:: education

Sep '07 — Nov '12

DePaul University :: Interactive Media

:: languages

  • html & css
  • javascript
  • ruby
  • java
  • python
  • objective-c
  • php

:: software, services, systems

  • ruby on rails
  • heroku
  • git & github
  • svn
  • photoshop/illustrator/indesign
  • final cut pro
  • sinatra
  • amazon aws
  • node.js
  • unix
  • tmux
  • vim

:: organizations

  • Feb '09 — Present / DePaul University Computer Science Society :: ACM Chapter

    In addition to contributing as an active member since 2009, I served as Marketing Director during the 2010 - ‘11 academic year.

:: other projects

  • After taking many object-oriented design and development courses during my studies at DePaul University, I feel well-prepared to jump into mobile application development. Starting with the iOS platform, I plan to release an iPhone application for the Radio DePaul radio station utilizing the web service I built for its back-end system.

  • I greatly benefit from many open-source projects available online today. I not only benefit from the utility of projects like Ruby on Rails, Git, Twitter Bootstrap but also from looking through the source code of other talented developers. I hope to contribute more actively to the open-source community in the future, possibly by converting the Radio DePaul system into an open-source management tool useful for any small radio station in the country.

:: employment

  • October ‘12 — Present / dScout :: Software Engineer

    Full-stack developer working with Ruby on Rails, Backbone.js, Redis, Memcached, PostgreSQL, and more for dScout, a web and mobile service that makes it incredibly easy to engage audiences in sharing real-world experiences, in the moment ideas and real-time feedback.

  • June ‘09 — Present / Radio DePaul :: Web Developer/Designer

    Ruby on Rails, HTML/CSS, Javascript including Ajax, API Creation, Logo Design, Print & Web Ad Design, T-Shirt Design. Radio DePaul is currently running a unique Ruby on Rails system that I engineered integrating a PostgreSQL database, Amazon S3 file hosting, image manipulation, scheduling logic, role-based authentication, a RESTful API, and a robust back-end administrative interface.

  • May ‘09 — Sep ‘10 / Marbles: The Brain Store :: Sales Associate

    In addition to my responsibilities on the sales floor, I was also responsible for regularly opening and closing the store, running day-end reports, counting and closing the point-of-sale system, processing new inventory, shipping in-store and online order, and updating the Marbles website.

  • Oct ‘08 — June ‘09 / DePaul University Office of Advancement :: Database Manager

    Researched alumni for inclusion with the office’s Oracle database. Managed the database and generated reports using SQL queries.

:: freelance

  • May ‘12 — Sep ‘12 / Lola (My Fellow Americans):: Back-end Web Developer

    Designed and engineered a Ruby on Rails back-end system to a support a politically-themed Facebook game

  • Jul ‘12 — Aug ‘12 / Jaimee Capili :: Web Developer

    Collaborated with former classmate and local designer Molly Bramlet to create a Wordpress site for journalist Jaimee Capili

  • Jun ‘12 — Jul ‘12 / Investment Solutions Group :: Web Developer

    Enginnered a custom Wordpress CMS system from designs provided by client David Pfeffer utilizing a 960 css grid layout

  • Nov ‘10 — Nov ‘11 / Marbles: The Brain Store :: Web Developer

    HTML/CSS, Javascript, SiteKiosk development. Engineered a software demo system to allow for retail customers to try any one of a number of software titles offered by the company

  • Nov ‘09 / Blueprint Chicago :: Web Developer

    Domain Registration, Hosting Setup, Wordpress Installation & Development

  • June ‘09 / Global Brand Summit — US-China Conference :: Web Developer & Designer

    HTML & CSS, Javascript

  • May ‘09 / Operation Moran! :: Web Developer

    Photoshop Slicing, HTML & CSS, Javascript

  • May ‘09 / County Wine Merchant :: Web Developer & Designer

    Hosting Setup, HTML & CSS, Javascript