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My Resume
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Joel J. Gwynn
Somerville, MA
(617) 628-3626


  • Harvard Extension, 2007 - .NET Programming in C#
  • M.I.T., 1989 - Bachelor of Science in Art & Design


  • PHP, Perl, MySQL, C# ASP.NET, T-SQL
  • Linux, Apache Web Server, Microsoft Windows, IIS
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server Management Studio,Visio, Adobe Photoshop


Smarter Travel Media, LLC - August 2007 - June 2010
Web Developer

As a member of the Architecture and Internals teams I've helped to develop and deploy solutions for our travel-related websites, including, and Extended and enhanced our in-house content management and user management framework and provide support/development for in-house clients. I've designed and/or implemented the following solutions:

  • phing/phpunit Unit Testing framework
  • Highly personalized email campaign software
  • User notification service in symfony
  • APIs for internal/external consumers
  • Migrated rollout process to Capistrano

Spire - Boston, MA - May 2001 - July 2007
Web Developer

  • Participated in design and development of Spire's Campaign Management System, a direct-mail application implemented in C# and T-SQL. Clients use CMS to upload mailing lists, which are CASS-Certified and deduped against existing records. They then create mailing campaigns targeted to specific geographic and demographic groups. The CMS database contains over 2.9 million unique names, and is being used to mail almost 4 million pieces/year. Created ASP.NET pages and code-behind, custom controls and T-SQL stored procedures.
  • Implemented online ordering/fulfillment system supporting orders from internal and external clients, inventory management and reporting. Implemented in Perl and T-SQL.
  • Implemented various custom Print-On-Demand solutions for Spire clients, including Fidelity and Staples. SQL-Server back-end, PDF proofs and final documents created by Pageflex™
  • Working on a small team where each member wears many hats, I've been involved at every stage of the process, from page layout and code-behind to daily builds, refactoring, and SQL Server administration.

Designers' CADD Company, Inc. - Cambridge, MA - 1994-2001
Chief Modeler and Animator for Architectural Visualization projects. Developed a variety of visualizations for architects, engineers and city planners, and managed a small project team. Deliverables included 3D renderings and animations, as well as GIS maps and applications.

Gwynn Family Business - Jersey City, NJ - Summers 1981-1987
Renovated residential properties, including a ten-unit brownstone in Jersey City, NJ. Installed Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical systems. Did drywall and finishing work.

Miscellaneous Conceived and executed BostonSweeper, a service which reminds Boston area resident via email the day before they need to move their cars. Implemented in Perl and MySQL. Subsequently sold to

Other interests include Skiing and American Pool.