Programming is not my job, it is my passion.

I'm an avid learner and believe knowledge is a never ending quest. I discovered my passion for web development at a very young age and am always reading, researching, sharing, and developing new and improved ways to do what I love. 

FRONTEND

Angular, Backbone, Node

HTML5, CSS3, LESS/SASS

Javascript, jQuery, Lo-Dash

Bootstrap, Foundation

Browserify, Jade, Handlebars

NPM, Bower, Grunt/Gulp

Flash, AS3, Robotlegs

Sublime Text, Webstorm

 

BACKEND

CakePHP, Drupal, Wordpress

C#, ASP.NET, Umbraco, Sitecore

OpenCart, Magento

Java, Play Framework

XML, JSON, ReST, SOAP

MySQL, MSSQL, MongoDB

JMeter, Selenium, PHPUnit

IntelliJ IDEA, Resharper

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

AWS EC2, S3, EBS, ELB

IAM, Route 53, SES, SQS

VMWare ESXi, Hyper-V

Windows, OS X, Ubuntu, CentOS

Apache, Nginx, IIS, Express

Git, Subversion, TFS

JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo

NewRelic, IDS/WAF

End-to-End

Business Development > Discovery > Strategy > UX > Design > Development > QA > Deployment > Support

 

A truly energizing project

While working for Orange County, CA based digital marketing agency, Rhythm, Doug Kulak assembled and lead a team of developers to build and launch one of General Electric's first responsive websites. After assembling the team and choosing CakePHP as our backend framework, Doug architected and developed the application and data layers while leading and assisting a small team of front-end developers through several tricky IE8 issues. Needless to say, we delivered a successful launch to one very happy client. 

Built with CakePHP, jQuery, Modernizr, Selectivizr, RespondJS, Zurb Foundation, HTML5, CSS, Google Spreadsheets, Google Analytics

 

Where luxury meets technology

While working for Orange County, CA-based digital marketing agency, Rhythm, Doug Kulak lead and worked alongside a team to develop a fully responsive website for The Irvine Company's retail division, powered by the open-source ASP.NET CMS Umbraco and AngularJS. Rhythm's Senior Art Director, Chris Guadarrama, created a truly stunning and responsive design that we modularized with a flexible widget system, allowing The Irvine Company to extend and enhance the site in just about any way imaginable. The launch was one of the smoothest The Irvine Company had seen and they had nothing but great things to say about us and their new website. 

Built with ASP.NET, C#, Umbraco CMS, Bootstrap SASS, AngularJS, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Hangfire, Pivotal, Google Tag Manager

 

New digital leaders in the self-storage space 

While working for Orange County, CA-based digital marketing agency, Rhythm, Doug Kulak assembled and lead a team of developers to launch SmartStop's first responsive and mobile-first website. The site immediately propelled SmartStop's online experience to the top of the list within the industry, outshining competitor's sites that had fallen behind with the times. We built the site on top of a custom CakePHP CMS we had written, which was heavily inspired by the flexibility of the open source ASP.NET CMS, Umbraco. The site launch was a huge success and we went on to do a lot more business with them.

Built with CakePHP, Custom CMS, Bootstrap SASS, Modernizr, jQuery, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, Google Tag Manager

 

Delivering the recipe for success

While working for Orange County, CA-based digital marketing agency, Rhythm, Doug Kulak architected and developed Bimbo Bakeries' first responsive website with Drupal. The site showcases their products and features them in a variety of beautifully photographed recipes, enticing visitors to recreate them at home. The launch was a huge success and the site became an example of how all of Bimbo's brand websites should be. 

Built with PHP, Drupal 7, Zen, jQuery, Selectivizr, HTML5, CSS3