Education, skills, and work experience.

A computer science professional capable of managing technology projects from conception to completion with remarkable deadline sensitivity and with a strong sense of aesthetics and attention to details. Strong analytical skills combined with experience in object oriented programming and graphic design techniques allow me to solve complex design and development issues. I am a compatible team player willing to tackle tasks throughout various stages of the product lifecycle. I excel in team collaboration, solution brainstorming, and ideation sessions. I enjoy a good challenge and I'm always looking to learn something new.

  • skills

    • Platforms

      • MacOS
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Unix
    • Languages

      • JavaScript
      • SASS
      • PHP
      • Java
      • Python
      • Ruby
      • Perl
      • XML
      • JavaServer Pages
      • Freemarker
      • C
      • C++
      • Objective-C
      • Bash
      • HTML
      • CSS
    • Frameworks/Libraries/APIs

      • Express
      • AngularJS
      • React
      • Ember
      • Backbone
      • Google Analytics
      • Google Maps
      • Google Publisher Tag
      • Google Adsense
      • jQuery
      • Underscore
      • Zepto
      • Jasmine
      • Mocha
      • Boomerang
      • D3
      • Twitter Bootstrap
      • Zurb Foundation
      • Gridle
      • Wordpress
      • Drupal
      • Laravel
      • CodeIgniter
      • CakePHP
      • Symfony
      • Zend2
      • Magento
      • Zen Cart
      • Jekyll
      • Ruby on Rails
      • Spring
      • Swagger
      • Django
      • Twitter
      • Instagram
      • Facebook
      • Four Square
      • Pinterest
      • Amazon Web Services
    • Tools

      • Karma
      • Grunt
      • Gulp
      • Git
      • [Home]Brew
      • Yeoman
      • Bower
      • NPM
      • Maven
      • Jenkins
      • Travis-CI
      • JSHint
      • Amazon Web Services
  • work history

    • About.com

      Front-End Developer 6/14 – present
      • used revealing module pattern to wrap the google publisher tag javascript library and implement business logic, exposing a public JavaScript API used on About.com
      • contributed to building and maintaining the 'NEW' About.com using Freemaker, XML, Java, SASS, and JavaScript
      • helped company grow by participating and contributing to the technology hiring process and onboarding material/documentation
      • used proctor to configure and implement A/B tests to test engagement, monetization, and overall site performance
      • participated in daily agile practices based on 2 week sprints using Jira and a physical board to represent status of stories
      • collaborated with product, design, qa, business intelligence, and ad operation teams to meet goals, improve features, clarify requirements, and provide the best user experience
      • used the boomerang javascript library to implement a custom RUM solution for monitoring key metrics on About.com
      • continued to SMASH bugs
    • ConsumerSearch

      Front-End Developer 2/13 – 6/14
      • used AngularJS and foundation to prototype and iterate on groundbreaking eCommerce products powered by a RESTful API
      • contributed to the creation, maintenance, and improvments of multiple RESTful API using Express, Swagger, and MongoDB
      • worked with product team to brainstorm, implement, and roll-out A/B tests (and winners) and user tests (and enhancements that come out of user tests) to improve user experience and meet business goals without sacrificing site performance and monetization
      • contributed to existing consumerSearch Drupal code base – built new home page, migrated to the newer google adsene and analytics libraries, worked with Ask.com to implement tracking and SEM pixels, and SMASHED various bugs
    • Pronto

      Jr. Front-End Developer 8/11 – 2/13
      • used Drupal, JavaServer Pages, CSS, and jQuery to build and maintain multiple shopping comparison sites, microsites, and content sites
      • worked closely with product and SEM team to implement A/B tests using a proprietary framework to improve SEM conversion and user experience
      • collaborated with back-end Java developers to build and maintain Pricefinder, a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox
    • The Mouse Artist

      Associate Web Developer 4/10 – 8/11
      • used LAMP stack, CSS, and JavaScript to build custom websites from photoshop and illustrator mocks provided by design team
      • built custom themes for and deployed multiple Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, and Magento sites
      • worked with clients to prototype and build version 1 of a proprietary, easy to use CMS supporting various page types, layouts, and data models using PHP, mySql, and JavaScript
      • interfaced with clients and vendors to gather requirements, access to APIs, and all other information needed to complete their projects
    • Westat

      Office of Automated Systems Technician 11/08 – 3/10
    • Howard University

      PeopleSoft Help Desk Teir II 5/08 – 11/08
    • University of Maryland Catt Lab

      Student Worker 9/07 – 5/08
    • SAIC

      Operations Research Intern 6/06 – 8/07
    • Schoor DePalma

      Traffic Safety and Planning Department Intern 6/05 – 8/05
    • New Jersey Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFYS)

      Summer Intern 6/04 – 8/04
      • assisted casework staff in the creation and maintenance of child welfare documents and case records
      • performed various tasks for the motor pool department to ensure all vehicles were in the best possible condition for daily usage
      • acted as assitant to Facilities and IT Services Director
      • worked with the clerical staff and office manager to order supplies, keep the printer and fax machine running smoothly, managing the phones & the front door, and entering expenses
  • portfolio

  • education

    • University of Maryland

      • College Park, MD
      • BS in Computer Engineering, 2008
    • Seton Hall Preparatory School

      • West Orange, NJ
      • High School Diploma, 2003