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Are you looking for a PHP Web Developer or Wordpress Developer for your next website? Are you an employer looking for an employee, or someone looking for some freelance work? I'm looking for some part-time, maybe full-time work. Below is my resume. Let's chat.

{
    "name": "Dalton Sutton",
    "position": "Web Developer",
    "contact": {
        "phone": "315.640.0290",
        "email": "dalton@sutton.io",
        "website": "https://dalton.sutton.io/",
        "address": "Copenhagen, New York 13626"
    },
    "technical_proficiency": {
        "environments": "Macintosh, Windows",
        "software": "Atom, Discord, Slack, Adobe Creative Suite, Office",
        "skills": [
            "Web Design Languages: PHP 7, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Json, Composer",
            "Bootstrap Framework",
            "Wordpress & WooCommerce: Divi, Custom Plugin & Theme development"
        ]
    },
    "experience": [
        {
            "company_organization": "Checkpoint Graphics, Inc / Webit365, Inc",
            "position": "Digital Developer",
            "dates": {
                "start": "June 2016",
                "end": "April 2019"
            },
            "duties": [
                "Immediately upon employment, reviewed thousands of lines of code, developed strategies to condense legacy code while preserving and improving functionality as well as making sure code was future proof",
                "Lead the team in clean-up and recovery efforts after a server was hacked within the first few months of being hired, implemented strict server security measures and monitored servers to prevent repeatable future harmful incidents",
                "Conceived, developed and launched an automated backup system to ensure files and data were protected",
                "Responsible for projects relating to business-to-business marketing involving Fortune 500 tech companies and their partners",
                "Developed scalable packages used for hundreds of event and webinar RSVP registration pages increasing speed and the reliability of consistent implementations",
                "Developed and maintained dashboards and applications used by executives for viewing charts and graphs based on data extracted from complex databases",
                "Developed applications to allow users to create, edit and delete data through databases using SQL queries after submitting HTML forms",
                "Reviewed, tested, debugged, and rewrote code prior to live deployments to ensure top-notch performance and provided follow up documentations and logs",
                "Managed hundreds of domain names and their related DNS records based on needs of each purpose",
                "Worked independently as well as collaborated on various projects often exceeding client expectations and meeting deadlines",
                "Developed and launched client's websites using WordPress including custom plugins and themes"
            ]
        },
        {
            "company_organization": "dalton(sutton)",
            "position": "Freelance Designer",
            "dates": {
                "start": "March 2009",
                "end": "June 2016"
            },
            "duties": [
                "Implemented Content Management Systems for bands to use as a hub on the internet for their fans",
                "Used artist's websites as a tool to get them noticed on search engines utilizing best SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practices and schema meta data",
                "Worked closely with artists to develop opportunities to promote their latest material that visually communicates their message and passion through either web, graphic, or video design work",
                "Recorded and mixed songs and albums for musicians and bands",
                "Participated in video editing work that lead into doing music videos and live videos for social media",
                "Provided guidance in the distribution of music through online services such as iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and more",
                "Designed various merchandise such as album artwork printed and manufactured through Sony Music in Canada"
            ]
        }
    ],
    "education": [
        {
            "school": "Howard G. Sackett Technical Center",
            "location": "Glenfield, New York",
            "dates": {
                "start": "September 2012",
                "end": "June 2014"
            },
            "details": "Graduated from Visual Communications in June 2014"
        },
        {
            "school": "Copenhagen Central School",
            "location": "Copenhagen, New York",
            "dates": {
                "start": "October 2005",
                "end": "June 2014"
            },
            "details": "Graduated in June 2014"
        }
    ],
    "personal_projects": [
        {
            "name": "Closures App",
            "website": "https://closures.app/",
            "details": "A side project I've been working on since high school. It takes closings and delays data from local news channel stations published on their websites and brings it together to combine a more user friendly experience.",
            "list": [
                "Built a web crawler to read the source code of the closings and delays pages on news stations websites, understand the code and extract the bits of information I wanted to use",
                "Took that data, developed an algorithm that categorizes and organizes it based on their current status and organization type; school, business, church, etc.",
                "Built a database containing zip codes from all over the United States as well as a list of news channel stations that support the format of data which the web crawler reads",
                "Using the database of news channel stations, the app gathers all the zip codes within a 30 - 50 mile radius of that station and cross references it to the database of zip codes",
                "I then built an API using all this data and created a desktop and mobile web app that people can use by simply entering their zip code",
                "The api also fetches info like the current weather and forecast for the upcoming week, any local weather advisories, and the app pulls it in all in real time - without refreshing",
                "Currently, the app supports 408 locations in 13 states across the United States"
            ]
        },
        {
            "name": "Dropcodes",
            "website": "https://dropcodes.io/",
            "details": "Dropcodes is a super simple web app that allows developers to drop code snippets and share them and collaborate with other developers in a very easy way.",
            "list": []
        }
    ],
    "additional_information": [
        "Self taught",
        "Dependable",
        "Organizational and layout skills",
        "Writes consistent and clean code",
        "Works well independently or as part of a team",
        "Motivated to stay up to date with technology",
        "Comfortable operating in an office environment or remotely",
        "Passionate towards solving new challenges and problems",
        "Open to new ideas, methods and opportunities"
    ],
    "footnotes": "References available upon request."
}

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