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Travis Kuhl

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Experience

Team Coco Digital Director of Technology and Engineering

January 2011 - Present • Burbank, CA
  • Founding member of teamcoco.com, the digital home of Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show, CONAN.
  • Contributed to the development of the overall technical and business strategy for CONAN’s digital presence.
  • Architected and implemented a complex, cost effective hosting infrastructure that allows for dynamic scalability, automated continuous deployments and low touch maintenance.
  • Developed and maintained custom internal tools to manage cross platform content distribution.
  • Worked closely with product, business and editorial teams to translate complex requirements into custom technical solutions that meet the needs of a constantly changing content landscape.
  • Managed team of internal developers, contractors and external partners to develop and integrate ad technology, analytics, mobile apps and other advanced technologies.
  • Developed and implemented a custom video platform; including a cloud transcoding service, online management/editorial system, secure video serving infrastructure and custom HTML5 video player.

Awards

  • Nominee: 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Interactive Program
  • Winner: 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media
  • Nominee: 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Interactive Program
  • Nominee: 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media
  • 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards: Best Social Media
  • 2013 Gold Key Art Award for Innovative Media
  • 2013 Gold Key Art Award for Experiential Engagement
  • Nine Webby Awards including 2014 Entertainment Mobile App and 2013 Best Celebrity/Fan Site
  • Seven Honoree Webby Awards and five other Webby nominations

Blue Waters Research LLC Senior Software Engineer

April 2010 - January 2011 • Santa Monica, CA
  • Led the development of a fully custom e-commerce platform for self-service group buying
  • Architected a dynamic, scalable infrastructure that was able to adapt to quickly changing business requirements.
  • Worked with editorial and sales teams to develop a complex analytics platform to drive future sales and customer growth.

Yahoo Inc Web Developer

January 2007 - April 2010 • Santa Monica, CA
  • Responsible for architecting, developing and maintaining several large scale, high traffic websites for Yahoo! Entertainment.
  • Developed a cross-property content and photo management platform
  • Lead Back-end developer for category leading celebrity news site omg.yahoo.com, serving over 500 million pages views a month
  • Lead Developer & Architect for Yahoo’s Awards Platform, which provides a scalable, reusable framework for quickly developing awards show sites
  • Member of the Yahoo! Media Tech Leads and Media Front-end Leadership organizations
Awards
  • December 2008 “You Rock” award given monthly in recognition of exceptional work
  • 2007 & 2008 nominated for Yahoo “Super Star” award

New York State Fair Web Developer

March 2003 - December 2006 • Syracuse, NY
  • Led development and implementation of a custom content management system
Awards
  • 2003 Employee of the Year

Education

Syracuse University at Utica College • 2003-2005 • Utica, NY

Majored in Computer Science with a focus on Business Software Development

Nazareth College • 2001-2003 • Rochester, NY

Majored in Political Science and Information Systems

Patents

Method and system for socializing events. U.S. Patent Application 20110252331. Filed April 2010. Granted May 23, 2017, US9659276

Technical Skills