Mukava created a Return on Investment (ROI) calculator for Optoro, a Washington, DC-based reverse logistics company. The purpose of the calculator is to allow prospective clients to see how much they could save by leveraging Optoro’s systems to improve their processes of handling returns of online sales.
The system relies on a complex mathematic model that calculates the possible returns based on the size and type of the business, the industry, and other factors. The calculator’s data was saved into multiple configuration files for easy management and updates. The engine also offers recommendations for the user and compiles them into a report as a downloadable PDF.
Optoro ROI Calculator
Mukava created a college cost calculator for District of Columbia Public Schools to support DCPS’s goal of having more of DC’s high schoolers to attend a college. The calculator allows a student to compare the cost of attendance of up to four schools side by side. The calculator conveniently fills out tuition cost, scholarship information, and other data from a local database for ease of use. This data is provided by Department of Education and can easily be updated via the website’s backend.
DCPS Goes to College
Edit April 2019: The calculator was mentioned in a story by NPR
Two Roosters is a Roanoke, VA based coffee roasting and kettle corn company that needed a website and an online store to be built. Mukava created the online store and the website for the Roosters using WooCommerce themes and products.
The website boasts powerful imagery of Two Roosters’ products that – for the record – are super delicious.
I attended my third WordCamp Baltimore on September 12th, 2015 and, once again, had a great time. The thing I enjoy the most about WordCamps is the people: the Camps are a great opportunity to spend time with old friends and make new acquaintances. Exchange ideas with colleagues and – as silly as it may sound – feel the camaraderie. Being a solopreneur who works from home, it is something you often long for.
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In the spring of 2013, Antti participated in a pro bono project through Taproot Foundation. Our group’s task was to redesign the website of Step Afrika, a DC-based stepping dance company.
Antti’s role on this project was to be the WordPress developer; “wiring up” the HTML template provided by another team member into a WordPress theme.
Step Afrika!’s website has a custom WordPress theme built on Twitter’s Bootstrap framework. Advanced Custom Fields plugin was used to give the website manager easy-to-use interfaces on the back-end to make the maintenance as simple as possible.
Because Step Afrika! doesn’t have an in-house web developer, Antti recommended they host the website with WP Engine hosting, because caching, automatic backups, and a staging environment are included in every plan.
This was Antti’s first Taproot project and he really enjoyed working with a new group of people on a successful project.
I worked on Vito Services, a local plumbing company, website project as the WordPress developer. This was a design by Chris Marlow that was laid out on a 14-column custom grid and turned into HTML with Twitter’s Bootstrap framework.
Vito Services website uses custom taxonomies to tie different types of content (pages, troubleshooting tips and coupons) together for easy maintenance.