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Hal Gatewood

Christian. Husband. Father. Web Builder.
I've spent the last 20 years creating, building and playing in the digital world. Here is a timeline of the many things I've worked on, big and small.
2004 to present
Technology Manager
  Montréal, Québec & Oklahoma City, OK
BibleTalk.tv was born in the cold Montréal winters. We used Windows Media Encoder to live stream our worship to members stuck at home due to snow. Our laptop maxed out at 10 viewers, so we switched to the brand new platform ustream.tv to stream our classes and worship (in 2006). We were featured on their homepage nearly every time we live streamed our Bible class. After 15 years of constant work, the BibleTalk.tv platform has grown to a million subscribers on YouTube with over 30 million views.
2013 to 2022
  Oklahoma City, OK
In 2013, I started a private social network just for families. I was accepted in to the Jump Start Business Accelerator and gave presentations in OKC and Dallas trying to raise funds for my startup. I could never make enough money to support myself and my other work (BibleTalk.tv) was really taking off. So I closed it down in 2022.
2006 to 2014
1915 Churches
  Montréal, Québec & Oklahoma City, OK
I built this web software to help churches get online quickly and easily. It included Page Publishing, Sermon Management, Articles, Bulletins, Events, Directory, Prayer List and more. The guts of the project are still being using on the website for my home congregation choctaw.church.
Feb. 2012 to Dec. 2013
WordPress Developer
  Oklahoma City, OK
I took designs from Photoshop and implemented them in WordPress websites. Along with this, I created WordPress plugins and themes that the company reused. We published some into the WordPress.org repository which were used on over 100,000 websites. Two of our main websites even won ADDY awards.
Clients: Braum's, Tony's Tree Plantation, & many others
Aug. 2011 to Dec. 2011
Frontend Developer
  Oklahoma City, OK
Worked on new responsive web app version of Wimgo.com. The company closed before this new version of the site (pictured) was released.
July 2009 to July 2011
Twist Image
Senior Web Developer / Tech Lead
  Montréal, Québec
Led team of developers in producing large-scale websites with tight deadlines. Worked with two frameworks that were unknown to me at the time (eZ Publish & Symfony).
Clients: Ski-Doo, Home Depot, Dairy Goodness, Dairy Nutrition, Dairy Farmers, All You Need is Cheese, Nice Cream, Telus, Van Houtte, Xbox
Jan. 2009 to July 2009
Fokus Media
Social Media Developer / Video Editor
  Montréal, Québec
Designed and built the Popularity Facebook App with 90,000 users at its peak. This Facebook Tab app ranked people based on their social media presence (in 2009!). Edited commercials that aired on in-house designed internet kiosks throughout Canadian Universities.
Clients: Bell, Rogers, Microsoft Zune, BiteTV
Sept. 2007 to Jan. 2009
Adobe Coldfusion Developer
  Montréal, Québec
Project Lead Developer for Online Trade Shows and built new features on high traffic eCommerce platforms.
Clients: Aldo Shoes, Ardene, Bluenotes, Browns Shoes, CollegeWeek Live, CostumeHub, Danier, Garage, Globo Shoes, The Globe and Mail, Harry Rosen, HCL, HRSA, La Senza, Lord and Taylor, Platform Q, Sports Rousseau, Stitches, Suzy Shier, Top Consultants, U.S. Kids Golf, Undutchables
Mustache Weekends
This beauty could have been the next big thing!
Jan. 2007 to Sept. 2007
LogoBee Inc.
Web Manager / Designer / Developer
  Montréal, Québec
Managed web projects from cold call to completion. Call, sell, design, build, launch. A great way to start and learn the whole business. Built custom CMS solutions for clients.
Clients: SI Corporation, Gelena on the Bay, Berchard Appraisal Services, Ark Royal Asset Management, Cynapus Marketing, Bestline Products, Sacred Lotus Clinic, Camelback Vending, Titan Engineering, Dearnature, Sol Pacific, American Garage Solutions, Specialized Metal Polishing, Victory Wealth Management, Village Car Wash, Kikkx
4Site Solutions
Web Designer
  Oklahoma City, OK
Designed client web sites, pdf’s and logos. Supplied programmers with graphics for sites.
Recieved Steadicam Certification
  Burbank, CA
Freelance Web Developer
I have maintained a steady amount of work for my nights and weekends over the years. Most have come and gone, but a few still remain.
Clients: The Pilates Nook, Bruce Piano, Hunger Busters, Red Drapes (Calgary), Legris Conservation, Hobby Bike, JK Style, Lucas Ross, Elite Termite and Pest Control, L'Informateur Biblique, ruBible.com, Khristos.org, Nick Smith Music, Great Lakes Bible College, Ville-Émard Church of Christ, Choctaw Church of Christ, STRIHS, World Compassion, Real MTL
Bachelor of Science in Interactive Multimedia
Oklahoma Christian University
While in college, I was interested in film making with my friend Andrew Patterson (now a real life human filmmaker!!) and I dabbled in 3D Animation, Audio and Video, Web Development as well as being a co-anchor for our weekly news show, Eagle Angle. You can see how bad I was here.

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Technology Manager for BibleTalk.tv