The websites built for the Olympics were:
- New main website for the London2012 Olympics (www.olympics.org.uk)
- A secure Athlete Accreditation Site
- Campaign Micro site for ‘Join Our Greatest Team’ campaign that also featured advanced Flash
- Private partner-facing Olympic Pledge site for all Olympic sponsors employees
- A community and forum based site for the friends and families of Olympians
- A video driven ‘welcome pack’ site for UK athletes who have been selected
* All sites had an accessibility implementation of Double A, and graded browser support to include IE6. ** Mobile and IOS support was also included.
Below is a brief summary of my work:
- Heavily client-facing. I was the single technical contact point for the multiple projects, my role included the presenting of ideas, board level discussions and multiple technical and business-related meetings
- Researched and agreed the requirements for a bespoke sports based CMS for both web and screen based (offices, Olympic village etc) content during the 2012 Olympics that enabled two communication from athletes to the public and the public back to the athletes
- Conception of ideas with creative’s and identifying technologies to enhance the sites functional creativity and overall stickiness (like using databases to create rich immersive comment driven digital walls in the athletes village)
- Third party technology provider discussion, evaluation and leadership including ePlayer, Movergy, GBSports TV, InfoStrada, YouTube, AnchorFan, Gigya and Getty
- Installation, configuration and evaluation of social networking and DMS technologies (open source and commercial) for use within the campaign elements of the site.
- Technical meetings with other relevant organisations like the IOC and Locog and sponsors like BP, Mini, Cadburys and TechnoGym
- The facilitating of widget-based API, MRSS and RSS based data sources for real-time content
- Dealing with Rackspace, Amazon and Akamai and identifying and arranging suitable cloud servers, load balancing, content delivery networks and security
- Full content audits of legacy Olympic sites by Haymarket and Cisco.
- Mitigating against loss of data, establishing ownership of the different types of data, the selection and installation of SSL and arranging for Penetration Testing by a ethical hacking organisation
- Writing test scripts and organising internal and remote QA
- UX, Wire-Framing, Mind Mapping and Prototyping
In addition other work I achieved for KitKattNohr Digitas includes:
- Helped instigate process and working methodology within KitKattNohr Digitas by meeting with all key directors and identifying concerns (Accounts, Planning, Project Management, Creative and Tech)
- Interviewing and hiring of technical and front end staff including high-level Drupal developers
- Working closely with Graphic Designers to ensure maximum leverage of liquid designs, the responsive grid and limit ‘over design’ at early stages of the project
The G1 Mapping Game – The UKs first Android Game
The G1 Website
The G1 Banner
Double Your Credit Campaign Website
Double Your Credit Campaign Banners
Heineken, MTV, the Metropolitan Police and Merrill Lynch. Over time however, being the only ‘permanent developer’ in JWT I became more involved with JWT-specific work, driven by JWT’s Global Creative Director, Craig Davis. Other work included WordPress sites, evaluating various open source cms packages and giving lessons to JWT’s employees on all things Digital.I was primarily employed to work on the Shell account as their Creative Developer advising both the client and colleagues and developing applications and sites. In addition other clients i worked on whilst there included
JWT :: Digital Seminars for JWT’s employeesI advocated and was encouraged to hold a series of seminars for JWT employees about the internet, interactive marketing, emerging-technologies, open source and web 2:0. Each was designed to give a simple, un-technical approach to educating ‘advertising people’ on all things digital.
JWT :: Desktop Apps for PC, Adobe Air & MacI was responsible for conceptualizing, writing the specifications and developing numerous JWT-based applications during my time there. The most significant was the ‘JWT Thing’ which was a windows (desktop application compiled via Zinc) and also a Mac dash board widget that enabled users to view, add and query a variety of relevant blogs (internal and external) that were deemed of interest to the agencies’ employees, Every employee within JWT London had this application on their computer. The backend consisted of modifying the open source software, WordPress to facilitate the advanced functionality that was required. Other projects I assisted with were the CultUrl application (viewing and submitting the companies’ favorite urls) and JWT Showcase, an interactive database-driven work portfolio.
JWT :: 3D Page Turning Photo Book for Office PartyCreated a 3D Page Turning Photo Book in Flash to show all the photos taken from the JWT Christmas Party. The book was entitled, “You show me yours and I’ll show you mine” and enabled visitors to leave comments too.
I was responsible for resolving the numerous issues they were facing whilst using Flash for the first time in as a UI within their games. The game in question was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The majority of the issues were related to localisation, i.e. dynamically rendering 15 different languages, including Japanese, on a variety of games platforms including the XBOX, GameCube, PlayStation and PC – all within a very tight graphical framework. The following are random pictures related to the game.