Chris Thompson

Full-stack developer currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA


  • Dormont, Pennsylvania
  • christhompsontldr@gmail.com
  • 704.266.0594
  • ChrisThompsonTLDR

Languages
  • English native speaker
  • Italian intermediate

Skills
PHP
WordPress
Laravel
HTML/CSS
Javascript
MySQL
CakePHP
APC / Redis
Xapian / Lucene / Algolia

Conferences
  • Laracon 2017New York City
  • Web Summit 2014Dublin
  • AWS Summit 2014Berlin
  • An Event Apart 2008Boston

Certifications
  • Wilderness First ResponderSOLO
  • SARTech IINASAR
  • CPRSOLO

Work Experience

VP of Technology Wells Media Group, Inc.

Feb 2019 - current

Managing all activities associated with the information technology in support of the company's business and oversees the company's IT team. Responsible for developing, maintaining and executing the strategic technology plan for the company and to drive process improvement and streamline business processes with technology.


Senior Web Developer Wells Media Group, Inc.

Jan 2016 - Jan 2019

Lead developer of multiple Laravel-based packages and applications. Driving growth of membership platforms, event scheduling and ticket sales and opt-in newsletter lists.


Senior Front-end Engineer Cyanogen, Inc.

Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

Developed Ember.js powered front-end tools for the services team. Maintained our corporate web properties powered with Craft CMS.


Web Developer Wells Media Group, Inc.

Oct 2008 - Apr 2015

I was responsible for developing a number of Wells Media websites, helping revamp website designs, testing and implementing open source libraries including WordPress and CakePHP, and generally being available to help make Wells Media's digital assets the best they could possibly be.


Web Developer Fluidesign

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008

While I worked at Fluidesign I was responsible for converting marketing and design ideas into web applications. I developed the first iteration of MobileRoadie.com's CMS. We relied heavily on Symfony, CodeIgnitor and Prototype.


Web Developer Sporting News, Inc.

Aug 2007 - May 2008

I was hired by Sporting News to help convert their aging code base, built on a custom language, to LAMP. Sporting News, at the time, had a massive user community with millions of page views a day, thousands of user blogs and tens of thousands of fantasy sports leagues.


Web Developer Red Ventures

Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

While at Red Ventures I developed an application that integrated with the company's outbound call center software. This application included an API which allowed our network of ADT dealers to access information relevant to the customers they were assigned to.

I attended ADT Dealer training and was of two team members certified by ADT to operate as an ADT dealer. Helped group the business from 12 sales a week to over 200 sales a day.

Service

Alleghany Mountain Rescue Group

Dec 2017

Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit search and rescue (SAR) team based in Pittsburgh that offers support to government agencies responsible for lost and injured person incidents.


Cittadella della Solidarietà, Caritas

May 2013 - Oct 2015

This Italian organization operates a small supermarket for families in need. I volunteered with Caritas while I was living in Italy, usually 15 hours a week. In 2015, they feed 275 families / 780 people weekly.

Projects

Unrestricted Travel

unrestrictedtravel.com

Traveling is my passion, photography is my hobby and doing my part to battle xenophobia is my mission.