As Director of Software Development at this photography/business school, I built many specialized web and database applications.
Hallmark closed in 2016, but during its 42-year run it was was prominent nationally, and was undergoing significant growth when I joined.
Technology stack for these projects: Django, MySQL, Apache.
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 This system superseded a PHP site created by an outside vendor, maintaining continuity by retaining the database schema and active data.
A tool to help newly admitted students find rental properties in the 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.
This system powered the educational operations of the school.
Released as open source in 2016 when school closed: https://github.com/pbx/school-base