Shaun Parkison

💁‍♂️ Shaun Parkison

✉️ [email protected]
📱 (970) 682-4338
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About me

I am an experienced Senior Software Developer with over a decade of expertise in designing, developing, and deploying robust web and mobile applications. Throughout my career, I have successfully led projects from conception to launch, working with a diverse set of technologies including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Laravel, Next.js, Vue.js, React, React Native, and more. My proficiency spans both frontend and backend development, allowing me to deliver full-stack solutions tailored to client needs.

As the owner and lead developer at Bright Minded Media, I honed my entrepreneurial skills by managing multiple projects simultaneously and collaborating with small businesses to improve their digital presence. My time at NerdyMind Marketing further augmented my skills in building complex web apps, mobile applications, and custom APIs, driving significant improvements in client workflows and business outcomes.

I thrive in dynamic environments where innovation and problem-solving are paramount. My commitment to continuous learning and adaptability ensures that I stay ahead of industry trends and deliver cutting-edge solutions. Equally comfortable working independently or as part of a team, I am dedicated to enhancing user experiences and achieving impactful results.


💻 Experience

Senior Developer

NerdyMind Marketing, LLC // 2015 – 2024

  • Led development of complex web apps, mobile apps, and websites.

  • Gained proficiency in Laravel for back-end development, including building custom APIs and integrating third-party services.

  • Utilized Vue.js and React.js for dynamic and engaging front-end experiences.

  • Developed mobile applications using React Native, enhancing clients’ mobile presence.

  • Converted workflows into SaaS-based web applications, employing tools like queues, websockets, and SQL.

  • Collaborated closely with team members and clients to meet project goals and deliver products on time.

  • Streamlined development processes, increasing efficiency and reducing deployment times.

Owner and Lead Developer

Bright Minded Media // 2009 – Present

  • Developed web applications for local small businesses using JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Javascript, TypeScript, HTML5, and CSS3/Sass.

  • Leveraged CMS platforms like WordPress and Craft CMS and CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap and Tailwind CSS to create complex and responsive web layouts.

  • Demonstrated strong time management skills by handling multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Fostered collaboration with other teams and clients to achieve specific business goals.


🎓 Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Minor in Mathematics)
Colorado State University // 2012 – 2015 // Cumulative GPA: 3.6/4.0

Associate in Business (Summa Cum Laude)
Front Range Community College // 2010 – 2012

Relevant Courses
  • Big Data Analysis (CS480)

  • Distributed Systems (CS455)

  • Database Systems (CS430)

  • System Security (CS356)

  • Algorithms, Theory and Practice (CS320)

  • System Architecture and Software (CS370)


🛠️ Skills

  • Programming Languages: Java, Python, C++, C, JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, XML

  • Frameworks/Libraries: Laravel, Vue.js, React, Node.js, Next.js, AngularJS, Bootstrap, and Tailwind CSS

  • Mobile Development: React Native, Objective-C, Swift, and Java

  • Tools & Techniques: APIs, SaaS, WebSockets, Queues, Version Control (Git)

  • Development Practices: Agile/Scrum, TDD (Test-Driven Development), CI/CD pipelines

  • Cloud/Serverless: AWS, DigitalOcean, and vanilla Linux box configurations per-project as needed.


🚀 Notable Achievements

Web Application for Commodities Trader 🫘

  • Overview
    • Developed a custom web application to enhance the workflow and customer pipeline management for a commodities trading firm.

  • Technologies Used
    • Front-end: Vue.js and websockets for dynamic user interfaces and real-time updates.

    • Back-end: Laravel to handle complex business logic and data management.

    • Database: MySQL for robust data storage and retrieval.

    • APIs: Integrated third-party APIs for real-time price updates and location data.

    • Automation: Implemented workflows using queues and cron jobs for scheduled tasks.

  • Key Features
    • Customer Pipeline Automation: Automated follow-ups and engagement strategies to ensure timely communication with clients.

    • Data Management: Real-time updates for prices and locations, crucial in commodities trading for accurate decision-making.

    • Scalable Architecture: Designed for scalability to handle increased data and user load as the business grows.

  • Impact
    • Sales Increase: The firm experienced a sales increase of over 1000% within the first year of deployment.

    • Network Expansion: The automated workflows allowed the firm to expand their contact network significantly, leading to more business opportunities.

    • Operational Efficiency: Reduced manual effort in tracking and updating client interactions and data, allowing the team to focus on strategic activities.

    • Client Success: Enhanced client satisfaction through timely and accurate information delivery, improving long-term client relationships.


Wildfire Preparedness Mobile Application 🔥

  • Overview
    • Designed and developed a comprehensive mobile application aimed at enhancing wildfire preparedness and response for residents and authorities. The app allows users to perform surveys, receive critical alerts, and take proactive measures to mitigate fire risks.

  • Technologies Used
    • Mobile Development: React Native for cross-platform (iOS and Android) functionality and ensuring robust performance.

    • APIs: Integrated multiple mobile APIs such as geolocation, push notifications, and in-app purchases to enhance user experience and functionality.

    • Backend Services: Utilized Firebase for real-time database and authentication services, ensuring reliable data storage and user management.

    • Weather Data: Pulled real-time weather alerts (air quality and red flag alerts) from the National Weather Service (NWS) API.

  • Key Features
    • Offline Functionality: Enabled full offline functionality for survey completion, allowing users to operate in areas with limited or no connectivity.

    • Dynamic Form Generation: Developed a flexible form-building feature, where the primary functionality is to generate user-specific forms based on criteria set in the admin web app.

    • Action Items: Based on user responses in the survey, the app dynamically generates actionable recommendations to help mitigate potential fire risks on the user’s property.

    • Real-Time Weather Alerts: Integrated NWS API to provide users with timely alerts regarding air quality and red flag warnings, helping them stay informed of potential wildfire risks.

    • Geolocation Services: Implemented geolocation to deliver location-specific advice and alerts, enhancing the relevance of the information provided to the users.

    • Push Notifications: Used push notifications to inform users of critical updates and alerts even when the app is not actively in use.

    • In-App Purchases: Included in-app purchase functionality to offer premium features, ensuring a sustainable business model.

  • Impact
    • Enhanced Preparedness: Empowered users to take proactive measures in mitigating wildfire risks, leading to increased safety and preparedness.

    • Accessibility: Offline functionality ensured that users in remote areas could still perform essential tasks and access crucial information without internet connectivity.

    • User Engagement: Continuous updates and real-time alerts fostered higher user engagement and trust in the app.

    • Revenue Generation: The inclusion of in-app purchases provided a steady stream of revenue, allowing for ongoing development and support.

    • Community Impact: Contributed to community-wide efforts in wildfire prevention and preparedness, potentially reducing the occurrence and impact of wildfires in vulnerable areas.


Laravel Certified Developer


Summary

Software developer with over a decade of experience, capable of building robust web and mobile applications. Expert in modern technologies including Laravel, Vue.js, React, and React Native, with a strong foundation in JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, and SQL. Proven ability to lead teams, manage projects, and deliver high-quality code reliably and efficiently.