Web Application Developer, Singer/Rapper, Guitarist, Snowboarder, World Traveler, Cosplay Enthusiast.
Also probably other things.
I create web and mobile applications that make people's lives easier instead of harder using a variety of languages and frameworks to develop quickly and scalably. Here are a few of them:
When I'm not working on the web, I like to spend my time searching for treasure maps on the backs of famous historical documents, throwing jewelry into volcanos, and peparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
University of Miami Communications — Miami, Florida
April 2016-November 2017
University of Miami Division of Continuing & International Education — Miami, Florida
June 2012-April 2015
Web Developer & Online Communications Specialist. Update and maintain of both the front end and back end of DCIE's websites and online registration systems. Design and track marketing emails and administer DCIE's Salesforce instance. Consult on ERP projects as they relate to DCIE.
Univerity of Miami Alumni Association — Miami, Florida
April 2011-June 2012
Web Developer. Building scalable, open source web applications for data management, maintaining the Alumni Association website, and developing Find-a-Doc app for the University of Miami Mobile Application.
The Launch Pad at Toppel, Univerity of Miami — Miami, Florida
September 2009-September 2010
Web Developer. Building scalable, open source web applications for Launch Pad projects, maintaining the Launch Pad website, and advising web-based student ventures. Developed Drupal-based web application for managing student ventures and scheduling venture consulting to be distributed to other Launch Pad franchises.
TopSpot Internet Marketing Services — Houston, Texas
December 2008-July 2009
Conversion Improvement. Created graphic elements and new layouts and tested against existing sites using Google Website Optimizer. Designed and implemented HTML-based marketing emails. Created and optimized forms to improve conversion rates.
Tendenci (formerly Schipul) — Houston, Texas
May 2007-August 2008
Web Developer. Developed new functionality and updated core code for the Tendenci software product. Managed all aspects of new modifications including security, functionality, user interface design, database management, and analytics.
College of Engineering, University of Miami — Miami, Florida
(2006- April 2007)
Webmaster. Designed and implemented all aspects of the Engineering for the Americas program website including coding, layout, graphics, and media content. Maintained and updated the site content for multiple sessions of the program.
The Graduate School, University of Miami — Miami, Florida
Webmaster. Maintained the School's existing website, designed new pages for events and programs, and designed promotional print materials including inquiry cards, brochures, flyers, and newsletters.
Digital Media Center, Rice University — Houston, Texas
Multimedia Specialist. Assisted patrons in the use of the Center's hardware and software, designed web pages and graphics for faculty members, updated Center's website, and wrote software guides and documentation.
Information Technology, Rice University — Houston, Texas
College Computing Associate. Assisted student residents with any computer problems, specifically targeting issues of network security and anti-virus protection.
Educational Technology Center, University of Rochester — Rochester, New York
Ed Tech Consultant. Assisted patrons in the use of the Center's hardware and software, wrote software guides and documentation, updated and designed print materials for Study Abroad office, digitized and edited video projects for faculty members.
My name is Brian. You probably already learned that from the domain and large header at top of the page, but this time it ends with a period making it much more concrete. Yes, that heroic-looking gentleman/warrior-poet on the right is me. I think it's important to make sure your vacation photos could double as a movie poster.
I live in Washington DC, but I have previous called Rochester NY, Houston TX, and Miami FL home. I graduated from Rice University with an English degree and a web development hobby. I found the latter to be more lucrative.
I spend a great deal of time developing web applications for fun and/or profit, but my hobbies include playing guitar, snowboarding, and traveling. Some highlights of my adventures include:
When I'm not on the road, I like to sing and play guitar at various open mic and small concert events. For more on my music visit brianistheband.com.