Preworn

About

All About Jack Szwergold


I am a skilled full-stack web developer, back-end tech, systems admin and software engineer with years of experience which includes a career history within the art, publishing and non-profit worlds.

Great Full-Stack Web Developer

I am a full-stack web developer who knows all sides of the tech equation—front-end, back-end, server-side, etc…—who can develop code from scratch as well as develop within CMS systems such as WordPress, Drupal and the like. HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby and related languages—as well as frameworks—are all fine with me.

Skilled Back-End Tech

I am a real-world proven overall systems tech. DevOps-skilled, macOS/Linux systems experienced, adept at command line and related back-end skills. Shell scripting, Python, Apache, Nginx, Docker, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Java, Elasticsearch, Solr, Nutch, Hadoop and the like are the tools I know I how to use.

Experienced Web Server Consultant

I have deep and proven skills dealing the infrastructural “plumbing” of web servers and related systems. Domain names, DNS setup, site hosting and miscellaneous website hosting items are just some of the things I can deal with. DIY services like Squarespace, Wix and related shared hosting services are no problem for me.

Résumé

The Places I Have Worked and the Work I Have Done.


The New School

Web Developer

(September 2016 – Present)

Web developer for the New York City based university. Develop, debug, assess and maintain all current web-based systems as well as actively participate in the development and structuring of new systems. Consult with other departments across the university to support, develop and stabilize their own web-based systems.

Guggenheim Museum

Web Infrastructure Systems Administrator

(November 2011 – November 2014)

Full-time Linux systems administrator for the New York City based, internationally renowned, art museum. Managed and monitored all Linux servers in the Guggenheims’ Linux-based clusters to ensure 24/7 operation and availability. Was the hands-on tech lead in the assessment, forensics and recovery of key pieces of web-based Internet art in the museum’s permanent collection.

e-flux

Linux/Unix Systems Administrator

(January 2011 – February 2012)

Contract Linux systems administrator for the web-based, global online arts newsletter/publication. Managed all servers in e-flux’s Linux-based cluster to ensure 24/7 operation and availability. Monitored and debugged e-flux’s high-volume mail server (450,000 to 200,000 mails per day) to ensure overall stability and availability.

Artforum International

Web Developer

(February 2007 – November 2011)

Lead web developer tech for the New York City based art publication. Developed, produced and maintained all front-end and back-end aspects of Artforum’s main website and sister sites: Bookforum and Artforum China. Worked closely with existing tech team to conceive, develop, modernize, and re-platform pre-existing PHP and MySQL based CMS to a more object oriented and flexible system.

Metropolis Magazine

Web Developer

(April 2001 – April 2007)

Web developer for the New York City based architecture and design publication. Developed, produced, managed and maintained all front-end and back-end aspects of the Metropolis Magazine website.

The Onion

Pioneering Web Developer

(September 1995 – January 2001)

Pioneering web systems developer, administrator, content editor, ad manager, etc… for the multi award winning humor publication. Helped guide and shape the publication’s online voice during their seminal transition from small circulation campus weekly to an internationally renowned web presence.

Projects

Projects and Distractions


Mosaic

Dynamically generated image mosaics using record album artwork as the basis. Reload the page to view another random image.

Mosaic (JavaScript)

This is an EmberJS (JavaScript) version of the Mosaic project that uses an EmberJS front-end to pull data in from the PHP back-end of Mosaic. The benefit of this method is the page does not have to be reloaded for new data to be pulled in; client side JavaScript handles it all.

ASCII

Dynamically generated ASCII art images which were created using PHP, the GD graphics library, HTML and CSS. Reload the page to view another random image.

Holiday Card 2016

My 2016 digital holiday card that uses WebKit animations.

Contact

All the Ways You Can Reach Me


Actual Mail

Jack Szwergold
P.O. Box 325
Village Station, NY 10014-0325

Electronic Mail

me@preworn.com

PGP Public Key

If you need it because you are sending me some very important stuff, my PHP public key is available here.