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Portfolio :: Wilfred J Keats II

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Portfolio Overview

I am a web developer with twenty years experience, having begun building sites about the time Marc Andreessen and his team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign launched their Mosaic browser. Most of my friends call me Skip.

During that time, I built a range of sites:

  • Related to foreign policy, particularly Europe, for the now defunct United States Information Agency;
  • Web-based analysis tools at UUNet (which became part of WorldCom and is now part of Verizon Business);
  • Commercial sites for mostly Washington-based small businesses at Next Strategy, a web design firm originally based in Georgetown, DC;
  • Intranet sites (at the United States Patent and Trademark Office) and public sites (the United States Army), while working for L-3 Communications; and
  • Intranet-based web applications for the National Nuclear Security Administration, which is a semi-autonomous agency within the United States Department of Energy, as a consultant with the infoReliance Corporation.

On a pro-bono or freelance basis, I also built or managed sites for several Huguenot societies and the Arts Club of Washington, of which I am also a member. I also belong to the DC WordPress, PHP and jQuery user groups, which meet at Fathom Creative on Fourteenth Street, NW.

I live in Arlington, Virginia, just up (or should I say around) the hill and across the river from Georgetown, which is about a fifteen minute walk. As can probably be gathered, I am a Mac aficionado who strongly believes in both standards-compliant browsers and websites, which is why this site looks better in such browsers. Anyone using Internet Explorer below version 9 will see a less elegant site.

In addition to the above cited Arts Club, which is one way I express my love of the arts, I also a member of the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery, was a founding member of the now defunct Smithsonian Young Benefactors group, and hold season tickets at the Shakespeare Theâtre. Likewise, I am a member of the Capitol Hill Club in Washington.

I also love both history and its related activity, genealogy. As such, I am a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (male descendants of those who fought for American independence of the United Kingdom, its female equivalent is the Daugthers of the American Revolution), the St. George's Society of Baltimore (descendants of the English), and I am president of the Huguenot Society of Washington, DC, which is part of the National Huguenot Society. I am also a member of the Maryland Huguenot Society.

The Huguenots were the French Protestants of the 16th century. My Huguenot ancestors came to New York when it was both Dutch and called Nieuw Amsterdam. The Huguenots not only provided rabid patriots during the Revolution (think of Paul Revere, Francis Merion (the "Swamp Fox"), and Gouverneur Morris), but have also proved to be ancestors of many public officials like George Washington, John Jay, the Presidents Bush and Barack Obama.

If you like what you see and would like a résumé, please contact me via email: skip dot keats at medias-in-res dot net.

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