Michael Plant

Michael Plant

Senior Implementation Consultant at Search Discovery

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Mike's Story

I'm most passionate about mobile first development and progressive enhancement. With DRY development at my core, I am loving task automation! As a primarily front-end developer I love experimenting and exploring the latest technologies and implementing things that you couldn't do last year! For the last decade I have witnessed the transition to cascading stylesheets, excited about 90% Javascript support and celebrated the death of IE6. Now I play in a world shaped by web standards and enjoy solving the complex problems of the past, eloquently with the tools of the present.

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2014 - Current

Senior Implementation Consultant

Search Discovery

2013 - 2014

Manager - Senior Interactive Developer

Rosetta

2011 - 2013

Senior Associate - Interactive Developer

Rosetta

2008 - 2011

Web Developer

Blackbird Interactive

2002 - 2010

Web Developer

Freelance Developer Akron/Cleveland

2008 - 2008

Web Designer and Developer

Thetawave Incorporated

2008 - 2008

Stimulus of CSS and XHTML Excellence

DigitalDay Creative Group

2007 - 2008

Web Developer

Thetawave Incorporated

Senior Implementation Consultant

Search Discovery

Senior Implementation Consultant

Manage analytics implementation's using Adobe's Dynamic Tag Management software to enable marketers to centralize analytics efforts into one tool and manage tags without deployments or IT involvement - streamlining the process of creating and managing tags across websites.

Manager - Senior Interactive Developer

Rosetta

Manager - Senior Interactive Developer

My primary responsibility is managing and delivering projects. I am responsible for managing client interactions and setting client expectations. Although not directly responsible for generating new work, I will work closely with business development to help structure new business opportunities and ensure that we can deliver on time and within budget. I am also responsibile for managing the project and client relationship and leading the development team during the project lifecycle. Although business development will remain engaged as needed to meet client expectations, ultimately, I am responsible for delivering the project on time, at our below budgeted cost, with a focus on quality and ensuring customer satisfaction to support ongoing efforts.

Senior Associate - Interactive Developer

Rosetta

Senior Associate - Interactive Developer

User Interface Developer, specializing in front-end development: HTML, CSS, and Javascript, while leveraging Microsoft Technologies.

Web Developer

Blackbird Interactive

Web Developer

As lead developer I was responsible for the delivery of services and focused on defining and developing solutions that met client expectations. With designer and developer working side by side - we refined a process that minified time to market and encouraged a very agile approach.

Web Developer

Freelance Developer Akron/Cleveland

Web Designer and Developer

Thetawave Incorporated

Implementation specialist for a homegrown e-commerce platform, responsible for new feature development, platform updates and database administration.

Stimulus of CSS and XHTML Excellence

DigitalDay Creative Group

Stimulus of CSS and XHTML Excellence

User interface developer responsible for the delivery of HTML prototypes, website development and bulletproof CSS templates.

Web Developer

Thetawave Incorporated

Developing and maintaining business management web software. Mainly utilizing classic ASP with Microsoft SQL Server
Also mixed with various projects including PHP, XHTML, and CSS.

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

Central Wyoming College None

Central Wyoming College

None

2005 - 2007 None
The University of Akron Computer Science

The University of Akron

Computer Science

2002 - 2005 None

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

HTML 5

Advanced CSS

JavaScript

jQuery

User Interface Design

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)

Web Applications

Agnitio

Web Development

Microsoft SQL Server

MySQL

PHP

ASP.NET MVC

Sitecore

Web Design

REST

Leadership

WordPress

AJAX

Mobile Applications

User Experience

Accessibility

Interaction Design

Information Architecture

JSON

Web Standards

SEO

Web Analytics

iOS development

E-commerce

Adobe Creative Suite

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Ryan Battles

Co-founder of @HarpoonApp. Author of SaaS Marketing Essentials.

“I hired Mike to help me out with a client that had needs that were outside of my own scope of expertise. From day one, Mike was responsive to emails, did a great job interacting with both myself and the client, and provided quality development work for the project within budget. With other subcontractors I am sometimes nervous about how well they will represent my company, but working with Mike was a great pleasure and I could rest easy knowing that he was involved with the project. I would highly recommend Mike to anybody who has the opportunity to work with him in the future.”

Scott Meier

Cofounder - Build-Measure-Learner at Wastebits

“Simple. In times of CSS crisis and html deadlines, Michael was the go to guy to get things done. Working with him from strategy through implementation he has offered much insight to anyone willing to listen into advanced CSS, HTML, and programming techniques. He is always asking, "What if?" and pushing it to the next level faster than you can believe possible. Valid, functional, usable, and on budget, your customers will appreciate his work.”

Eric Browning

Partner, Design/UX at Coffee and Code

“Mike is a skilled developer who believes strongly in best practices and standards, and is dedicated to high quality code. He stays current with new technology, and can create high quality markup and styles quickly.”

Tom Hanlin

Javascript Developer

“Mike is an expert web developer with a strong technical background and a solid understanding of usability. He's a good coder who knows that sometimes the easy way isn't always the best way and he's willing to go the extra mile to do the job the right way. He's very knowledgeable and he has proven that he's committed to learning more as different aspects of code grow and develop.”

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea, play golf or just say hello.

Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area

330-607-1114

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