Bob Holt

SENIOR ENGINEER with over 20 years experience as a front-end, back-end, and full-stack developer for universities, marketing agencies, consultancies, and product companies.

Professional Experience

Bocoup, LLC

Senior Engineer

2013–2017

  • Added support for Safari and Edge browsers to the W3C's Web Platform Tests runner
  • Developed visualization-heavy React/D3 application to map and filter millions of database records
  • Devised and prototyped new ways to visualize uncertainty for MIT-related startup
  • Taught hundreds of students everything from HTML to architecting large-scale applications

Technologies Used: JavaScript, React, Ampersand.js, Backbone.js, D3, NodeJS, Express, Grunt, Python, Flask, pytest, PHP, WordPress, Vagrant, Docker, Ansible, Terraform, PostgreSQL, Web Workers, LaTeX

Sapient Global Markets (acquired by Publicis in 2015)

Manager

2012–2013

  • Led joint Sapient/client team to modernize architecture and workflow for major financial firm
  • Modernized career paths, skills matrix, and job descriptions for Interactive Development group
  • Coached and provided code reviews to team members in the U.S., U.K., and India

Technologies Used: JavaScript, BackboneJS, Grunt

Genuine Interactive

Associate Director

2011–2012

  • Taught weekly basic JavaScript classes to members of the front-end development team
  • Created six-hour drug development simulation for a large multinational pharmaceutical firm
  • Oversaw development of first-of-its-kind online collection catalogue for Museum of Fine Arts

Technologies Used: JavaScript, jQuery, BackboneJS, Adobe AIR, Grunt, PHP, Drupal, WordPress

Isobar

Developer

2010–2011

  • Quickly cultivated working knowledge of new languages as needs arose
  • Refactored online fitness dashboard consisting of over 100k lines of JavaScript code
  • Joined .NET and JavaScript products to legacy client systems via RESTful Web Services

Technologies Used: JavaScript, jQuery, C#, ASP.NET, PHP, MySQL

Boston University

Web Producer

2009–2010

  • Devised information architecture and initial design of BU's first online-only course catalog
  • Developed custom themes and plugins for WordPress MU
  • Presented site design proposals and WordPress training to professors, deans, and provosts

Technologies Used: JavaScript, PHP, WordPress

Oasis Technology Partners (acquired by Rightpoint in 2016)

Web Application Developer

2008–2009

  • Wrote Windows Services to routinely compress, encrypt, and send database dumps to client
  • Administered high-traffic server and customer database for specialty apparel retail chain
  • Introduced jQuery to the development stack, replacing MooTools and PrototypeJS

Technologies Used: JavaScript, jQuery, C#, ASP.NET, Classic ASP, SQL Server

Education

Bachelor of Science, Economics

Minor, International Affairs

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

Presentations

Publications