Melanie Sumner
Full Stack Developer

Hello! I'm a full-stack developer. I live and work in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I create really cool web stuff for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the day, and create really cool web stuff just for fun at night.

  • Design Concepts
  • Plan - what's the best way to do THIS project?
  • Create Graphics (using Adobe PS)
  • Use versioning (SVN/Git)
  • Re-factor existing site code to meet today's standards
  • Make my Sys Admin happy by keeping up with security news
  • Learn - and help others learn - new techniques (i.e., demos on codepen)
  • Use Analytics to give better advice
  • HTML5/CSS3/JS for static sites
  • WordPress - the best CMS is a customized CMS!
  • Ghost (uses Node.js)
  • BBIS - a Blackbaud NetCommunity Product (CMS)
  • PHP (esp. writing customizations for WordPress)
  • ASP.NET (C#)
  • MySQL/SQL (when a database is required)
  • Working around languages I'm not fluent in (i.e., design for a site that uses python/mongoDB)

My motto: If I don't know how to do it, I just don't know how to do it yet!