I am a seasoned web developer with 15 years experience working with many different online technologies. I believe in writing clean code that adheres to industry best practices, and I enjoy staying current of the latest trends.
Since graduating high school in 1993, I have attended college sporadically with hope that I would eventually be able to complete a degree and take my career to the next level. However, during my time in college I had the good fortune of working with companies both on a salary basis and on a contract basis that allowed me to prove myself through the quality of my work. I could no longer justify the expense and time necessary to complete the degree requirements, and so dropped out to focus on my career. I hope you will agree with my former employers and mentors that my experience and technical knowledge is commensurate.
Working on presentation layer, focusing on UI event handling and handling processing by consuming REST services through AJAX
Worked within small teams to:
Greystone CES (now FoCoS Innovations) built a tool that the state of New Mexico used to run their MiVia Medicaid voucher program.
I took design specifications given to me by management through the process from development to testing, and finally into production.
I worked on the AHIN team to produce and maintain the electronic claims system for Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield.
In addition to development work, I have also been called on to teach courses and write documentation.
I was often called upon during my time at Greystone to write documentation and give talks about various development-related topics.
At Shoregroup, I put together training material and hosted a company-wide talk about Yii and how to use it.
I am a certified SCRUM master, and have played the role many times. Good leaders listen and facilitate communication between all levels of management, QA, and development staff. Good leaders delegate, and are not afraid to be criticized. Good leaders listen to criticism, but also must make the final call. Good leaders give praise when deserved and are not afraid to admit when they are wrong.