Dan Applegate

php developer


A focused work environment that inspires me to reach my full potential through daily insights, enthusiastic colleagues, and boundary-stretching challenges. To this environment I hope to bring my love of elegant and flexible solutions and my unending hunt for the best way to get things done.


Rokkan Media > Developer

January 2011 to present, New York City, NY

  • Built web applications, primarily using PHP (5.3), MySQL, and Ubuntu Linux.
  • Projects ranged in scale from Facebook tabs to 30,000+ user sites backed by clustered databases.
  • Led development of a Facebook application, lead developer on several others.
  • Employed the MVC design pattern, worked with several frameworks including Codeigniter/PyroCMS, Zend, and Silex.
  • Introduced and encouraged the use of Git and Github for source management.
  • Consulted with the strategy and user experience teams on project outlines and proposals.

Wake Forest University > Tutor

August 2007 to May 2009, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Tutored undergraduate students in Java, Groovy, C++, and Data Structures and Algorithms.
  • Organized group review sessions among multiple students, forming a structured learning and review plan.
  • Underwent a training course for tutoring.
  • Logged 50+ hours towards tutor certification through CRLA.

Skills and Expertise

PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MVC, Zend Framework, Git, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Vim, NetBeans, Memcached, Redis, Propel, Java, C++


Wake Forest University > 2009, magna cum laude

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Activities and Societies: Honors program, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest competitor for two years.