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Technology

Work Experience

8 years professional experience that include platform development, content management, and technology services.

Workpop - Full Stack Engineer

Santa Monica, CA Nov 2015 - Current

Engineer on workpop.com. Workpop is a fast moving startup with a tight staff of professional engineers.

We work in a rapidly changing environment that supports desktop and mobile web. Every team member owns and delivers features to match a quickly iterating product specification.

House bus - Founder and Content Manager

Santa Monica, CA March 2015 - Current

Product development and Owner of houseb.us.

I built this site with the help of some talented artists that wanted to contribute to the tiny house movement.

Together, we were able to accumulate over 8500 followers on different social networks and be featured on Yahoo, Apartment Therapy, and several other modern living sites.

Our youtube videos and interviews were featured on national TV via Nightline and Good Morning America. Our flagship youtube video has accumulated over 50,000 views.

Yahoo! - Application Developer

Santa Monica, CA May 2014 - March 2015

Developer on screen.yahoo.com. Working in kanban, I implemented product requirements for new projects and iterated on existing software.

My duties included code review, dev ops improvements, and critical code contributions. I mentored and onboarded incoming engineers.

While at Yahoo!, I trained in mobile application development with a heavy focus on mobile advertising and the implementation of the Flurry mobile analytics platform.

I was able to provide expertise in responsive design. While working on Yahoo! Live, I created one of first Yahoo! production applications built entirely out of responsive components.

22squared - Lead Technologist, Architect

Mid-sized Advertising Agency - Atlanta, GA June 2013 - May 2014

As technology team lead of six, I set and enforced all programming standards. I worked heavily with marketing and design to implement client campaigns around actionable KPIs.

I was present for key sales meetings and helped clients translate their needs into product requirements.

The Foundry Agency - Director of Technology

Startup Marketing Agency - Sandy Springs, GA October 2010 - June 2013

As technology director, I was responsible for all hiring and training of Foundry staff. I set all company technology standards and engaged with stakeholders to create and manage requirements. I provded estimates and was tasked with delivering under budget and on time.

I acted as a technical account manager for client brands. I directly advised client IT over how internal systems could interact with outside web presence.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology Final GPA 3.9

Georgia Institute of Technology

Fall 2009 - Spring 2011

Masters of Science in Digital Media

Additionally awarded a certificate in film studies

Georgia Institute of Technology

Fall 2004 - Spring 2008

Bachelors of Science in Computational Media

Yahoo! Internal Mobile Training

Spring 2015

Intermediate Android Development

Yahoo! Internal Mobile Training

Spring 2015

Introduction to Android Development

Yahoo! Internal Business Training

Fall 2014

Introduction to Advertising as a Business

About

I live in Los Angeles, California and have experience in both media and technology production.

I have experience in public speaking and freely evangelizes the state of technology and its related consumer markets.

I independently develop mobile video games and prototype apps.

Skills

  • Kanban
  • Agile
  • Responsive Design
  • ReactJS
  • ES6
  • NodeJS
  • Python
  • C#
  • Unity3D
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Android
  • iOS
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • Linux
  • AWS
  • Video Editing
  • Content Production
  • Social Media
  • Analytics and Conversion Tracking

Projects

Gulp SFTP

This open source project is a fairly popular gulp respository on NPM.

This project is my most popular open source library, with an average of 1500 downloads a month maintained over an entire year.

Wordpress Node Command Line Bindings

Originally a tool for optimizing build scripts that involve Wordpress, this open source project was refactored into a standalone library.

This project is my second most popular open source library, with an average of 100 downloads a month maintained over an entire year. It is currently used by a national brand to power its Wordpress blogs.

Secret Handshake

This hackathon entry resulted in a patent granted for two factor authentication using gestures and biometrics.

Contact

Email: mdrake@mediadrake.com

Cell: (650) 731-5043

Address: 133 West Channel Road #3 Santa Monica, CA 90402