The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination... The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life, showing things that never were nor could be.

- Fred Brooks

Resume


Professional Experience

Senior Web Developer
University of North Texas, College of Education - 2/2011 - Present

  • Biannual website design, development, deployment
  • Solely responsible for design, deployment, and administration of Apache/MySQL/PHP servers and Drupal 6/7 instances with thousands of pages of content, developing content and custom scripts
  • Develop and troubleshoot custom modules and payment gateways in PHP, design and execute new themes with HTML5, SCSS, and jQuery, work with faculty and administrators to develop new web functionality for site serving 5,000 students, staff, and faculty
  • Develop and maintain in-house timeclock, IT ticketing, and reporting apps
  • Develop access and security policies for university departments, write policy guides and manuals, conduct training for faculty and staff on web security policies and writing web content
  • Consult with External Relations (marketing) and various department executives on site traffic, design, and analytics to implement marketing strategies and audience-focused content

Crew Leader/CCM Crew Leader
United States Census Bureau - 1/2010 - 10/2010

  • Hire, train, supervise, and dismiss crews for the decennial census and QC follow-up
  • Create and maintain detailed reports for operations covering western Denton County and all of Wise County
  • Liaison with group-quarters facilities (such as dormitories, hospitals, prisons) to arrange for census enumeration
  • Provide initial and on-the-job training in Census Bureau IT resources

Programmer/Lab Attendant
University of North Texas, General Access Computer Lab - 8/2004 - 12/2008

  • Install and troubleshoot new desktop systems, install and maintain hardware and software, maintain and troubleshoot networked systems and printers
  • Work with a team to plan and develop in-house tools using PHP, Java, JavaScript, and VB6/Access with ASP
  • Work with faculty to develop and maintain special education program websites, using PHP/MySQL and HTML/CSS to develop easily-maintainable code
  • Interact with lab patrons, students, and faculty to troubleshoot software and hardware problems, assist patrons in use of lab computing resources and media presentation systems
  • Developed a reputation as the top resource for troubleshooting and difficult problem-solving

Expertise

Development

Adept with PHP, JavaScript, OOJS, jQuery HTML5/CSS3 (SASS/SCSS), C, C++, VB.NET, and Java, Drupal/Dush and WordPress CMS packages. Experienced working with diverse APIs, frameworks, and versioning software.

Administration

Experienced with configuring, deploying, and launching Windows Server and WAMP stack packages: Apache, SSL, MySQL, PHP, as well as deploying and maintaining associated server management, CMS, or social software packages

Environments

Development experience in Eclipse and Visual Studio IDEs

Software

Adept at using and troubleshooting productivity tools such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Paint Shop Pro, 3D Modeling Software Blender and Trimble SketchUp

Additional Skills

Commonly write software for personal use and for entertainment, not just as a job
Experienced and comfortable with leadership, collaboration, and communication
Adept at multitasking and meeting deadlines in pressure situations, very quick to adapt to new situations and environments and responding to challenging goals
Adept with technical documenting and reporting in a concise and clear format
20+ years’ experience building and maintaining computer systems and wiring networks, maintaining routers, switches, running cables and wiring outlets, installing and maintaining A/V systems such as projectors, recording equipment, and audio systems

Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - 12/2008
University of North Texas - Denton, TX

Focus on Software Development, Minor in Japanese Language Studies

Asian Studies Program Graduate - 5/2006
Kansai Foreign Language University - Hirakata City, Osaka, Japan

Intensive Asian Studies and Japanese Language Program

Accomplishments and Interests

Founder, National Coordinator - Mu Epsilon Kappa Society - 2007 - Present

National culture/service organization with 26 chapters in 10 states

Canton of Glaslyn - Society for Creative Anachronism - 2015 - Present

Web administrator for local branch of international historical reenactment group

Volunteer Blacksmith - Farmers Branch Historical Park - 2015-2016

Demonstrate traditional blacksmithing skills to visitors, tour and school groups

Vice President, Scribe, Web Admin - Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT Chapter - 2003-2008

Developed local UNT university club into a nationwide alliance of clubs

2-Time Winning Team - 2004, 2005

UNT Laboratory of Recreational Computing Game Programming Competition