Joe
Stanco

Work Experience

BuzzFeed
Engineering Manager
Dec 12 – Mar 16
New York, NY
T3.js, Backbone, Perl
Web Platform: Launched new mobile version of buzzfeed.com, built from scratch in T3, a component-based JS framework. Dubbed "BZFD," the optimized site loads twice as fast, with many features still functional with JS disabled. Shepherded feature development for the project across 20+ sprints and ran each weekly deployment.
Games: Devised modular architecture to embed JS games and generators, along with their own "builder" tools. Produced custom formats for brand partners such as Amazon, Google, and Pepsi.
Other: Built Backbone modules to manage post promotion settings. Prototyped a heatmap utility to visualize popularity of list items. Rolled out Mustache/Hogan templates sitewide. TDD in Selenium, Jasmine.
Animoto
Front End Developer
Dec 10 – Aug 12
New York, NY
jQuery, Backbone
Helped rebuild video creation tool in Backbone. Integrated Facebook OAuth and enabled video sharing on friends' Facebook walls. Replaced Flash audio widget with jQuery plugin. Added support for streaming video preview. Led winning project for company's first hackathon.
Barnes & Noble
Software Developer (contract)
Jun 10 – Dec 10
New York, NY
JS, CSS3
Wrote modules in native JS for debut release of NOOKstudy, a desktop eTextbook reader. Led development on features like drag-and-drop course management, data synching and book detail page.
Ally Bank
Senior Web Presentation Architect (contract)
Nov 09 – May 10
Charlotte, NC
jQuery, CSS3, HTML5
Created iPhone web app to show rates and earnings charts. Implemented site redesign for corporate website. Integrated jQuery UI widgets. Supported HTML5 video with Flowplayer fallback.
ASMALLWORLD
UI Architect
Jan 08 – Jul 09
New York, NY
jQuery, YUI, PHP, Rails
Redesigned major sections of the site including profiles, forums and events. Assisted with migration from PHP to Rails. Developed contextual menu to dynamically load user information. Skinned and customized photo carousel, autocomplete, and date picker components. Integrated with web services to validate addresses, generate Google maps and query social graph data.
Community Connect
Manager, Front End Development
May 07 – Aug 07
New York, NY
JS, SSS, PHP
Managed up to 10 developers within cross-functional teams. Migrated websites to use compiled CSS. Directed projects to standardize components and customize profiles. Trained team in SVN, defined on- call process and led documentation initiative.
Vonage
Manager, Front End Development
Oct 04 – May 07
Holmdel, NJ
JS, PHP, Rails
Managed team of 7 developers (2006 – 2007). Led the front end integration of redesigned subscribe website in Rails. Created a PHP templating system to manage 3,500+ landing pages. Localized Vonage CA site in French. Launched over a dozen VOIP-enabled devices. Prototyped interfaces to configure calling features, shipping options, and 911 info. Completed leadership development program.
Travelocity / Site59
Interface Developer
Aug 02 – Oct 04
New York, NY
JS, PHP, Perl
Designed and built new gateway sites in PHP for Marriott, Yahoo Travel and AOL Service. Devised "Suitcase" feature to track package details during purchase process. Launched Multi-Airline Display for flight results. Designed dozens of branded promotions. Trained in OOAD.
Deepgroup
Web Developer
Dec 00 – Aug 02
New York, NY
JS, PHP, ASP, XSLT
Developed interactive experiences for a variety of brands. Executed a massive redesign for FIT, making the site fully accessible. Maintained Cititrade site and rebranded Salomon Smith Barney Access.
Xceed
Interface Developer
Dec 99 – Sep 00
New York, NY
Worked on websites for clients like CBS and HBO. Completed a course in Director at the New School and trained in Perl.

Activities

Packt Publishing
Author, "Build a Network Application with Node"
Spring 13 – Fall 13
Wrote and produced over 2 hours of videos about application development in Node.js, including code examples and projects.
Creative Tech Week
CTO
July 15 – Mar 16
New York, NY
Created WordPress site for week-long festival in NYC devoted to creative technology. Devised workflow for exporting event and speaker data to Sched.org. Integrated with Eventbrite for ticketing.
New York Cares
Team Leader and Volunteer
Jan 09 – Present
New York, NY
Teach 4th graders in Brooklyn to design games using Scratch and build robots with Lego Mindstorms.

Education

Bard College
Bachelor of Arts
May 99
Columbia University
Certificate, CTA Program
Aug 03