Andrew T. Weber

Professional Experience


Red Frog Events

Prince of Ferrets / Senior Web Developer

Chicago, IL Dec 2014 - present

PHP 7 MySQL Laravel 5 Vue.js Swift 3 Elasticsearch Codeception phpunit fastlane MongoDB npm Gulp CodeIgniter



Founder, Director of Technology

Chicago, IL June 2012 - Dec 2014

PHP MySQL Laravel 4 Apache nginx WebSockets Microsoft Azure Postgres



Technical Director

Chicago, IL Nov 2010 - June 2012

management hiring PHP MySQL jQuery Amazon Web Services Zend Framework Apache DNS website optimization scalability

Initially the sole developer, I handled technical recruiting and built a strong development team, The League of Extraordinary Developers.

  • Team – I led a team of seven developers, managing their projects, establishing coding standards, and encouraging them to grow into positions of leadership.
  • Framework – I built a custom MVC Framework from the ground up that was optimized for high traffic websites using efficient database connections and caching.
  • Development – I developed a single sign-on account system which allowed users to log in to multiple domains simultaneously, amongst many other things.
  • Recruiting – I managed technical recruiting, conducted phone and in-person interviews with hundreds of candidates, and designed a training program for new hires.
  • Servers – I monitored server health, costs, and statistics; set up a backup and recovery system; cut costs by over $23,000 per year; and nearly eliminated downtime. Optimizing the Spartz Media websites

Teaching / Non-profit


Greater Chicago Ferret Association

Board Member

Chicago, IL April 2019 - present


University of Notre Dame

Guest Lecturer – “Case Studies in Computing Entrepreneurship”

Notre Dame, IN Fall 2014, 2015


Startup Institute

Adjunct Instructor – jQuery and JavaScript

Chicago, IL Fall 2013 - Fall 2014

Personal Projects

This entire website was designed and coded by me.

My Ferrets page was built with Vue 2, Vuex, Vue Router, and CSS Grid, with a Laravel 5 API backend

My other personal projects

Open Source

Open source contributions:

Contract Work

All projects have an admin dashboard built in Laravel:



University of Notre Dame

Bachelor of Science, Major: Computer Science

Notre Dame, IN Class of 2010

Dean's List – Fall 2008, Spring 2010

University of Notre Dame in London

Engineering Study Abroad Program

London, UK Summer 2009



team management Agile project planning recruiting hiring


Amazon Web Services EC2 RDS Elasticache Route53 SES S3 SQS CloudFront Microsoft Azure Apache nginx SSL Linux IIS


PHP 7 MySQL Laravel 5 SOLID principles Elasticsearch XDebug MSSQL MongoDB Zend Framework Codeception phpunit RESTful APIs


JavaScript ES6 Vue.js ESLint jQuery Bootstrap CSS3 SASS/LESS HTML5 WebSockets media queries mobile


Git Swift 4 fastlane C C++ Java Shell


Lightroom Inkscape photography

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