Enercom – East Point, Georgia

November 2000 – February 2005

Senior Web Developer / Web Designer

In late October of 2000, I accepted a role as a Senior Web Developer for Enercom. I joined a web designer, two Visual Basic developers and a SysAdmin to complete the technology team for the company.

Our primary product was a tool to track energy consumption in the home and provide users an audit of the usage. This was an online tool that used geographically specific weather and energy consumption data to graph the user’s consumption and compare it to homes of a similar size in their local area. From the online analysis users could be guided toward installing better insulation or upgrading their HVAC.

Our secondary product offering was a series of Javascript libraries that allowed a site user to calculate the energy consumption of various household appliances. The team worked with an electrical engineer to create the necessary calculations that would use normalized variables in combination with data input from the user to create an output that would tell the user how much the appliance cost in energy over the course of a year.

These web applications were often purchased by energy companies as features for their online customers. Consequently both web applications would often need to be wrapped in a custom skins that were integrated into the client’s website.

As a Senior Web Developer, I provided counsel to the executive staff regarding the industry and our development staff capabilities. I worked with the project team as a contributor to the graphic design and web development for our products and backed up the in-house IT guy for routine IIS needs. Later I became the sole designer / web developer as the company downsized.

TL;DR

  • Hand-coded public facing web applications with an integrated look and feel to client sites
  • Experimented with early PHP websites
  • Provided technical expertise to executive staff
  • Recommended new products
  • Hand-coded Javascript libraries/widgets
  • Hosted on Windows NT servers running Microsoft’s IIS and SQL

Skills & Applications

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe GoLive
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Apache
  • Beyond Compare
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • Linux
  • MS Enterprise SQL Server
  • MS Internet Information Server
  • MS Visual Source Safe
  • MS Visual Studio
  • mSQL
  • mySQL
  • PHP