RESUME


WORK EXPERIENCE


Freelance/Consulting Projects

February 2016 - present – San Francisco, CA


CLOUD4WI
Senior Web Developer

February 2015 - February 2016 (1 year) - San Francisco, CA

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Offers a comprehensive, highly customizable free guest WIFI/analytics platform to clients and their customers.

WORK OVERVIEW:
Developed/improved features for admin control panel as well as customer-facing splash portal websites. Handled essential integration of code (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP) from other developers into CakePHP-based application.

CODE/TECHNOLOGIES USED:
PHP/MySQL, CakePHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, Angular, Less.js, Google Charts/Maps, Oracle VirtualBox, CentOS (Linux), Ubuntu server, Subversion

ACHIEVEMENTS:
Led a major responsive UI re-design & re-structuring of control panel, involving both front and back-end.


ELECTROFANS.COM
Lead Software Engineer

February 2013 - February 2015 (2 years) - San Francisco, CA

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Online community, music discovery, search engine, and news portal for electronic music fans.

WORK OVERVIEW:
Developed complete front-to-back end, integrated web platform that includes: content management system (data entry, editing, and publishing), online community (user profile creation, customizable playlists, chat, messaging and instant notifications, extensible asynchronous posting and commenting system), multi-category internal search engine, inclusion of data from several different API sources, and internal analytics reporting. Responsive design for desktop/mobile-based browsers.

CODE/TECHNOLOGIES USED:
PHP/MySQL, JavaScript, HTML5, XML, CSS, multiple API (Facebook, SoundCloud, YouTube, Songkick)


EMBEE MOBILE
Software Engineer

November 2010 - February 2013 (2.5 years) - San Francisco, CA

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Facebook application-based, virtual currency/redemption platform providing prepaid cellphone customers in nearly 100 countries with free airtime, giftcards, and other incentives for participating in sponsored surveys and other crowdsourcing tasks.

WORK OVERVIEW:
Developed and enhanced several MVC application features and admin tools, resolved bugs, wrote database queries, dealt with security and user fraud-related issues. Maintained rigorous adherence to coding standards, testing/test-case writing, and bug reporting.

CODE/TECHNOLOGIES USED:
PHP/MySQL, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Facebook API, Subversion

ACHIEVEMENTS:
#3 technical person in company (liaison between CTO and QA team). Handled issues such as: region- and phone carrier-specific requirements (international phone number validation, integration of Spanish and Thai-language branches of the application), "Birthday Bonus" feature awarded to Facebook app users on their birthday, and many others. Edited and updated corporate website. Produced all graphics needed by company.


FREELANCE/WEB CONTRACTOR PROJECTS
Web Developer/Designer

November 2001 - November 2010 (9 years) - San Francisco, CA/East Lansing, MI

FEATURED PROJECTS:
GAP CASTING CALL (July - September 2010)
Member of lead development team that created GapCastingCall.com, a consumer-facing web application site that allowed users to vote on and submit photos of children wearing babyGap/GapKids clothing. [HTML, CSS, JavaScript, .jsp]

JPOPEXPRESS.COM (2001 - 2010)
Japanese entertainment portal site featuring shopping, news, and interactive Web community. Focused on all aspects of Japanese pop-culture, including pop/rock music, animation, games, toys, movies, and more [customized Wordpress theme]

AGGRENOTE.COM (2010)
Collaborative note-taking system for attendees at events [HTML, CSS, Twitter OAuth]

SFTOSHARE.COM (2010)
San Francisco location-based review sharing engine [PHP/MySQL, JavaScript, Google Maps API]

WORK OVERVIEW:
Several website re-designs, additions, feature enhancements. WordPress/Joomla theme customization and edits.

CODE/TECHNOLOGIES USED:
PHP/MySQL, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Facebook/Google Maps API, Twitter OAuth

ACHIEVEMENTS:
At Jpopexpress.com, maintained a steady growth rate of 50% for three consecutive quarters in 2007 across multiple sales channels: music CDs, animation/movie DVDs, video games, posters, toys and figures. Increased traffic to ten times the level of unique monthly visitors from January to July 2005, with a peak Alexa ranking among top 180,000 sites on the Internet.


BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN
Webmaster, National Accounts Marketing & Sales Department

November 2000 - November 2001 (1 year) - Southfield, MI

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Michigan branch of Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company

WORK OVERVIEW:
Responsible for developing, updating, and documenting content for all aspects of departmental intranet. Created custom graphics.

CODE/TECHNOLOGIES USED:
HTML, JavaScript, CSS

ACHIEVEMENTS:
Compiled a 146-page "Web Workbook" to instruct employees how to handle basic Web-related tasks themselves. Created a detailed site map of entire structure of Web site. Completed a customized, JavaScript-based shopping cart-style application intended for Account Managers' internal use to order materials and track cost.


C.L.E.A.R. (Center for Language Education and Research)
Web Consultant

Summer 1999, Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI

WORK OVERVIEW:
Provided training to foreign language instructors on how to incorporate Internet technologies in their classes by designing Web pages and activities.


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Lansing Community College
1999 - 2003, Lansing, MI

Computer coursework (Web development courses (HTML/JavaScript/CSS), Java, Visual Basic, Oracle database systems)


Aquent Partners: Springboard Program
Summer 2000, Boston, MA

Intensive Web development course: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CGI, DHTML, Photoshop


Michigan State University
1997-1999, East Lansing, MI

M.A. - French