Vid Luther

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PHP Developer/Linux systems administrator/Entrpreneur with over 25 years experience, looking for a project that is innovating in industries that need it the most.

Skills

programming devops databases containers linux systems administration nginx/apache project management system architecture & design entrepreneurship load/stress testing WordPress

Programming: Bash, Go, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby
Frameworks: Laravel, WordPress, Symfony, Ruby on Rails, Jekyll, Hugo
Soft Skills: Team & project leader, that has been known to deliver results.

Experience

Senior Web Developer, PearAnalytics

2021-present, San Antonio, TX and remote

Responsible for maintenance, upkeep and development of existing and new projects for the company and it’s customers. Ranging from building/enhancing WooCommerce sites, to building custom apps in Laravel. Work with WP Engine, and a team of developers to understand the needs of the customer and translate them into a concrete plan and execute on delivery of product.

CEO and Founder, Pressable

2010-2016, San Antonio TX

Technologies used: PHP 5.4 through 5.6, WordPress, Git, Chef, Ruby on Rails, Beanstalkd, Redis, Nginx, MySQL, MariaDB, Linux

CTO, PearAnalytics

2007 - 2010, San Antonio TX

Developed a system to analyze a website and recommend changes to help a website rank better on search engines. The system was a pre-cursor to tools like moz.com and raventools. Built a suite of web apps that allow digital marketing departments to access, analyze and modify relevant data and settings for their marketing campaigns across various providers like Google Analytics, Adwords, Webmaster Tools, and other indexes.

Technologies used: PHP 5.4, Git, Ruby on Rails, Symfony, Python. Linux

Engineer IV, Network Solutions

Mar 2004 - Nov 2006, Herndon VA

Worked on the MyComputer.com and Network Solutions online marketing product. Designed and implemented a tool to interface with the Pay Per Click advertising programs of Yahoo, and Google. Utilizing SOAP and internal business logic, the tool enables product specialists to manage their Search Engine Marketing campaigns at both companies using one simple interface.

Independant Consultant, Various Companies

1997 - 2004, Various Locations

I’ve been working in the Internet space since I dropped out of college in 1997, I’ve been fortunate enough to have lived in NJ during the dotcom boom and bust, where I got to learn from some of the smartest people I’ve ever met, working on all sorts of projects and companies, some of whom have been absorbed into larger companies and platforms like Apple Music, Doubleclick/Google, etc.

Awards

Personal Projects

Markdown Resume

Personal Blog (2021-present)