Hello, I'm Kevin Crider and there are few things I love more than a good challenge. Writing code allows me to challenge myself constantly and continue to learn and grow in the world of web development.
Ever since I was 12 years old I have been tinkering with computers and writing code. From QBASIC to C++ and eventually finding a home in web languages. What I do is what I love and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I live for this!
March 2017 - Present
October 2015 - March 2017
InsuranceNewsNet is at the forefront of communicating breaking news and original insights to the insurance and related industries. As the Senior Web Developer I am solely responsible for all aspects of our many web properties, maintaining and improving our primary news platform, and creating custom applications for our customers as well as internal use. InsuranceNewsNet has drastically cut server expenses while improving performance, modernizing databases and applications, and improved search engine rankings and traffic since I joined the team. Additionally, we have substantially improved security, utilized many state-of-the-art web services and migrated various hosted applications into our own infrastructure.
April 2012 - August 2015
Tex Visions is the leading manufacturer of custom printed products and displays including flags, banners, backdrops, promotional counters, literature stands, Bowflag®, Q-Frame®, and T-Pole®. As the lead web developer, I am currently responsible for the entire redesign of their new B2B e-commerce based site (launching soon) built on PHP/MySQL and utilizing cutting-edge HTML5 & CSS3 with the help of the powerful jQuery libary. With this new site, integrating a Microsoft Dynamics ERP, the whole ordering operation will be automated resulting in an exponentially faster process for customers.
October 2010 - April 2012
WebDrafter, Inc is a full-service web-based marking company. At WebDrafter I wore many hats, primarily developing websites and web applications but I also managed all Linux servers and assisted with the companies Search Engine Optimization & Marketing efforts. Additionally, I introduced several e-commerce platforms and other frameworks into the companies available offerings, including Magento, CS-Cart, X-Cart, WordPress and Joomla.
2005 - Present
Class of 2002
Represented Susquenita at several computer programming competitions throughout the mid-state.
Electives included NetPrep I, II, III (Networking prep course by 3COM), programming in C++, programming in BASIC, and introduction to MS office applications.
As a full stack developer with years of server administration experience, I can single handedly turn any concept into a reality.
From configuring and staging the server to planning and launch, I am experienced in not only managing but being an integral part of the entire development life-cycle.
This is not only a career. It's my passion.
Whether you are an individual needing a high quality custom application or an employer looking for top-tier talent, get in touch!
You never want to tell Kevin that something isn't possible. The man will find a way.Thom Casey
Kevin continues to find solutions to problems that everybody else can't solve. Not only that, but he enjoys it!Adam Ibaugh
Whether you write code, need to someone else to write code, are a hobbyist hacker, system administrator, or just want to say hello - I would love to hear from you! I am always excited to expand my network and meet new like-minded individuals. Use the form below and drop me a line!