I am a senior web developer and development team lead. I've worked with a broad range of packages, languages, and personalities in some capacity or another. In my career, I have mentored a team of 7 developers, integrated Magento and Oracle, developed Android applications, customized Oracle EBS, optimized poorly-performing web applications, and much more!
I have an acute memory and attention to detail. I am an invested contributor to brainstorming sessions and team discussions. I provide as much value to conversations about SEO, page speed, checkout optimization, and UX as the value I provide to the codebase, code reviews, sprint planning, and discussions about development best practices.
I love my fiancee, Kate, and my corgi, Chester. I appreciate old houses, electronic music, and good food with friends. I enjoy hiking, craft beer, and funny internet pictures.
Radio Systems Corporation
Senior Web Developer • March 2008 - Present
Member of initially lean web team supporting several brand websites. Practiced Agile/Scrum model. Three years of C# / ASP.net development with Kentico, transitioned flagship sites to PHP development in ExpressionEngine and Magento. Customized Oracle's Java/JSP-based iStore ecommerce platform for b2b, b2c orders. Integrated Magento with Oracle for CRM, fulfillment requirements. Mentored several junior and mid-level developers. Heavily involved in initiatives to improve site speed, conversion rate, SEO, and customer satisfaction.
I am confident developing solutions for Magento, ExpressionEngine, Kentico, and WordPress. I am experienced with numerous frameworks, with a bias toward Laravel. I use Git for my projects but have SVN experience. I have traded "var_dump/die"-style debugging for Xdebug to troubleshoot issues. I'm comfortable with Eloquent ORM, but also confident writing raw SQL for reporting and answering business questions.
• 2013 - 2015
Pellissippi State Community College
AAS, Computer Programming • May 2010
Graduated summa cum laude. Received award for honored graduate of CSIT department. PSCC Knoxville Chapter Officer for AITP, developed chapter website and helped coordinate events.
Mentor, Presenter • 2015 - Present
CodeTN is a coding competition for local high schools. I mentored a team as a "tech pro" and presented an introduction to Git and GitHub to competition participants.
Coding Dojo, KnoxJS, KnoxPHP, LOPSA, KnoxDevs • 2013 - Present
Continued learning is an important part of staying relevant in our industry. I stay up to date and learn new things from my colleagues at a number of local meetups.
Young Professionals of Knoxville • 2013 - Present
Special interest organization offering networking opportunities. I provide website support.
Association for Information Technology Professionals • 2008 - 2010
Industry organization offering learning opportunities and networking. I served as an officer, coordinated events, and produced the organization website.
He is a tireless learner and passionate developer; he has emerged as the technical leader of the team. What makes Everett special is that he is a developer who cares equally about the nuts and bolts of a solution as well as the user experience. He is an honest and compassionate person who is not afraid to provide feedback either good or bad in the most eloquent way that helps our team be the best it can be.Audra Morelock, Development Team Manager, Radio Systems Corporation
Everett is hands down one of the most capable developers I've seen. [...] He is respectful of others' opinions, but isn't afraid to point out potential problems. [He] is helpful in bridging communication gaps between developers and non-developers. He is passionate about web development and it has given him a breadth and depth of understanding of the subject matter that is very uncommon. [...] I can't recommend him enough.John McCombs, Business Owner, Core Development, Inc
Everett is one of the most talented, intelligent, and well-educated developers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He is well versed in development standards and has a passion for quality that is unmatched. I relied heavily on Everett for 4 years to be a standard of quality on the Radio Systems Web team. Everett will always be a top performer and I am excited to see how his life unfolds.James Puckett, Project Manager, Vets First Choice