Author Archives: Olga McCarthy

Phihong is a company that engineers and produces power supplies. The client had built a new responsive front-end website. Olga was hired to add administrative functionality that would allow the client to change site’s content, do bulk updates from a csv, upload files, and backup the database. Olga designed the database for the site’s content (products, news releases, employment), built a PHP CodeIgniter API, and added administrative user interface accessible through a log-in.


Diffbot is a Silicon Valley start-up that specializes in machine learning algorithms that analyze and extract information from websites. Olga worked with Diffbot to make their algorithms available to programmers using the Octave programming language. Olga created an Octave library with full support for Diffbot’s API.

Thanks to Olga and others, Diffbot now has support in 36 different languages.

The 100-Mile Child

The features Olga implemented include a custom-built shopping cart with Moneris checkout, a gift registry/wish list, product ratings, comments, user accounts for returning customers, and a back-end administrative interface.

David designed a series of new virtue icons to support these new features, as well as making seasonal changes to the design of the site, and miscellaneous other layout components.