Matt Bevilacqua

Matt Bevilacqua


Senior Software Engineer & Accessibility Specialist New Bedford, MA

About Me

I’m been a web developer, software engineer, or webmaster for the last decade. I’ve worked in a variety of different industries, including ecommerce, education, and civic technology. Over the years, I’ve developed a passion for accessibility, problem solving, and building high quality user interfaces and web applications. I’m always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow as a professional and to make a positive impact with my work.

Work Experience

  1. Senior Software Engineer & Accessibility Specialist


    Ad Hoc LLC Washington, DC

    • Develop and maintain a data-driven web Javascript application for the Office of Head Start
    • Build graphical dashboards in React, served by a backend written in Node and Postgres
    • Work closely with designers to apply brand guideines to ensure visual and brand consistency with other US government agencies
    • Serve as the engineering accessibility specialist for our team, ensuring both quality and compliance
    • Maintain the dev-ops pipeline by using CircleCI, bash scripts, Github, Cucumber, Jest, Axe, and Puppeteer
    • Work with fellow team members and client stakeholders using agile methodology to iterate and evolve project based on up to date feedback

    Tech Stack

    • React
    • Node
    • Postgres
    • Sequelize
    • Circle CI
    • Github
    • Jest
    • Cucumber
    • Axe
  2. Senior Web Developer/Web Accessibility Coordinator

    Providence College Providence, RI

    • Developed and led the college’s Web Accessibility implementation plan
    • Modernized legacy front end Javascript by converting jQuery to vanilla Javascript/es6/web components
    • Created serverless Node microservices to offload tasks from WordPress to Azure
    • Interface directly with stakeholders across campus, working with faculty, students, and other administrative offices to complete projects in a timely and independent manner
    • Developed many custom WordPress themes, blocks, and plugins, and led the migration of the WP editor experience into the modern React-based Gutenberg editor
    • Migrated the college’s external site from Sharepoint to WordPress, which involved breaking down legacy code into a rudimentary component system and migrating to a custom utility based CSS style, designed to orchestrate a consistent branding across hundreds of different offices and departments
    • Built custom landing pages from design files, working closely with the Marketing and Communications department, and support them to create flexible and reusable controls
    • Introduced and lead the adoption of version control and change management, including integrating version control into the deployment chain
    • Introduced led the adoption of e2e and unit testing (current stack includes Jest, phpunit, Browserstack, and Puppeteer)
    • 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
    • Migrated and supported a legacy academic app written in Laravel and Backbone. Acted as a mentor to the junior developer who maintains and supports the app
    • Created digital signage using Raspberry Pi & Python/Flask

    Tech Stack

    • React/Vue/Svelte
    • WordPress
    • Sharepoint
    • Javascript/Typescript
    • php
    • Laravel
    • mySQL
    • Serverless functions
    • Node
    • Python
    • Azure
    • Git (Github/Bitbucket)
  3. Web Developer

    Wash Safe Industries Harwich, MA

    • Developed custom solutions and administrated several high traffic ecommerce websites built on the Magento platform
    • Worked closely with a third party agency to manage the transition of legacy websites to a modern responsive design
    • Created UX, UI and front-end content inclusive of copy, marketing, visuals, and other customer-facing elements
    • Built internal business tools and applications using Laravel and WordPress
    • Created and implemented new strategies for SEO/SMO
    • Hard-coded responsive emails, landing pages, and other customer facing products
    • 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
    • Provided IT support for the sales office and associated warehouse
    • Oversaw transition from manual to digital accounting software

    Tech Stack

    • Magento
    • WordPress
    • jQuery/Javascript
    • php
    • mySQL
  4. Web Developer


    Whaling City Web (Freelance) New Bedford, MA

    • Created custom WordPress themes & plugins, executing on client requirements
    • Took advantage of the burgeoning JAMstack ecosystem to create static Nuxt, Eleventy, and Gatsby sites, creating content with headless WordPress, Contentful, and Sanity, and hosting that content on Netlify and Heroku
    • Troubleshot software on a variety of platforms, including Magento, Shopify, WordPress, custom CMS, and static web content
    • Project managed other developers and graphic designers where applicable
    • Oversaw and executed legacy content migration into new hosting and technology environments


  1. Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)

    International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

  2. Bachelor's of Science (Information Technology)

    UMASS Lowell Lowell, MA

  3. Associate of Arts

    Cape Cod Community College Barnstable, MA


  • 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
  • WAMP
  • Local by Flywheel


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