Web & Mobile Application Developer
Dean Wagner is a Web Developer with over 15 years of experience in the field. He specializes in W3C Standard Compliance, Progressive Enhancement, Responsive Design, and SEO on the client-side; as well as Object-Oriented Programming, SQL Databases, and Third-Party API Integration on the server-side.
In 2001 Dean began developing websites on a professional level. Having been a computer hobbyist at the dawn of the Internet he had already taught himself the fundamentals of both client-side and server-side scripting, as well as having developed several very popular news and entertainment websites.
Throughout the years he fluctuated between being a full-time and part-time freelance developer subcontracting for various design firms online as either a primary means of income or as a supplemental one. With each project he continued to hone his skills and stay on top of the ever-growing complexities of web development as the industry expanded exponentially.
During his time in the military he voluntarily invested countless hours of his own personal time towards developing several intranet portals for the different units he was assigned to in order to assist the administrative and command sections track everything from personnel rosters to significant enemy activity in the greater Baghdad area.
Post-military Dean has continued to develop websites at a freelance capacity, as well as generate his own business and handle many projects completely on his own from the ground up. He has also worked at several companies developing web-based enterprise solutions, such as Taxi Tracking and Dispatching software and Electronic Medical Record and Document Management systems.
|Also well-versed in VPN, proxies, BitTorrent, darknets (Tor Project), PGP Encryption, and overall online anonymity.|
US Army & OIF Veteran
Dean is a Combat Veteran who served 8 years in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer; to include 2 deployments to Iraq totaling 2 years and 3 months in a Hostile Fire Zone conducting Route Clearance Operations, Reconnaissance Missions, and Personal Security Details.
Dean served from October 2004 to September 2012. He was Active Duty from enlistment until February 2008, and in the Reserves for the remainder of his 8 year obligation. He deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from August of 2006 until November of 2007 for an extended deployment during "The Surge". He then returned to Iraq, this time to Balad, from February 2010 to February 2011 during Operation New Dawn.
While serving Dean was awarded a multitude of commendations, to include—but not limited to—multiple Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals, and the Combat Action Badge. Dean separated from the Army as a Non-Commissioned Officer, having attained the rank of Sergeant (E5) with an Honorable Discharge.
Courage is not defined by the absence of fear, but by one's actions in the presence of it.Anonymous
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.Edmund Burke
Quiet people have the loudest minds.Stephen Hawking
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.Thomas Paine
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.Isaac Asimov
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.Carl Sagan