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Track Authority Music

November, 2012 - January, 2013 Architect & UI Engineer San Francisco (remote)
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Track Authority - CodeIgniter Website / API

An online and mobile game that rewards high-rated users with free music, gift certificates, concert tickets and cash
  • Engineered MVC architecture for dual website / API using CodeIgnitor and HMVC Modular Extensions, to allow complex types of permission combinations across user types, and make all components completely portable across applications, serving either HTML or JSON.
  • Optimized memory usage with several Bash scripts and CRON jobs to crop / resize images, handle email queues, and generate static HTML pages for common anonymous requests.
  • Built CMS for managing user-generated and editorial content, review internal traffic logs, logins, and all emails.
  • Built asynchronous email service to seamlessly convert website templates to tablular HTML documents with inline CSS, and manage queue of emails prepared, sent, failed, and clicked.
  • Built Node.js server to authenticate requests to static mp3 files before streaming via ffluent-ffmpeg
  • Automated performance testing with XHProf and data integrity tests with built in logging tools

Started: 2012-11-01

Launched/Lasted: 2013-01-01

Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, mySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bash, Facebook API, Node.js, Express.js

Industries: Music, Events, Gaming

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End, Business Development. Drew Williams: Business Development

Companies/Brands: TaylorMadeTraffic, Track Authority Music

Collectiv LLC

November, 2002 - December, 2004 Web Developer Oakland
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Collectiv LLC

  • The Collectiv was born in the summer of 2001 in Oakland, CA. Our organization was founded by A. Williams, aka Sokrates, with a mission to "empower the Hip Hop community through education and entrepreneurship." We pursue this mission by sponsoring a diverse range of programs with distinct yet cooperative goals. We work with young entrepreneurs, activists and artists to design financially viable programs that will provide new opportunities for empowerment. We seek to create the perfect environment for turning an idea into impact.
  • The Collectiv currently sponsors three programs, Collectiv Records, Collectiv Arts & Entertainment and Collectiv Foundation. Each of these programs occupies a distinct niche within the Hip Hop community.

Started: 2002-11-01

Launched/Lasted: 2004-12-01

Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator

Industries: Music, Art, Events

Team: Jamie Williams: Design, Front-End, Back-End. E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End. Eli Taylor: Project Management. Drew Williams: Project Management. Tommy Goodwin: Project Management

Companies/Brands: Collectiv LLC