Where 2 Get It, Arlington Heights, IL
March 2011 - Present
Where 2 Get It is a location based marketing services company based in Anaheim, CA.
The company offers local search solution for national brands, such as Chick-fil-a,
Patagonia, and Disney Stores. Their solutions include desktop and mobile store locators,
data syndication and claiming for Google, InfoUSA, Navteq, and others, location pages
for individual stores/dealers, and more.
For more information on Where 2 Get It, see their website. www.where2getit.com
My work at Where 2 Get It includes:
Work on bug fixes and new features for:
- back-end systems in perl
Some of my accomplishments at Where 2 Get It include:
- Touch support detection.
- Wrapper classes to include Google maps on the page
Replication of most functionality found on the desktop locators,
but optimized for mobile
Creation of a gallery plug-in for location pages product. This included:
- Writing plug-ins for MCImageManager
- Writing server side code to generate templates for TinyMCE
Creation of web based front-ends to back-end tools.
Model Metrics, Chicago, IL
May 2010 - August 2010
Model Metrics was a provider cloud computing solutions using salesforce.com, Amazon, and Google.
Most recently Model Metrics has been acquired by salesforce.com.
Durring my time at Model Metrics I primarily used the ETL (Extract Transform Load) tool, Talend, to
do complex data migrations and integrations for clients. I also worked on enhancements to internal tools,
written in PHP, that analyzed the quality of clients' data in salesforce.com.
Center for the Studies of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP), Chicago, IL
The Center for the Studies of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP), at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT),
promotes research and teaching on practical moral problems in the professions. It is the first interdisciplinary
center for ethics to focus on the professions. The CSEP continues to do interdisciplinary research, assist
professional societies in creating and updating codes of ethics, and they also conduct ethics workshops. They
also provide a number of resources for ethics research, such as their Codes of Ethics Online Collection.
For more information about the CSEP see their website. ethics.iit.edu
I worked for the CSEP for a total of 3 years while attending IIT, as part of the federal work study program.
In addition to general office work, I helped maintain the Codes of Ethics Online Collection, I wrote Perl
scripts to automate site template changes, and I provided user level computer support and trouble shooting.
Vehicle Improvement Products (VIP), Antioch, IL
Vehicle Improvement Products (VIP), located in Antioch, IL, designs and manufactures steering wheels for
commercial vehicles (heavy trucks, buses, RVs, and off-highway equipment). Most recently, VIP has become
the sole licensed manufacturer of the patented Wiper Shaker™ De-icer. For more information about VIP see
their website. www.vipwheels.com
I worked for VIP one summer while I was attending school at the Illinois Institute of Technology. While I
was there I helped update their website, did trouble shooting on problems with automated testing equipment,
and used Active Directory to set domain wide security policies.