Education:Bachelor's Degree in Web Technology.
Certificate in Social Media for Business
Certificate in Startup Engineer (Stanford Coursera)
Web Work:Build websites & program applications, web technology consultant. Mobile sites & basic iPhone Apps. Technical support experience at the University. Freelance & corporate experience since 2005.
Databases:Sybase (w/SPRs), MySQL. Exposure to: SQL, PROGRESS, PostgreSQL
Environments/Servers:Mercurial (source control), Windows, Macintosh, Unix (terminal environment), Apache Past/Exposure: Git, IIS, Webspeed, Subversion
Applications:Joomla (Open source CMS), Gimp (like Photoshop), Wordpress, DreamWeaver, Zend IDE, Safari, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Macromedia Homesite, Eclipse, Firefox, IE, Chrome, & more
Other:W3C standards, cross browser testing, accessibility, table-LESS design, some search engine optimization (SEO), information architecture, publishing, graphic manipulation, familiarity with e-commerce (online shopping buying/selling), basic hardware, & more
The advantage of working with me is that I
- Have professional experience as a web developer - You're getting quality.
- Value web standards - I carefully build with technical design, clean code, user friendliness, and accessibility in mind.
- I will not simply throw together images & text, then call it a "website", nor throw together code, then call it a "web app"-- there are A LOT of important technical considerations that make a website or web app useful for you and your visitors.
- If you're not technical, don't worry, I will speak to you in "plain English" so you can understand what you are getting. :)
Recent Hobby - Photography
I recently took big interest in photography, fall of '09. This may be good news for clients because now I can provide much better graphics for websites and possibly additional services. I was always fond of taking pictures of interesting things. Band shots are my favorite, because of the lights, the scene, and the music. But I have to say that they are the most challenging to take because of the low lighting, constant movement of the rocking musicians/lights, and my particular lens. Read more...