Caleb Pierce

Web Developer

I’m an experienced Web Developer, and I love what I do. With years of experience in both the front and back end, I’ve come to focus on the front end as my primary passion. I create appealing, responsive, and fast websites to help make the web a better place.

Professional Experience

June 2015 - Present

Front-end Developer at Firefli

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December 2010 - June 2015

Web Developer at NewCity

August 2007 – December 2010

Freelance Web Developer

August 2007 – July 2010

Lead Programmer at Roanoke College

May 2009 – August 2009

Summer Programmer Intern at Datatel, Inc. (now Ellucian)

August 2006 – August 2007

Technical Support Specialist at Sitevision, Inc.

Skills & Specialties

  • The Essentials

    Solid in concept and practice with responsive design, browser compatibility, SMACSS and OOCSS, DOM semantics, and speed

  • The Front End

    JavaScript (and CoffeeScript), CSS3, HTML5

  • Front End Frameworks

    Foundation, Bootstrap, HTML5 Boilerplate, Blueprint

  • The Back End

    PHP, ColdFusion, Java

  • Back End Frameworks

    CodeIgniter, Kohana, CakePHP, Ruby on Rails

  • JavaScript Libraries and Utilities

    jQuery, Modernizr
    (used with a slew of polyfils and plugins)

  • Pre-Processors

    CoffeeScript, Jade, HAML, Sass (w/ Compass)

  • CMSs

    Wordpress, ExpressionEngine, Drupal, OmniUpdate

  • Version Control

    Git, Subversion

  • Databases

    MySQL, SQL Server 2K+

  • Graphics

    Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, Seashore

  • Operating Systems

    Mac OS X, Ubuntu Server and Desktop, Windows Server 2K+

  • Social Media Integration

    Facebook Graph API and Authentication, Twitter @Anywhere authentication and feed plugins, Flickr API

  • A Few Favorite Tools

    Sublime Text, Gulp, Transmit, Tower, Sequel Pro, Vagrant, LiveReload, RegexPal

  • Where I Learn

    Smashing Magazine, CSS Tricks, MDN, A List Apart, Twitter, Hacker News

  • Etc.

    tech support, server management and maintenance, DNS server management

Education

May 2010

B.S. in Computer Information Systems at Roanoke College

algorithm design and analysis, data structures, computer architecture and operating systems, virtual environments, user interface / interaction, database systems and theory, systems design and analysis

May 2007

A.A.S. in Information Systems Technology at Virginia Western Community College

graphic design, rich web application development, network infrastructure, network environment management, public speaking

Et cetera

When I'm Not Developing Websites,

I like to spend my time traveling with my wife, practicing photography, playing various instruments with friends, reading or chatting at the local coffee shop, or serving at my church. I'm always looking to learn something new and to find chances to apply that knowledge. I value dedication, but always welcome a good challenge.