About Me

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My name is Brett Livaudais. I currently work at UCR as an enterprise application developer where I make dynamic, database driven sites that work for phones, tablets, and PCs. I am looking to freelance on the side. Before working at UCR, I worked at a web development shop in Lafayette, LA where I had over 400 clients, many of whom were high profile, high traffic sites. I have done sites for large real estate companies, famous TV chefs, ATV companies, and nearly any ecommerce niche you can imagine.

While employed at UCR, I have risen to the position of lead web developer. My main tasks include developing both public and internal websites and applications all of which get tens of thousands of hits a day, as well as work with my team of developers to create cohesive, functional, streamlined websites. Part of my duties include meeting with stakeholders, developing the scope document, scheduling, and seeing the project through the execution phase to completion. In my time at UCR, I have also assisted in interviewing and selecting candidates for positions in our department.

At Firefly Digital, I was heavily involved in the design and development of customized websites including private sector sites as well as educational and training sites. I also researched emerging technologies determining how my company might benefit. I have had the opportunity to work directly with users to determine requirements, develop and present designs for approval. I was the lead programmer on dozens of extremely large scale projects, leading teams of up to three other full time programmers.

Specialties

The following are the technologies I have previously worked with and am familiar with in a professional environment:
 

Scripting & Markup Languages

  • PHP 3,4,5
    Including the following frameworks:
    • CakePHP
    • CodeIgniter
    • Kohana
    • Symphony
    • Zend
  • PL/SQL
  • HTML5
  • Javascript
    Including the following frameworks:
    • jQuery
    • MooTools
    • Prototype
    • YUI
  • HTML5
  • CSS3

Databases

  • MySQL 3, 4, & 5
  • Oracle 9,10
  • SQLite

Standards and Practices

  • Responsive Design / Mobile Ready
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • W3C Compliant HTML and CSS
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • FERPA Compliance

Platforms

  • Linux
  • Apache
  • Adobe AIR
  • Payment gateways Authorize.net, Paypal, and others
  • OpenSocial (Google's widget platform)
  • FBML (Facebook Applications)
  • Windows Vista Widgets

Third Party Integration

  • Social Media Share Buttons
  • Mapping
    Including the following providers:
    • Google Maps
    • Bing Maps
    • GIS
  • Facebook

  • Including the following services:
    • Log in via Facebook
    • Posting and Sharing automatically
    • Comments System
    • Like/Share
    • Storing and reporting user information
  • Twitter
    Including the following services:
    • Log in via Twitter
    • Tweeting automatically without user interaction
    • Uploading Images
    • Importing and storing user tweets
  • Blogger / Wordpress
    Including the following services:
    • Automatically Creating Blog Posts
    • Sharing Automatically
    • Uploading Images
  • Tumblr
    Including the following services:
    • Automatically Creating Blog Posts
    • Re-Blogging Automatically
    • Uploading Images
  • Adobe AIR

Format Standards

  • RSS
  • cURL
  • JSON
  • XML
  • Microsoft Excel
  • PDF
  • CSV
  • QR Codes & Barcodes