSE-Euronext

The NYSE’s project was to recreate their multiple web properties migrating from various legacy systems and add some portals with the Open Source CMS Drupal. The large team (100+) involved other companies, consultants and internal NYSE personnel. Our sub-team of was responsible for up to 8 (out of 20+) sites. One intranet provided services/data to most if not all the other sites, making it a cornerstone of the total project. This was accomplished using custom modules, content types, views, features and contexts with ajax/json calls providing details to blocks in custom modules on the client sites. Update hooks were used to migrate changes from development environments to staging/Q&A then production. Views handlers were written to add what was needed and not provided by views naturally. Many form and node API hooks were written to produce the custom workflows required for internal users to administer the various content types in an expected manner. The project as a whole used Agile methodologies, daily scrums and bi-weekly review/planning sessions.

Role: contract Drupal developer for Workhabit.com.
Servers: Linux/Mac OSX & Zend Community Server, Apache, Php, Drupal 6.
Drupal Modules: Views, CCK, Context, Features, many more + custom work.
Tools: SVN, Jira, Zend Studio, Eclipse.

Jan-Mar 2010Project: NotreDameCollege.edu
LFOConnell & Associates needed a Drupal expert to help deliver a total rewrite of Notre Dame College’s website with a custom theme and lots of Drupal contrib modules.
Technology: Linux & Apache, Php, Drupal 6 (Views, CCK, Panels).
Tools: Eclipse.

Dec 2009-Mar 2010Project: StudioOneNetworks.com (pending)
StudioOneNetworks.com needed to restyle an entire site and add an administrative interface. Instead of working on 80+ pages individually, I suggested using Drupal to better manage the site as a whole and control the theme in a universal way. I evaluated, installed and configured modules including Views, CCK, Panels, Nice Menus, Accordion Menu, Jquery UI. I was given PSDs to slice up into a theme, using the Zen theme for a base, I was able to create a theme that works for them.
Technology: Linux & Apache, Php, Drupal 6 (Views, CCK, Panels).
Tools: Eclipse.

Oct 2009Project: HillandKnowlton.com
Ingraminnovation.com needed additional Drupal developers to help meet a deadline. I helped evaluate, install and configure modules including Feedapi, Feed Mapper, Panels, creating feeds and adjusting views for them.
Technology: Linux & Apache, Php, Drupal 6 (Views, CCK, Feedapi, Feed Mapper, Panels).
Tools: Eclipse, Git.

Sep 2009 to Present Project: liphp.org
Proposed new website for the Long Island Php users group to add many more features and allow for more user interaction than the current site. Views, feeds, calendar, signups, and many more features are planned. User profiles with public and private items will be available. A Planet style blog feed has been setup as well as twitter feeds. Other features are planned.
Technology: LAMP, CentOS 5.5, Php, MySql, Jquery, Ajax, Css, Drupal 6.
Role: dba/developer/architect.

Sep 2009Project: Smitshsonian's Ocean Portal
FunnyGarbage.com needed to bring on a Drupal developer on a part time basis to help with getting functionality to a more complete stage before launch of the Ocean Portal site. I helped evaluate, install and configure modules and coded several blocks with views to further this goal.
Technology: Linux & Apache, Php, Drupal 6 (Views, CCK, and others).
Tools: Eclipse, Zend debugger, SVN.

Jul 2009Project: Taunton Press FineGardening
Taunton Press wanted to explore the possibility of converting their sites to Drupal. I was instrumental in importing their existing users to Drupal as well as creating user profile pages using panels and views after having installed and configured Drupal and many contribution modules. After the initial evaluation period they decided to move in a different technology direction.
Technology: Debian Linux & Apache, Php, Drupal 6 (Panels, Views, CCK, and others).
Tools: Eclipse, Zend debugger, SVN.

Jun 2009Project: Millennium-mis.com
Millennium Medical Information Services needed to convert an existing site to Drupal. The simple brochure site was duplicated in Drupal in approximately 20 hrs, including styling. The views module was used to allow for display of the job listings, and also enabled Millennium to add/remove jobs as needed as well as edit any other pages as needed much more easily than before.

Apr 2009Project: Great Lakes Green Initiative recovery
Glgi.org needed help getting their site back up and running after a Mediawiki upgrade failed. I was able to restore the database to it’s original schema and data. Using an archived code set, they were up and running on a subdomain of ours in less than 4 days. Their site had been down for a month and a half.

Nov 2007/PresentProject: NYU Medical Center’s Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Architect/Developer of their new site using the open source CMS Drupal, including writing custom modules to fulfill their requirements.
Technology: Mac OS X & Apache (testing), SLES 10 & Apache (production), Php, Xhtml, Jquery, Ajax, Drupal 5 Tools: Eclipse, Filezilla

On goingProject: cmrweb.com
Our own showcase site using Drupal 6. Technology: LAMP, CentOS 5.5, Php, Jquery, Ajax, Drupal 6

On goingProject: cmrny.com
Our own showcase site using Drupal 7. Technology: LAMP, CentOS 5.5, Php, Jquery, Ajax, Drupal 7

Oct 2008/PresentProject: fultonartnow.com
Customer needed an art portfolio/ecommerce site to showcase/sell his artwork or reprints. Technology: LAMP, Php, Drupal 6

Feb 2009Project: mattahl.com (site is down)
One of my daughter's friends needed a personal site to showcase his film work. He’s a student at NYU film school. Technology: LAMP, Php, Drupal 6

Feb 2009Project: chrissy.roepken.net
To help my daughter find work, she and I revamped her personal site to showcase her art work. She’s a graduate of School of Visual Arts with a BFA, and is looking for work, full time or freelance, preferably in the web world. Technology: LAMP, Php, Drupal 6

Aug/Sep 2007Project: finishrich.com
As a client of Corsis.com a division of theSteet.com FinishRich.com is a site about teaching people how to save their money and enrich their lives. The client needed some changes and maintenance issues attended to. It’s a custom built site.
Technology: LAMP, Php Tools: Ultraedit, Filezilla, Phpmyadmin

Jul/Aug 2007Project: sixdegreesmag.com
As a client of Corsis.com a division of theSteet.com SixDegreesMag.com is a site about night/city life in Atlanta/Detroit/Miami. The client needed changes in the newsletter subscription, advertising interest submission and other maintenance issues. The ad work needed a custom component written including email functionality.
Technology: LAMP, Php, Javascript, Mambo Tools: Ultraedit, Filezilla, Phpmyadmin, Dreamweaver

Jul 2007Project: organizedwisdom.com
As a client of Corsis.com OrganizedWisdom.com is a health advisory site. I was assigned the task of customizing a Mediawiki installation to add Google search and other custom functionality not normally found in a wiki.
Technology: LAMP, Php, Javascript, and Mediawiki
Tools: Ultraedit, Filezilla, Phpmyadmin, Dreamweaver

Apr/May 2007 Project: shalomwater.com (defunct)

As a client of Custom Microcomputer Resources, Inc. ShalomWater.com is an Ecommerce site that sells Kosher Bottled Water and will donate 10% of profits to charities selected by their customers.

Technology: CentOs, Php, MySQL, Apache, and Zen-Cart
Tools: Ultraedit, Filezilla, Phpmyadmin
Description: Customized Zen-Cart (an Open Source PHP ecommerce package) for the client. Added a field for customer charity to the customer table, and a table for charities. Modified the template and php files to add the ability for customers to choose a charity to donate to. The Flash front page was added by a teammate.

Apr/May 2007 Project: seekthechic.com (defunct)

As a client of Custom Microcomputer Resources, Inc. SeekTheChic.com is an Ecommerce site that sells new and gently used fashion items. Customized Zen-Cart and had their site up and running faster than they thought possible.

Technology: CentOs, Php, MySQL, Apache, and Zen-Cart
Tools: Ultraedit, Filezilla

Feb/May 2007 Project: networthsolutionsinc.com (changed)

Effero had brought in a designer to create a new design for the client, but the designer wasn’t able to make the site work. RHI sent me to fix it. I used the designer’s layout but recreated it in Xhtml, Css, Php, Javascript, adding Rss feeds and a contact page. This project was done in 4 non-contiguous days. Effero won the client over.

Employer: Effero.biz As a consultant for Robert Half Technologies/The Creative Group
Technology: Mac OS X & Apache (testing), Win2Kserver & IIS (production), Xhtml, Css, Php, Javascript, Ajax
Tools: Ultraedit, Filezilla

Dec 2006/Jan 2007 Project: Online Sales Manual - Intranet

Curran & Connors needed to consolidate their widely distributed documentation into one intranet site. They built the admin/backend for their content management system, but having a lot of other projects to work on, asked me to build the front-end and format and enter the content. They had a timeframe of 4 weeks. The project was completed in 3. In thanks they gave me another week’s work formatting an important and complex financial document for the web to exactly duplicate the look of the printed document.

Employer: Curran & Connors, Inc. As a consultant for Robert Half Technologies
Technology: Mac OS X & Apache, MySQL, Xhtml, Css, Php, Javascript, and Ajax
Tools: Dreamweaver, Bbedit, Word

2004/Present Project: cmrboss.com

Employer: Custom Microcomputer Resources, Inc.
About the company: CMR provides commission bill processing for independent brokers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange since 1986. In 2004 we saw the need to add Open Source and Web technologies to our business. We had been testing many different Linux distributions to find the best solution for business for a couple of years previous to this.
Technology: CentOs, Php, MySQL, Apache, Javascript, Ajax, and C++
Tools: Ultraedit, Filezilla, Phpmyadmin
Description: Migrated an existing application from Windows/Desktop to a Php/browser based application. Redesigned the database for better performance and the ability to import data files from the exchanges proprietary format, creating a C++ program to parse the data, plus views, functions and stored procedures to process the data.

1984/2004 Project: Brokerage Operations Support System

Commission Billing Business Employer: Custom Microcomputer Resources, Inc.
Technology: Rbase, Dos, Windows Tools: Ultraedit

Description: While working as a clerk for Pershing & Co., LLC, saw an opportunity to start a business performing commission bill processing for independent brokers on the floor of the NYSE at a lower cost than having their accountants do this. Designed a database and UI to record every possible aspect of the process including conditional rates.

Clients:
James Burke William Close Ronald Fishman Oakdale Securities
GP Direct Securities MFS Securities Heights Partners Bonfanti Securities
JNK Securities Corp. E&J Securities A&R Securities Bernard Schumer
Elizabeth Hillier Quick & Reilly James Fanning Arnold W. Roepken

Education:

  • Certificate in Unix/C Programming New York University
  • Business Administration St. Edward’s University
  • Business and Computers Garden City H.S.

Associations:

Long Island Linux Users Group – lilug.org
Long Island PHP Users Group – liphp.org
Proveit.com test scores

  • 89% Php5
  • 85% Php4
  • 85% Php scripting
  • 81% Html4

Plus I’m involved in a study group at liphp.org with the intent of becoming Php5 certified, in fact I’m hosting the wiki for that at zendcert.liphp.org. We all plan on taking the test very soon.
References Available Upon Request