Skills

  • Front-end specialization with focus on UI/UX concepts utilizing HTML5/CSS3/AJAX, JQuery and graphic design with Adobe Photoshop
  • Web development experience using SEO techniques and experience utilizing the following web technologies: HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, JQuery, YUI, Dojo, Flash/Flex, AJAX, ASP.Net(C# and VB – MVC 3/4 and Web Forms), Java/JSP, Spring MVC, Groovy/Grails, PHP, ASP, Perl
  • Mobile experience with the Android platform
  • Experience with the following databases: MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MS Access
  • Experience with the following ORMs: Fluent nHibernate, Hibernate/JPA, GORM, Entity Framework, Linq to SQL, NetTiers
  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services, Crystal Reports, and iReport
  • Experience with the following version control software: Git, SVN, TFS, CVS, StarTeam, VSS
  • Skilled in writing secure software code utilizing tools such as Fortify, FindBugs, IBM Rational AppScan and TDD
  • University knowledge of C++, Java, UNIX operation and scripting, Visual Basic, Pascal, Haskell, Scheme, ML, Prolog, and assembly language
  • Customized various e-commerce and CMS platforms (writing plugins and creating templates) including: Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Mambo, osCommerce, dashCommerce
  • Have experience designing and administering databases as well as administering a Red Hat Linux server (which includes Apache, mySQL, PHP, Qmail, Subversion, Bugzilla, and BIND installation and configuration)
  • Extensive experience with the hardware of personal computers (PCs) and software experience with both PCs and Macintoshes with strong troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with various software: Visual Studio (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012), Eclipse/MyEclipse/STS, IntelliJ IDEA, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, FrontPage, and Access), Articulate, Audacity, as well as a variety of other graphics programs, web page editors, FTP and server applications, word processing programs, drafting, spreadsheet applications, e-mail, programming applications, CD recording programs, etc
  • Designed, developed and maintain ComputerFeet.com’s front and back end. Also, designed and maintain JenniferSemtner.com

Employment

Senior Consultant, Application Development
Denim Group

2009-present
Austin, Texas

Worked on a team to develop large-scale, custom government applications in C# ASP.Net MVC. Helped launch and maintain a high-volume multimedia site using Grails/mySQL/jQuery/Flex. Maintained old security courses in Flex, authored new courses for Security Assessment Testing and Secure Architecture and Design and updated courses in Articulate Storyline. Architected secure Spring MVC application with Hibernate and JPA. Ran security assessments (application scans and penetration tests). Used VB.Net and Java to remediate applications to modern platforms and repair security vulnerabilities. Applications were originally programmed in VB 6, Java, and FoxPro. Also worked with SQL Server Reporting Services, Crystal Reports and iReport to create reports. These projects also used YUI and the Ajax Control Toolkit. Also utilized Fortify and FindBugs for development of secure software.

Web UI Specialist
BuildASign.com

2007-2008
Austin, Texas

Updated old and created new features on the front and backend of the buildasign.com website. Also, performed search engine optimization (SEO), created page mockups, graphics, and coded html newsletters. Technologies used included ASP.NET (VB and C#), NetTiers, Entity Framework, SQL, AJAX, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Dojo. Programs used include: Visual Studio (2005 & 2008), SQL Server, Visual Source Safe, Subversion, Fogbugz, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Fireworks. Also, worked in an Agile Development environment.

Web Master / Programmer
United States Geological Survey

2006
Austin, Texas

Maintained, updated, and expanded USGS TX’s internal and public websites. Utilized technologies such as HTML/XHTML, Javascript, AJAX, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, MS Access, and SQL Server. Also worked with the graphics programs Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Web Programmer / Graphic Designer
Rapido Technologies

2004-2005
Austin, Texas

Worked in PHP and Java/JSP developing dynamic applications interfacing with MySQL databases for Rapido’s clients. Also worked customizing open source applications, like Mambo and osCommerce. Additionally, designed and produced graphics and layouts for websites.

Web Programmer
Community TechKnowledge

2004
Austin, Texas

Contracted to program PHP, MySQL, and Javascript into Community TechKnowledge’s web-based data management product.

Web Designer/Developer
Various (Freelance)

2003-present
Austin, Texas

Set up the Red Hat Linux server with Apache/BIND/Qmail/PHP/MySQL to host ComputerFeet.com’s and LaurieDahl.com’s website. Also designed and developed each site’s MySQL database as well as their PHP/XHTML/Javascript backend user interface and frontend graphics and design. Have also worked on additional sites.

Education

Computer Science (B.S.)
University of Texas

1998-2006
Austin, Texas

Completed a bachelor of science degree in computer science with concentrations in geology and chemistry.

Fundamentals of Art
Art Instruction Schools
2003-2006
Austin, Texas

Distance learning courses to master fundamental art skills – completed half the program.