Matt Graham

WEB DEVELOPER

ABOUT

Even from a young age, I had an affinity with technology, and was always figuring out ways to make things better for myself and others. Throughout the years I gained more experience with everything from programming to media production, and most recently user experience.

Through that grounding in numerous disciplines, I have become a skilled and seasoned technologist with a broad range of skills. I have delivered multiple projects for a range of business categories successfully and utilize technology to bring visions and designs to life.

CV SUMMARY

EDUCATION

Durham College — Oshawa, ON
Advanced Diploma, Digital Communication & Media
2006 — 2009

VOLUNTEERING & SPEAKING

WordCamp Buffalo, Buffalo, NY — Speaker, 2018

WordCamp Rochester, Rochester, NY — Speaker, 2016 - 2017

WordCamp Toronto, Toronto, ON — Speaker & Volunteer, 2017

WordCamp Ottawa, Ottawa, ON — Speaker, 2017

WordCamp Hamilton, Hamilton, ON — Speaker, 2016 - 2018

WordFest, Online — Stage Host, 2022

EXPERIENCE

Web Development Consultant
The Helpful Dev (Freelance)

Oct 2017 – Present
Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Freelance Developer working with PHP, WordPress, Web APIs and JavaScript to build purpose-built web sites and web applications. Worked with Clients such as the City of Toronto, Rogers Sports & Media, WildBrain, as well as a few small start-ups in the financial industry.

Partner
RocketCloud Inc.

May 2015 – Oct 2017
Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Responsible for leading web development projects to deliver responsive WordPress websites and web apps for clients. Developed solid client relationships in supporting the design, development and hosting of their sites.

Media Developer
Red Lion Canada

Apr 2014 – Aug 2015
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Worked on a wide variety of projects for multiple clients, delivered projects including visually compelling promotional microsites, multi-platform apps, and managed content on large scale, multi-brand content management systems.

RECENT PROJECTS

Sportsnet Predict

One of Rogers’ Creative Innovation Lab’s core objectives is to find new ways to engage with audiences. When Sportsnet landed on the theme of Unpredictable for their 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs campaign, The Lab went to work considering different ways to bring that theme to life through innovation. What ended up being developed was an in-app second-screen experience that asked fans to make predictions based on real-time, in-game questions. (That’s a mouthful: In short, fans could speculate on the outcome of events using the Sportsnet app on their phone.) Cheekily called “Predict the Playoffs,” our experiment was a massive success: over 17,000 players spent an average of 28 mins engaging with the product throughout the playoffs. With the help of the team, I scoped and co-developed a custom web app built on Codeigniter, utilizing vanilla JavaScript and a bit of jQuery to tap a custom real-time polling and contest service to capture user input and send it to Codeigniter for processing and storing.

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BRUCE Time Tracking + Project Management

BRUCE (Big Resource Utility Consolidating Everything) is the ridiculously good-looking resource tracker the Rogers Sports & Media workforce have been volun-told to use on a daily basis to track their work hours. BRUCE includes a simple time tracker that users can filter their most worked on projects, abilities for project managers and account managers to setup projects easily and track how projects are progressing, and access for top level managers to view hours used in several different reports and analysis tools.

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You Will You Are

Friends of Ruby is a charitable organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and two-spirit youth (aged 16-29) through counselling, housing, practical supports and mental health services. Everyone has a story and Friends of Ruby is on a mission to help amplify stories from LGBTQI2S community members to raise awareness of the challenges faced, specifically by youth within the community. Along with the team at Namara Technologies and Rogers Sports & Media, we helped launch the #YouWillYouAre website, part of a positive and upbeat campaign to inspire youth through engaging stories from other trusted voices within their community.