I'm John Roper

Developer and Project Manager

I'm a Programmer

  • Name: John Roper
  • Job: Developer and Project Manager
  • Residence: Quincy/Worcester MA, USA
  • GitHub: @johnroper100

I am a part-time web and desktop developer with a big interest in web design, UX/UI, and control systems. I have been working with computer development in entertainment for a number of years.

My experience is varied due to experimentation in a number of different fields over the years. I have had experience with web development, 3D lighting and simulation, database and file hosting website development, project management system development, and control system design and development.

My interests currently lie in control systems and large user-facing website development. I am proficient in Python, PHP, and C++, along with the accompanying languages needed to support those projects (HTML, CSS, JS, etc). My program knowledge includes Blender, the Adobe Creative Suite, and others related to graphic design, computer development, and document processing.

My Experience

  • Volunteer Newsletter and Social Media Editor

    American Guild of Organists - Boston Chapter Sep 2021 - Present

    Compile, design, and publish a monthly newsletter, and manage social media account(s).

  • Software Developer

    Self Employed 2015 - Present

    Freelance developer working for a number of clients as well as on my own personal projects. As a developer, I have worked on projects relating to Blender 3D, large-scale website development, theater lighting control systems, and audio sampling and playback. In this role, I have been privileged to work for a number of companies and organizations including the Organ Historical Society, BlendSwap LLC, Reynante Martinez, and many others.

  • Workflow Technical Director and Web/Desktop Developer

    Theory Studios 2015 - 2019

    Responsible for building and maintaining custom team and production management tools in addition to developing crowd simulation, color grading, and lighting software. I also did simulation for a number of different productions including The Man in the High Castle (Nominated for an Emmy), Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, and Sesame Street.

  • Web Development and Pipeline Engineering Intern

    Jackrabbit Design July 2017 - September 2017

    Responsible for researching and developing custom network render management software and related plugins for After Effects and Cinema 4D. Also responsible for developing custom WordPress themes in HTML, SCSS, and PHP. Additionally, worked extensively on various 3D projects that required modeling, simulation, compositing, and motion graphics skills.

My Reviews

Congratulations to you and your colleagues for the redesigned OHS Pipe Organ Database. I find the site to be very intuitive to consult and beautifully designed. What was already an impressive source of information about pipe organs has become an even better reference for organists, organ scholars, builders, and aficionados around the world. My sincere thanks to you and your colleagues for your hard work making this very valuable information available to all.

Simon Couture

Vice-président, Casavant Frères

My experience working with John has been nothing but stellar! He delivers quality results lightning fast. He made the CMV add-on a reality. Without his expertise, it wouldn't have existed in the first place.

Reynante M. Martinez

Cycles Material Vault

John Roper is helping shape Theory's production toolkit through his expert design and coding skills. He is also providing guidance in modeling and simulation for our animated shows and VFX.

David Andrade

Theory Animation

My Work

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