Resume

Kevin Decker

Frontend engineer focusing on performance, a11y, and i18n for awesome user experiences.

Work Experience

  • 2011 – Present
    WalmartLabs – Mobile Web Architect
  • 2011 – 2011
    Set Direction – Sr. Software Engineer
    • Created retail in-store mobile application prototype under Android
    • Built tiledroid, an android map widget supporting arbitrary tilesets and world dimensions
    • Developed HTML5 reader application
    • Implemented facebook comments UI and feeds on functionsource.com
  • 2010 – 2011
    Palm, Inc. – Developer Relations Engineer
    • Developed and maintained Facebook for webOS.
    • Created open source libraries webOS platform.
    • Created open source tools for common developer use cases
    • Blogged on topics of interest to webOS developers.
    • Provided developer support on Twitter, forums, and via direct contacts.
  • 2006 – 2010
    Xythos Software – Software Engineer
    • Designed Web 2.0 Framework
    • Updated Web 2.0 and legacy application for ADA compliance
    • Developed thumbnail UI for primary application UI
    • Implemented CSS minifier, sprite generator, and resource aggregator to improve application performance
    • Implemented modular installer for dual-product installations
    • Designed database merge utility and resolved issues from different database structure
    • Customized OGNL library to resolve performance issue
    • Prototyped VM-based development environment
    • Performed Tier II support
    • Implemented custom Java fork library
    • Maintained build and installer routines
    • Designed upgrade test framework
    • Developed DoD 5015.2 compliant content management system
    • Managed redistributed library versions including YUI, Struts2, dhtmlxGrid, and Tomcat
  • 2005 – 2007
    University of Illinois – Application Programmer
    • Managed branding of web-based content management system used by 30,000 users
    • Implemented account management tools
    • Designed usage monitoring service
    • Developed automated testing and distribution processes
    • Managed version control of all related projects
  • 2005 – 2006
    Motorola – Test Engineer
    • Designed manual integration test suites
    • Developed test suites for J2ME Java implementation
    • Developed automation tools for execution of Java-based test suites on embedded devices
  • 2002 – 2004
    Black Hawk College – System Technician
    • Managed software deployment using Remote Installation System and Microsoft Systems Management Server
    • Developed enterprise-wide system patching processes and procedures
    • Developed web-based asset inventory protocols and software
    • Designed and enhanced system deployment methods

Projects

  • 2011 – Present
    Lumbar
  • 2011 – Present
    Thorax
  • 2010 – Present
    gradient-scanner – Creator
  • 2010 – Present
    border-image-generator – Creator
  • 2011
    Handlebars.js
    • Componentized VM and compiler.
    • Implemented template precompilation.
    • Added npm module support.
  • 2009 – Present
    Firediff – Creator
    • Designed DOM event tracking framework
    • Implemented Myers diff algorithm in Javascript
    • Implemented page snapshot UI and serialization routines
    • Implemented unified diff generator
  • 2009 – 2011
    Firebug
    • Reimplemented search functionality to support multiple documents and directional searches
    • Fixed User-Agent CSS handling
    • Improved duplicate CSS sheet handling
    • Implemented change monitoring interface for Firediff integration
    • Enhanced CSS editor to allow creation and editing of CSS rules
  • 2006 – 2007
    eFusion Project
    • Implemented Winsock Service Provider for Pragmatic General Multicast protocol
    • Developed distributed multicast protocol for real-time presentations

Education

  1. May 2007
    University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, IL
    B.S. in Computer Science
    3.4/4.0
  2. Dec 2004
    Black Hawk College – Moline, IL
    A.S. with Computer Science emphasis
    3.4/4.0

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