Resume

Professional Qualifications

I have over ten years of experience designing, planning, training, developing and maintaining websites in Drupal. I feel that there is no problem I cannot solve in the Drupal world at this point.  I have over 15 years of experience as a server administrator for the LAMP platform. I enjoy the challenge of structured work with elaborate feedback and goals. 

  • Extensive knowledge of PHP, Mysql, Html and Css as the founder of www.thefractal.org 

  • Maintain my own linux development servers on dedicated, cloud and VPS hosts.

  • 10+ years of Drupal-centric web work.  Deep knowledge of Drupal contributed modules, community and future.  Many years of experience writing custom modules, theme work, deploying/maintaining enterprise sites and debugging other peoples work.

  • Experienced with Object oriented PHP, Composer, jQuery, Bootstrap, Sass, Node.js, Solr, Jenkins, Varnish, Memcache, Redis, Less, Wordpress, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Magneto, Joomla/Mambo and more.

  • Drupal skills with Features, Context, Panels, Display Suite, Views and the entire array of contributed modules.
  • Excellent relationship with my clients on a professional and personal level walking them through using and understanding their websites.

  • Mac, Linux and Pc skills abound. If there is a problem, I will solve it.

  • Skilled with Adobe Create Cloud, Git, Textmate, Codekit, Virtualbox, SVN, CVS, VectorWorks CAD, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Ableton Live, Nuendo, Native Instruments, etc..

  • Skilled audio recording engineer and musician. Recorded 5 albums with bands and guest musicians.

  • Skilled video editor. Co-produced a sketch comedy show, The Bastard Squad while in film school. Wrote and directed the sketch/short film "Car Hunter: Last of the Buhnali Tribe" which won honors at the CinemaTexas Film Festival. 

Professional Accomplishments

Founder of TheFractal.org

  • Webmaster, designer and developer of high profile sites for progressive organizations.

  • Many sites deployed and maintained on a variety of dedicated, vps, and cloud hosts which are tweaked and configured to support every feature of the vast collection of Drupal contributed modules.

  • See http://ryangrace.com/portfolio for a full portfolio and please note that intranets and other private projects are not included in this portfolio.

Founder of RealEnergy.net

  • First intercontinental caravan on Bio-fuels with the Sustainable Solutions Caravan.

  • Considered a leader in the conversion of large truck and tour coach diesel engines to Bio-Fuels

  • Researched and documented substantial gains in fuel economy and reduction of emissions using hydrogen and plasma ignition.

Work History

Drupal Developer/Themer

  • Cherry Hill Company 2008-present

Founder/Owner/Operator

  • TheFractal.org 2001-2008

Founder/Owner/Operator

  • RealEnergy.net 2000-2006

Manager

  • Radisson Hotel, Austin, TX 1999-2001

Education

University of Texas at Austin

  • 3 years Computer Engineering 1998-2000

 University of Texas at Austin

  • 1 year Radio, Television and Film - 2000

DallasSoundLab at Arlyn studios of Austin,Texas

  • Degree in Recording Engineering 2001-2002 

References

References are available upon request.