YMCA Fresh Page

Custom Web Application

The YMCA Fresh Page web contest helps connect young entrepreneurs with funding for community projects. The initial contest ran successfully for one year with over one million votes cast and ten grants awarded. My responsibilities included; coordinating front and back-end development, building a responsive front-end, integrating the controllers and views, and provisioning the application servers.

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  • Responsive front-end built with Bootstrap
  • Custom back-end built with Symfony
  • Friendly entry form with media uploads handled via XHR
  • Categorized search results loaded via XHR
  • Location based sorting by postal code
  • Anti-cheating measures on the front and back-end
  • Custom admin system and reporting


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Less
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • Symfony
  • MySQL
  • Git