Hello, I'm Dan Holloran.

I'm a Full Stack Developer, Photographer and life long learner.
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Senior Full Stack Developer


October 2019 - Present

Ample is a digital agency in Cincinnati, OH. I am working remotely as a Senior Full Stack developer.

I am currently building sites on the Jamstack, primarily using Gatsby. I also help mentor other developers and help with architectural decisions.

Lead Developer (Full-Stack Developer)

Matchbox Design Group

November 2012 - October 2019

Matchbox Design Group is a full-service digital agency in St. Louis, MO. They specialize in building custom websites that are easy to use. They have a large range of clients from around the St. Louis area.

I was responsible for managing the development process for projects. I helped build out the larger back end features in PHP such as inventory importers. Along with helping to move forward process and communication initiatives between the different teams.



May 2016 - June 2017

LaunchCode is a program that helps participants make the transition into development. They teach the fundamentals of development and help with job placement.

I mentored 3 different participants helping them with their final project. I helped them with coding, process and architecture questions. All 3 of the participants completed their projects.

Web Developer

Freeman Marketing

May 2012 - November 2012

Freeman Marketing at that time was a small agency based out of St. Charles, MO. That specialized in building custom WordPress websites for local businesses. I was an in-office contractor during my time there.

I was responsible for converting Photoshop designs into WordPress marketing websites. Along with some content and SEO strategy. For part of the time there I was helping an intern web developer as well that was in school.

Bachelors - Web Design & Development

Full Sail University

November 2009 - March 2012

This was a fast-paced ~2-year bachelor program that was fully online. There I learned the fundamentals of web design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and ActionScript.

With each class being about a month-long it taught me how to get up to speed on new topics. This was a good experience since it's much like the web industry fast-paced and there is always something new to learn. One of the biggest take away was to learn how to read documentation well. This will help you use any tool, language, framework, etc. not just the tools you are using.

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What I'm Reading

21 Lessons for the 21st Century cover

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. How do computers and robots change the meaning of being...

September 2, 2019

VisBug (Dev Tools for Designers)

I was listening to the ShopTalk Show a little while ago and they had Adam Argyle on talking about VisBug. It's a browser extension that is almost like Dev Tools for designers. I like the...


March 7, 2019

Laracon Online 2019 Notes and Thoughts

These are my notes from Laracon 2019 was an interesting conference and a lot of fun. I think you may still be able to buy tickets to access the recordings at https://laracon.net/. It is nice being...


December 15, 2018

Testing mocked email in WordPress with PHPUnit

Before we get started this post assumes the following. You have some understanding of PHPUnit and using it with WordPress You are...


July 3, 2016

Setting Up Your Shell Configuration and OHMyZSH

A while ago I wrote a post on Setting Up Your Shell. I wanted to follow up with more information about ZShell and OHMyZSH. Since both have really made using the terminal a lot easier and more...