"Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not." — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Skills & Experience

Languages

Proficient

  • Javascript/ES6
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • PHP
  • C#
  • MySQL/MSSQL
  • ASP

Familiar

  • Python
  • Objective C
  • Apex (Salesforce)

Frameworks

Proficient

Familiar

Content Management Systems

Proficient

Familiar

Employment

University of Miami Communications — Miami, Florida

April 2016-November 2017

Web Developer. Developing and maintaining UM's Cascade Server enterprise system serving over 150 websites. Building web-based apps for rapid deployment and enterprise-wide maintenance using Cascade Web Services (php). Developing object-oriented Javascript to power enterprise-wide user interfaces.

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

Tracking Developer. Set up tracking accounts using Omniture SiteCatalyst and Google Analytics for client websites. Wrote and installed Javascript code related to tracking functionality. Researched and corrected data discrepancies.

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.

Production Team. Managed website projects for individual clients from the post-sale kick-off meeting until go-live. Provided technical support for existing clients with live websites, taught Tendenci software training classes, and made edits to clients' site graphics, CSS, and Javascript.

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

(Summer 2006)

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

(2003-2006)

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

(2004-2005)

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

(2003-2004)

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.

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About Me

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:

  • Visiting all 7 continents.
  • Climbing the Great Wall of China.
  • Swimming (briefly) in the Anarctic Ocean.
  • Making the Sky Jump from the top of the Auckland Skytower, the tallest building in the South Pacific.
  • Touring the Lord of the Rings filming locations in New Zealand (and dressed appropriately: see photo).
  • Competing in the Broadway Bomb, an un-sanctioned 8 mile skateboard race through New York City traffic.

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.

Contact

If you're looking for a web developer you can email me at brian@brian-leblanc.com.

If you would prefer a musical act, use brian@brianistheband.com.

Brian LeBlanc in New Zealand

They say "dress for the job you want". They should be more specific.