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J.C. NOLAN - Technologist / Designer / Producer

WHAT I AM:

I am a catalyst – an extremely hard working and creative team player. I make things work. I make things go fast. I make things powerful and flexible and have an intuitive sense for where that bug lies and a knack for squeezing every last ounce of power out of whatever environment I encounter. I am not just a set of skills, though I have many. I am a leader, designer and problem solver and readily learn whatever skills are needed to accomplish a task. I am a hard-working and dedicated creative force determined to make a lasting contribution.

CORE SKILLS:

Web/Mobile/OSX: Swift 5, Xcode, OSX, Cocoa, LAMP, PHP/MySQL, c/c++, JavaScript/jQuery, Ajax/RESTful, Java/JSP/Java Servlets, CSS, XML, DOM, UI/UE, iOS, Perl, CMS (Drupal / Wordpress), Mobile application development. Design Media (Photoshop/Illustrator/Dreamweaver) Product Realization: Visioning, Conceptualization, Design and Management. Social Media and Promotional Strategy, Branding, Product Evangelism and Change Management, Product Photography (Editorial/Commercial) and Collateral Development Unix/Windows: RHEL, FreeBSD, X-Windows Artificial Intelligence / Knowledge Engineering strategies, Unix Systems Administration OO technology, OA/OOD/OOP – Agile/SCRUM lifecycle methodologies

PATENTS, AWARDS and ARTICLES:

PATENTS:

  • “Method and apparatus for real-time lexi-molecular text analysis and navigation” - ebrary, 2010 (#8,280,878)
  • “Method and apparatus for hierarchical isolating of textual regions” - ebrary, 2003 (#8,015,418)
  • “Method and apparatus for improved information transactions” - ebrary, 2003, 2014 (#7,536,561, #8,892,906)

AWARDS and PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Creating Origami: An Exploration into the Process of Designing Paper Sculpture” - Lapin Publ. 1999 / 2012)
  • “DBED Technology Challenge Grant” - MD Department of Business and Economic Development
  • ”A New Approach for Database Publishing” - DBMS Magazine, V1.4
  • "Xerox Design for Excellence" - General Physics Corporation
  • EDUCATION:

  • Sc.B, Cum Laude, Computer Sciences, University of Maryland
  • Certificate Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Certificate Mobile and Web UE/UI Design, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • EXPERIENCE:

    WKID Group Principal Engineer / Architect (2017 – 2019)

    Lead designer/UE of AI-based future-seeking personal data management system for agnostic tracking of user behavior on the OS level in OSX to optimize data acquisition, retention and retrievability across all apps, uses and personal data. Swift 5, Cocoa, OSX, HTML, CSS, UX/UE, visualization, Xcode.

    CaféBonAppetit.com Senior Software Engineer, Financial Technology (2014 – 2015)

    Designed and implemented tools for streamlining the tracking and monitoring of various internal functions including project management and finances.  Executed extensive testing on existing code bases using xUnit/PHPUnit and associated dashboards with an eye for design and structural re-optimization.  Wrote design and implementation specs for new projects and worked with UED members to refine and implement prototypes for new projects using responsive design including a new promotional website for use in both kiosk advertising and new user acquisition on OSX, iPad, iPhone and other OSX devices. LAMP, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, CodeIgniter, Responsive Design, xUnit, PHPUnit

    Apple Senior Software Engineer, Financial Technology (2014 – 2015)

    Designed and implemented tools for streamlining the tracking and monitoring of various internal functions including project management and finances.  Executed extensive testing on existing code bases using xUnit/PHPUnit and associated dashboards with an eye for design and structural re-optimization.  Wrote design and implementation specs for new projects and worked with UED members to refine and implement prototypes for new projects using responsive design including a new promotional website for use in both kiosk advertising and new user acquisition on OSX, iPad, iPhone and other OSX devices. LAMP, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, CodeIgniter, Responsive Design, xUnit, PHPUnit

    Lapin Publishing and DesignIndependent Consultant (2012 – Present)

    Key developer and producer for record setting crowdsourcing effort as most over-funded art-book publication in kickstarter history. Engineered promotion strategy, look and feel, project websites and associated cobranding and social media (twitter, facebook, pinterest, blog, wordpress) and associated SEO. Developed technical solutions solving common pitfalls in distribution and fulfillment in support of international contributors; acknowledged as best and most creative solution to date requiring strategic utilization of AWS, LAMP and UI directly into kickstarter funding accounts with associated back-end tracking of accounting and associated reporting system integrated with USPS. Resulted in an increase of payment compliance from 35% to 80%. Also developed secured delivery software for logging in and tracking of edelivery of contributor rewards. LAMP, PHP, AWS, SEO, PDF, Social Media.


    Ebrary / ProQuestSenior Tools Engineer / Research and Development (Contract 2008 – 2012)

    As Senior Tools Engineer I was responsible for producing POC demos from theories and concepts of the company management. Involved all aspects of the design/development process including visioning, specification, wireframe, prototype, optimization and ultimate implementation of live system under intense deadlines. Included UI, backend and overall schema design for various tools utilized for large-scale multi-tier data research and analysis. LAMP, PHP, GD, JavaScript, Ajax, Flex, CSS, Java/JSP, Scrum, SVN.


    Yahoo!Senior Software Engineer, Front Doors Infrastructure Team (Contract 2008 – 2010)

    Designed and implemented tools for configuration / content / workflow management for localized versions of Yahoo! front page and My! Yahoo. Acted as principal programmer / engineer for critical security webservice utilized by Yahoo! as a whole as well as evangelizing integration / assimilation throughout various Yahoo! properties. Designed and developed key features to support handling personalized content, demographics based content targeting, flexible configuration and layouts, customization and co-branding, etc. Involved support and development of both backend and frontend aspects utilizing LAMP, PHP, JavaScript, Ajax, RESTFul, YIU, CSS, Flash/ActionScript, FMS, ImageMagick, JMeter, RHEL 5, SVN, Scrum.


    EmdigoSenior Tools Engineer (2007 – 2008)

    As Senior Tools Engineer I am responsible for developing and strategizing tools to help in the process of producing cell-phone based “cartoons” implemented as animated wallpaper. Involved the use of PHP/Java/Ajax/SQL techniques in a LAMP environment to create dynamically updated web-forms and data displays for use in the production process. Allowed for huge increases in developer productivity and a greatly expanded production capacity along with reduced errors and time to delivery. LAMP, PHP, SQL, Ajax, DOM


    EbrarySenior Software Engineer (2000 – 2006)

    As Senior Software Engineer I was responsible for maintaining and evolving the UI and overall look and feel of a large, commercial Internet-based library site that allows users to view documents in a secure, non-transferable environment. Responsible for both front and back-end development and optimization. Resulted in patent applications for solutions to technical problems under a diverse set of tools including MS vc++ and Java, browser plugins using Active-X, NSAPI and XPI, Servlet development under J2EE using Java, JSP, DOM.