Professional

jacob-schweitzer

Web Developer

Over 10 years of experience in Information Technology including networking systems, programming, marketing, and customer support.

Highlights

uw-madison-crestB.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007)

Languages:

United-States  Native English speaker (with a Wisconsin accent)

Spain  Spanish – 4 years (2 years at South Milwaukee High School, 2 years at UW-Madison)

Russia  Russian – 3 years (2007-2010 one semester at UW-Madison and 3 years living in Russia)

Brazil  Portuguese – 4 years (2011-2014 studying at UFSC and 2011-Present living in Brazil)

Achievements:

2015-09-23_09-15-34 Cisco Networking Academy Graduate.

2015-09-23_09-16-57 Moz published post about an SEO tool I programmed for their API.

wordpress-logo-stacked-rgb BuddyPress Profile Tabs published December 2012, has 17,826 downloads.

codecanyon-logo Code Canyon accepted Toolbar Remixed Pro in September 2013.


Current Personal Projects

Travel Guru
Travel Guru – Travel Directory and Smart Travel Blog

Travel Guru is an informational site for travel lovers featuring a directory of travel companies and sites along with an informative smart travel blog and travel deals.


RusKey Biz

RusKey Biz is a business tools and information center for Russian business running on WordPress. As the main developer I have created a custom BuddyPress theme and custom plugins while making all the different parts work together.

BP Profile Tabs

A custom WordPress plugin I created for RusKey Biz to show jQuery UI tabs using BuddyPress profile groups for the BuddyPress profile pages.

Toolbar Remixed

A premium WordPress plugin I made to customize and control the WordPress toolbar.

Toolbar Remixed – Free (free version on wordpress.org)


Recent WordPress Development Clients

Theme Fusion

 

Abeo

EventsWork

Proactive Accountant

St Petersburg Tours

creative-round


Former SEO Clients

Young & Shand

Ocula

 dons-johns

 


Employment History:

Theme Fusion

Web development
May 2015-September 2015
  • Fusion Gallery (image and video gallery plugin for WordPress)
    • Developed several different layout types including masonry (Pinterest) style layout
    • Made plugin extendable by adding WordPress filters and actions so add-ons could be developed
    • Created videos add-on to allow self-hosted, Youtube, and Vimeo videos in a gallery
    • Created layouts add-on for adding extra layouts
    • Converted plugin CSS to LESS and re-organized stylesheet structure
    • Added build automation using Gulp for minimizing files, auto-prefixing CSS, etc
    • Re-factored large class files from previous developer using class extensions
    • Implemented PhotoSwipe popup gallery integrating all its options and custom slideshow functionality

Abeo

Web development
January 2014-Present
  • Surveys WordPress Plugins – Frontend and Database plugins
    • Custom surveys plugin with JavaScript (jQuery + jQuery UI) frontend and PHP / MySQL backend
    • Custom database tables to hold survey questions and results
    • Custom algorithm to determine survey results including archetype calculation
    • Custom algorithm to determine a centroid for a multiple user spider graph
    • PDF reporting of survey results with Google Charts created into images by using PhantomJS
    • WP Image Editor usage to crop images for usage in PDF
    • Pseudo cron events for creation of PDFs in background
    • Cron job for automatic cleanup of old PDFs
  • Modifications to the WordPress LMS Plugin by LearnDash
    • Including additional WordPress and BuddyPress fields in Course and Quiz exports
    • Fixing incorrect quiz titles issue
    • Force export of all users
    • Force export of all instances of quizzes taken (if they take quiz more than once)
  • Aloha Users Sync – Custom WordPress plugin
    • Monitoring folder for changes via WordPress Cron and WordPress option with MD5 of file list
    • Import and Update Users from a CSV file into WordPress
    • Updating log file on server with changes, updating specific email addresses if a problem arises
    • Import info from the CSV file into BuddyPress xprofile fields and BuddyPress groups
    • Creating Windows command line script to schedule a task, convert DBF file to CSV file, and FTP the file to a server

EventsWork

Web development
November 2013-July 2014

Proactive Accountant

Web development
September 2013-December 2013
  • DirectoryPress responsive theme migration
  • DirectoryPress theme customizations

Creative Round

Web development
February 2013-September 2013
  • Customizing WordPress Petitions Plugin and Theme
  • BuddyPress custom emails and notifications plugin
  • Parallax Signup Page
  • Social Widget Plugin
  • Subscribe to column plugin
  • Gravity Forms – WYSIJA integration plugin
  • Disqus Multisite plugin
  • BuddyPress to WordPress profile transfer plugin

Worlds Factory

Web development
January 2013-April 2013
  • Creating Levels / Rankings with progress bar for Achievements for WordPress plugin
  • Customized achievements for Achievements for WordPress plugin
  • BBPress report reply functionality
  • BuddyPress custom notifications
  • BuddyPress profile customizations

Dancing Bear Tours

Web development and SEO
2011-Present St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Custom WordPress theme
  • Online booking form plugin
  • WordPress message board plugin
  • SEO and customer support on-going

Hotel Vera

Digital marketing and web design
10/2010-Present St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Developed responsive, mobile ready, custom WordPress theme
  • Utilized WordPress custom post types for hotel rooms and prices pages
  • Designed new SEO friendly website
  • Increased organic search traffic by over 30%

TJ Travel

WordPress development and SEO
2010-Present St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Setup on dedicated server
  • Created custom contact form plugin
  • Custom WordPress plugin for the message board
  • SEO and customer support on-going

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