Daren Sipes

Senior Web Developer

  • NameDaren Sipes
  • LocationCumberland, Maryland
  • Phone443-962-0856
  • Emaildaren@sipes.me

Professional profile

Senior Web Developer with over four years of professional experience with knowledge in project management, design patterns, frameworks, web application development and system architectures. Expertise in web application solutions for healthcare providers, sales management, real estate, restaurants, CRM, retail, e-commerce, contractors, state parks, tourism, schools, newspapers, and organizations.

  • Great communication skills
  • Multitasking (Work on multiple concurrent projects)
  • Positive friendly attitude and work ethic
  • Goal oriented
  • Managing expectations
  • Work diligently to meet deadlines
  • Produce quality reusable work
  • Perform well as a team member or as an individual developer

Work experience

June 2011 - Present Self Employed/Consultant

Senior Web Developer

I am currently working as a freelance web programmer on various projects. Recently I have been working with MongoDB and Node.js; two technologies in their infancy, but technologies that I think will be mainstream in the years to come.

  • I have been programming for a start company www.getboostfire.com. It is a PHP/MongoDB project. BoostFire is an ad network for iPhone and Android apps. I developed the ad serving on the backend and using Titanium Studios helped integrate the BoostFire API that I wrote. I helped complete several mobile apps for both iPhone and Android. I have also been helping with the backend development of their mobile apps.
  • Helping www.windstream-inc.com with an iPad friendly website to monitor three Turbomills that they recently installed on the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Just built from scratch using Cakephp and MySQL a content management system for www.dnronline.com. I built the server on an EC2 Amazon Web Services Instance. It is using a LAMP stack with Zend Server. The backend was written using CSS3 and HTML5. The website was launched on August 3rd, 2011.
May 2007 - May 2011 Willetts Systems, Inc., Full-Time

Senior Web Developer

Primary responsible was to develop and maintain web applications including reservation systems, task and support management systems, ecommerce websites and content management systems. Other important roles were server administration, database administration and security. Was responsible for providing security, reliability and dependability for servers, network, websites and databases.

  • Created and managed many EC2 and RDS instances using Amazon Web Services
  • Managed many dedicated servers at 1and1 and Rackspace Web Hosting
  • Managed and used Rackspace Cloud Sites
  • Monitored servers and analyzed various system logs
  • Fix website bugs submitted though our custom-built support ticket system
  • Assisted project managers with quotes and project specification
  • Managed and helped junior developers assigned to my team
  • Responsible for making improvements to our development process by using CakePHP for rapid development using it's proven MVC design pattern
  • Created and used various web services and API like: Authorize.net, PayFlow Pro, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Facebook, OAuth, USPS, UPS, FedEx, The Weather Channel, AWS API Tools, and Acculynk
June 1995 - Oct 2001 Little Orleans Campground and Park Area, Family owned and operated

Various Jobs

Helped maintain and operate two swimming pools in the summertime. Cut and trimmed grass throughout the park. Cleaned park facilities including bathhouse and camp store. Helped plan and organize park activates and events. Helped operate camp store including making reservations, stocking inventory, firearms sales and arcade management. Cut timber and firewood. Helped with the general maintenance of park equipment and vehicles. Helped plant crops for wildlife management. Helped operate the septic, water, phone, electric services. Helped perform maintenance on the park road system. Helped operate and maintain the two lagoon systems and the wastewater treatment plant. Helped with the construction and maintenance of various structures throughout the park.

Technical Skill

Below I rate my technical skills as they relate to the area of web development. This is not a comprehensive list of my technical skills.

Program Languages

  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • C++
  • Java
  • XML
  • JSON


  • Git
  • Subversion
  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux
  • OSX
  • Windows
  • Apache2
  • MySQL


  • CakePHP
  • CodeIgnitor
  • jQuery
  • Prototype/Scriptaculous


  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Photoshop
  • Fireworks


2005 - 2007

Frostburg State University

Master's Degree in Applied Computer Science
  • Web Development and Programming
  • Network and Data Communications
  • Database Managment Systems
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Advanced Object-Oriented Data Structures and File Organiztion
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
  • Compiler Designs and Constructions
  • Security in Computing
  • Peer to Peer Network Security
2002 - 2004

Frostburg State University

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Implementation and Testing
  • Network and Distributed Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Compiler Designs and Constructions
  • Computer Organization and Assembly Language
  • Operating System Concepts
  • Programming Language Structure
  • Digital Logic and Computer Design
  • Data Structures and File Organiztion
  • Computer Ethics
  • Computer Science - C++
1999 - 2002

Allegany College of Maryland

Associate's Degree in Computer Science
  • Calculus 1 - Multivariable Calculus
  • COBOL Programming
  • C programming
  • Computer Logic
1997 - 1999

Center for Career and Technical Education

Vocational High School - PC Repair
  • Certificate in Computer Repair
  • National Honor Society
  • Completed Lucent Technologies and C-Tech's Network Cabling Specialist program
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