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Curriculum vitae


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OBJECTIVE

To integrate content, applications, processes and innovation, harnessing the potential of the Internet to enable accessible, rich and effective communication.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Programming Languages: Java, JSP, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript (DHTML/AJAX/JQuery), ActionScript, C/C++, Perl/CGI, SQL, XML, UNIX shell and MS-DOS scripting

  • Platforms: Windows 8/7/XP/2000+Server/98/95, Sun Solaris, Mac OS X, Linux/UNIX, Apache Tomcat, Blackboard Learn, WordPress

  • Software Tools: NetBeans, Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Premier, SoundBooth), Microsoft Office Suite/Visio, Camtasia

  • Databases: MYSQL, Oracle 10g, DB2, MS Access

  • Theory: J2EE and Web Services architecture, object-oriented and structured systems analysis, MVC, the Systems Development Life Cycle, statistics, relational database normalization, experimental design, learning theory, artificial intelligence theory, system modelling

EDUCATION

  • Computer Programming and Analysis Diploma2001 – 2003
    3 Year Co-op Program, High Honours
    Seneca College

  • Bachelor of Science Degree1995 – 1999
    Honours Program; Specialization: Psychology
    University of Guelph

  • Akademia Integrated Studies Certificate1995 – 1996
    University of Guelph

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Manager, Emerging TechnologiesJuly 2014 – Present
    Pearson Education Canada, Toronto, Ontario
    • Focusing on the cutting edge and driving technology-based initiatives built on principles such as usability, scalability, reliability, accessibility, and extensibility.


  • Senior Media DeveloperApril 2012 – July 2014
    Pearson Education Canada, Toronto, Ontario
    • Working with a great team developing and producing leading online learning resources.


  • Technical eLearning SpecialistApril 2007 – April 2012
    Information Technology Services, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario
    • Applied emerging technologies in e-Learning for a variety of projects.
    • Planned and conducted professional development workshops for staff/faculty, resolved application issues with vendors, and provided tier two and three support.
    • Investigated and implemented standards and strategy in web development and service solutions.
    • Responsible for the technical aspects of developing, integrating, and supporting the college's central learning management, content management, and portal system.


  • Application System AdministratorJuly 2005 – April 2007
    Information Technology Services, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario
    • Responsible for Blackboard system administration, advisement and support, system development, training, documentation and interpreting usage data.


  • Web Developer/Java Programmer – ContractNovember 2004 – June 2005
    Information Technology and Telecommunications Services, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario
    • Collaborated with a team to design and implement a robust and scalable MVC based (struts with Oracle DB) calendar/booking web application
    • Developed, optimized, and documented JSPs, servlets and SQL
    • Designed and coded a Web Service endpoint and developed a customized Blackboard Module client to consume the service through a secure JAX-RPC connection


  • Technologist – ContractMay 2004 – November 2004
    Information Technology and Telecommunications Services, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario
    • Provided campus-wide network, hardware and software problem solving, troubleshooting and technical support for PC systems in various college departments


  • Web Site Designer/Developer – FreelanceApril – July 2004
    Novartis Ophthalmics Canada, Mississauga, Ontario
    • Designed product web sites for conformance with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and XHTML standard specifications


  • Web Developer/Java Programmer – FreelanceJanuary – May 2004
    Market Guidance Systems, Toronto, Ontario
    • Designed and developed course-ware, a Java/MYSQL-based registration/newsletter system, and multimedia learning objects for stock market trading courses


  • Flash Producer – CoopMay – December 2003
    Centre for New Technologies in Teaching and Learning, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario
    • Utilized multimedia authoring tools and scripting languages to create and optimize interactive and dynamic educational web pages for use in Blackboard
    • Designed web content for conformance with W3C accessibility guidelines and standards


  • Help Desk Technologist – CoopMay 2002 – April 2003
    Information Technology and Telecommunications Services, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario
    • Coded C++ applications and DOS scripts to automate installations, increase system security, and improve network/system performance and efficiency
    • Provided in person, telephone and email support for Seneca College students both off-campus and on an intranet of 350+ computers
    • Installed hardware and software, as well as performed system troubleshooting


  • Research Technician1999 – 2000
    Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
    • Worked as a member of a team responsible for the implementation of faculty and graduate student corn physiology experiments


  • Researcher/Writer/Advocate1996 – 2011
    Szabo Bee Enterprises, Puslinch, Ontario
    • Assisted in the design and implementation of a research program to select and breed honey bees for resistance to a non-indigenous exoparasitic mite (Varroa)
    • Monitored, maintained experiments, and performed statistical analysis on data
    • Co-authored progress reports and published these journal articles

INTERESTS

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