ABOUT ME

My name is David Pratt and I am a full-stack web developer and problem solver with a passion for dev-ops and user experience strategy.

I have over a decade of experience designing, developing, and supporting web applications from simple static sites to enterprise e-commerce & content management systems.

I use PHP, Node.js, and Java with Groovy to build robust scalable back-end applications and Angular and Bootstrap to build fully responsive user interfaces that work on all screen sizes, big and small.

I have a broad set of skills and a deep understanding of the entire software development lifecycle from discovery to deployment. I am passionate about optimizing the entire software development process for efficiency, reliability, and maintainability.

I really enjoy working in e-commerce. The opportunity to have such a direct positive effect on customer experience as well as the ability to see the benefits to the business in such a quantifiable way is very rewarding.

Skillsets

Back-end Development

Building server side applications and RESTful APIs using frameworks like Laravel, Grails, and Express.

Front-End Development

Creating great looking and usable front-ends with modern frameworks like Angular and Bootstrap.

QA & DevOps

Administering enterprise grade linux infrastructure and configuring continuous integration systems for automated builds and deployments.

UX Strategy

Developing excellent user experiences using user research, user story mapping, and empathy.

Work History

Senior Web Developer

Fox Racing • 2015 - Present

Lead developer for a popular action sports apparel and equipment brand that managed the development of Oracle Commerce installation by in-house and offshore development teams.

WordPress and Magento Developer

Self Employed • 2013 - 2015

Freelance web developer for small and medium-sized businesses providing mostly theme and plugin development for Magento and WordPress installations.

Front-End Developer

The Gear Coop • 2010 - 2013

Front-end developer for Amazon WebStore platform for medium-sized online outdoor retailer.

Joomla Developer

Self Employed • 2008 - 2010

Freelance developer mostly developing Joomla themes and plugins.

Joomla Developer

Infinity Surfboards • 2006 - 2008

Joomla developer and eCommerce specialist for family-owned surf brand.

Projects

Foxracing.com

Shiftmx.com

Motoxlab.com

Newportboardclub.com

Groupeffortapp.com

Newportsailor.com

Gearcoop.com

Climbcoop.com

Tacticalcoop.com

Makahikichallenge.com