Calen Fretts Resume

Calen Fretts


Senior Web Developer, 2013-2014 (, [remote])

  • Develop, maintain, test, and deploy PHP/MySQL web applications
  • Convert Joomla installations and Photoshop designs to WordPress websites, plugins, and themes
  • Consolidate various proprietary and internal legacy systems to WHMCS
  • Manage web development projects and delegate tasks
  • Monitor LAMP servers and websites, and troubleshoot issues

Web Developer, 2012 (, Panama City Beach, FL)

  • Develop new object-oriented PHP classes to improve existing code framework
  • Perform various new development and maintenance to external and internal websites
  • Integrate with several travel-related web services such as Worldspan and Farelogix
  • Use SVN version control with code review (implemented new best practices techniques)

Web Presence Consultant / Owner, 2010-2012 (Alpha Web Presence, [remote])

  • Implement WordPress and Joomla sites for direct clients as well as subcontracting for other web design firms
  • Manage all aspects (business, fiscal, client management, and development) of web firm specializing in CMS, social media, and custom development

IT Director / Co-owner, 2009-2010 (Aqua Blue Creative Development, [remote])

  • Perform primary web development responsibilities, including execution of backend and frontend code and databases
  • Implement Joomla sites and design and develop extensions (components, modules, and plugins) in the MVC model, including: a fantasy football-like game with complete functionality for a celebrity news site; and a custom client dashboard and subscription interface for a large marketing association
  • Coordinate technical aspects of design and implementation of all websites
  • Collaborate with business partners to manage and determine day-to-day operations

IT Specialist / Analyst, 2004-2009 (Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond, VA)

  • Work with vendor and team to integrate project, work request, and fiscal tracking systems
  • Update database systems to follow current process models
  • Update project tracking system with bug fixes and enhancements
  • Update and consolidate technical documentation

Web Creator / Entrepreneur, since 2004

  •, integrates web APIs and feeds (such as Indeed and Craigslist) and posts listings to location-oriented “jobs4” Twitter account network using PHP and Yahoo Pipes
  • WordPress themes and plugins, including “NextGEN Public Uploader User Log”, “lasTunes” and “wp-postratings-my”
  • Twitter apps, totaling tens of thousands of followers
  • Facebook apps, including one which gained over 100,000 users
Education Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science, 2009 (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA)
Skills LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP), HTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, GIT/SVN, numerous web services/APIs, e-commerce/Stripe, PHP frameworks (Laravel/Symfony/+), CMS (WordPress/Drupal/+), CMS plugins and templates, responsive dev, Facebook & Twitter apps, Linux server admin, various languages (Bash/Python/Java/+), charting tools, Photoshop, PhpStorm, NetBeans, Agile development