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Michael Cannon – Full Stack Developer – Résumé

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Michael Cannon – Full Stack Developer

[email protected]

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PO Box 55071-7364
Boston, MA 02205-5071
Voice Mail +1 617 539 6072

Full Stack Development Highlights

Executive Highlights

  • Doubled revenue every year for 7-years running by improving product and services to increase customer retention.
  • Consistently recognized as being communicative in a timely manner and unflappable when things go off target
  • Changed stagnate cultures, consistently improved morale, enabled employees, and united organizations.
  • Experienced with Asian, European and American markets as corporate executive, team leader and software developer.
  • Intimately familiar with online media needs for aviation, education, government, manufacturing, niche-market and print publishers.
  • Managed self, offshore developers and 30 local developers successfully throughout various international projects.
  • Mentored multi-cultural, coed development and design teams for greater cohesion, happiness and productivity.
  • Peacefully axed unmanageable clients and never-ending projects.
  • My back-office financial applications for auditing, data integration, data mining and fraud tracking are backed by over 20 years of accounting, customer service, marketing, outsourcing, operations and resource management, and sales experience.
  • Earned National Republican Congressional Committee Businessman of the Year awards in 2003 and 2004.

Real Code, Real Raves, Real Usage, Real Writing…

Professional Briefs

Full Stack Developer

Aihrus - Kaohsiung, Taiwan; January 2011 to Present.

  • Consult on and support large-scale Alfresco and TYPO3 integrated system for video archive non-profit firm.
  • Design, implement and maintain Amazon Web Services based osCommerce, SugarCRM and TYPO3 systems.
  • Develop for and support integrated Shelby, TYPO3 and WordPress installations for church organizations.
  • Maintain and support integrated legacy PHP application and latest generation TYPO3 for media publishers.
  • Migrate large and convoluted legacy web applications to WordPress.
  • Offer premium WordPress plugins for client testimonials, custom bulk/quick editing, and Easy Digital Downloads sales recovery.
  • Provide custom development for iLance marketplace.
  • Work remotely from around the world while developing for and supporting international TYPO3 and WordPress clients.
  • Professional TYPO3 developer and troubleshooter since 2002.
  • Assisting non-profits with WordPress development and support since 2007.

Chief People Officer (CPO)

Axelerant Technologies Pvt. Ltd. – Gurgaon, India; January 2013 to Present.

  • Responsible for team member talent, adapting to change, improving capabilities, supporting an ethical and mature culture, and helping make the corporate vision real.
  • Implemented personalized recruiting system to bolster response rates.
  • Evolving company culture through Team Member Handbook and Leader’s Handbook.
  • Implemented Human Resources Management System to consolidate employee records and improve stakeholder accountability.

Open Source Community Support, Technology Writer

TYPO3 Vagabond - Planes, trains and Italian countrysides; September 2011 to December 2012; merged with Aihrus.

Senior TYPO3 Developer

in2code - Rosenheim, Germany; September 2011 to September 2012.

  • Built TYPO3 scheduler-controlled CSV, database, LDIF and XML importers of accounts, articles, contacts, projects, and more for enterprise clients.
  • Developed and deployed server administration and TYPO3 implementation best practices with in2master and in2client.
  • Demonstrated ETL mastership with migrating hundreds of thousands of data objects to TYPO3 systems.
  • Presented Biceps, an extBase requirements management application at T3CON11 Frankfurt.
  • Professional TYPO3 troubleshooter for medium to enterprise-sized European-based clients.

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd. - Gurgaon, India; August 2010 to December 2010.

  • Boosted morale and improved company effectiveness through a series of minimized scheduled meetings which encouraged cross group communication and sharing of efforts accomplished.
  • Brought management, process and structure changes to an award-winning offshore development center specializing in Drupal.
  • Implemented technology based support and project management best practices using JIRA Studio’s custom workflow, wiki for central documentation and source code management with code reviews.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Acqal Corporation - Atlanta, Georgia and Linkou, Taiwan; October 2008 to February 2010.

  • Created processes for implementing profitable and timely performance tuning, security audits and search engine optimizations.
  • Designed and developed automated website deployment systems as SAAS product.
  • Established strategic goals to grow initial client base 100% a year.
  • Implemented and promoted inbound and outbound marketing via social networks, newsletters and corporate website SEO.
  • Implemented corporate wide replacement of Microsoft Office desktop applications with Google Apps, Cerebus HelpDesk and Redmine for online based groupware, communications, support and project management.
  • Implemented virtualized hosting systems to drastically reduce infrastructure costs and create a new profit center.
  • Managed and performed up to several thousand page website migrations with accompanying changes in system infrastructure.
  • Obtained top SEO placements for key niche markets.
  • Opened up and promoted support agreements to non-active clients thereby doubling that revenue type several quarters in a row.
  • Presented a seminar at T3CON09 Frankfurt for consolidating open and commercial TYPO3 training.
  • Published over 100 articles about technology, business, community and TYPO3.
  • Replaced desktop applications with online versions to drastically reduce operational costs and IT headaches.
  • Researched and implemented cloud based high-availability, load-balanced and fail-over web hosting.
  • Successfully implemented 1% charitable giving as part company culture.
  • Supported niche and large private online and print media publishers with custom Web 2.0 enabled TYPO3 news systems.
  • Tripled first year revenue and profits over initial client base carryover.


Cannonbose, LLC - Portsmouth, New Hampshire; October 2001 to October 2008.

  • Analyzed client needs to design Internet applications through full software analysis, design, coding, testing, deployment, training and maintenance life-cycle.
  • As business consultant, advised businesses with decision support, planning, product prototyping and start-up research.
  • As president, managed client base and growth to experience 100% revenue gains 6-years in a row.
  • As software architect and developer, produced over 60 new or improved programs or extensions based upon PHPWebsite, TYPO3, Geoclassifieds, WordPress and other customizations.
  • Consistently managed application development to analyze real needs and offer clients with automated business processes and increased customer knowledge through rapid implementation of hosting and content management systems.
  • Furthermore, assisted with employee reviews, plan purchasing and improving retail and service sourcing and profitability.
  • Higher end applications encompassed TYPO3 and Salesforce integrations and a large-scale single sign-on TYPO3 portal with dotProject, SugarCRM, Owl document management, forums and MediaWiki connections.
  • Often praised by clients for sales and support timeliness and thoroughness of responses.
  • Production wise, being self-motivated, worked successfully alone or on globally dispersed teams to complete projects by writing over 200 lines of production worthy code a day on average, with regular highs of over 600.
  • Specialized in building and deploying content management (CMS) and website management systems (WMS) for media publishers.
  • Systems produced ranged from simple read news counters to fully integrated news and event registration systems.
  • Through back-office processes and systems helped them reduce leakage and shrinkage, carry out inventory and project resource tracking, improve morale, lines of communication and timeliness through management meetings.

Senior PHP Developer

Sunrise International Leasing Corporation - Golden Valley, Minnesota; June 2004 to November 2004.

  • As senior developer, built two proof-of-concept prototypes to aid development of an online complete lease accounting and re-marketing system named CLEAR.
  • Built up two internal domain name servers to end troublesome daily name resolution support calls.
  • CLEAR development included model-view-controller among other design patterns, a 4th normalized form database schema, granular user privileges, along with flexible templating based upon user sponsorship.
  • Headed development of an online complete lease accounting and re-marketing system (CLEAR). Second prototype lead to the design of a database backed, automatic application builder based upon PHP 5, Oracle, Mojavi 3, Creole, and Propel.
  • Patched, secured, and provided on-call administration of Solaris 8 and 9 servers within a Windows NT and NetWare 6 environment.
  • Utilized PHP, Oracle 8i, Mojavi, Creole, and Propel to automate back-end lease management.

Project Manager, Accounting Programmer

Intercosmos Media Group, Inc. - New Orleans, Louisiana; July 2002 to May 2004.

  • As project manager, coordinated development and delivery of customized database applications for Intercosmos, its subsidiaries and clients.
  • Created the Customer Service, Accounting, and Management Apparatus (CSAMA) to centralize all subsidiary financial transactions that within six weeks, saved Intercosmos $250,000 tax dollars quarterly and reduced back-office data-entry by over 90%.
  • Iterated project deliverables, determined team member requirements, trained developers and ensured client satisfaction.
  • Lead and trained developers and support staff in New Orleans, New Jersey, and Russia on content and accounting system projects using HTML, Java, PHP, MySQL and other Internet technologies.
  • Lead manager of Biz New Orleans TYPO3 content management system development.
  • Major projects included TYPO3 content management system deployments and the Customer Service, Accounting, and Management Apparatus (CSAMA) to centralize all subsidiary financial transactions for auditing, customer statements, decision support, market segment identification and taxation protection.
  • Minor projects included developing a PHP code library to cut development time cycles; creating statistical scripts to report on chargebacks, confiscated materials, fraud, and user inactivity; and adding collocation invoice and billing capabilities to Psoft’s H-Sphere Java-based web hosting solution to centralize hosted account management.
  • Used accounting, programming and database skills to develop applications for improving customer support, finance department reporting, and customizing third-party applications to meet business needs.

Volunteer Assistant Crew Leader

Washington Trails Association - Western Washington; June 1999 to July 2002.

  • As assistant crew leader, educated and motivated teams of 3 to 15 volunteers in trail maintenance, structure construction, and erosion control during rain or shine and in deep mud or on hard pack.

Project Manager, Software Developer

Seattle University - Seattle, Washington; September 2001 to June 2002.

  • Actual work period of less than 36 hours experienced cooperation of 40 team members throughout more than 100 separate activities to improve living conditions for 2 Central Seattle residents.
  • As project manager, successfully coordinated activities of 10 teams ranging from carpentry to safety to yard work over three months during the 2000 Central Seattle home revitalization projects.
  • Managed 5 developers and 4 support staff to increase marketability of a small-footprint, proprietary database by creation of an Microsoft OLE DB Provider and SQL minimum-grammar translator codeed in Flex, Bison and C++.

Operations Manager, Web Developer

Virgo Internet, LLC - Seattle, Washington February 2000 to September 2001.

  • As operations manager, oversaw accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, quarterly taxes, customer support, software sales and network administration.
  • Began project metrics tracking to improve sales closure from 20% to 60% with realistic time and cost schedules.
  • Created in-house and client “static” websites before moving to a “dynamic” database-enabled content management system for streamlined original content publishing.
  • Developed, deployed and supported custom, phpMyWebsite and WordPress website solutions.
  • Established local area networks, including wireless and development server services before transferring to an off-site solution to cut in-house operating expenses.
  • Introduced the software development cycle to help find and resolve feature creep issues.
  • Managed daily activities including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, quarterly taxes, customer support, software sales and network administration.
  • Managed local and outsourced development teams through small and large-scale project development-cycles.
  • Requested, hired, and terminated both domestic and international contractor relationships as needed for development projects.

Program Administrator

NeoDyme Technologies Corporation at Swedish Medical Center - Seattle, Washington; March 1999 to December

  • As program administrator, oversaw conversion of 30 plus full-service repair contracts worth $13M to time and materials invoices.
  • Gained departmental support of MediDyme program through teaching applicable working rules and personally meeting with concerned people.
  • Implemented accounting tracking processes to cut budget variances for maintenance operations of three Washington and Alaskan medical facilities; thereby allowing medical centers to save 33% on original contracts, by their having access to national medical repair standards information.
  • Provided technical support for laptop and desktop-based Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 and Office 97/2000 networked systems to include critical system backup and restoration.
  • Resolved client and vendor invoicing, billing, contract, and servicing comments and complaints.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Journeyman (EOD, Bomb Squad, 3E851)

United States Air Force - United States, England, Bahrain, South Korea; December 1994 to February

  • As an EOD technician, resolved over 3,000 domestic and international explosive incidents through varying intelligence and knowledge techniques with no life loss and minimal property damage during 4 years of international hazardous explosive device reconnaissance and remediation throughout Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the United States.
  • Created two military and public access Internet web sites.
  • Honorable Discharge.
  • Managed maintenance, replacement, and purchasing of specialized equipment totaling over $5 million dollars by developing Excel and Word packages to centralize needed information.
  • Modified accounting rules to end over-budgeting and make sure on-hand quantities meet usage needs.
  • Negotiated $250,000 annual budget to acquire and support specialized communication, protective equipment, robotics, and tools through worldwide purchasing networks.
  • Top Secret/SCI security clearance (inactive).
  • With teamwork, developed and taught military and civilian public safety staff in a Hazardous Explosive Device Handling Safety Program, 15-20 persons per class with no recorded accidents from August 1996 to January 1999.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science with Business Specialization

Seattle University - June 2002.

Associate in Arts Degree, Science Emphasis - Chemistry

Skagit Valley College - August 1993.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Tools and Packages

  • Bash
  • C++
  • CGI
  • CSS
  • CVS
  • Git
  • HTML
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Office
  • MYOB AccountEdge
  • MySQL
  • OpenSSH
  • Oracle 8i
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Quicken QuickBooks Pro
  • Redmine
  • Scheme
  • Smarty
  • SQL
  • Subversion, SVN
  • TYPO3 Flow
  • WordPress


  • FreeBSD
  • Mac OS 9
  • Mac OS X
  • CentOS Linus
  • Gentoo Linux
  • RedHat Linux
  • SuSE Linux
  • Solaris 8
  • Solaris 9
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7


  • Chinese, basic
  • English, native
  • Italian, beginner
  • German, beginner
  • Korean, basic

Foreign Area Knowledge

  • Cambodia: Conference and Work, August 2012. Mentoring, July 2013.
  • Germany: Conference and Work, September 2011 - September 2012.
  • Taiwan: Work and Study, 2009 - August 2010, April 2011 - September 2011. August 2013.
  • Italy: WWOOF, October - November 2008, December 2010 - February 2011, September 2011, September 2012.
  • India: Work, August 2010 - December 2010. January 2013
  • Russia: Work and Study, March 2002, September 2003.
  • South Korea: Work and Study, February 1998 - January 1999, September 1999 and 2001.
  • Bahrain: Work, September - October 1997.
  • England: Work, May - June 1997.
  • United States: Work and Study, 1972 - September 2008. Multiple 2012
  • Travel: British Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey and many more.

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