Hello World!
I'm Richard Tammar
Digital Architect

I Speak...

Executive

Wants a rocket, not too concerned with the design, so long as it gets to Mars.

Strategy, roadmaps, KPIs.

Developer

Wants to build awesome rockets with other brilliant rocket scientists.

Systems, processes, code.

Human Being

Wants the opportunity to express their gifts and be recognized for their contributions.

Integrity, warmth, humor.

I am...

Bright

Analytical, with a human centered and data driven approach to problem solving: customer first and technology agnostic.

Sincere

Warm, approachable, professional and egalitarian, with a reputation for capitalizing on individual talents and fostering excellent team dynamics.

Dynamic

I catalyze positive change. I seek out opportunities to make things better and gain fulfillment by bringing those improvements to life.

I'm good at...

Getting things done

I’m a proponent of human centered design, continuous enhancement, engineering standards and efficient process. Also: delivering awesome on time and budget.

Encouraging all voices

I believe diversity, empathy, open minds and open doors are key to overcoming the innate cognitive biases which confound good decision making.

Designing systems

IA and UX; application, API and database engineering. Let’s build systems that grow and adapt with us, let's reward interaction, let’s let’s try things out: imagine, create, test, measure, critique, repeat.

Conveying ideas

"Clear, smart, digestible... and highly entertaining" - according to at least one conference delegate. No fatalities by PowerPoint since 1998.

Programming

PHP, ColdFusion, JavaScript (plain + jQuery + ExtJS), SQL (Oracle + MySQL + SQL Server), HTML, CSS (plain + less + sass), SVN and git.

Experience

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    2012 - present

    Director of Online Strategy

    Travel Portland

    Travel Portland is a Destination Marketing Organization developed to strengthen the region’s economy by making Portland a preferred destination for business and leisure travel.

    I'm responsible for the strategic development of our digital presence, directing efforts across a multiplicity of internal contributors, external agencies and service providers.

    TravelPortland.com took the U.S. Travel Association's coveted Best Destination Website award in 2015, in addition to garnering four Addys and a Webby nomination. The site attracts up to half-a-million visitors each month - a number that has more than tripled since 2012 - and boasts industry leading engagement.

  • One Global Economy logo

    2008-2012

    Director of Web Development

    One Economy Corporation

    One Economy Corporation was a Washington, D.C. based, global nonprofit organization that used the power of technology to connect underserved, low-income communities around the world to vital online information and resources.

    As the Director of Web Development I was responsible for a multiplicity of sites including The Public Internet Channel, The Beehive and Applications for Good with a combined traffic in excess of 700,000 unique visitors per month. I led the web development and project management verticals of the Media Division, with up to 20 reports, and provided technical leadership across a dozen simultaneous projects.

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    2004-2008

    Web Manager

    Lattice Semiconductor

    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) is a United States based manufacturer of high-performance programmable logic devices. Founded in 1983, the company employs about 700 people and has annual revenues of around $300 million.

    I led the development of the corporation's global web presence, intranet, extranet and email marketing campaigns. I line managed the web team and reengineered the corporate web site, significantly enhancing customer-satisfaction, usability, lead generation and organic search rank; significantly reducing support and maintenance overhead and marketing lead times.

  • Logo for The University of Sussex

    1999-2004

    Web Manager

    University of Sussex

    The University of Sussex is a leading British public research university, with over 2,200 staff and 13,000 students.

    I was responsible for the University's web presence during and well beyond the first dot com boom; I ran technical lead on all major web development initiatives and line managed the University web team. I conceived and engineered a campus-wide CMS: enabling non-technical staff in 100+ subordinate units to maintain an independent departmental website without compromising corporate brand integrity. This was integrated this with HR and curriculum systems to ensure currency of personnel data, program specifications et al. Through so doing I increased usability, reduced technical overheads and cut support costs.

Education

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BSc Economics with Social Psychology

London School of Economics
and Political Science
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MA Women's Studies

The University of Sussex
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Postgraduate Certificate in Education

The University of Brighton

Projects

My Blog

Documenting my ongoing search for child-friendly activities around town, Things to do in Portland with Children receives over 5,000 visits a month.

My Novel

At once an epic tale of adventure and a hilarious parody of human society, The Marmalade Shore delivers dark suspense with a light, comedic touch.

My Photography

I take documentary style pictures of people being themselves: spontaneous, expressive and idiosyncratic.

Fun and Games

Text Tennis might just be the coolest game you've never played. Unless, of course, you have.