Brian Shumate

Web Nerd & Technical Writer | b@brianshumate.com




ABOUT

I am a web designer, front end developer, and technical writer with over 10 years of professional experience. I enjoy data visualization, building maps, designing user interface features, helping others, and writing documentation. I also have broad database, client services, and operations experience. My preference is to work with open source software whenever possible.



WORK

Couchbase
Technical Support Engineer

Share best practice guidance for NoSQL database product, resolve complex code and distributed systems environment issues, represent customer interests and issues among Engineering Team. Author customer facing and internal documentation. Create open source projects in support of the product.

2013 — CURRENT

Basho Technologies
Client Services Engineer

Provided best practice guidelines for distributed NoSQL database product, resolved complex code and environment issues, represented customer interests and issues to Engineering Team. Authored customer facing and internal documentation, and helped with operational and diagnostic tooling projects.

2012 — 2013

Appalachian State University
Web Designer and Front End Developer

Lead design for top tier web properties with ~3 million+ page views per month. Developed initial mobile applications, interactive campus maps, and lead the university's content management system initiative.

2007 — 2011

rPath
Technical Writer

Authored public API documentation, best practices guides, and user interface guide text for an advanced Linux packaging system and software virtual appliance technology stack.

2006 — 2007



ORGANIZATIONS

Apple
Consultant Network

SINCE 2007

Apple
Developer Network

SINCE 2010

Apple
iOS Developer Network

SINCE 2010

Ubuntu
Documentation Team

SINCE 2005


SKILLS

JavaScript


System Administration


Technical Writing


HTML/CSS


Photoshop


Databases





STUFF I MADE

BOONE TRANSIT

A route and schedule iOS application for the city of Boone, North Carolina's public transportation system. Built with PhoneGap, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

mobile

WALL TO WALL PHOTOS

A portfolio featuring artwork by the late photographer and instructor Donald Rogers O'Neal. He and I created the first instance of his website while he fought against cancer. I miss him and often find inspiration in his work.

website

BASHOS MAP

Global interactive map of Basho team members featuring custom tiles, key information, and metadata. Built with tools by MapBox, including TileMill and TileStream along with JSON data.

map

A LITTLE COFFEE GUIDE

This is an in progress personal project web based guide to brewing and enjoying high quality coffee. The guide describes my ideas for sourcing beans, gear, and repeatable processes. Check out A Little Coffee Guide.

ebook, single-page, web





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