My name is Aaron Sawyer.
I am a web development master.

VisitVirginiaBeach.com
VisitVirginiaBeach.com/Beaches
Timbers Resorts
URMA
VATC Grants
RetroView
VATC.org
One Steamboat Place
Hokuala
Jupiter
Sebastian Vail

I Build Websites

My name is Aaron Sawyer and I am a Web Developer with over 10 years of experience in web development and over 5 years of experience developing in an intense advertising agency environment. I enjoy making my clients' projects come to life in the digital age. My platforms have included Ektron, Drupal, Wordpress, PHP, C#, ASP.NET, Node.js and others. I have a deep knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery as well as backend server management experience.

As of January 2015, I became the acting Senior Developer at BCF, an advertising agency based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

I attended College of the Albemarle (COA) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and earned my Associate's Degree in Computer Programming. I then transferred to East Carolina University and graduated with a degree in Industrial Technology - a degree which largely centered on computer networking.

My hobbies include hiking, biking, video games, weight lifting, and video game modification.

 

VisitVirginiaBeach.com

Experience: 2011 - 2017

VisitVirginiaBeach.com is the main tourism website for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Role as Lead Developer, built the backend structure on Ektron, ASP.net, C#
  • Worked with development team, designers, and artists to bring the site to life
  • Built a custom form reporting system which gathers data over a time period and aggregates resuts
  • Built custom ajax-powered widgets which aggregate CMS data
  • Built the listing administration portal which powers the site events and businesses
  • Handled maintenance and SEO tasks after the site build

TimbersResorts.com

Experience: 2015 - 2016

This was a multisite Drupal-powered system with dynamic site creation capabilities

  • Role as Lead Developer, built the backend structure on Drupal for 5 websites
  • Managed three other developers during the build process, coordinated work and coding
  • Site System utilizes drush and Drupal multisite, providing powerful site management capabilities
  • Created custom portal for site management

VisitVirginiaBeach.com/Beaches

Experience: 2015

The beaches section of the VisitVirginiaBeach.com website showcases the three beach areas of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Role as Developer, built on Ektron, ASP.NET, C#
  • Built on JQuery, CSS, and HTML5 video

VATC.org Online Grants System

Experience: 2014 - 2016

This is a ASP.net-powered system which takes user input and allows administators to review applications.

  • As sole Developer, built the backend structure on ASP.net and C#
  • Site System integrates into existing Ektron website
  • Created custom user portal and administration portal, features role-based access

Virginia.org RetroViewer

Experience: 2013

This was a sitelet built from the ground up.

  • Role as sole Developer, built upon a ASP.NET/C#/JQuery architecture
  • Site utilizes AJAX for all capabilties
  • Features CSS3 transitions, file upload, image resizing, cropping, video filters, and placement from within browser.
  • Features category tagging, and display of content based on category selected