Hallmark Institute of Photography

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


Social and information hub for alumni. Facilitates alumni connections through searchable and browsable directory. Provide editable member profiles with automatically resized images. Technology Stack: Django, MySQL, Apache mod_python Highlights: Replaced a PHP site created by an outside vendor, retaining the legacy database schema and active data.

alumni site


Tool to help newly admitted students find rental properties in the local area. Collected data via a detailed questionnaire to help students evaluate roommate compatibility. Tracked communications with students. Processed images in various formats submitted by landlords.

Technology Stack: Django, MySQL, Apache mod_python

Created group-email system for communicating with ad-hoc sets of users.

housing site

Hallmark attendance and equipment loan system

attendance scan screen

Multi-faceted system for operation of a trade school. Attendance recording and reporting; student ID data; parking permit tracking; equipment lending library.

Special barcode-reader kiosk mode for large-group attendance.

Technology Stack: Django 0.97, MySQL, Apache mod_wsgi.

Released as open source in 2016 when school closed.