End Point Team
Our team, headquartered in New York City, has developed, maintained, and hosted ecommerce and other web solutions since its founding in 1995. We combine web application development, database and hosting expertise with understanding clients’ objectives to excel in client satisfaction.
Web application developer
On the Web
With End Point since: 2008
Berkman Center Zone 1: Designed and developed large scale Ruby on Rails file management system. The application integrates Solr faceted search, complex rights and roles management, and sftp user management. Popular gems such as acts-as-taggable-on, carrierwave, and resque are used in this Ruby on Rails 3.1 application.
Paper Source Web To Print: Led development over two-year ongoing project in Interchange customization to allow Paper Source to sell personalized products such as wedding invitations, stationery, and holiday cards. This project integrates Adobe Scene7 to provide personalized product previews.
Piggybak: Developed and released open source ecommerce mountable gem as a Ruby on Rails 3.1 Engine. This gem acts as a mountable ecommerce solution to plug into existing Rails applications.
Web Developer for Gear.com in 2008. Integrated customized plugins and theme for content management system. Completed Omniture site search integration.
Web Developer for AgencyFusion in 2008. Integration, development of mobile template in content management system.
Software Engineer for Backcountry.com from 2007–2008. Frontside development in projects including search engine optimization, multi-site reskin, checkout redesign, site optimization.
MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2006.
BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2005.
Steph loves spending time in the outdoors. She can be found engaged in activities such as running, rock climbing, telemark skiing, road biking, and hiking with her husband Aleks and her dogs Milton and Roger. Steph also enjoys pet photography in her free time.
Recent Blog Posts By Steph Skardal
March 29, 2013
Basic Google map with location markers.Recently, I've been working with the Google Maps API on Paper Source. Paper Source is one of our Interchange clients who has over 40 physical stores throughout t... (Paper Source: Case Study with Google Maps API cont.)
February 4, 2013
I recently wrote about working with an intensive jQuery UI interface to emulate highlighting text. During this work, I experimented with and worked with jQuery optimization quite a bit. In the previous... (jQuery Performance Tips: Slice, Filter, parentsUntil cont.)
January 25, 2013
January 8, 2013
January 3, 2013
Background & MotivationDuring the recent holiday season, it became apparent that some efforts were needed to improve performance for Paper Source to minimize down-time and server sluggishness. Pape... (Paper Source: The Road to nginx Full Page Caching in Interchange cont.)