California State University, Bakersfield — B.A. Communications, minor in Computer Science 2008
Project Manager, DCCCD; Dallas, TX — 12/2013-Present
Responsible for researching new technology and finding innovative ways to incorporate new technology. Developed and designed media.dcccd.edu video streaming server for video streaming and automated closed captioning using IBM Watson. Designed a load balanced solution for this project which included a load balancer, four front end servers, an API / Database server, and a load balanced streaming video cluster. Designed and implemented a custom Joomla! site to house course content developed by DCCCD for distribution to other institutions. Managed a team of 5 web developers and projects ranging from simple websites to intrinsic web applications. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of web presences. Hired, trained, and evaluated lower level staff. Served as a technical resource, documented work process, ensured quality assurance and standardization.
Web Programmer, DCCCD; Dallas, TX — 12/2011-12/2013
Responsible for developing web applications for student and faculty use throughout the Dallas County Community College District (approx 125k students). Determined project scope and specifications of websites and applications; responsible for taking user requirements and specifications and determining layout, navigation, visual style, and flow. Coordinated and collaborated to provide web interface to various databases; created, built, and maintained various databases that support various web site data submissions. Responsible for developing and maintaining the district’s Content Management System architecture and site taxonomy. Wrote documentation in defined standards; designed data and software diagrams before coding. Researched, tested, evaluated and worked with hardware and software for web development purposes. Performed systems administration and routine maintenance on website servers, including software.
Technology Assistant, KCSOS; Bakersfield, CA — 11/2006-12/2011
Designed and developed Collect, Connect, Coach (C3 -c3kern.org) web application for teacher observations. Developed documentation and trained faculty and staff on proper implementation and use of tool. Provided on-site assistance to employees, regarding software and hardware issues; installed, modified, and made minor repairs to microcomputer hardware and software systems, and referred major hardware problems to service technicians for correction; provided technical assistance and training to users; provided technical assistance through computer training center; provided trouble-shooting diagnostics within the program, and answered questions in person or via telephone and electronic messaging; programed for web interfaces and applications related to the systems management and other technical requirements using PHP and MySQL.