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William Whorton
Web Developer

Chesapeake Bay Program Office

410 Severn Avenue
Suite 109
Annapolis, MD 21403

Phone: (410) 267-5742
Email: wwhorton@chesapeakebay.net

William Whorton Integration and Application Network William Whorton Web Developer William Whorton Photo work(410) 267-5742 Chesapeake Bay Program Office
410 Severn Avenue Suite 109
Annapolis MD 21403 USA


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NameWilliam Whorton


Skilled web developer with experience working at every step of the software development life cycle. Experienced in both front and back end web development using a range of web technologies, including HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP. A firm believer in the hacker mentality who enjoys finding creative solutions to problems.


Web Developer at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

June 2014 - present

  • Front end development using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Back end development in PHP and ExpressionEngine.
  • Maintenance and updating of web products for the Chesapeake Bay Program, including ChesapeakeBay.net and BayBackpack.com.
  • Development of software and processes to support CBP mission.

Quality Assurance Lead at Synaptic Advisory Partners

November 2012 - January 2014 (1 year 2 months)

  • Software testing and quality assurance, web design and development using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Salesforce development using Apex and Visualforce to create MVC-based web applications.
  • Lead developer on Russel Hill Cancer Foundation’s web-based risk assessment site and patient information portal.
  • Responsible for creating and instituting QA process for Synapse, a web application for patient record management.

Support Engineer at AllCity Wireless

July 2012 - November 2012 (5 months)

  • Web development using HTML/CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and Perl in a LAMP environment.
  • Updated and improved user interface for network hardware using HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery, and Perl to implement UI/UX best practices.
  • Upgraded existing sites with technologies such as OpenID authentication, AJAX, and real-time location reporting using Google Maps.
  • Developed public WiFi access site for the City of Miami Beach, including language localization and user account management.

Training Consultant at Abreon

July 2011 - October 2011 (4 months)

  • Copyedited SAP training materials for Akzon-Nobel.
  • Wrote task-specific work instructions based on client's business processes.
  • Used learning management system (uPerform) to publish finalized training materials.
  • Tested online training courses to ensure functionality and conformity with project standards.

Freelance Writer/Consultant

February 2009 - Present (4 years 5 months)

  • Website design and development focused on creating visually appealing, content-rich user experiences.
  • Writing, content and developmental editing, and proofreading.

Training Developer at SoNoted LLC

October 2009 - October 2010 (1 year 1 month)

  • Interviewed SMEs and department heads to design SAP training program for the Comptroller of Maryland.
  • Created online training courses using uPerform (learning management system).
  • Designed, wrote, and edited training materials, including work instructions, quizzes, and reference materials.

Web Content Editor at DCP Group

May 2009 - October 2009 (6 months)

  • Proofread educational content for Sylvan.
  • Migrated learning modules to a new content delivery system.


  • Sass
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Web Development
  • HTML (4 and 5)
  • CSS 3
  • jQuery
  • Web Design
  • LAMP
  • Git
  • AJAX


Russel Hill Cancer Foundation Risk Assessment Site

April 2013 to June 2013

The Russel Hill Foundation's site is a custom-built, public-facing portal for the organization's Salesforce system based on the Sites.com platform. The landing page features a preliminary screening assessment form which automatically creates Lead, Contact, and User records based on responses to the assessment questions. Authenticated users have access to a home page that displays their demographic and medical information, and allows them to update that information through the page. The site is HIPAA-compliant, and is written using a combination of SFCD's Visualforce and Apex languages, as well as JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, and HTML5.

City of Miami Beach Public Wifi Access Site

August 2012 to October 2012

As part of a contract with AllCity Wireless, the City of Miami Beach purchased network equipment for the purpose of offering free WiFi accounts, and requested an account signup, authentication, and management system. As half of a two-person development team, I was responsible for the design and coding of the front end UI, including login and authentication, account creation forms, and language detection and translation. On the back end, I wrote account maintenance scripts to remove old, unused accounts and log out idle accounts. All code was written using a combination of PHP, HTML, CSS, Perl, and C.


Anne Arundel Community College

General Studies
Arnold, MD

University of Maryland University College

Political Science
Adelphi, MD