Matthew Connerton

Ocala, FL 34482 · (828) 423-0576 · matthew@mrconnerton.com

I am a software developer that specializes in custom Drupal development, architecting, and team devops workflows. I own and run a small agency that focuses on developer augmentation for Drupal support, consulting, design & development.

Typically I am brought onboard a team or project to help bridge a gap and solve problems.

I live on a horse farm in Ocala, Florida with my wife and four kids.


Experience

Owner, Drupal Developer & Consultant

Aspiring Web
January 2008 - Present
(12 years 3 months)

Aspiring Web provides Drupal specific consulting to a range of clients including non-profit, small business, and enterprise. We help clients with their Drupal planning, design, site building, themeing, development, deployment, and maintainance. We also help existing IT and web teams of small business and enterprise clients with their development workflows.

Sr. Drupal Developer

Third & Grove
October 2018 - Present
(1 year 6 months)

At Third & Grove I work exclusively on an enterprise ecommerce platform in the finance industry. As a Drupal Developer I work on custom frontend and backend code, custom module development, integrations with magento, working with the devops team as needed, and general day to day maintenance of a Drupal site.

Sr. Drupal Developer

Sagetree
December 2018 - Present
(1 year 4 months)

I've had the opportunity to work on a number of different projects with SageTree. Most recently we launched a new Drupal 8 Commerce platform website including custom shipping methods, tax rules, pricing adjustments and more. This site also included a migration from Drupal 6 Ubercart to Drupal 8 Commerce.

Other projects include a custom Drupal 8 data backend with api and data exports to Tableau, a tourism website with points of interest, mapping, and well planned out content strategy. Work is also done on miscellaneous other Drupal 7/8 and React work.

Sr. Drupal Developer

LulzBot
September 2019 - October 2019
(2 months)

I was brought on to help with some custom integration development for their new website.

Lead Software Developer

Lead Dolphin
January 2015 - February 2019
(4 years 2 months)

Lead Dophin was a Software as a Service crm and marketing automation tool for the health club industry. I was brought onboard early in 2015 to do a simple api integration with a billing company and ended up sticking around to lead the product development. Over the years the product grew through custom development and api integration with major billing companies as well as other marketing automation tools. Ultimately the company and the product was bought out by the competition.

Sr. Drupal Developer

SpaceBase NZ
January 2018 - December 2018
(1 year)

I joined the SpaceBase team with a number of other developers to get their initial community platform off the ground. I contributed initial architecture, custom module development, site building, devops workflows with platform.sh, as well as misc sitebuilding and support.

Drupal Developer

Skunk Works Group
July 2018 - October 2018
(4 months)

At Skunk Works I worked for a short time along side many great contractors doing custom module development and theming using PatternLab with hundreds of templates for the enterprise-level www.ufc.com website. My particular focus was on the custom development and implementation of the live stat visualizations during fight events.

Drupal Developer

WeShipFloors.com
June 2013 - August 2018
(5 years 3 months)

Aspiring Web was hired to implement the redesign and re-platform of their ecommerce website. We rebuild and redesigned the site onto Drupal 7 Commerce including a custom data migration from Drupal 6 ubercart. After its release we stayed on board for a number of years for ongoing custom development and maintiance. Over the years I developed custom R+L Shipping integrations, Elevon payment processing, Signifyd fraud protection integrations, Salesforce data sync, and a progressively decoupled add to cart form with angular.

Sr. Drupal Developer

Acro Media Inc
March 2017 - October 2017
(8 months)

I worked at Acro Media as a Drupal Developer on Drupal Commerce sites including custom development, site building, integrations, and some architecting.

Conference Organizer

Drupal Camp Asheville
July 2010 - July 2016
(6 years 1 month)

After attending my first Drupal conference in Atlanta in 2009, I came back home to Asheville on fire for Drupal. I started the local Asheville Drupal users group and then lead organizing the first Drupal Camp Asheville in 2010. I continued to lead the conference for a number of years until I moved to Florida and handed the reigns over to the amazing team and community we grew together.

Drupal Developer

BrickUnderground.com
November 2013 - March 2016
(2 years 5 months)

I worked as the website maintainer for BrickUnderground.com as well as implementing new features as needed. Eventually we did redesign the website on Drupal 7 using a component based design.

Drupal Developer

National Association of REALTORS®
June 2014 - March 2015
(10 months)

Starting with a code sprint at a Drupal Con, I continued to work with the NAR development team providing custom module development, architecture, and site-building for their primary website and supplementary sites.

Sr. Drupal Developer & Consultant

Graphik Dimensions Ltd.
July 2012 - December 2014
(2 years 6 months)

A Graphik Dimensions I had the opportunity to provide training and consultation on their (at the time) updated web platform. After a round of training, my team was brought on board to help with workflow management, deployment, as well as to help develop and launch latest version of their application.

Drupal Developer & Consultant

MusicCityNetworks
February 2010 - June 2012
(2 years 5 months)

At MusicCityNetworks I initially came on to offer devops and workflow consulting to their projects. At the time the focus was on feature driven development and how to leverage it in Drupal 7. I also worked on miscellaneous Drupal projects, primarily doing backend development.

Drupal Developer & Consultant

The Nurse Company, Inc.
March 2011 - September 2011
(7 months)

I had the opportunity to work with The Nurse Company on Drupal 7 custom development work they need done quick and correctly.

Drupal Developer

TopFloorStudio
September 2010 - March 2011
(7 months)

As a Drupal Developer at TopFloorStudios, I worked primarily on developing custom modules for miscellaneous websites and clients.

Drupal Developer

Poieo Design
March 2010 - March 2011
(1 year 1 month)

At PoieoDesign I had the opportunity to develop custom modules for client projects.

Web Developer | Sysadmin | Tech Support

Synergy Point
July 2009 - September 2010
(1 year 3 months)

I was brought on board at Synergy Point to take over product development of their proprietary flex cms. This included managing all of the the php, mxml/ actionscript, mysql and most of the javascript for all the internal and client applications.

Eventually we started looking into Drupal as a platform solution and lead and launched two tourism sites on Drupal.

Flash Flex Developer

JBA Network, Inc.
July 2008 - December 2009
(1 year 6 months)

At JBA I had the opportunity to come onboard as an entry level Application Developer using Adobe Flex. I was put in charge of developing an Adobe Flex frontend to a Drupal 5 backend using the services module and amf_php. It was technically a decoupled Drupal 5 rich internet application.


Education

Gardner Webb University

Computer Science
2005 - 2007

Middleboro High School

High School Diploma
1999 - 2004

Skills

  • Drupal 6, 7, and 8
  • Drupal Commerce, API Development & Integration
  • HTML, CSS, SCSS, Javascript, Typescript, PHP
  • Devops / Sysops Workflows
  • AWS, Digital Ocean, Linode, Platform.sh, Pantheon
  • MySql, Mariadb, Ngnix, Apache, Memcache, Varnish, Lets Encrypt
  • Git, Jira/Bitbucket, Gitlab/Github, Fastly, Optimizely

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy spending time tinkering with 3d printing, raspberry pi clustering, attending comic cons, and minecraft. Most of all I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife and four kids on our horse farm or at Disney World.