Gabriel R. Shaughnessy
Senior Web Developer, Jive Software
Senior Web Developer, Jive Software
I began working at Jive Software as a contract front-end developer in 2012. Today, as a Senior Web Developer, I am responsible for analytics and reporting, a/b testing, web personalization and many of our integrations.
Our website at Jive is like a Formula 1 race car – it’s a precision machine that we constantly tune up and adjust to compete at the highest possible level. I’ve been a major part of the team responsible for transitioning the website from a cumbersome Java application without a CMS to the enterprise grade WordPress site that it is today.
Some recent work I am proud of at Jive is the web personalization platform. I developed a system for identifying visitors based on their IP address, website activity and other behaviors, placing them into a segment, or audience group, and personalizing the content and user experience to them. The content and audiences are all managed from within WordPress.
Lumenal Code is a collaboration between myself and Dan Cohen. Since 2007 we have been creating multimedia installations and interactive art around the country. Our signature Augmented Reality Murals bring together the beauty and warmth of live analog painting with the spectacle of digital augmentation.
We encourage the audience to become participants in the creative experience, incorporating cutting edge interactive techniques in our installations.
Lumenal Code is a project that both Dan and I make time for when opportunities arise, not a steady job that we work. As a result, we’ve been able to be very selective about the work we take on, and have built a portfolio of work for global brands that we are extremely proud of. Visit www.augmentedart.com to see more of our work.
Crushpath hired me to do frontend development and graphic design for their upcoming iPad App. I worked on a two month contract in their San Francisco office, coding dynamic html templates, doing user experience design, and creating pixel-perfect graphics for the iOS developers to use in the app.
After graduating from college I lightened my load and spent a year traveling, primarily by bicycle, and figuring out what I wanted to do. I explored the backroads and byways of the Western United States and Canada, and supported myself with freelance work, and a bit of quick-thinking. After trying my hand at just about every skill I’d acquired since high school, I found myself most interested in illustration and web design. Both of these practices required me to use both the left and right brain – tackling complex ideas with a combination of creativity and logic.
I moved to Portland in 2007 to start a business doing freelance illustration and web design, and that’s when Gabe’s Imagination was born. Over the next four years, I refined my skills, focusing on building unique WordPress websites for musicians, artists and small businesses.
The thing I enjoyed most about being self employed was the responsibility – I was ultimately accountable for my own success, and my hard work was rewarded. The thing I enjoyed the least was the professional isolation, and I ultimately sought out employment that would give me more collaboration with my peers.
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I’m an avid cyclist, and I love self-supported bike touring with my friends. I also enjoy book binding, board games and interactive art.