Personal Summary

I'm a User Interface Engineer and Web Evangelist. I work to make the web beautiful, both on its surface and beneath.

I'm a demonstrated expert in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, React/Flux/Relay, and more. I specialize in techniques promoting web agnostics, semantics, and accessibility. I'm comfortable with varying levels of skill in any web stack, having written and maintained code in JS, PHP, Java and Ruby-on-Rails. I currently prefer Node+React or React Native for most of my projects.

I'm a regular consumer and occasional contributor to open source projects and client APIs. If I have a suggestion for a website or application, I prefer to demonstrate the idea using an API rather than just describe it-- Code Wins Arguments.

I look for opportunities where I can make strong, direct and meaningful contributions to a team, to users and to the web. I'm comfortable functioning as both designer and engineer, advising on both the technical and aesthetic. I'm affable and good-natured, yet results-driven and competitive. I have extensive experience working remotely, particularly during my time at Facebook.

I'm currently enjoying some time off, working on a number of personal projects, but I'm open to inquiries about positions that allow for working remotely.

Employment History

Web Evangelist

October 2009 — January 2012

Cerner Corporation

As Cerner's first Web Evangelist, I was responsible for advancing web best-practices to teams, both existing and emerging. I basically served as ad-hoc advisor with respect to semantics, accessibility, web agnostics and the responsible use of CSS and JavaScript.

Highlights
  • New OpenID SDK for the iPhone.
  • Redesigned a semantic search servive to use JSON-P
  • "Proscenium", an experimental technique of compiling templates in JS libaries for isomorphic rendering.
  • Spoke about Progressive Enhancement as a necessary philosophy.

Principal Architect

October 2010 — January 2012

Socially Adept Geek, LLC

In my spare time I operated a consultancy where I helped clients and friends with custom code, strategies and advice on their web projects.

I shuttered this consulting business as part of my agreement to work at Facebook.

Software Architect

January 2007 — October 2009

Cerner Corporation

For a several years I was a Software Architect for Healthe, enforcing cross-browser compatibility, semantic markup and accessibility, developing CSS layouts and advanced JavaScript controls, and conducting platform research. I would also prototype HTML code based on paper designs, allowing the team to communicate intent to clients, stakeholders, usability and engineers.

Highlights
  • Inculcated a comprehensive browser-agnostic web philosophy, massively improving accessibility, portability and performance.
  • Invented the 'Web Bootstrapper', a patented technology that allowed semantic web pages to adapt to the heuristics of any device, dynamically.
  • Consultant and mentor to teams and engineers on web technology and development.

Sr. Software Engineer

January 2005 — January 2007

Cerner Corporation

For several years I worked on the ePrescribing (eRx) and Community Health Record (CHR) solutions for treating Medicare populations in several states. I would interpret functional requirements into a coherent user interface and visual design.

Highlights
  • Proposed and built the "New Navigation" project, which was a radical redesign of the UI based on usability studies and feedback from sales.
  • Novel architecture pattern discarding JSPs in favor of full modules of aggregate presentation components, adding entire workflows to any WAR using standard J2EE and Struts configurations.
  • Mentored software engineers and other architects in semantic markup practices and prudent Javascript.

Application Developer

October 2003 — January 2005

Cerner Corporation

When I joined Cerner, I took on the role of Presentation Layer Developer for the "Web Experience" solution, specifically Order Management. I would design, document, and develop the UI for order placement, drug catalog browsing, and proactive interaction checking and alerting.

Highlights
  • Reusable, component-based rendering system which resulted in an 80% reduction in markup in JPSs, as well as sharing between solutions.
  • Subject matter expert for most presentation layer technologies, and reviewed most of that code from my (and other) teams. I ended up teaching a few courses for new associates.

Application Developer II

June 2003 — October 2003

Sprint

I held a brief role at Sprint, transitioning from Accenture Outsourcing to Sprint PCS. I rolled on to the Architecture team, and was responsible for applying design patterns, creating interfaces to back-end applications, and overseeing code development across releases.

Outsourced Analyst

July 2001 — June 2003

Accenture

Employed as an Analyst in the Outsourcing organization for a number of client engagements.

Highlights
  • At a Wireless Telecom engagement, I wrote web-based Java interfaces for a customer care billing platform.
  • At a Long Distance Telecom engagement, I was on-call and responsible for monitoring load balance and processing time on switches using SQL.
  • At a Broadband Telecom engagement, I created test plans for development teams across the US and Canada.

Intern

January 1998 — January 2001

Symbol Technologies

I spent three summers writing complete web-based applications for quality control efforts.

Speaking

TEDx RenfrewCollingwood

I was invited to speak at TEDxRenfrewCollingwood about using metaphors to explain technology, to “bridge the gap” between what people believe software can do, and what it actually can do. I created an open-source website called metaphorical.ly where anyone could create a technology metaphor.

International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility

I wrote a paper and delivered a talk about my findings using the Web Bootstrapper at Cerner in Madrid, Spain.

18th International World Wide Web Conference

I delivered a talk on the Web Bootstrapper I developed at Cerner at the WWW Conference in Madrid, Spain.

SIGGRAPH

I was a speaker in the 'Playground' and 'Classroom' discussing the success of my 1997 and 1998 ThinkQuest websites, which used 3D graphics combined with Internet technology to teach difficult subjects to students of all ages.

Writing

W4A

In this paper, I present a the Web Bootstrapper, a technique that allows a developer to write a single site while still providing multiple experiences, or "skins," without altering source or running costly client-side code. It is a process by which an accurate collection of only those static resources and metadata necessary for a unique experience be delivered passively, by the most performant means possible.

Testimonals

Erik Vorhes

Erik Vorhes

Lead Software Engineer at Chegg

Clint worked with Erik in different groups at Facebook

Clint is one of the best engineers I’ve worked with. He is especially passionate about making products available to as many people as possible — not only in terms of pushing for accessibility best practices and for inclusive design, but also in making sure to make things available to people whose devices aren’t the latest and greatest devices and whose internet connections are suboptimal. Clint is capable of building things quickly and at a high standard of excellence while also demonstrating compassion for the people who use the things he builds.

Patrick Keenan

Patrick Keenan

Lead Product Designer: Facebook Local App

Clint worked with Patrick on the same team at Facebook

Clint is a powerhouse of code and collaboration. He single handedly maintained and updated the product on web, refactoring when appropriate. He was proactive in working with design and also brought good questions to help round out the approach. Even in a remote office, it felt like he was always ready to help out.

Freddy Gottesman

Freddy Gottesman

Product Manager at Facebook

Clint worked with Freddy in the same group at Facebook

Clint is a motivated and creative engineer with exceptional product sense. In my time working with him I was impressed by his ability to identify a user problem, design a solution and then implement the code to make it happen.

Jacob McDaniel

Jacob McDaniel

Sr. Experience Designer at HomeAway

Jacob worked with Clint, but at different companies

Hands down, Clint is by far one of the most intelligent engineers I have had the opportunity of working near. As an experience designer working with an engineer, building the most intuitive and functionally sound experience is critical. Clint brings a different perspective to the table and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. He has an incredible capability of asking comprehensive questions to understand the requirements and data for building the appropriate solution. If given the opportunity in the future to work with Clint, I would sprint versus walk.

Naithan Jones

Naithan Jones

Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Naithan worked with Clint but at different companies

Clint worked as an consulting engineer on the initial build of my first venture backed product. Thoughtful and pragmatic engineer with advanced understanding of how to scale code for future usability and performance. One of the strongest engineers I know and a great all around person to boot. Would highly recommend Clint.

David Cacioppo

David Cacioppo

President/CEO of emfluence

David was a client of Clint's

Clint delivers on what he says he will and brings great ideas to the table. If you get the opportunity to work with Clint, bring him in early in the concept phase of your project. Odds are, he will have input that makes your project better.

Scott Ackerson

Scott Ackerson

Vice President at Cerner Corporation

Scott managed Clint directly at Cerner

Clint Hall embodies all that is web. His code, ideas and passion for all things web extend past his professional career into his social and personal life. He is un-conventional only in the fact that he is ahead of the thought leadership and natural curve of web developers. He also has a certain social adeptness that garners many opportunities for him and those around him.

Bo Fishback

Bo Fishback

CEO of Zaarly, Inc

Bo worked with Clint, but at different companies

Clint is a great guy to work with. He's a sharp, curious, problem solver and has both a deep knowledge base to draw from and an impressive capacity to learn quickly and apply new skills. I've had the chance to work with him on multiple occasions at multiple different companies and have been impressed at every turn.

Recognition

KC/ACTF Region V Conference

Three-time nominee for excellence in Acting.

ThinkQuest 1997

Created "Shakey's Place", a website about Shakespeare featuring a 3D Globe Theatre. Placed Second in Arts and Literature category totaling $48,000 in scholarships. Team Leader, designed interface and 3D graphics, programmed Perl 5 scripts, designed HTML layout.