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About Me
About Me

A dedicated & hard working person who is an advocate that an approachable and interacting team is always stronger than the sum of its parts. Always eager to push people into newer technologies and methodologies (social media, APIs, open data tools), but does not demand change for the sake of change. Can build good, strong & friendly relationships with clients & can explain technical concepts & methods in terms that others can understand with greater ease. Conversely able to explain requests from clients in the way that a designer or a technical person will understand allowing them to build exactly what was actually requested.

  • Name: Anton McCoy
  • D.O.B.: 9th August 1976
  • Job: Head of Web Development
  • Citizenship: British
  • Residence: London
  • E-mail: website@anton.co.uk
EXPERIENCE
2018 - Present
Head of Web Development - Ekino

As part of the merging of the technical departments within Havas, I was transferred into Ekino; the main technical offering within the Havas Group.

2011 - 2018
Head of Web Development - Havas Media

tmg was bought by Havas Media to create a new media department within a more classic media organization (renamed WebNarrative). My role is to build up and manage the team and integrate new media & media into a seamless experience for clients & end users. The team is now integrated with other offerings (social, mobile, SEO, Brand) to make an overall ‘Creative services’ brand. I am in charge of Web Development, starting from specification & costing, though UI & design, all the way to templates, development and deployment; as well as hosting. This is on top of the continued serving of the clients retained from tmg.

The role as well as creating classic websites includes working on mobile sites, mobile apps, facebook pages & apps; as well social pushing, tracking, monitoring and reporting.

2003 - 2011
Head of Technical Architecture & Development

Manager of a technical, HTML / CSS and supports teams totally up to 14 people (perm and contract); working on small and large projects (~£8k - ~£500k) for governmental, blue chip and smaller clients. Projects written in Coldfusion, Perl, PHP, Drupal, Ruby, .NET, HTML/CSS only. From project planning, technical specification, database architecture, in house coding practice control to self coding (or pseudo coding) as I have kept a very ‘hands on’ approach. Acting as a bridge to the creative department / team to ensure that designs are in-spec, feasible and can be delivered within budget; delivering classic websites, web based applications, off-line applications, API tools, Flex applications & semantic based systems.

Controlled department staffing levels, skill utilization, project & task allocation, holidays and overtime, R&D work and delivery of releases within set time frames.

Worked with the creative team and pitched for creative work (though mood board, conceptional design options and final flushed out versions), with a clear eye on the resulting development of the chosen solution; to aid the company’s options to offer further stage work.

Created a deployment framework called (tmgCMS), which is a standard collection of tools to allow rapid development of website with pre built add-ons (instead of reinventing the wheel) including mailing tools, password protected sections, forums, polls, PDF / Word content generation, Twitter / Facebook and other API integration …etc. Used by both governmental and private clients and allowing easy development of phase II aspects to existing websites / systems.

2000 - 2002
Intranet Manager

In charge of the companies internal systems and intranet; creating tools to manage the lifecycle of a project. From a proposal generator tool to invoicing via, project planning, task allocation, timesheet recording & P/L analysis. Also other internal tools like meeting booking, personnel records and search tools. This ensured that a user could log in and see what they have to do, what is overdue, what needs to be planned and what needs to be invoiced (based on roles). Additionally worked on client work, however my main tasks were internal

1998 - 1999
Online Manager

Ran the on-line offerings for various E-learning software tools. These included custom built forums, chat rooms, email submission and issue tracking tools. Additionally built tools for on-line software updates for the packaged CD-ROMs. This was somewhat ahead of it's time and resulted in the company being considered ahead of the pack of other such organisations.

EDUCATION
1994 - 1998
University of Surrey

BSc(Hons), Computer Aided Chemistry

1987 - 1994
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

4 - A-levels
12 - GCSEs

MY SKILLS
  • WordPress
    100%
  • APIs / JSON / XML
    95%
  • PHP
    92%
  • Server setup / monitoring
    91%
  • AWS / LB / Cloud Solutions
    90%
  • MySQL (SQL)
    90%
  • HTML & CSS
    89%
  • JavaScript
    85%
  • SEO
    80%
  • Google Analytics
    75%
  • Node.JS / React
    70%
  • Coldfusion
    70%
  • Perl
    65%
  • jQuery
    60%
MY SERVICES
Wordpress

Web Development

Programming

Front-end

JavaScript

mySQL / DB

Server set up

AWS / Cloud Solutions

Server Monitoring

Social intergration

API intergration

Content syndication

Mobile first optimisation

Search optimization

Security