Vine Branches


Professional Summary

Accomplished Front-end UI/UX Software Engineer with experience in all aspects of Software Development, Web Development, I/T, and Tech Support. Stanford MSCS with proven track record of high performance. Capable and willing to tackle any programming challenge. Articulate, creative, organized, personable, and energetic self-starter who takes ownership of assignments and drives for results. Software Developer you can trust communicating with your most valuable customers.

Note To Recruiters

My most current resume is best downloaded from my Stanford Page and is available in MS Word and Adobe Acrobat formats.

Skill Set

  • Programming Languages

    • Current Proficiency

      • VUEJS
      • CSS
      • STYLUS
      • GRAPHQL
      • APOLLO
      • XHR
      • SVG
    • Past Experience

      • DOCKER
      • GO
      • PYTHON
      • JQUERY
      • JINJA2
      • C
      • C#
      • C++
      • ASP.NET
      • ODBC
  • Development Tools

    • Current Proficiency

      • VSCODE
      • GIT
      • GITHUB
      • JIRA
      • INVISION
      • ZEPLIN
      • TESTRAIL
      • CUCUMBER
    • Past Experience

      • VAULT
      • PVCS
      • XCEED
      • TEXTMATE
      • GITFLOW
  • Backend Technologies

    • Current Proficiency

      • ELASTIC
    • Past Experience

      • SQL SERVER
      • AWS
      • MYSQL
      • MONGODB


  • Senior Software Developer
    Austin TX
    Nov 2015 - present

    Senior front-end software developer and UI/UX engineer. I worked with the UI/UX consultants and researchers to develop personas, user journeys, and UI standards. Based on that research and documentation, I was a key part of bringing to market the new forward-facing company product. Zenoss Cloud is a reactive, responsive, and intuitive product that has garnered praise both by industry analysts and customers. I am a big fan of consistency, intuitive behavior, and paving the cow paths. I am quick to deter teams from bike-shedding. Zenoss Core Value Award: 2019.

  • Project: Zenoss Cloud

    • The Zenoss Cloud front-end is a VueJS app making GraphQL calls to Google Cloud Platform, providing users the ability to easily view and interact with I/T telemetry data. Smart View is a comprehensive view of an I/T component, its various metrics and metrics of its most related entities all constrained by a timeframe slider controlled by the end user. Dashboards provide customizable telemetry charts – line, area, scatter & bar charts – that can show any number of metrics over any time period.
  • Project: Zenoss Collection Zone

    • Developed back-end API calls to retrieve and return results from Docker containers. Some python involved. Achieved lifetime limit of pdb container debugging.

Leaf Group Ltd

  • Senior UI Developer
    Austin TX
    Sept 2010 - 2015

    Front-end software developer and UI/UX engineer. Lead software engineer coding HTML5 CSS3 adaptive websites. Created HTML templates, CSS style sheets, jQuery and AJAX Javascript functions to present content and allow visitor interaction on several high traffic websites that served up over a million page-views per day. Gained knowledge and applied search engine optimization SEO principles and techniques. Gained familiarity and added Facebook open graph API widgets to facilitate social integration and social engagement.

  • Project: eHow International

    • Lead engineer to launch several non-English eHow-branded websites. Created generic scalable language-neutral Jinja2 templates to convert MongoDB-stored NGNIX-served JSON feeds to local-language sites. Created slideshows, slide-steps, slide-videos, and social engagement widgets. Developed mobile sites for all international properties. Slayed CSS anomalies in Internet Explorer and other browsers. But mostly IE.
  • Project: CME2 Editor Tools

    • Created several features and enhancements to browser-based editorial tools that provide scheduling and arrangement of site content across majority of company web properties. Added search, click, double-click, drag-and-drop UI functionality and UX enhancements to assist editors in finding, titling, and scheduling content.

Textron (Overwatch Systems)

  • Senior Software Developer
    Austin TX
    July 2004 - July 2010

    Software developer for data gathering and visualization projects. C#.Net web-based and desktop Winforms application programming with additional assignments in several other technologies, interfaces, and frameworks. Sorry, no I did not work for that Overwatch.


    • Complete rewrite of DCGS-A web interface with MS MVC2 that improves speed by eliminating viewstate. Adds clean URLs and improves usability with additional jQuery and jQueryUI interactive features.

    • ASP.Net Framework 3.0 C# Web application that accessed the Overwatch VIPER framework Common Data model. WebUI provided read, write, and search capabilities of the backend database through web clients.

Contract Programmer
dba Vine Branches LLC

  • Sole Proprietor Austin TX
    2001 - present

    During the dotcom downturn, I worked as a contract programmer for several clients. I've handled a variety of assignments and technologies (ask me about ActionScript) that drew upon my experience and creativity to deliver world-class solutions to my clients. I am not currently seeking contract work, but I do continue to design, develop, and host websites for small client projects.

  • Clients

    • Houston Rockets
    • Toyota Center
    • Vertical Alliance
    • LodgeNet


  • Lead Software Engineer
    Software Planner
    Austin TX
    Aug 1998 - May 2001

    Software lead that helped take Latitude line of notebook computers from #4 to #1 worldwide. Performed software requirement analysis for up to six operating systems and delivered functional specifications for each. Lead software efforts to launch Dell’s first co-branded Latitude/Inspiron notebook computers.


  • Senior Software Developer
    Senior Software Planner
    San Jose CA
    Dec 1984 - Jun 1998

    Software tech support, planning, and project management positions for enormous mission-critical software database products. Awarded eleven individual and team awards in thirteen years of service, recognizing consistent high performance, including Director's Award for Excellence.


  • MS Computer Science Stanford University
  • BS Computer Science Ohio State University


  • Top Secret + SCIF Security Clearance
  • MCSD
  • MCSE+I
  • MCSE
  • MCT
  • MCP+I
Carl’s work over the past several years shows the remarkable progression of his design talents, not only from table-based design to Web standards, but also from relatively uninformed layouts to mature design solutions. — Khoi


Your website should reflect your business expertise. A cluttered page with a dozen things begging for attention can distract your visitors from the important messages you want to make.

My clients and I work together to create a pleasant website to view, but more importantly, one that focuses visitor attention on your company's products and services.

Building a web presence is a collaborative effort, but don't worry, I'm easy to work with. Feel free to contact me to discuss your website plans.


Success Stories.

It feels great when a good website comes together. My clients' sites are unique creations, crafted with care and precision. Because I work with the client needs in mind, each website design tells a story.

Vine Branches wants to make the website a reflection of the business it represents. Every website has a unique experience and personality. Each, you could say, is a story itself...

The Paper Chase.

Guiding students through middle school and high school successfully is a tough job in itself. Parents and students, however, can find themselves unprepared for university life if they don't plan ahead. Middlebridge Educational Consulting provides several workshops and consulting opportunities to demystify the university application process and set students up for success in their post-secondary educational aspirations.

The Middlebridge Educational Consulting website speaks to these concerns in a modern, easy-to-read way. Casual faces provide reassurance that university degree aspirations are best met by proper preparation and focused attention.

An animated logo provides a reassuring welcome along with large, friendly imagery and dashes of animation. The welcoming feel pervades the site to spotlight not only the accomplishments of the consulting practice, but also the accolades received from grateful students.

A River Runs Through It.

The Lost Creek Limited District sought to present timely information on several different water-related issues. Lake Levels, burn ban status, oak wilt status, and up-to-the-minute weather information were all mentioned as important indicators to the local residents.

Vine Branches tackled the complexity with custom programming to gather information from several sources, then present that information as a water awareness dashboard. The dashboard is simple to digest, yet presents a myriad of informational tidbits collected from several different sources. The large dashboard lettering focuses the visitor's on the information while surrounding text support and enhance the meaning.

The resulting home page sends a clear message that water is important and that the Lost Creek Limited District is focused on serving its residents.


Law firm and attorney sites are awash in a sea of gavels, scales, and marble columns. The last thing my Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney in Elyria, Ohio client wanted was to have his site blend in. Working with Michael D Doyle, we agreed on a striking image and tagline that makes a memorable impression on its visitors while casting an sense of confidence over his practice.

This design tears the competition to shreds and casts them aside as mere internet flotsam and jetsam. Visitors will get a clear sense of strength and confidence that a OVI DUI DWI Attorney should present.

Not just another pretty face, M D Doyle's site is enhanced with prominent calls to action, a rotating carousel, and an on-page contact form that allows potential clients to contact Elyria Bankruptcy Attorney Doyle without the need of an email program.

Triumph of the Nerds.

Let's face it, a computer isn't the kind of product that causes one's pulse to race. That doesn't mean a computer retailer has to have a boring website. In fact, a solid modern website is just what suits the folks at Metro Computer Resources. They were selling, installing, repairing, and maintaining computers before we even had something called the internet.

Carl Innocenti and staff have been helping doctors, lawyers, and medium-sized businesses for over two decades. Their clientele is built from their reputation for quality products and services at fair prices.

Vine Branches presents that quality reputation in a contemporary fashion -- with modern and polished graphics, interactive banner, and custom glow-over navigation. Because, hey, we nerds like to have fun too.