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United States
Current Role(s): 
Drupal Software Developer
US Pharmacopeia
IRC: 
sassafrass

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Balance Interactive, Evolver, GovSource, Risk Metrics Group, Institutional Shareholder Services, Prolist, United States Air Force
Industries Worked In: 
Software, Non-profit, Healthcare, Education, Publishing, Financial, Government, Military

Personal Info

Gender: 
female
Languages spoken: 
English
Bio: 

WORK EXPERIENCE
Software Developer (Drupal)
USP Pharmacopeia
Jan 2012 - Present

- Tech Lead for implementation and maintenance of company's international Drupal 7 Intranet (us-intranet.usp.org, india-intranet.usp.org, brazil-intranet.usp.org, china-intranet.usp.org (under development) - all internally accessible only)
- Tech Lead for implementation and maintenance of company's first Drupal 8 site (spotlight.usp.org - internally accessible only)
- Tech Lead maintenance of company's Drupal 6 primary public facing site (http://www.usp.org)
- Tech Lead for additional Drupal 7 sites (qualitymatters.usp.org, dsadb.usp.org (under development)
- Team contributor to Drupal 7 version of Food Fraud Database - (http://usp-ffd1.foodfraud.org/)

Senior Web Developer (Drupal)
Balance Interactive
Oct 2011 ~ Dec 2011

Software Engineer Principal (Drupal)
Evolver, Inc
Oct 2010 ~ Oct 2011

- Provided front-end software development and CMS administrative support for the Department of Commerce’s selectUSA.gov Drupal site.
- Responsible for researching, developing, documenting, implementing and automating Drupal release management procedures for the Department of Commerce Web Solutions Team by writing Linux bash scripts; by utilizing Git, drush, database synchronization software, and Jenkins; and by implementing hook_update_N in third-party Drupal modules on a LAMP server and in Oracle VM Box.- Developed curriculum for Git version control software. Presented and ran Git training workshop for DOC Web Solutions Team.
- Developed curriculum for Git version control software. Presented and ran Git workshop for DOC Web Solutions Team.
- Provided front-end software development and CMS administrative support for the Drupal site http://www.evolverlegal.com/.

Senior Software Engineer (Drupal)
GovSource, Inc
Apr 2010 ~ Oct 2010

- Responsible for web application development in the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity.
- Designed and implemented 508 compliant website and CMS using Drupal 6.x, PHP 5, MySQL 5, HTML, CSS, JQuery and Javascript.
- Wrote customized Drupal modules, templates and functions.
- Responsible for CMS administration.
- Responsible for supervision of content management.
- Designed new online testing application using PHP 5 and MySQL 5.

Software Engineer
Risk Metrics
Jan 2007 ~ Mar 2010

- Responsible for all aspects of software development on both LAMP and Microsoft platforms to include project management, requirements gathering and specification writing, architectural design and software development, unit testing, deployment, documentation, data and structural database migration.
- Responsible for all aspects of software development to include project management, requirements gathering and specification writing, architectural design and software development, unit testing, deployment, documentation, data and structural database migration.
- Developed automated testing application using Ruby, Watir and Rasta.
- Developed and maintained internal web application software using Java EE 5, JSF, JSP, EJB, Java Web Services, JDBC, MSSQL, XML, Tomcat, Eclipse, SVN.
- Lead Developer for converting internal web application from XML, XSL, HTML, AJAX to PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS.
- Lead Maintenance Developer for custom content management system (CMS) using Object Oriented PHP, Perl, VB, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Linux, MySQL, MSSQL, CVN.

Independent Contractor
Synergistic Sites, Inc.
Apr 2004 ~ Jan 2007

- Designed and implemented databases using MSSQL, MySQL and MS Access to capture, display, manipulate and maintain website data.
- Designed and implemented websites with ASP, PHP, VBScript, JavaScript, HTML, DHTML, CSS, XML.
- Used Adobe Photoshop and Image Ready for graphics.
- Developed applications and components using Visual Basic.

Web Applications Developer
Prolist, Inc.
Mar 2003 ~ Apr 2004

- Responsible for all aspects of design and implementation of websites in HTML, CSS, XML, VBScript, JavaScript, and ASP.
- Used Macromedia Fireworks, Photoshop, and FrontPage for graphics.
- Responsible for all aspects of design and implementation of databases using MSSQL.

Software Engineer
U.S. Air Force, Nellis AFB, NV
1985 ~ 1990

- Designed and implemented an Air Force wide distributed, dBase database used to track installations, orders, and requirements.
- Analyzed existing flight training software to uncover long standing logic errors, improve software design and enhance user interface.
- Established myself as key technical liaison for computer systems (RFMDBS and ACMI) that monitor and display real-time, flight information.

Education

M.S. in Computer Science ~ Feb 2003
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
GPA 3.5

B.S. in Astronautical Engineering ~ May 1985
United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
GPA 3.4
Graduated in the top 15% of class

History

Member for
6 years 11 months
Documentation
1 edit
Drupal Contributions: 

- Drupal 8 version of Maintenance Mode Permissions module: https://www.drupal.org/node/2782301
- Bug fix patch to Link module: https://www.drupal.org/node/2653852
- Feature patch to Disqus module: https://www.drupal.org/node/2365619
- Bug fix patch to Calendar module: https://www.drupal.org/node/1292624

Areas of Expertise: 
Tech lead
Developer
Site builder
Themer
administrator
Project Manager
Business Analyst
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016

Credited on 3 issues fixed in the past 1 year

Projects

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services