Kerrick Long

Web Developer

2708 Geyer Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(573) 200-6339

Summary

I’m passionate about solving problems, both through products and process improvement. I love to ship software that uplifts people and brings them together, and I love doing it with a team working at peak efficiency. I believe we choose what we build and how we build it, so let’s make the right choices and make a difference in this world.

Employment History

Lead Front-End Developer

Second Street

Front-end web developer

Second Street

Web Developer

Self-Employed

Student developer, web design & support

Southeast Missouri State University

Projects

Library: Talker.js

Developed a JavaScript library to provide a Promise-based interface to postMessage for communication across frames.

Application: Second Street Platform

Led the front-end team developing a multi-faceted software platform that allows our customers to create contests and promotions, analyze and segment their user data, and send messages based on interest and interaction.

Duties

  • Built and led the front-end development team for five Ember.js applications, the largest of which is over 24 KLOC of JavaScript across over 100 routes.
  • Created dynamic single-site apps for consumers to enter promotions and engage with content, including sweepstakes, quizzes, and surveys
  • Developed a dynamic form builder with drag-and-drop configuration.
  • Helped develop a website & email template designer that supports dynamic template elements, live previews, and more.
  • Created a JavaScript library for embedding content within partners’ sites, synchronizing the URL, third-party storage, frame size, and more.

Application: Second Street CLI

Created an internal command-line tool to eliminate developer meta work by integrating Trello and GitHub.

Website: Southeast Missouri State University

Pioneered the comprehensive 2011 redesign of Southeast Missouri State University’s website while working for Web Design & Support.

Duties

  • Developed semantic HTML and well-documented, modular, and reusable CSS for RedDot CMS, enabling impaired users to use screen readers and improving the entire site’s SEO and improving the maintainability of the codebase.
  • Used progressive enhancement techniques that perform well across browsers, keeping compatibility with older browsers while enabling an enhanced experience for users with modern browsers.
  • Created rich media elements to improve the appeal and function of department sites, including dynamic calendar and RSS widgets, image and video sliders, and social integration using the Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube APIs.
  • Improved navigation by using a study of visitor flow, featuring the most often-visited links prominently on the home page, and placing the most often-visited site sections in site-wide persistent navigation.
  • Facilitated department control over the content of their sections of the University website by optimizing CSS to handle unpredictable HTML.