Alan Smith

Russell Hayes

VP of Development

Personal Profile

Available for technical leadership duties leveraging Open Source technologies, including Drupal CMS, LAMP, and 3rd party API’s. Over 19 years of web development expertise. Currently serving on the P.C.C. CIS Advisory Committee, helping define higher education standards for the next generation of software developers.

Work Experience

VP of Development at SoPops

2012 - Present

Guide and mentor a team of software developers in the production of a custom SAAS portal, bringing social network content to site visitors while maintaining brand engagement. Prototyped and developed core architecture, API services, and deployed on AWS EC2, S3 and RDS infrastructure.

Technical Project Manager at Oak Tree Digital

2011 - 2012

Managed technically demanding web development projects for premier web design agency serving major brand organizations. Maintained client communications, developed functional specifications, timelines and budgets. Oversaw development process and enforced established best practices.

Senior Software Engineer at

2010 - 2011

Managed a team in the development and deployment of on the Open Source Drupal CMS platform. Integrated external data sources and API’s. Developed HTML5 Chrome Application & Extension.

Director of Development at Blackbox Republic

2009 - 2010

Managed Software development team in the creation of a custom social networking website for enthusiasts of alternative lifestyles. Guided resources, defined sprint objectives and monitored progress toward milestones.

Web Software Engineer at Attensa

2004 - 2008

Lead developer on a web based RSS aggregator and reader. Used popular libraries in the construction and development of web based applications monitoring content consumption. Helped define patented technologies related to analysis of consumed data.

Web Czar at

2000 - 2004

Primary developer of Panels Network Technology, which delivers inline popups to extend the functionality of web based advertisements. Invented methods for tracking and reporting user interaction with ads.

Release Coordinator at Extensis

1996 - 2000

Developed and maintained a suite of 14 cross platform installation applications for popular graphics applications extensions. Used MindVision VISE and InstallShield in the development of installer applications. Earned InstallShield Certification in 1999. Also used WebStar and Lasso to create early DHTML website for Beta Tester feedback and issue tracking.

Key Skills

  • Agile / SCRUM
  • Waterfall
  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Drupal
  • Trac
  • C.R.U.D.
  • Facebook Graph API
  • Twitter Search API
  • And much more...


Portland Community College

ASE Certification

Educated prior to the Internet era, my early career was as an ASE Certified Auto Mechanic. Worked in the automotive industry for 5 years, including serving as Primary Pit Crew Member for a Winston West NASCAR team.