Kevin Doocey

Web Developer |

ABOUT

Web Developer with years experience creating web applications ranging from CMS-driven to static sites. Sports fan with an allegiance to Newcastle United FC.

EDUCATION

MSc. Information Systems Management
National University of Ireland, Galway
1 Year Masters

JUNE 2014

BA Hons, English & Information Technology
National University of Galway, Ireland.
3 Year Course

JUNE 2013



EXPERIENCE

PHP Developer (WordPress)
NewsCred. (newscred.com)

Strenghtened the company’s CMS offering with custom-built WordPress-powered sites. Utilize best development workflow practices to ensure clean, maintainble code. Implement new feature additions, and provide ongoing support for existing apps. Propose design ideas in conjunction with in-house design team. Work in a LAMP stack, including setting up and configuring cloud-based servers, migrating new client sites, optimizing applications for best web practices (SEO and speed). Integrate various analytical site-wide tracking to measure site metrics & drive conversions. (Google Analytics, Marketo).

2016 - 2017

Web Designer & Developer
designwest (designwest.ie).

Responsible for meeting with various clients to discuss website requirements before liasing with the company’s design team to produce fully-responsive, state-of-the-art web applications. Prepared domains & hosting environments for websites. Designed & developed secure, aesthetically pleasing sites. Debugged/fixed various website errors – from database to front-end. Utilized various CMS’ and custom built plugins to ensure professional UI and UX.

2014 - 2016

Web Developer
Freelance.

Developed a number of successful websites including award-nominated blog, TYNE TIME. Also completed various web projects for business clients in Ireland, Malaysia, Australia, and USA.

2013 - present

Freelance Columnist
PaddyPower, Betfair, Boylesport, talkSPORT.

As one of the most respected Newcastle United bloggers, large brand names such as PaddyPower and Betfair recruit me to write a feature column for their respective blogs. My pieces are well researched, and invoke interesting discussion amongst fans. I have also been asked to give my thoughts on NUFC live on talkSPORT, one the biggest sports radio channels in the UK.

2012 - PRESENT

View the rest of my experience, and connect with me on LinkedIn.



AWARDS

Business Card Design Winner
Bebo.com

Designed a business card for Bebo.com to distribute across Europe, as part of a competition. The design was printed and handed out to business partners at various summitts across the globe during 2009.

2009

Class Representative
National University of Ireland, Galway.

I served as class representative for NUI Galway's 3rd year Information Technology class as part of the Bachelor of Arts programme. Such tasks included gaining feedback on classes, lecturers, and any other aspect of the course & liaising with the department staff to ensure a smooth day-to-day running of the module. I also successfully organised class events.

2013


SKILLS

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Git, and all that other development good stuff.
Analytics: Google Analytics, Marketo, etc.


PORTFOLIO

TYNE TIME (PERSONAL BLOG)

Established in January 2009, Tyne Time is one of the most respected Newcastle United Blogs on the internet. Covering opinion pieces on the biggest football club in the North East of England, this WordPress powered blog, hosted on a dedicated cloud server, has amassed over one million visits and continues to provide top quality content for its dedicated readership.

WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, PHP

Dempsey Heating & Plumbing

An eloquent WordPress-powered website for a heating and plumbing business who were looking to improve their online presence. I worked with the client to figure out their project requirements, and design preferences before prototyping an initial mock-up of the project. Fully-responsive and browser standards compliant. SEO optimised.

PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, VPS Hosting

SLINK

Assigned as a Final Year Project in my BA Hons degree, paired with another class student, we strived to create a working social network dedicated for students to showcase their credentials to potential employers. Throughout the course of the project we delved into JavaScript and proactively engaged with modern technologies such as Node.js and MySQL to create our solution. We deployed the app on AppFog, via the command line.

JavaScript, Node.js, MySQL, Jade

WEATHER CHECKER

A simple web application that fetches the latest 3 Day Weather Report for the city a user has entered. The user's input is checked against a freely available world weather news' forecast & if the town exists it will return the weather. If incorrect, an error is displayed. The function to retrieve the weather is written in PHP where the file and its results is called using AJAX. The site makes use of Twitter Bootstrap for its look & feel.

. PHP, AJAX, Twitter Bootstrap

WORLD CUP TODAY

To mark the world's biggest footballing event, I set myself the challenge of creating an engaging and fully responsive website that could cater for followers of the 2014 World Cup. Using WordPress and a cloud host, World Cup today raked in thousands of visits, with Search Engines proving a major source as I tried out various SEO techniques which resulted in the site ranking very high for competitive search terms.

SEO, Responsive Design, WordPress

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

Assigned as a year-long project as part of my Masters, I teamed up with four other classmates to set about creating a database driven, web service directory for the Galway branch of Saint Vincent de Paul. The purpose of the design was to be extremely simplistic for the given target-group and ensuring that the members of the charity could use the service with ease. The project was completed on time, and regarded as a success by both the charity and the development team.

MySQL, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop

DAVIDDOOCEY.COM

A fully-functioning , asesthetically pleasing showcase for an established musician. As a musician myself I knew what the true requirements for such a website would be - including its layout, the styling of images, and indeed a focus on what the individual offers, for eg. his CD. I also deployed some SEO techniques which ensured that the website ranked #1 for not only his name, but on the first page for a various competitive terms such as 'changing time'.

MySQL, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop

EPER12X.COM

Eper12x is a site I was asked to design and develop for an American marketing guru. The intention of the site to to promote his skillset and an online course which he is offering. In order to provide an ecommerce faciliity I needed to integrate a payment gateway and custom user login areas. The end product was a good-looking product which has resulted in a substantial increase in sales for the client.

MySQL, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop



CONTACT

Email

Address
Woodside,
Queens,
New York.

Phone
617-five nine nine-73 zero 6.

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