Hallmark Institute of Photography

As Director of Software Development at this photography/business school, I built many specialized web and database applications.

Technology stack for all these projects: Django, MySQL, Apache

Alumni Portal

This was a social and information hub for alumni. Alumni connections were facilitated through a searchable and browsable directory of profiles. This system superseded a PHP site created by an outside vendor, maintaining continuity by retaining the database schema and active data.

alumni site

Student Housing Portal

A tool to help newly admitted students find rental properties in the local area. Collected data via a detailed roomate-compatibility questionnaire. CRM-style tracking of communications with students. Converted housing images submitted by landlords, to sane sizes and formats. This system also had a group-email facility to allow Housing staff to communicate with ad-hoc sets of users.

housing site

Student Information System

attendance scan screen

Multi-purpose system for operation of this trade school:

  • Student ID data, including head shots
  • Attendance recording and reporting, compliant with accreditation requirements
  • Barcode-reader kiosk mode for large-group attendance
  • Generation of print materials, e.g. attendance checklists and face-sheets
  • Equipment lending library system managing about $1M of photographic gear

Released as open source in 2016 when school closed: https://github.com/pbx/school-base