C.L. VAUGHAN

About Me

Though I began programming in high school in the late '90s, I started my professional career as a Data Security Analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield, where I mostly spent my days troubleshooting outages and managing user permissions. But eventually got the opportunity to write some productivity scripts that automated a good portion of the work we did. That was the first time I saw the real-world impact of programming and what set me on the path.

I specialize in web-based custom data systems and have coded everything from customer retention systems to warehouse management software to embedded software for scanners. I develop in many languages. My strongest is PHP, but my current favorites are Python and NodeJS.

If you are a non-profit or Community Aid Organization please let me know, as I offer special pricing/services.

If you have a data management or custom system need contact me today.

Most Recent Projects

Pallet Inventory Management - Live Site App Store

In-house app, used to manage pallets at all warehouses across the country.

Tech Stack

  • Laravel
  • React Native
  • MySQL

Responsibilities

  • Managed Project from start to finish
  • Built API using Laravel
  • Built frontend using React Native
  • Built Web Portal frontend using jquery/blade
  • Deployed to App Store

Tags

Commercial
Mobile App
API

TekMatch - Live Site

Resource network for connecting court reporters, transcribers and proofreaders.

Tech Stack

  • Laravel
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
  • HTML/CSS

Responsibilities

  • Inherited a legacy codebase.
  • Site migration to new server
  • DevOps
  • Added new features
  • Increased efficiency of outdated code

Future Enhancements

  • Currently in the process of upgrading backend to a more modern tech stack

Tags

Commercial
Legal Services
API

AutoGlassCRM - Live Site

VIN Number Decoder

Tech Stack

  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
  • HTML/CSS

Responsibilities

  • Built out the VIN Decoder MVP
  • Developed a web scraper to auto-populate database
  • DevOps

Tags

Commercial
Automotive Services
Web Scraping

Client Feedback - View All

  • "Thank you for your work on this project... It was a pleasure working with someone with your skills and attention to customer requirements. I will happily recommend you to anyone else I work with."
  • "Cheaper, faster, BETTER than the rest. I would recommend this freelancer to anyone who needs a true professional. Was very patient throughout the process with me and finished project ahead of time."
  • "An Expert Web Developer! Very Professional! Very Fast Turnaround TIme! Very Responsive! I am extremely happy with the project completed! And, I will work with this Elancer again and again. Thank you very much! This was the Elance experience that I was looking for!"
  • "Just does fantastic work!"
  • "Christopher was extremely easy to work with and I will continue to work with him on future projects. He was able to pick up where my old developer left off and finish what was needed."

Work History

Freelance Web Developer

Web Developer / Software Engineer

02/2005 - Current

  • Built multi-tier login system using PHP/MySQL
  • Created APIs to support Android and IOS apps
  • Created Google Maps-based route builder using JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, PHP and JSON
  • Designed relational SQL database to manage aggregate data
  • Contributed to overall direction of system, through weekly team meetings with other project members (Mobile app developers, project lead and graphic designers)
  • Performed plausibility analysis for suggested features
  • Created Script to record audio, in-page, using red5 server
  • Built system to allow users to build out their ideal Flow Meter, with real-time updated image of their meter, using html5 canvases
  • Wrote script, using PHP and batch files, to run on LAMP server, which takes aggregate data and then generated images and creates customized, on-the-fly, PDF, which is emailed to end-user
  • Coded web scraper in VB, to gather data on product prices and automatically update the web store with markup/markdown to keep product pricing competitive
  • Expanded web scraper, and moved it to the web using PHP/MySQL and the Ebay API to also manage the company's Ebay auction sale prices, relist expired listings, cancel listings that didn't meet sales criteria, and send alerts to company admin when necessary criteria was met
  • Created customized version of JobberBase, based in SMARTY, that scraped and aggregated job data from the web and imported into custom system to be served to end-users
  • Analyzed requirements and designed, developed and implemented software applications for multiple websites
  • Tested websites and performed troubleshooting prior to deployment
  • Determined coding requirements for site creation, including e-commerce capability and specialized scripts
  • Designed, implemented and monitored web pages and sites for continuous improvement
  • Provided end-user training for website maintenance and updating
  • Established web hosting for site and uploaded site files to hosting account
  • Hands-on experience using UNIX and Apache web servers
  • Kept abreast of emerging technologies, software and trends and project applications
  • Gathered and refined specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Developed wire-frames, site maps and content inventories for new website designs
  • Used programming capabilities in PHP, SQL and JavaScript and other libraries as needed
  • Converted mock-ups into HTML, JavaScript, AJAX and JSON
  • Established milestones for projects and prepared all team members to meet aggressive deadlines

The Service Center Ltd

Web Developer / Software Engineer

Houston, TX 06/2018 - 07/2019

  • Developed and maintained enterprise level data systems
  • Updated existing in-house systems to be more secure
  • Coded custom Utilities
  • Integrated third-party APIs into proprietary software
  • Worked with other departments to develop in-house productivity tools
  • Interacted with clients directly to assess project scope
  • Performed routine DevOps duties
  • Was responsible for software and hardware troubleshooting for all departments
  • Analyzed requirements and designed, developed and implemented software applications for multiple websites
  • Tested websites and performed troubleshooting prior to deployment

Giant Hat/Thomson Printing

Web Developer / Software Engineer

St. Louis, MO 03/2016 - 03/2018

  • Maintained and managed 20+ Linux servers, serving more than 70 websites and apps
  • Maintained and expanded existing First Footprint desktop software, used in many hospitals
  • Created custom WordPress plugins and utilities
  • Developed apps using React
  • Created custom APIs to support mobile and remote apps
  • Built custom Laravel solutions
  • Developed server-side automation scripts in python
  • Performed routine DevOps duties
  • Worked with designers and other programmers using GIT
  • Built rounding software, currently in use in several local hospitals Allows Hospital Management to monitor and run metrics related to patient care quality and frequency
  • Custom coded Drupal sites and extensions Custom coded Magento sites
  • Analyzed requirements, designed, developed, and implemented software applications for multiple websites

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