Resume

Summary

With over a decade of web development, design, management, and webmaster experience as well as a diverse non-computer background including work experience in international development, environmental issues, and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, I specialize in developing web sites and applications and leading programming teams for international institutions, associations, and businesses.

  • Extensive PHP, Perl, SQLHTML/XHTMLCSS, JavaScript, AJAXSMIL, MySQL, Linux, Windows 95-XP, and Macintosh (OS 7 – OS X 10.6) experience. Some Java, UML, Cold Fusion, XML, Pascal, BASIC, Unix (OpenBSD), ASP
  • Software: Photoshop, Eclipse, various text editors

Employment

1/06 – Present

Manager of Technical Development

Forum One Communications Corporation

  • Worked with HR to recruit developers at various skill levels
  • Managed team of 5 developers
  • Developed coding standard
  • Responsible for leading tech coordination meetings with CTO and system administrators
  • Collaborated with manager of project management to improve project delivery process and manage cross-team personnel issues
  • Backend, multi-tier programming for dynamic Web applications
  • Frontend HTML/CSS/Javascript development including AJAX technologies
  • Technical manager for object-oriented open source PHP CMS (Syntax CMS), responsible for collecting feature requests, gatekeeper for code changes, maintaining relationship with broader Open Source Software (OSS) community
  • Managed transition to Drupal CMS
  • Technical Lead for several projects, including USAID-funded project incorporating Arabic full-text search.
  • Extensive Internet strategy work for clients including requirements definition, analysis of comparative Web sites, facilitating group strategy sessions, and assessing technical requirements for interoperability with legacy financial and customer management systems
  • Lead developer of ProjectSpaces, an online collaboration tool
4/02 – 12/05

Senior Web Programmer

Forum One Communications Corporation

  • Backend, multi-tier programming for dynamic Web applications
  • Frontend HTML/CSS development
  • Lead maintainer of mission-critical legacy Perl-based Content Management System (CMS)
  • Technical manager for object-oriented open source PHP replacement CMS (Syntax CMS), responsible for collecting feature requests, gatekeeper for code changes, maintaining relationship with broader Open Source Software (OSS) community
  • Led effort to collect and maintain library of reusable code components
  • Technical Lead for educational reform website for government of Qatar, including two trips to Qatar for requirements gathering and strategy as well as developing techniques for right-to-left and mixed right-to-left and left-to-right language presentation in HTML
  • Technical Lead and later Project Manager for EPA-funded replication of water quality data collection system for National Water Monitoring Day, as well as many other projects
  • Extensive Internet strategy work for clients including requirements definition, analysis of comparative Web sites, facilitating group strategy sessions, and assessing technical requirements for interoperability with legacy financial and customer management systems
9/00 – 4/02

Web Developer

Forum One Communications Corporation

  • Web site programming for international organizations and non-profits
  • Developed internationalization system in PHP for legacy content-management software
  • Developed online distributed water quality data collection and visualization system
  • Initiated role of Technical Lead on project teams, coordinating technical resources of firm for specific projects
4/00 – 8/00

Web Developer

ZillaCast.com, Inc.

  • Web site programming, some design for Business-to-Business (B2B) streaming and multimedia content
  • Embedded SMIL (XML-based media integration language), Flash, RealVideo, Windows Media, QuickTime for client websites and webcasting events
  • Developed logic and coding for graphical controllers for embedded media
  • Implemented as-needed functionality such as feedback forms and chat
  • Ensured cross-platform and cross-browser quality of sites
6/99 – Present

Web Designer/Developer Consultant

Management Resources International, Inc.

  • Web site design and programming for vertical industry informational, portal, and trade promotion sites
  • Consulted on software selection, platform, and hosting issues
5/99 – 4/00

Web Developer

DevTech Systems, Inc.

  • Web site design and programming for informational, promotional, interactive, and intranet sites
  • Web application programming for public document system and intranet management system
  • Design, software selection, and implementation of online conference
  • Installation and maintenance of web server
  • Webmaster for three public government-funded sites and one intranet site
8/97 – 4/99

Information Associate

DevTech Systems, Inc.

  • Assisted in design of project
  • Managed design and installation of information sharing systems
  • Consulted with field offices on reporting requirements, document collection, and trained staff on web design
  • Web design for informational, promotional, and intranet sites
  • Wrote articles, edited submissions, and published online newsletter
  • Wrote, edited, designed program booklets for conference

Education

University of South Carolina, M. A. in International Studies, 1995

  • GPA: 3.9
  • Thesis: NATO and the Visegrad States: A Political-Economic Analysis. Analyzed NATO expansion from the perspective of burdensharing efficiencies, relative security policy cost, and non-security goals of the governments involved
  • Major Field: International Relations. Minor Field: Comparative Politics/Area Studies. Coursework in International Political Economy, Comparative Defense Policies, Global (Environmental) Security, and Central European Politics and History

University of South Carolina, B. A. Cum Laude in Music Composition, 1992

  • Minor in International Relations
  • Additional coursework in Economics, Environmental Studies, Literature, and Philosophy

International Experience

6/94 – 8/94,
10/95 – 6/96

Jagiellonian University, Polonia Institute, Kraków, Poland

  • Polish language, cultural, economic, and political studies
  • Thesis research
5/93 – 6/93

St. Petersburg State Polytechnical Institute, Summer Program

  • Russian language and culture instruction
  • Excursions to Moscow, Novgorod

Languages

  • Polish: Speaking ability and written translation proficiency
  • Russian: Written translation proficiency

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