Senior UI Engineer
Analyzed and developed innovative solutions to business critical issues, focusing on AOL and Time Warner Web Sites for Performance, Search Engine Optimization and Accessibility. Designed and developed "ad injection" code methodology to improve content load-time on aol.com, so that it loaded up to 4x's faster. Developed the Webometer, a tool to gauge load times of competitive websites. Re-engineered a Flash based video experience (AOL Movies / Moviefone) into DHTML; thereby optimizing content for search engines, accessibility, and performance. Designed and built a Standards Compliance Tracking tool for AOL websites utilizing DHTML and AJAX. Collaborated with various AOL, Netscape, and Time Warner development teams on implementation of best practices. Engaged the AOL developer community by delivering presentations on current web technologies, trends and standards.
Principal HTML developer for the HTML AOL Welcome related web experiences. Created Welcome Screen experiences for AOL Mail Application and AOL Copland Communication Suite. Worked on Flash based version of AOL Welcome Screen which allowed for personalization by users. Developed various optimized AOL Welcome Screen prototypes using technologies such as XML/XSLT, DHTML, and AJAX.
Engineered key websites and products for the AOL Brand, focusing on the rapid development of advanced user interfaces. Created resource efficiencies by writing a Tcl/SMIL based solution for scheduled publishing of NFL Videos. This solution eliminated the need for teams of web publishers to work shifts during weekends to enforce contractually obligated blackout times for NFL Videos. Developed user personalization within a Sports Ticker for the AOL Sports Main Page using XML driven Flash. Produced a DHTML solution for the AOL Members Movie site which incorporated streaming video of user submitted content and content rating very similar to YouTube. Developed streaming video user experiences for AOL Broadband, which included Video@AOL, integration of third party video content from The Weather Channel, National Geographic, HBO, The Comedy Channel. Worked on various heavily trafficked AOL websites and products including: AOL Radio, Music, Personal Finance, Moviefone, and People Connection.
Audio and Video editing using Avid for animated cartoon.