Dennis Whiteman

FastPipe Media, Inc. | 223 S. Jardot Road | Stillwater, OK 74074-6216 | (405) 372-7308

Education

Experience

Overview

Extensive professional media experience, including reporting for newspapers, editing print publications, film and video production, building media websites, and promoting political candidates and ideas.

Media

Print projects have included sports and general assignment reporting for a weekly newspaper in Moore, OK, covering city and school governments in Midwest City and Del City for The Oklahoman, writing feature stories as a stringer for the Dallas Morning News and the Oklahoma Gazette, and serving as editor of the 1982 Oklahoma State University Yearbook. Graphics skills including logo design and branding.

Film and video projects included work as a production coordinator, grip and production assistant on feature films and documentaries, national and local commercials, and more recently editing of corporate and political productions using non-linear tools such as Final Cut Pro X.

Technology

Experience includes extensive use of WordPress as an online publishing tool for media and other organizations along with the use of various paid online advertising platforms, including Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Have spent more than 30 years working with and on Macintosh computers and using Unix tools such as Apache, MySQL and PHP for server applications. Starting in 2008, began developing mobile websites and apps using iOS developer tools. Wide range of experience in electronics, including the digital transition to HDTV starting in 1999.

Politics

Active with Payne County Democratic Party from 2010 until 2015, serving as Chair from 2013-2015 and Secretary from 2012-13. As chair, provided voice of the party through weekly e-mail newsletters, social media and printed materials. Chair duties also included raising more than $50,000 to support a full-time headquarters, planning and executing elaborate fundraising and political events, promoting candidates, and encouraging citizen participation through volunteerism and action.

Teaching

JB 3623 | Internet Communications — Developed a curriculum for training young journalism, advertising, public relations and broadcast students in the use of the internet as a communications medium as a lecturer in the Oklahoma State University School of Journalism and Broadcasting. Focus was on the use of WordPress software to learn basic HTML, CSS, graphic design, audio, video and written communication for the web by creating an individual web site as a comprehensive project. Classwork also included training in Adobe Creative Suite and an overview of open source software. (Spring 2006-Spring 2008)

Meridian Technology — Custom training for private industry transitioning to WordPress. (2015-present)

Projects

Ongoing Projects

iPhone/iPad App Development

Other WordPress Projects

Other Internet Projects

Kiosks

DVD and Video

Film Production

Worked as a freelance production assistant, grip, production coordinator and residuals coordinator for more than 10 years on a wide range of film projects. Recurring clients included Lazy E Productions, Inc. and Brightwater Media.

Writing & Editing

Legal Experience

Skills

Computers and Software

Expert, owner and user of Apple Macintosh equipment since 1985, from Mac OS 1 to Mac OS X, from Motorola 68k to PowerPC to Intel. Mac client solutions have included scripting solutions including Applescript, Automator and perl along with shell scripts using the unix underpinnings of Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Paid Apple developer with working knowledge of XCode, including developing applications for iPhone and iPad.

Public Service