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Gil Zumbrunnen

Pragmatic Developer, Certified ScrumMaster and Entrepreneur from Switzerland.

Services

Development

My main area of expertise is creating complex JavaScript applications. I also enjoy getting my hands dirty with other technologies.

  • Javascript
    • jQuery
    • Node.js
    • Usual libraries and frameworks
  • Front-end
    • Less & CSS3
    • HTML5
    • Responsive Design
    • Cross-browser Compatibility
  • Back-end
    • Node.js
    • PHP
    • C#
  • Databases
    • MySQL & MS SQL
    • MongoDB (NoSQL)
  • eLearning
    • SCORM 1.2 & SCORM 2004
  • CMS
    • Drupal
    • Wordpress
    • OpenCart
    • Magento
    • Koken
  • Software
    • PhoneGap Android Apps
    • JavaScript Windows Apps
    • C++
    • Java
  • 3D
    • Unreal Engine 4
    • Blender

Consulting & Project Management

I believe in the values and principles of Agile Project Management and delivering the highest possible value.

Hardware & Hosting

Zum Productions and our swiss partners work together to provide quality hosting and monitoring of your web sites and applications.

Products

Coming soon.

About

Zum Productions is the creative studio of Gil Zumbrunnen. I currently work for more than 5 years at STS (Demos Group) a project management training company. I wear many hats, including IT Manager, ScrumMaster & Senior Developer. I have a passion for technology and the web. I started my studies with electronics and then moved on to web development. This path gave me opportunities to study a wide range of topics and use this knowledge in my daily job. While I spend my daytime producing eLearning courses and project management training related products, I also have personal projects on the side. I create websites, software, games and apps.

>Sebastian Strehmel, General Manager, STS SA, Demos Group

“Gil is a highly skilled IT professional. He comes up with innovative and reliable solutions. Always dedicated to his tasks with a strong sense of priorities, he also has a good sense of humor. It's a pleasure to have Gil in my team.”

>Igor Kokcharov, Head of Product Development, STS SA, Demos Group

“Gil is a professional. He posses a large range of hardware and web development knowledge such as web development, network, jQuery, PHP, eLearning standards, SCORM. He also an easy-going guy who is always ready to help to colleagues. He often suggest an innovative solutions to complex challenges we met on daily basis. It's a pleasure to work with such person.”

>Dominic Lüthi, Senior Business Development Manager, STS SA, Demos Group

“Gil is a likeable and skilled IT professional. Gil helped me during my time working at STS / Demos with lots of different solutions regarding the topics: my personal HW / Windows / iPhone / Web- and MS Exchange Mailserver etc. He is discrete, speaks great English and French; it was a pleasure to work with him.”

>David Ansermot

“J'ai travaillé avec Gil sur notre projet de groupe Shatoo, un programme de prise de contrôle à distance avec partage d'écran, chat intégré, etc. La collaboration avec lui fut très agréable. Sa motivation, sa persévérance ainsi que ses compétences ne sont plus à démontrer.”

Portfolio

  • Web
  • Software
  • Games
  • eLearning
  • Consulting
>Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery
Portfolio Maeva Wery

Website based on Koken for Maeva Wery, graphic designer. She needed a simple way to upload her work and show it to the world. Thanks to this easy CMS for photographers and a few custom lines, she can manage all the content herself. Logo designed by Maeva; web design and hosting by Zum Productions.

Client: Maeva WeryTechnologies:
  • Koken
>Genealogic
Genealogic
Genealogic

Consulting, coaching and debugging for Genealogic.me. Provided some guidance regarding topics such as jQuery, video and audio with HTML5 (mediaelement.js), Paypal payments and Mandrill for transactional emails.

Client: Roland SauterTechnologies:
  • HTML5
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • Mandrill
  • Paypal
>Shatoo Remote Control Software
Shatoo Remote Control Software
Shatoo Remote Control Software
Shatoo Remote Control Software

A collaboration project with David Ansermot. Shatoo is a desktop sharing system allowing a network administrator to take over control of the mouse and keyboard of distant computers while the remote desktop is displayed on his/her software. For learning purposes we created our own network protocol, communicating between a C# host service and a client written with Java technologies.

Client: Centre Professionel du Nord Vaudois (CPNV), Ste-CroixTechnologies:
  • Java
  • C#

“J'ai travaillé avec Gil sur notre projet de groupe Shatoo, un programme de prise de contrôle à distance avec partage d'écran, chat intégré, etc. La collaboration avec lui fut très agréable. Sa motivation, sa persévérance ainsi que ses compétences ne sont plus à démontrer.”

David Ansermot

A selection of projects completed by Gil Zumbrunnen in the STS team.

>e-Shop
e-Shop
e-Shop
e-Shop
e-Shop
e-Shop
e-Shop
e-Shop
e-Shop
e-Shop

New e-Shop feature added to STS' LMS. Allows users to self-register and pay for their licences directely through Paypal or with a credit card. This project has since been implemented for partners and clients as well, respecting their coporate identity or a copy of their website.

Technologies:
  • jQuery
  • SOAP
  • Paypal
>LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding
LMS Rebranding

Complete redesign of STS' eLearning platform's front-end and improved user experience. We got rid of WYSIWYG editors to handcraft a user interface using SOAP web services developed by MindOnSite as well as our own. This project allows detailed customization for large clients and partners.

Technologies:
  • jQuery
  • C#
  • MS SQL
  • SOAP
>STS.ch
STS.ch
STS.ch
STS.ch
STS.ch
STS.ch
STS.ch
STS.ch
STS.ch

STS' new website and new corporate identity were implemented using Drupal 7. We decided not to convert contents from Joomla 1.0 as the whole user experience needed a fresh start. Thanks to Drupal we were able to provide quality SEO from the beggining of the project.

Designed by: AntipodTechnologies:
  • Drupal
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • MySQL
>Zipper
Zipper

This project, started by one of my apprentice, serves as a SCORM Package generator for our eLearning production. We are now able to deliver customized courses to clients within minutes. We saved an incredible amount of time that was simply wasted on sorting files and it prevents a lot of human-made errors in our deliveries.

Technologies:
  • Node.js
  • nw.js (Node-Webkit)
  • jQuery
>Agile Project Management

STS embraced Agile Methodologies with Scrum for IT development projects. As initiator of these changes and ScrumMaster, I had the opportunity to implement collaborative tools such as Atlassian JIRA, JIRA Agile (GreenHopper), Confluence and HipChat. We also made serious changes in our source management and production tools, including a migration from a local SVN server to Git hosted on Bitbucket.

>Learning Content Management System
Learning Content Management System
Learning Content Management System

In a first attempt to make the life of our content authors easier, I created a tool directly incorporated into eLearning courses. It allows a person with the right permissions to modify and translate our texts. Thanks to a WYSIWYG editor, the authors are free to implement complexe content layouts. Adding, removing or sorting lessons is as easy as drag&dropping.

Technologies:
  • nw.js (Node-Webkit)
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
>Tests of knowledge
Tests of knowledge
Tests of knowledge
Tests of knowledge
Tests of knowledge
Tests of knowledge
Tests of knowledge

Tests of Knowledge were added to most eLearning lessons, allowing a student to test her/his knowledge about a topic he/she just learned.

Technologies:
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • SCORM 1.2 & 2004
>PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain
PM VideoTrain

PM VideoTrain is a softskills training tool that puts the user in front of various project management situations. The student has to make hard choices and anticipate the reaction of the stakeholders and team members.

Technologies:
  • HTML5
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • SCORM 1.2 & 2004
>eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework
eLearning Framework

A unique framework ready to handle all STS eLearning courses, special exercises, assessments and exam simulators. Started from scratch a new eLearning framework providing as much customization as possible, while bringing in all the new technologies (HTML5, videos, CSS3, SVG,...) in order to get rid of Flash Payer dependencies and provide touchscreens compatibility. Fully compatible with eLearning standards (SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004,...).

Technologies:
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • SCORM 1.2 & 2004
>Custom Messaging and reporting
Custom Messaging and reporting
Custom Messaging and reporting
Custom Messaging and reporting
Custom Messaging and reporting
Custom Messaging and reporting
Custom Messaging and reporting

Replaced the Learning Management System's (LMS) internal messaging system. Built over the existing database of MOS Chorus, fully integrated within the courses so tutors can verify exercises and answers and it enhances communication and service quality. The tutors also have a detailed reporting interface where say can see their students' progress on both e-Learning and X-AM based courses. The Back-end is built with .Net 4.5 C#, while the LMS remains with version 2.0 of Microsoft's framework.

Technologies:
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • SCORM 2004
  • C#
  • MS SQL
>X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator
X-AM Simulator

STS X-AM Simulator is a powerful range of tools to prepare students for certification exams (PMI, IPMA, PRINCE2,...). This version was built from scratch using a flash-free framework developed earlier in order to allow users to train on their tablet. It also includes new features and adds customization opportunities.

Technologies:
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • SCORM 1.2 & 2004
>PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest
PM KnowledgeTest

Using and improving the framework developed during the project PM SkillTest. PM KnowledgeTest is a range of products used before and/or after a training, in order to either test the quality of the course or to test the student's capacities to be certified. It is also sometimes used as an assessment for hiring or choosing new Project Managers.

Technologies:
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • SCORM 1.2 & 2004
>PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest
PM SkillTest

I dedicated a lot of my time using the power of jQuery and SCORM Standards in order to design an eLearning framework which brought to life brand new interactive and multilingual products such as PM SkillTest.
PM SkillTest is a 50 questions assessment evaluating the project manager's capacities to handle practical situations. For each question there are 4 possible options, the project manager has to sort the answers from best to worst in order to continue. The results, based on 5 Project Management and 6 Management & Leadership domains, will provide useful data to redirect a student to the right trainings.

Technologies:
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • SCORM 1.2 & 2004
>LMS Migration
e-learningpm.com SCORM 2004 LMS
elearningpm.com SCORM 1.2 LMS
e-learningpm.com SCORM 2004 LMS
elearningpm.com SCORM 1.2 LMS

Migration to MOS Chorus R1, a Learning Management System from MindOnSite. The main tasks of this project were to convert STS' eLearning courses and assessments from ADL's standard SCORM 1.2 to SCORM 2004 4th edition. We went deep into customized back-end developments with .Net C# (2.0) & Microsoft SQL, the technologies MOS Chorus is based upon. It was also the time to redefine our user management strategy with new back-office tools.

Technologies:
  • SCORM 2004
  • C#
  • MS SQL
  • Windows Server 2003
  • MS Excel VBA
>IT & Network Migration

Integration of the local IT into Demos Group's network for both STS and MindOnSite companies. With more than 25 users migrating to Windows 7 and Office 2010. NAS, local servers and email accounts migration. Active Directory management. Local and cloud backup management. We also merged our domain names to a single and new registrar.

Technologies:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Active Directory

“Gil is a likeable and skilled IT professional. Gil helped me during my time working at STS / Demos with lots of different solutions regarding the topics: my personal HW / Windows / iPhone / Web- and MS Exchange Mailserver etc. He is discrete, speaks great English and French; it was a pleasure to work with him.”

Dominic LüthiSenior Business Development Manager, STS SA, Demos Group

Contact

I'd love to hear from you, send me an email so we can discuss your next project.

gil@zprod.ch

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