Thor Melsted
Sherman Oaks, CA


  • Walt Disney StudiosSystems Development Engineering. API construction and implementation, site-to-site communication, intermediary and reporting applications plus automation tools for media storage and transfers.

May 2016 – Current

  • Lead FerretMaintained site, rebuilt search engine, developed and implemented an Enterprise version of the system.

Dec. 2014 – May 2016

Apr. 2014 – May 2014

  • DWMCCustom Website and iOS/Android App. An NDA prevents me from going into much detail, other than it uses GPS tracking for a local service.

Mar. 2014 - May 2014

  • – Custom Wordpress setup, including a custom plugin for Feedburner integration, a custom media player and image gallery, plus various updates and customizations. Ongoing updates as needed. References available from site owner.

Nov. 2013 - Present

  • R.Hong – gas station utility – Created an application that scans receipts, performs OCR on them, parses and validates the data and activates a relay switch if the data is validated. Continue to update the validation process as new information is parsed and OCR corrections are required.

Oct. 2012 – Oct 2013

  • Netwood Communications, LLC – Custom reports and plugins for the WHMSC ISP customer management system, plus miscellaneous PHP projects and updates to existing websites.

May. 2012 - Present

  • Datevitation, Inc. – Created a web based system which allows users to cut their faces out of photographs and they then get placed into illustrations via an HTML5/PHP/jQuery interface which stores facial metadata such as position, scale and rotation.
    Disclaimer: Since handing over my work, the site has been updated and somewhat revamped by other programmers.

Nov. 2012 – May 2013

  • CutDeals, Upbids, RHN, Enc, WMA & MC all had the same owner:

Jan 2007 – May 2012

  • CutDeals, Inc. - As head programmer, designed and created from the ground up a social buying network system, including overseeing iOS app development. An NDA prevents me from revealing details.

May 2011 – May 2012

  • UpBids, LLC - As head programmer, created a penny-auction system featuring an AI. An NDA prevents me from revealing details.

Sept. 2010 – Nov. 2011

  • Right Host Networks, LLC – As system administrator, maintained the data center's servers and wrote shell scripts for automation and networked incremental backups.

Aug. 2009 – Aug. 2010

  • Encoding.TV – Set up custom video transcoding systems and created scripts to automate the processes of transcoding a video source into multiple formats using a render farm.

July 2008 – May. 2012

  • World Movie Access, LLC – As head programmer, built a unified admin for hundreds of networked WordPress based blog sites.

July 2008 – Aug. 2009

  • Media Conductor, LLC – As head programmer, built and maintained several VOD websites, including the streaming server and backend.

Jan. 2007 – Aug. 2010

  • Red Light District – Created a small content management system.

Oct. 2006 – Nov. 2006

  • Othar-Raven – Created dozens of websites, including a nutritional information database, custom team management site, recruiting sites and much more. Also set up a video capture & transcode system.

Oct. 1998 – Jun. 2001

  • Netwood Communications, LLC – As head programmer took on a myriad of web projects, including an online mp3 store that predates iTunes by several years as well as the first state approved online traffic school in California and several other online traffic schools.

Jan. 1997 - Jan. 2007