colan

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First name: 

Colan

Last name: 

Schwartz

Organization: 

Colan Schwartz Consulting

Job title: 

Senior Web Technical Architect

Bio

I make Web sites work. Technical architects like me are necessary from the outset of a project to ensure that Web developers don't paint themselves into a corner to satisfy a visual concept. Basically, I do the technical planning to ensure that the architecture is sound and sustainable, and then I do the back-end development to implement the technical design. Almost all of my work is with the Drupal platform as I'm extremely comfortable with it, and have been using it since 2006.

I am a self-motivated individual with over ten (10) years experience in the informatics processing industry, notably with Web-based (on-line) content management systems (CMSes) for records and data. My skill set includes information management (IM), technical architecture and software development. I am a conscientious consultant, capable of working independently or with others to provide sustainable solutions to clients.

From my careers managing a small Web-development firm, working as an employee in the Canadian federal government and freelancing as an independent contractor, I have gained experience in Information Architecture (IA) / Data Modelling, DevOps, Back-End Development, Code Review, Software Configuration Management (SCM), Security Analysis and System Administration. In addition, I hold a software engineering certificate proving that I am fully qualified to develop Web applications, and I have been security cleared by the Canadian federal government.

Visit my Web site over at colans.net. I also have a profile on drupal.org.

My consulting services are based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but I do remote work for clients everywhere.

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Interests: 

Information Management (IM) / Information Architecture (IA), Technical Architecture, Back-End Development, DevOps, Upgrades & MIgrations, Site Audits, Performance Optimizations, Multilingual Site Development, Country & Language Localization.