Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers

Developer, Manager, Journalist, Enthusiast.

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Internet
Current
  1. San Francisco Shakespeare Festival,
  2. christophermichaelrogers.com,
  3. SpinningPlatters.com
Previous
  1. Trilogy Integrated Resources,
  2. County of Marin,
  3. Brondell Inc.
Education
  1. San Francisco State University
Recommendations6 people have recommended Chris Rogers
Websites
  1. christophermichaelrogers.com
500+ connections

Summary

+ Development and design: Websites, apps, and prototypes. HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Design, infrastructure build-out, and sustainability. Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android. Search engine optimization using Google Analytics, AdWords, AdSense, and keyword analysis.
• User experience definition and user interface design: Research, prototyping, and production. User flows, testing, and reports.
• Content management systems: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Tumblr, Amazon Web Services, WooCommerce, Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Cisco WebEx Social, MailChimp, Smartsheet, Blogger, Movable Type, Salesforce Chatter, Assembla, and Basecamp.
• Social network engagement on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Snapchat.

+ Project management: Agile, waterfall model, and Scrum methodologies.

+ Writing and editing: Editor, journalist, and curator for words, audio, and video. Directing, managing, and participating in editorial workflow for the web and for print. Long-form, blog posts, and social media. Familiar with Associated Press and Chicago stylebook standards. Host, engineer, and producer for radio broadcasting, video broadcasting, and podcasting.

+ Pragmatic and personable.

Experience

  • Communications Manager
    San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
    – Present 1 year 3 months
    San Francisco, CA

    • Web development. Project management, back-end engineering, and content engineering on sfshakes.org.
    • Email production. Email content creation, Salesforce list engineering, and managing KPIs/metrics.
    • Social media engagement on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Content editing, strategy, and production.

  • Web Developer

    christophermichaelrogers.com
    – Present 11 years
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Planned, built, and maintained web presences with scalable technologies for companies including Intel.
    • Edited and pruned content management systems for clients including Ventyx and Viscira.
    • Created copy and content on deadline to client specifications for sites including Havas Worldwide.

  • Blogger and Cofounder

    SpinningPlatters.com
    – Present 10 years
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Website covering news, reviews, and interviews of music and movies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    • Keywords, SEO management, and content management. WordPress, HTML, CSS, AJAX, and JavaScript.
    • Online community and social network administration: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and online commenting.
    • Video production and editing. Photography and photo editing.

  • Editor In Chief and Cofounder

    TenAndFive.com
    – Present 10 years
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Baseball analysis and criticism. Content editing, writing, and maintenance using WordPress and Blogger.com. HTML, CSS, AJAX, and JavaScript.
    • Site management and SEO streamlining via Google Analytics.
    • Podcast anchoring and production.
    • Online community and social network administration: Facebook, Twitter, and online commenting.

  • Founder and Publisher

    The M-OceanView Journal
    – Present 9 years
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Hyper-local news site focused on San Francisco's M-Ocean View MUNI streetcar line. Immediate mobile-based reporting, deep video interviews, and news aggregation.
    • Content writing, editing, and management. WordPress, HTML, XHTML, CSS, AJAX, and JavaScript. SEO curation via Google Analytics.
    • Online community and social network administration: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and online commenting.

  • Content Manager

    Trilogy Integrated Resources
    7 months
    San Rafael, CA

    • Project management, database engineering, and content engineering on healthcare websites.
    • Web development. Content editing, strategy, and production.

  • Technology Systems Specialist II

    County of Marin
    1 year
    San Rafael, CA

    • Web development. Website building, content editing, and sustainability-directed maintenance. Drupal and WordPress.
    • Media Team: Public-facing media strategy within a collaborative team. Branding, content development, and project management.
    • Social Media Team: Social media strategy, scheduling, and management. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

  • CTO

    Brondell Inc.
    5 months
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Website/webstore triage, design, and architecture.
    • Led rebuild of web presence, edited content, and created responsive UI/UX designs.
    • Magento, WordPress, Amazon Web Services, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, and Photoshop.

  • Senior Project Manager

    Metrodigi, Inc
    4 months
    Larkspur, CA

    • Planned and led ebook production for education publishers including Pearson, Scholastic, and Apple. Communicated with clients, determined timelines, and managed development.
    • Coordinated teams in the United States as well as in Ecuador, India, and Mexico.
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jira, Bitbucket, SourceTree, and Smartsheets.

  • Web Designer

    Bio-Rad Laboratories
    2 months
    Hercules, CA

    • Designed websites, interactive projects, and social network campaigns.
    • Prototypes, wireframes, flow diagrams and site maps.
    • HTML, CSS and Javascript.

  • Web Developer

    UC Berkeley
    4 months
    Berkeley, CA

    • Website triage, design, and architecture. Created UI/UX designs, wrote templates, and edited page content. Keyword taxonomy.
    • Created workflow processes using Atlassian JIRA and Confluence on top of flexible Agile methodologies.
    • HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, MySQL, JIRA, Confluence, Photoshop, and JavaScript including JQuery.

  • Project Manager

    Cisco
    4 months
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Designed, tested, and built an intranet community site on WordPress. Created UI/UX designs, wrote templates, and managed page content. Set up keyword tagging taxonomy.
    • Used HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript including JQuery.

  • Front-End Web Developer, Website Architect

    Wells Fargo
    4 months
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Designed, tested, and built Wells Fargo's new Historical Services Department website on WordPress. Created UI/UX designs, wrote templates, and managed page content. Keyword tagging taxonomy. Content curation, video editing, and .GIF production.
    • Consultation for Wells Fargo History's first Apple iOS app.
    • HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, JavaScript including JQuery, and Photoshop.

  • Front-End Web Developer, Online and Mobile Experience Prototyper

    Bank of America
    3 months
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Developed and built iOS prototypes for the iPad using HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript, including jQuery.
    • Coordinated secure content for prototype iterations.
    • User experience testing and user research.

  • Web Coordinator

    Apple
    6 months
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Planned, developed, and maintained secure multi-language websites for global audiences.
    • Content editing and review.
    • Used HTML, CSS, Drupal, Cascade Server, FileMaker, Radar, and Pivotal Tracker.

  • Web Developer, Applications and Architecture Analyst

    Unisys
    6 months
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Website design, development, and maintenance using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to build secure cross-browser intranet sites for the General Service Administration's Region 9, encompassing thousands of users throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.
    • User interface design, including providing information architecture consultation and directing focus group exercises.
    • Designed, produced, and edited website mock-ups and other image files for the web using Adobe Photoshop.

  • Citizen Journalist Contributor

    YouTube
    2 years
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Participated in a pilot citizen journalism program with Google's Android-rooted Nexus One mobile hardware, a proprietary "YouTube Direct" uploading app, and geo-tagging to immediately file news footage to an editing team.
    • Produced and filmed short news videos reporting on the Bay Area, including interview pieces that were used on ABC 7 News' local television broadcast and website.
    • Keywords, SEO analysis, and video production.

  • Digital Content Producer

    Future US
    less than a year
    South San Francisco, CA

    • Led mobile app policy in Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems for the tech group at Future US, encompassing the MacLife, Maximum PC, and Maximum Tech publications. Created a roadmap for future app rollout including MVC patterning.
    • Managed the content workflow for MacLife's iPad Essentials app through production using Basecamp and JIRA.
    • Layout creation and editing in InDesign and Photoshop.
    • Wrote app reviews for the company's magazines and web production.

  • Web Developer

    Verdant Solutions
    1 year
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Led portal building: planned, built and maintained secure custom web portals in WordPress CMS to client specifications using WordPress, HTML5, XHTML, CSS3, AJAX, and JavaScript. Content creation and management of secured assets.
    • User interface design and build-out using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
    • Direct client interface: presentations, feedback gathering and support.

  • Editorial Fellow

    Salon Media Group Inc.
    1 year
    San Francisco, CA

    • Lead editor for keywords, topics, and search engine optimization data.
    • Managed Twitter and Facebook community relations, expanding both by about 33 percent
    • Led code-editing and copy-editing for the launch of store.salon.com.
    • Edited and published Associated Press wire stories.
    • Wrote, filmed, and produced the short film "Obama, Listen!" regarding protests during President Obama's San Francisco visit in October of 2009.

  • Intern

    SonicLiving
    less than a year
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Content verification and management in a proprietary online database.
    • Website banner design and production with Photoshop.
    • Event project management, research, and execution.
    • Database merge oversight.

  • Blogger

    SFist.com
    4 years
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Wrote breaking stories, tech business news, local events, historical pieces, and sports reports.
    • Created and wrote "American Football Spectacular" column, analyzing the 49ers, Raiders, and NFL
    • Created "Bay Area Wanderer," a featured photo showcasing an image and accompanying short story.
    • Search engine optimization, keywording, and tagging.
    • CMS management and editing utilizing Movable Type and HTML.

  • Director Of Web Strategy

    Climb Real Estate / Vanguard Properties
    less than a year
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Led and managed Climb's web strategy towards expansion, in addition to managing daily site maintenance and optimization. Joomla, Drupal, HTML, XHTML, CSS, and AJAX. SEO optimization using Google Analytics, AdSense and AdWords.
    • Directed project workflow for Climb's web team, managing a team of four to propagate Climb's web presence.
    • Built out social networking profile strategy for realtors in Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter.
    • Created and edited weekly email newsletters in Salesforce.

  • Content Production Associate

    AirPlay Network
    2 years
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • National Football League content production for Sprint Mobile phone network.
    • Provided play-by-play and color commentary in real-time to AirPlay users worldwide.
    • Managed data production services through a proprietary database system to coordinate accurate content delivery.

  • Content Administrator

    TrustBenefits Online
    less than a year
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Project lead; built and maintained benefit package websites for labor unions such as SEIU, AFL-CIO and NEAP.
    • Serviced multiple union benefit sites for thousands of workers using HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Website design, mockup, and build-out in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
    • Comprehensive webmastering and content archiving.

  • Operations Specialist

    IT Ascent
    2 years
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Special assistant to the President and Vice Presidents providing project assessment and execution.
    • Special projects lead and management.
    • Network administration and computer maintenance.
    • Database management.

  • Computer Lab Administrator

    San Francisco State University
    2 years
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • At SFSU's Student Services Lab: Computer support with hardware and software.
    • Security program administration and virus prevention.
    • Allocated $5,000 in funds for new workstations.
    • Provided hands-on assistance and tutoring to students and staff.

  • Advertising Assistant

    Mother Jones
    less than a year
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Office backbone and associate support.
    • Website administration, including online advertising administration.
    • Editorial and clerical assistance.

  • Editorial Producer

    Listen.com
    1 year
    San Francisco Bay Area

    • Database production and oversight.
    • Maintained and edited a proprietary database regarding musical artists, albums, and songs.
    • Project assessment and execution.

  • Intern

    Universal Music Group
    less than a year
    San Francisco Bay Area
  • Intern

    Autodesk
    less than a year
    San Francisco Bay Area
  • Library Page

    Marin County Library
    less than a year
    San Rafael, CA

Education

  • San Francisco State University

    Journalism & Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA)

    Activities and Societies: SFSU Debate And Forensics Team; KSFS

Volunteer Experience

  • Volunteer

    KALX
    – Present 5 yearsEducation
  • Volunteer

    Marin Democratic Party
    – Present 3 yearsPolitics

    Communications Committee

  • Technical Consultant

    Swing Left Marin
    – Present 2 yearsPolitics
  • Technical Consultant; Developer

    Indivisible Marin
    – Present 2 yearsPolitics
  • Contributor

    WikiTribune
    – Present 2 yearsScience and Technology
  • Volunteer

    Hillary for America
    less than a yearPolitics
  • Volunteer

    Bernie 2016
    less than a yearPolitics

    • Voter activation and verification.
    • Person-to-person evangelization and public relations outreach.

  • Volunteer

    Obama for America
    less than a yearPolitics

    • Proprietary database management and editing.
    • Voter activation and verification.
    • Person-to-person evangelization and public relations outreach.

  • Volunteer

    Litquake
    less than a yearArts and Culture
  • Volunteer

    Obama for America
    less than a yearPolitics

    • Proprietary database management and editing.
    • Voter activation and verification.
    • Person-to-person evangelization and public relations outreach.

Skills & Endorsements

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Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Projects

  • The M-OceanView Journal

    Starting

    • Founded a local news site focusing on San Francisco's M-Ocean View Muni streetcar line. Immediate mobile-based reporting, deep video interviews, and news aggregation.
    • Content writing, editing, and management using WordPress, HTML, XHTML, CSS, AJAX, and JavaScript. SEO curation via Google Analytics.
    • Online community and social network administration: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and online commenting.

  • SpinningPlatters.com

    Starting

    • Writing music news, reviews, and critiques. Content editing for SpinningPlatters.com's persistent multi-sourced web-based journalism.
    • Keywording and SEO management. Coding, content management, and optimization utilizing WordPress, HTML, CSS, AJAX, and JavaScript.
    • Online community and social network administration: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and online commenting.
    • Video report production and editing. Photography and photo editing.

  • TenAndFive.com

    Starting

    • Baseball analysis and criticism. Content editing, writing, and maintenance using WordPress and Blogger.com. HTML, CSS, AJAX, and JavaScript.
    • Site management and SEO streamlining via Google Analytics.
    • Podcast anchoring and production.
    • Online community and social network administration: Facebook, Twitter, and online commenting.

Recommendations

A preview of what LinkedIn members have to say about Chris:

  • Christopher is dedicated and eager! He had has great attitude and is a pleasure to work with.
  • Christopher comes highly recommended and provided crucial assistance with several technical projects for Brondell including recovery of a lost blog (3 years of content), several website enhancements, and SEO optimization work including Youtube and video content. Chris has a very high level technical skill set and will be an asset for any company in the right position.

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