G. Jordan Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Web Developer, Lexington, KY, Programmer, Lexington Ky Developers, Lexington Web Designers, Lexington Kentucky Programmers, Lexington kentucky web developer

About Me

I am a lifelong technologist. I specialize in modern front-end web development and a litany of programming practices and languages. I was trained in AGILE/SCRUM development on Ruby on Rails but spend most of my time working in JavaScript and PHP. I am an SEO expert and can prove ownership of websites that generate tens of thousands of monthly visitors. I have started three companies and obtained a United States patent, copyright, and trademark.

As a technologist and programmer, I have worked on a lengthy list of projects spanning nearly a decade of work. I love creating web applications, especially using modern front-end content management systems. In development, I aim to deliver intuitive applications that users and customers love to use.

Since my childhood, I have been a self-proclaimed "everything man". My interests are far reaching and extend well beyond technology. Beyond coding, networking, and hardware, I am an avid gardener, often growing a substantial supply of food for myself and my fiancé in our front yard. I have been skateboarding since I got my first board at seven years old. I love reading, especially Western philosophy. My primary areas of interest include nihilism, existentialism, post-modernism, transhumanism, and futurism. Further, I have written for various publications, often anarchist or indepdendent in nature, including The Black Sheep, North of Center, DeadBeats, and others.

As an entrepreneur, I taught myself to form businesses, and started my first company at age nineteen. For twelve hours a day, I sewed handmade couture urban fashions by hand in my apartment. Demand for my clothing took off and before I knew it, I could barely keep up with orders. I eventually closed the company to preserve the integrity of my work. I went on to found two more companies and served as a board member in a fourth venture.

In my spare time, I curate a blog about my favorite breed of dog: French bulldogs! At All About Frenchies my fiancé and I act as graphic designers, writers, and marketers. We estimate that our website will generate over a half-million visitors by the end of 2016. As hobbyist breeders, we seek to preserve and protect the French Bulldog breed from overbreeding and malfeasance by uninformed breeders by disseminating information about the nuances of the breed.

Contact Details

G. Jordan Johnson
Tel: 859-286-6 [Four] [Four] 6
Work: 859-257-9851
g.jordan@uky.edu

Education

University of Kentucky College of Education

Bachelor's of the Arts Dec. 2013

Major: Secondary Education English & French Studies

Bluegrass Community and Technical College - Associates Degree

Associates Degree May 2009

Major: Computer & Information Technologies

Work

University of Kentucky

Full-Stack Web Developer 2014 - Present

Design and develop a feature-rich, design-driven website. Manage front-end development using Bootstrap, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, and various PHP frameworks. QC testing, Repository management using Github, API development using REST practices and JSON

RedFoo of LMFAO

Web Developer 2013 - 2014

Developed a RESTful API using PHP (SLIM framework) and Node.js with Express and MongoDB API used to integrate with a mobile app for iOS and Android

PictureBooth, LLC

Web Developer 2013 - 2014

Developed a user-driven PHP-based website for e-commerce/rental of photo booths for entertainment events. Website featured a custom WordPress plugin, procedurally written, to bring e-commerce features into the WordPress stack. Website was deployed to a Debian-based virtual machine.

WePrintDiscs

Web Developer 2011 - 2014

Developed a PHP-based e-commerce website for a disc manufacturing and printing company. Website was built on MVC principles, deployed to a Linux VMware stack, and updated regularly. A custom SEO plugin was written to facilitate regular search engine exposure using CGI and CRON to automate search-engine-ready pages on a weekly basis. I also developed a custom PHP-based affiliate solution that was integrated into the website and featured reporting capabilities, automatic payments and calculations, automatic order notifications, and more.

American Recordable Media, LLC

Web Developer 2011 - 2014

Devloped a simple e-commerce solution building upon an OpenCart installation and integrated custom features such as a proprietary shipping module for use in the logistics/warehouse facility, reporting features for inter-office databases, integrated sales into an Access-based/VB program used internally, as well as setting up a SOAP API to integrate the website's reporting features with QuickBooks.

FutureFridays, LLC

Web Developer 2010 - 2011

Worked as a Ruby on Rails developer for a contract-based company in Cambridge, MA. Developed complex web applications including a 501 (c) 3 donation/crowdsourcing website for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Also developed a litany of small web applications for various clients. Learned behavior-driven development using Cucumber, deployment using Heroku and Capistrano, and OOP web development with Ruby on Rails.

Atyst

Board Member 2014 - 2015

I briefly served on the board of this startup, acting as Director of Web Development and an advisor to technical staff located in Madrid, Spain and other parts of Western Europe.

Geek Squad

Hardware Technician 2006 - 2008, 2011

Worked intermittently (from age 18 to 23) as a hardware repair technician. Repaired tablets, laptops, cell phones, desktops, and essentially all other varieties of feasibly repairable consumer hardware.

So Many More

More than I can name here. 2004 - Present

I have been employed in some fashion or other since before my 16th birthday. I have had more jobs in the last 12 years than I could possibly detail here. If you want to know more, just email me.

Skills

By trade, I am a web developer. In reality, I am an autodidact with an obsession for learning new skills. I have founded three companies and sold them all. I recently joined a fourth company as a majority shareholder. I used to design clothes and create them by hand. I celebrate people, education, reading, writing, and self-sufficiency.

  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • CSS3/LESS/SCSS
  • MYSQL
  • Postgres
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Apache
  • Bootstrap
  • Node.js
  • PHP CMS
  • Vsphere/VMware
  • Moodle
  • PHP Frameworks
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino
  • Python

Learn about French Bulldogs!

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In my free time, I write about my passion for French Bulldogs and their nuances at my blog.