John M. Telford - Web Résumé


Collaboration – A seasoned, knowledgeable, industry professional, Electronics and Software Engineer specializing in web hardware and software technology disciplines: practitioner with extensive experience across most IT functional groups, with the ability to effectively collaborate with senior management teams, external and internal clients, functional groups, individual contributors, and vendors, to accomplish multidiscipline goals.

Web Technology Key Accomplishments

Web Sites

Latest of many since the early days of the Internet

  • johntelford
    A processor to this web site
  • asciidoctordev
    A web site about the results of a technology deep dive to understand Asciidoctor technology enough to create an architecture for developing web sites
  • photonjohn
    Displays selected photographs shot over the years and processed using Adobe Lightroom. The selected photos are uploaded to Adobe servers where they are organized into galleries ready for display on the web. The web site is a front end to the galleries.
  • (retired)
    Is about a deep dive into Progressive Web Apps (PWA) technology to gain an understanding and figure out a PWA development architecture for creating the web site. It is not about the nuts and bolts of how to create a PWA, but about the PWA development architecture and technologies used to create sites.
  • techtalkjohn
    An opinionated tech talk blog

Core Technology Tools

Core technology tools used to build, maintain, and deploy contemporary web sites.

  • Framework

    • Gatsby
    • Next
    • Nextra
    • Sphinx
    • REACT
  • Programming

    • Standard web programming languages troika HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • JSX
    • Markdown
    • MDX
  • Distributed Version Control System

    • Git
    • GitHub
  • Application Delivery Network

    • Netlify
    • Vercel
  • Editor

    • Visual Studio Code

Early Internet Service Provider

Created and ran off-site and on-site Internet servers providing clients with email and web services. Deployed a technologically evolving commercial Web site including shopping cart, checkout, and web site analytics. Built servers and network routers. Wrote programs that measured detailed Web sit response times

Web Technologies

Created and ran off-site and on-site Internet servers delivering email and web functionality. Deployed a technologically evolving commercial Web site including shopping cart, checkout, and web site analytics. Wrote programs that measured detailed Web sit response times for a large apparel manufacture commerce site. nik


Software (esi)

Builder and head of a software engineering department and team of 8 engineers responsible for the planning, development, production, and maintenance of real-time software, and user application products for the semiconductor industry.

Infrastructure (ftl)

Designer and project manager of a large-scale 24 x 7 x 365 three-tier infrastructure, and deployment of remote servers and workstations, for a large transportation manufacture. The work took 3 years and a team of 7 engineers.

Makeover (cad)

Architect and manager of a production IT infrastructure makeover for a consumer products company, utilizing contemporary database, hardware, networking, security, software, virtual server, and web technologies. The effort took a team of 5 IT administrators 3 years to accomplish.

Integration (seq)

Recruited and managed a product integration and evaluation team of a 5 engineers team responsible for testing, configuration management, and packaging, of commercial UNIX derivative operating systems for multiprocessing computer products.

Operations (ser)

Assembled and led computer resource teams from 2 to 10 members, for clients and employers.


Infrastructure (rbl)

Developed with the client a resilient IT infrastructure for a large forest products campus, including network routers, switches, WANs connecting satellite business operations, and physical and virtual servers for application deployment. The continuing success of this evolving infrastructure is due to designing it for change and implementing proactive monitoring throughout.

Hardware (esi)

Engineered an environmental monitoring system, including the hardware, embedded operating system, application, development system, and a Forth-like procedural, stack-based, programming language.


Wrote numerous programs and utilities using various compiled and scripting languages, including high-energy physics data reduction programs, error correcting download system, transforming DocBook XML source into HTML, PDF, and PostScript documents, and engineering, financial, and graphic applications.