Summary:

From systems administration to web development, bridging two technical schools of thought into a career as a full stack web developer.

Skills:

Experience in HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, Java, SQL, MongoDB, MySQL,Firebase,Microsoft SQL. Libraries and frameworks include, Node.js, Express, Sequalize, Mongoose, and React. Specializing in Windows and Linux server administration.

Projects:

  • Cardinal Recording
    • Created a website for a client to showcase their recording studio
    • Technologies Used:
      • HTML • CSS • Bootstrap • Handlebars
      • Node.JS • Express • Passport • Nodemailer •  Instafeed
      • MySQL  • Sequelize
      • Instagram API •  Soundcloud API
    • GitHub Repo
    • My role in this project was to create the front end of the site and integrate the Soundcloud API.
  • Eat Meet App
    • Eat Meet solves the issue of indecisiveness, when it comes to group dining. Eat Meet allows you to search for restaurants nearby and nominate them to a ballot that will be voted on among the group to decide where they will be dining.
    • Technologies Used:
      • HTML • CSS • Bootstrap
      • JavaScript •  jQuery AJAX calls
      • Firebase
      • Google Maps API
    • GitHub Repo
    • My role was in building out the front end and programming logic to calculate the voting and the modal to announce the top vote getter.
  • Intro to WordPress Website
    • Website built to accompany a workshop that I gave at a conference. It provided a central location for all workshop materials, documentation, resources and ways to contact me.
    • Technologies Used:
      • HTML •  CSS •  Bootstrap
    • GitHub Repo
    • After planning the workshop and creating all the documentation and installation packages, I decided that I needed a central location to store all of the materials and  a place where attendees can access all of the workshop information.

Experience:

The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Systems Administrator, March 2011 to Present

  • Primary technical resource and systems administrator for a mixed server environment.
  • Deployed, managed, and monitored 100+ Windows and Linux servers.
  • Written procedures and documentation that simplify administrative tasks to application owners.
  • Communicated across business lines to implement services like Web Servers, Onbase, Series25, BlackBoard, and others that have campus-wide impact.

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Windows Systems Administrator, August 2005 to March 2011

  • Managed and supported 50+ Windows servers within a heterogeneous Active Directory infrastructure (Windows, OSX, Linux).
  • Performed Fiber Channel and iSCSI SAN maintenance, upgrades and configuration. Configured backup policies using enterprise-level software and monitored jobs for completion. Implemented and
  • Maintained VMWare Infrastructure environment for Windows test and production servers.
  • Deployed, monitored and tested enterprise-wide DR solution.

Education:

JavaScript Full-Stack Web Developer, Certificate, 2018
University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal and Professional Studies, Philadelphia, PA

Web Design Professional, Certificate, 2017
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, 2007
Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Bachelors of Science in Business Communications, 2005
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Cumulative G.P.A. 3.55 – Dean’s List 2004-2005

Certifications:

LPI Linux Essentials Exam, 2018
The Linux Professional Institute

VMWare Certified Associate- Data Center Virtualization, 2014
VMware

Community Involvement :

Girl Develop It, Philadelphia, PA
Teaching Assistant, 2016 to present

  • Build Your Own Website: Intro to HTML & CSS
  • Intro to JavaScript
  • Intro to WordPress
  • Intermediate JavaScript

Women Techmakers YouTube Video Series, New York, NY
Presenter, 2018
How to exit VIM
What is a VM?

Girl Develop It & The Female Quotient, New York, NY
Speaker: Coding Confidence and Community, September, 2018

Philly ‘Burbs WordPress MeetUp, Phoenixville, PA
Talk: WordPress on AWS, April, 2017

Codeland Conference, New York,  NY
Workshop: Intro to WordPress, May, 2017

DevOpsDays Philly, Philadelphia, PA
Conference Volunteer, October 2017

BarCamp Philly, Philadelphia, PA
Speaker, 2016, 2017, 2018
If you stare at a screen all day, what is your self-care regimen?
How To Find Your Tribe

American Civil Liberties Union, Philadelphia, PA
Volunteer Paralegal, 2010-2011

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