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Chaz Chumley

Chaz Chumley

Technical Architect at Forum One Communications

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Internet
Previous
  1. Saforian,
  2. lynda.com,
  3. Smithsonian Institution
Education
  1. University of Phoenix
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Websites
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University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix

Computer Science and Information Technology

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Background

Summary

Consultant, Instructor, Author, Web Developer, Trainer and Drupalist. Chaz has been specializing in Open Source web and database development with emphasis in responsive design. My experience has allowed me to participate in such ventures as Director of Engineering for Saforian. Open Source engineer for the Smithsonian. CTO for w3consultants working with various organizations on Drupal projects. Author for Lynda.com on creating the video learning series for Drupal 7. An Instructor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas teaching Drupal and various web technologies. A contributing author and partner at CommunityMX where I have written numerous articles and tutorials as well as a User Group Manager for Adobe and a guest speaker at various conferences such as EdUI and CFUnited.

Specialties:Drupal 7, WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, ColdFusion, PHP, SQL Server, MySQL, Sybase, Oracle, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, XML, Web Services, Photoshop, Fireworks, Frameworks (Code Igniter, Coldbox, Model-Glue, Mach-II), ORM (Object Relational Mapping), Flex, AIR, SEO

Experience

Technical Architect

Forum One Communications
– Present (1 year 4 months)Alexandria, Virginia

Technical Architect responsible for leading the technical planning, user story and technical acceptance creation, and coding for large and complex web and mobile projects.

• Craft Open Source solutions that directly address the client's business goals and needs.
• Lead teams and engage directly with the client’s senior stakeholders.
• Lead the technical strategic planning, define the technical direction and solution architecture, determine levels of effort, direct the implementation of projects, and contributes code to the projects.
• Lead the planning and level of effort estimation of entire web sites and applications, direct the implementation of the project.
• Lead corporate function initiatives.
• Manage the professional development of staff.

Director of Engineering

Saforian
(11 months)Manassas, VA

Director of Engineering responsible for managing a team of Open Source engineers and facilitating best practices of Drupal configuration, administration, theming and development. Keeping an active focus in the community and introducing best fit technologies as needed.

- Drupal 6 & 7 Site Administration and Theming
- LAMP Architecture and management
- Scrum Master for Agile Development
- Customer relations specialist

Author

lynda.com
(1 year 8 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Responsive Design with Drupal: takes you through the process of transitioning a Drupal website to a responsive model that automatically tailors and sizes content for a wide range of displays, from desktops to mobile devices. The course starts with setting up the Drupal environment in Acquia and defines some basic principles of responsive design before moving on to creating a new Drupal theme with fluid layouts, fluid media, and responsive tables and forms. Course covers writing media queries, which allow you to create different style sheets for each device type and wraps up with a look at Respond.js and content-aware image sizing in Drupal—responsive design tools that can optimize your project for maximum performance.

Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes shows the tools and techniques needed to build custom web sites with Drupal. Author Chaz Chumley introduces Drupal theme administration and takes a look at basic theming concepts, such as templates, regions, and variables. The course explores how Drupal default themes are configured and structured and how to install and edit a theme. The course also explores the tools a designer needs to create a Drupal 7 theme, using HTML, CSS, PHP, and Drupal templates, or migrate an existing Drupal 6 theme to Drupal 7. Exercise files are included with this course.

Open Source Engineer

Smithsonian Institution
(3 years)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Open Source Engineer responsible for managing LAMP architecture and Drupal framework with emphasis on scalability, performance and security needs. Liaison for Smithsonian to facilitate Open Source requirements, including educating them in Drupal Site Administration and Theming.

Partner - Author

CommunityMX
(5 years 10 months)

Sharing web technologies with the community in the form of articles and tutorials directed at ColdFusion, XHTML, CSS, Ajax, Drupal, Databases and Web 2.0

Senior Application Developer

Lucidus Corporation
(2 years 10 months)

Senior developer responsible for application, web, database, design, content management , SEO and open source technologies including Drupal, PHP, ColdFusion, CSS, XHTML, Javascript, AJAX, MySQL, SQL Server, IIS, Apache.

Instructor Web Technologies

University of Nevada Las Vegas
(4 years 2 months)

Instructor for web technologies responsible for teaching a classroom size of 18+ students in design and development of XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, Fireworks, Photoshop, MySQL, ColdFusion and Drupal

Senior Software Engineer

The Venetian
(1 year 4 months)

Lead engineer responsible for internet, intranet and extranet sites utilizing ColdFusion, SQL Server 2000/2005, .Net and IBM Mainframes. Developed rich interactive web sites for Players Club, Reservations and Internal applications.

Honors & Awards

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance

Projects

DrupalCon - Featured Speaker(Link)

AMERICAN RED CROSS - DESIGNING FOR DISASTERS

The American Red Cross wanted a place for their team and partners to collaborate and grow the knowledge base around disaster preparedness topics and information. With people living and working all over the world, an accessible, sophisticated online community seemed like the perfect solution.

With an initial focus on complex features, missed opportunity around perfecting the basics like account creation and content uploads. We helped Re-focus the user experience by providing clear and progressional pathways for community participation. Integrated specific calls to action at strategic points throughout the site and reiterated to the user the value of participating in the community.

Stressing an importance on crowdsourcing content, we removed barriers to engagement by simplifying key interactions including account creation and content sharing. Lowered the stigma associated with posting recommendations and findings by allowing users to share their thoughts via stories and fostered strategic community management and outreach for a global target audience through localized mapping and country profiles.

Join us as we discuss how we - designed for disasters with an iterative progression towards a more prepared world and overcame challenges with:

Mobile, low-bandwidth accessibility
Crowdsourced, sophisticated topic pages and resources
Multilingual content and search
Responsive design
Reality check post-launch
Analytics

NYC Drupal Camp - Non Profit Summit(Link)

American Red Cross - Designing for Disasters.

The American Red Cross wanted a place for their team and partners to collaborate and grow the knowledge base around disaster preparedness topics and information. With people living and working all over the world, an accessible, sophisticated online community seemed like the perfect solution.

NYC Drupal Camp - Featured speaker(Link)

Drupal 8 Theming

We have all heard the buzz surrounding "Drupal 8" and the new theming engine. There are only a few examples of how Twig works and what changes you will need to be prepared for when you first begin theming in Drupal 8.

Join me as we take a look at Drupal 8 and break down the best practices approach to theming with Twig, Responsive Design and simple concepts and tools already available to you in your Drupal theming toolkit.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

What is Twig?
Understanding twig templates.
Working with variables, filters and conditional logic in Twig
Applying Responsive techniques to Twig
Combining best practices into a responsive base theme

American Association of Orthodontists Drupal Redesign(Link)

Team members:

EdUI 2013 - Featured speaker(Link)

We have all heard the buzzword “Responsive Design.” There are countless examples of responsive websites and you may have even dabbled in creating responsive elements of a website, but starting with a responsive website is generally not always your choice.

Join me as we take a look at a fixed width designed website and break down the best practices for converting it into a responsive website with simple concepts and tools already available to you within your Drupal theming toolkit.

Capital Camp - Featured speaker(Link)

Featured speaker on Drupal 7 Responsive design at Capital Camp - a conference for the Drupal community, discussing such topics as Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Symfony and Twig

NYC Drupal Camp - Featured Panelist(Link)

Join experts from all areas of front-end development, responsive design, drupal theming, & browser / web standards for an end of the day wrap up ("Community Conversation") taking stock of the state of the web and where it's headed.

NYC Drupal Camp - Featured speaker(Link)

Featured speaker on Drupal 7 Base themes at NYC Camp - a conference for the Drupal community, discussing such topics as Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Symfony and Twig

EdUI 2012 - Featured speaker on Drupal 7 theming(Link)

Featured speaker for Drupal 7 Theming at EdUI 2012 - A conference for web professionals serving colleges, universities, libraries, museums, and beyond.

Grunley.com Drupal Redesign(Link)

Team members:

Publications

Responsive Design with Drupal 7(Link)

Lynda.com
January 2013

In this course, Chaz Chumley takes you through the process of transitioning a Drupal website to a responsive model that automatically tailors and sizes content for a wide range of displays, from desktops to mobile devices.

The course starts with setting up the Drupal environment in Acquia and defines some basic principles of responsive design before moving on to creating a new Drupal theme with fluid layouts, fluid media, and responsive tables and forms. Chaz also covers writing media queries, which allow you to create different style sheets for each device type.

The course wraps up with a look at Respond.js and content-aware image sizing in Drupal—responsive design tools that can optimize your project for maximum performance.
Topics include:
- What is responsive design?
- Understanding fixed-width vs. fluid layouts
- Working with fluid margins and padding
- Writing a media query
- Creating responsive menus and forms
- Adding min- and max-width support with Respond.js

Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes(Link)

Lynda.com
February 2012

Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes shows the tools and techniques needed to build custom web sites with Drupal. Author Chaz Chumley introduces Drupal theme administration and takes a look at basic theming concepts, such as templates, regions, and variables. The course explores how Drupal default themes are configured and structured and how to install and edit a theme. The course also explores the tools a designer needs to create a Drupal 7 theme, using HTML, CSS, PHP, and Drupal templates, or migrate an existing Drupal 6 theme to Drupal 7.

Skills

  • Wordpress
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Responsive Design
  • ColdFusion
  • XHTML
  • Fireworks
  • AJAX
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Drupal
  • SQL Server
  • SEO
  • Photoshop
  • jQuery
  • HTML
  • Web Development
  • CMS
  • Dreamweaver
  • SQL
  • Apache
  • Web Design
  • Web Applications
  • LAMP
  • HTML + CSS
  • Git
  • Mobile
  • Subversion
  • WordPress
  • User Experience
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • HTML 5
  • CSS
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Web 2.0
  • Databases
  • Open Source
  • Scrum
  • Flex
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Content Management
  • Software Development
  • IIS
  • Database Design
  • Front-end
  • Information Architecture
  • .NET
  • JSON
  • ActionScript
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Education

University of Phoenix

Bachelor, Computer Science and Information Technology

Activities and Societies: Graduated with a 3.8 GPA

Monte Vista High School

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