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Mason Wolf

Phone: (408) 209 – 5159

Professional Objective Seeking a software development career with advancement potential in an intellectually stimulating environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and cleverness
Education Bachelor of Arts, May 2002
Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Major: Chemistry Minor: Mathematics, Computer Science
GPA within Computer Science courses (28 credits): 3.94
Related Employment Experience

Software Developer, Aetherquest Solutions (currently held)
My responsibilities chiefly include testing, debugging, enhancing, and customizing the flagship product, an end-to-end web technology platform for conferences written in PHP and using Zend Framework. In addition, I sometimes build small-scale CMS-enabled websites for the company’s web-design department. These smaller sites are written in a custom-made Cake package I developed.

Web Programmer, Daily News-Record
Maintained, enhanced, and debugged the website, the online home of The Daily News-Record newspaper. Mostly this entailed integrating and upgrading off-the-shelf components into the website, as well as writing scripts to perform specific tasks to make the site perform better.

Webmaster, Inside Success Radio
Designed the database-driven website, (using php-mysql). This involved developing html template pages that could be populated using a mysql database. Dynamic content was accessed and manipulated through php. Most pages required both a front-end view for visitors and a control panel for members of the ISR team. This position also required working with cPanel and WHM to interface with an Apache-based dedicated server. Most database development took place using phpMyAdmin.

Php Developer, Bargain Publishers
Developed php applications including a contact-management system and content organization tool to help people coordinate email-based book promotion between numerous opt-in lists (not spam). Also developed a membership website-based tool called Edoc Wizard to help people publish their electronic content to Amazon using the ONIX 2.0 XML specification.

This position involved extensive use of php and javascript to build fully-featured web applications with intuitive and interactive user interfaces. Php coding was a combination of inline and object-oriented design. I was responsible for designing, prototyping, building, testing, maintenance and customer support. In the case of Edoc Wizard, I also drafted the initial proposal.

Other Employment Teacher, Secondary School, Westminster Christian Academy
Taught Chemistry, Algebra 2, Drama, and Bible classes. This also required the development of a new lab curriculum for Chemistry while managing a very limited budget.

  • Zend Certified Engineer for PHP 5, 5.3
  • Sun-certified Java Programmer (v 1.4.2)
Technical Skill Summary
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP
  • Very good knowledge of jQuery
  • Practical knowledge of HTML, CSS, regular (not jQuery) Javascript and AJAX
  • Advanced knowledge of MySQL query construction
  • Very good understanding of object-oriented programming as well as the OO tools PHP 5 provides
  • Basic familiarity with subversion (both through command-line interaction and tortoise svn)
  • Very Comfortable programming within MVC design
  • Have designed original CMS systems with CakePHP and Zend Framework
  • Have built extensions for Joomla and WordPress
  • Familiar with developing in the Dreamweaver and Zend environments
Additional Skills
  • Self-directed and highly-motivated learner
  • Proven track record of keeping projects within deadlines
  • Creative and fast problem-solver
  • Good communicator, with 3 particular strengths:
    1. Able to teach and explain things well
    2. Comfortable speaking in front of groups
    3. Good prose and technical writing skills
  • I can solve a Rubik’s cube within 3 minutes

August 20 2007 05:56 pm

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