Travis Olson

Web Developer

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About Me

I live in Ankeny, IA and I am currently a web developer and consultant. My primary development skills include PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, ASP, ColdFusion, Javascript, CSS, MS SQL Server and MySQL.

I have been a web developer since 2001, when I worked part-time for the University of Northern Iowa while studying for my B.A. in Management Information Systems. After graduation I went to work for The Mudd Group, an automotive advertising company in Cedar Falls, IA. For the first couple years I was the sole developer at the company and was in charge of creating all intranet applications.

Since April 2006 I have been an independent developer. Most of my work comes from New Directions in Computing, where I provide services on a contract basis. In this role I work with many different clients on an ongoing basis, doing everything from simple bug fixes and upgrades to complete project creation and project management. This has allowed me to learn multiple development languages to suit each client's needs and keep up with current trends in web development.

I have lived in Iowa my entire life except for some time spent in Singapore on various occasions. I work from my home office, and almost all of my customers are from outside Iowa.

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All current work is being done under my company name, Rock The Moose Web Development. Please visit our website at


As a freelance web developer I offer many different services to businesses and individuals. I can create customized, interactive websites tailored to your needs. I specialize in developing database-driven, dynamic websites. I can also work with you to improve and expand your current site.

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Services offered:

  • Complete custom site development for small- to medium-sized websites
  • Web application development
    • Administrative tools - manage your site's content yourself
    • Secure customer login systems
    • Online data-entry forms
    • Email/contact forms
    • Reporting/data extraction
  • Database connectivity with SQL Server, mySQL, Postgres, SQLite, etc.
    • Complete database design
    • Stored procedures
    • Dynamic queries
    • Secure, hacker-resistant code
  • Update site from static HTML to dynamic content - make sitewide updates more easily and faster
  • Site optimization, standards compliance and CSS analysis/correction
  • Code optimization and analysis
My primary development skills include:
  • PHP
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Django/Python
  • ASP/ASP.Net
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • MySQL
  • MSSQL Server

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