Professional Experience

Engineer 4, Comcast

June, 2019 - Current

Owner, dgrebb consulting

July, 2006 - Current

Freelance and consulting work is provided on a small scale for a few clients and a large scale for others. Services include web development and design, content strategy, copywriting and photography.

Spring 2013: Freelanced with Happy Cog to help build out an ExpressionEngine content management solution for The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Fall 2012: Freelanced with Allen & Gerritsen (then Neiman Group), converting the templemade.com site from static to an ExpressionEngine driven site. Partnered with Vector Media Group to build an Instagram plugin so Temple staff could curate images for the site.

Summer 2011: Launched a redesign of the Schoerke Foundation's website, schoerkefoundation.org. We took a look at how potential donors would want the content to be laid out, as opposed to marketing copy focused on promoting the foundation. In only a few weeks, Schoerke had received a $10,000 donation towards a water transport and purification system for one of their schools in Ghana, Africa. These schools give children in Ghana a much more advanced education than what they could receive in the public school system.

This work was done over the course of 10 months, completely pro-bono. I believe that some project are worth more than money.

Fall 2010: I launched a redesign for a local barbershop (http://www.parkersbarbershop.com) along with a colleague. I provided design consultation (selecting a design from themeforest.com) and web design and development. I also acted as an IT consultant by researching and installing a webcam so customers can see how full the waiting room is.

Engineer 3, Comcast

June, 2018 - May, 2019

I work on xfinity.com.

UI Engineer, Comcast

February, 2017 - May, 2018

UI Developer, Think Brownstone

July, 2014 - December, 2016

The Think Brownstone technology department underwent significant change in the last two years. We improved our tools and processes extensively.

• moved to a 100% GitFlow workflow
• added Jira to our workflow
• using Scrum and Kanban on all new projects
• established CSS standards and best practices
• standardized our Gulp workflows
• added Linting tools adhering to the company's HTML, CSS, and JavaScript standards
• added visual regression testing tools

On the client side, I've worked on projects for ADP, Janssen Pharmaceutical, The Wharton School, Ascensus, Hay Group, and a yet-to launch electronics startup. Technology stacks and workflows include:

• Magento
• Highcharts
• Harp
• Craft CMS
• WordPress
• Drupal
• Vagrant
• Sass and Less
• Gulp
• PostCSS
• Browserify
• Browsersync
• WPEngine
• Pantheon
• Codeship

My personal favorite contribution (so far) to Think Brownstone—and its culture—is the launching of a Slack robot affectionately named "thinkbot". I forked Hubot from GitHub and first launched it on Heroku. After they (Heroku) announced pricing changes, I bought and equipped a RaspberryPi to run thinkbot, and run it from the corner of my desk. You can read more about that here: https://www.thinkbrownstone.com/2015/11/how-we-keep-work-fun-with-thinkbot/

Adjunct Professor, The University of the Arts

April, 2015 - April, 2015

I led an introduction to WordPress course, where students learned how to take a static HTML site and turn it into a theme. We also explored other content management systems, as the students showed interest in learning about other options to content management.

Board of Directors, Schoerke Foundation

August, 2011 - April, 2015

After launching a successful website redesign in August of 2011, Schoerke Foundation invited me to join their Board of Directors as technology and digital strategy consultant.

Developer, PeopleLinx

January, 2014 - July, 2014

First and foremost; this was a dream job where I got to work with some close friends on a product we were passionate about. I learned the devops routine employing some Google App Engine and Cloud Storage services. We wrote shell scripts. A lot of shell scripts. A lot of Gulp processes. It was automation bliss.

Half-way through, we had to pivot the product to focus more on using "social" for "selling". The application layer changed significantly, and we rebuilt the marketing website. In the end, we had a central repo for deployments of the application, the marketing site, and the blog. It was a hootenanny.

Senior Developer, Allen and Gerritsen

July, 2013 - January, 2014

During my time at a&g I collaborated with some of the most talented people I've ever met. I worked with clients like Sunoco, Monistat, Temple University, Dietz & Watson, and Comcast. Mostly working in PHP, ExpressionEngine/CodeIgniter, and all of the front end languages, I helped maintain and launch new sites. Additionally, I worked with an intern on some of the a&g Labs projects. We used a number of technologies, including Node.js, Python, Processing, Arduino, RaspberryPi, and played with the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram APIs.

UI Developer, Think Brownstone, Inc.

April, 2013 - July, 2013

While working with Think Brownstone, I had the honor of working alongside some of the best designers, developers, and people I've ever met.

Some of us UI Developers worked on site at Comcast to assist with front-end implementation of new features to their website.

Manager of Web Communications, Delaware Valley College

September, 2009 - April, 2013

As the Manager of Web Communications at DelVal, I took on numerous roles. I was website and server administrator, developer, lead editor, and content producer and designer. I also provided videography and photography coverage at campus events, and acted as technology planner for some events.

During my last year, I was part of the rebranding process. From selecting a creative agency to help take the school in a new direction, to project managing a website redesign, I saw a lot of transformation at the school.

We had the opportunity to work with Happy Cog on the website redesign. I coordinated our teams to make sure stakeholder requirements were met during the design and initial development period, then took over to integrate their templates with ExpressionEngine, our content management system.

Front End Web Developer, Corporate Creative Services, Olympus America Inc.

September, 2008 - September, 2009

Our team acted as a solutions provider for the many groups of both Olympus America and Olympus Canada, including but not limited to medical, life science, consumer, and industrial solutions departments.

(X)HTML, CSS, jQuery, ASP.NET, and other web programming languages were used to create engaging user experiences whose appearances met standards on all operating systems and web browsers.

Photoshop and Flash were used to maintain and update product tours and support pages.

Web Specialist, Delaware Valley College

June, 2007 - August, 2008

Managed, administered, coded, and designed the college's websites. Acted as liaison between the Department of Public Relations and Communications and other departments on campus. Chaired the Web Excellence Committee.

Adjunct Professor, The University of the Arts

May, 2005 - August, 2005

I taught two summer courses at UArts. One being "Electronic Music" and the other "Website Design". Both classes were taught with another Adjunct Professor, and gave me some great experience in working with people learning technical-savvy.