Matt Bevilacqua

Matt Bevilacqua

(he/him)

Senior Web Applications Developer & Web Accessibility Coordinator New Bedford, MA

About Me

I’m a web developer with nearly 10 years of experience. I’ve worked on as many different platforms and parts of web applications as I could get my hands on. I directed my focus on Javascript and accessibility, but I’m proficient in all layers of the stack. I’m enthusiastic and knowledgeable and looking for a new challenge in a creative and positive environment.

Work Experience

  1. Senior Web Developer/Web Accessibility Coordinator

    Present

    Providence College Providence, RI

    • Interface directly with stakeholders across campus, working with faculty, students, and other administrative offices to complete projects in a timely and independent manner
    • Migrated the college’s external site from Sharepoint to WordPress
    • Developed many custom WordPress themes, blocks, and plugins and led the migration of the WP editor experience into the modern React-based Gutenberg editor
    • Introduced and lead the adoption of version control and change management, including integrating version control into the deployment chain
    • Introduced and current leading the adoption of e2e and unit testing (our current stack includes Jest, phpunit, and Puppeteer)
    • Developed and lead the college’s Web Accessibility implementation plan
    • Wrote complete accessibility documentation for the college’s web editors
    • Pushed our team to adopt modern development tools, including Gulp and Webpack
    • Developed custom solutions for Microsoft Sharepoint using Typescript and React
    • Modernized legacy front end Javascript by converting jQuery to vanilla Javascript
    • Created serverless Node functions to offload tasks from WordPress to Azure
    • Migrated third-party legacy academic app written in Laravel to an on campus environment, and acted as a mentor and primary support to junior developer tasked with maintaining
    • Created digital signage using Raspberry Pi & Python/Flask

    Tech Stack

    • WordPress
    • Sharepoint
    • Javascript/Typescript
    • php
    • mySQL
    • Serverless functions (Node + Python)
    • Azure
    • React/Vue/Svelte
    • Git (Github/Bitbucket)
    • and more!
  2. Web Developer

    Wash Safe Industries Harwich, MA

    • Administrated several busy ecommerce websites built on the Magento platform
    • Oversaw transition of legacy websites to a modern responsive design
    • Created and implemented new strategies for Search Engine Optimization/social media integration
    • Hand coded responsive e-mails, landing pages, and anything else that needed coding
    • Oversaw the movement from paper to digital accounting software
    • Oversaw implementation of an automated inventory system, integrating with our CMS and accounting software
    • Interfaced with warehouse, bookkeeper, and sales personnel to create successful workflows to reflect these new products
    • Created UX, UI and front-end content inclusive of copy, marketing, visuals, and other customer-facing elements
    • Provided IT support for the sales office and associated warehouse

    Tech Stack

    • Magento
    • WordPress
    • jQuery/Javascript,
    • php
    • mySQL
  3. Web Developer

    Present

    Whaling City Web (Freelance) New Bedford, MA

    • Created custom WordPress themes & plugins depending on the need of the clients
    • Troubleshoot software on a variety of platforms, including Magento, Shopify, WordPress, custom CMS, and static web content
    • Act as a project manager when working with other developers and graphic designers
    • Migrate legacy content into new hosting and technology environments
    • Provide support for Google and Facebook integrations

Education

  1. Bachelor's of Science (Information Technology)

    UMASS Lowell Lowell, MA

  2. Associate of Arts

    Cape Cod Community College Barnstable, MA

Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Vue
  • React
  • svelte
  • ember
  • jQuery
  • LESS
  • SASS
  • Azure
  • AWS
  • Netlify
  • Gulp
  • Webpack
  • Parcel
  • Rollup
  • Wordpress
  • Magento
  • Laravel
  • Flask
  • REST
  • GraphQL
  • Sendgrid
  • Mailgun
  • git
  • Gitlab
  • Github
  • Sourcetree
  • Gitkraken
  • Beanstalk
  • Bitbucket
  • Bootstrap
  • Foundation
  • Materialize.css
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • inDesign
  • Audacity
  • VS Code
  • Sublime Text
  • Atom
  • Notepad++
  • MAMP
  • XAMPP
  • WAMP
  • Local by Flywheel

Interests

  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Brewing
  • Tabletop Gaming
  • Walking dogs