Aaron O. Tidwell

(330) 461-3615 aaron.tidwell@gmail.com


Expert-level knowledge of a variety of web and general purpose programming languages for small and large-scale development.

Extensive experience developing both client-side and backend applications utilizing many languages, frameworks, libraries, databases, and tools.

Expert-level knowledge of vanilla javascript, semantic markup, progressive enhancement, responsive design, service-oriented architecture, and other modern development considerations.

Extensive experience interacting with third-party APIs, including Twitter, Facebook, Google (Plus, Maps, Search, etc), Linkedin, Ooyala, Doubleclick, and Youtube. Experienced in the creation and maintenance of web APIs.

Strong understanding of scalability, multi-tiered systems, and service-oriented-architecture utilizing AWS and other cloud platforms.

Extensive experience with Agile workflows and tools (Jira, Kanban, etc). Experienced in leading teams, fostering developer culture, hiring, and systems architecture.


  • Languages
  • javascript / node
  • php
  • python
  • bash
  • c# / unity
  • Storage
  • mongodb
  • mysql
  • postgres
  • redis
  • s3
  • solr
  • Build & Test
  • npm / grunt / gulp / dgeni / bash
  • karma / jasmine / phpunit
  • vagrant / docker / aws
  • apache / nginx / varnish
  • git / svn / cvs
  • jenkins
  • Frameworks
  • angular.js
  • knockout.js
  • backbone
  • express.js
  • symphony
  • zend
  • Styling
  • css3
  • less / sass
  • bootstrap
  • photoshop
  • Fun
  • jquery
  • canvas
  • webgl
  • websockets
  • css animations


Lead Frontend Developer - LiveIntent - 2015 to 2016

Developed in-house applications with Javascript, HTML/CSS, and Node. Architected Angular.js applications and maintained legacy Backbone.js systems. Extensive work with automation and deployment via jenkins. Mentored junior developers and established code and development standards. In addition to node, also worked on projects in PHP, Java, and Python utilizing Redis, MySQL, and MongoDB on Vagrant and AWS environments.

Frontend Developer - Business Insider - 2012 to 2015

Developed solutions for user-facing and in-house applications utilizing Javascript, HTML/CSS, Node.js, PHP, and MongoDB. Architected in-house CMS with Knockout.js, and later Angular.js. Developed several Node.js applications including a scalable gif to video solution.

Backend/Frontend Developer - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - 2010 to 2011

Developing solutions using PHP, MySQL, node.js, HTML/CSS, and Javascript for replatforming projects moving from legacy Vignette systems to Drupal. Developed internal data migration platform and several business products utilizing Node.js. Extensive work developing and implementing an enterprise-level Javascript platform.

Javascript API Developer / Frontend Developer - 1010data - 2009 to 2010

Developed new UI components for web-based applications utilizing Javascript, CSS, HTML, and the K language (and KDB). Also served on the team creating the Javascript API for in-house and client usage. Rapidly prototyped a number of applications utilizing PHP/MySQL.

Frontend Developer - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - 2007 to 2009

Developed HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP/MySQL for MarthaStewart.com. Launched WholeLiving.com and MarthaStewartWeddings.com, maintained legacy code, and facilitated a changeover in Javascript frameworks.

Lead PHP Developer - Partythisweek.com - 2006 to 2007

Lead developer for all projects for partythisweek.com website. Included implementation of e-commerce presence, continual back-end bug-fixes and upgrades, server management, and front-end PHP / HTML / CSS / Javascript development.