Goran Halusa

People Call Me Gor

I design. I code. The web.

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Web Architect - Full-stack web developer - backend, front-end, server administration, and everything in between... I am currently a Web Developer for Quotient, Inc., working on the Smithsonian Contract, providing innovative technical solutions for the digitization effort for millions of Smithsonian assets. Some of my tools include PHP (Frameworks: Symfony 3.4 & 4.x, Slim Micro Framework), MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js (Frameworks: Express, Geddy, Restify), WordPress, Drupal, MongoDB, Git, Twig Templates, Mustache Templates, Amazon Web Services (AWS), EJS, Twitter API, and Google Analytics API.





Quotient, Inc.

Web Developer

Smithsonian Contract - Providing innovative technical solutions for the digitization effort of millions of Smithsonian’s assets. Tech Stack: PHP, MySQL, Javascript, Drupal, Node.js, Docker. (February 2015 - Present)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Scientific Web Applications Developer

Full ­stack web developer for the National Cancer Institute’s Advanced Biomedical Computing Center. I develop, design, and maintain websites and scientific web applications, implementing open ­source technologies such as Object Oriented PHP, Javascript, and MySQL, with deployment on Linux­-based platforms. I'm constantly improving and building upon best practices and latest technologies. Well versed at full life cycle project management, from conception, through deployment, and beyond. (November 2009 - February 2015)

Sigma Space

Web Developer

I programmed NASA's Earth Observatory website from scratch (version 2.0, 2009). This entailed writing multiple complex PERL scripts to ingest 10 years of website data into a redesigned database schema and filesystem. To give the staff of writers and data visualizers the ability to fully manage the website, I developed a highly customized content management system from the ground up. All the while, I taught myself to fill the role of systems administrator for the small server cluster, configured for high availability and redundancy. Prior to all of that, I built the first custom content management system and redesigned the public ­facing websites for NASA's Atmospheric Science Research Portal and Hydrospheric and Biospheric Science Research Portal. (October 2003 - November 2009)

Virtual Flow Interactive Media, Inc.

Web Architect/Animation Artist

Lead Designer of cutting edge graphical interfaces for web sites as well as interactive CD ROMs using programs such as Flash 5 & MX, Director 8.5, PhotoShop 7.0, ImageReady 7.0, Illustrator 10, GoLive 6, Dreamweaver 4 and MX, Dreamweaver UltraDev, BBEdit 6.5, Final Cut Pro 2.0, and Strata 3D. Implemented acquired knowledge of hand coding HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion and ASP. (October 2000 - June 2003)

Image Associates, Inc.

Graphic Designer

Developed real world, hands on graphic design skills at a full­service graphic design studio offering a variety of services including print, multimedia, web design and corporate presentations for shows and conventions. This was my first position in the industry, after 12 years of cooking professionally. I obtained the paid internship position at Image Associates thanks to my awesome instructor, Paul Cacioppo at the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh, NC. (July 1998 - September 2000)



Hagerstown, MD

I create custom web applications. Symfony 3.4 & 4.0, Drupal 7 & 8, Wordpress, Node.js... Feel free to contact me!