Ian McCall

Education

Bachelor's of Science in Computer Information Systems from the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL). With a Minor in Internet Application Development, and a Specialization in Information Security.

Course Work

Database OrganizationCryptography
Operating SystemsTechnical Communications
Data StructuresPrograming Languages
Information SecuritySoftware Engineering
Data CommunicationsInternet Technologies & Web Design
Web Site Application DevelopmentRich Internet Applications
Service-Oriented ArchitecturesOperations Management

About the Illinois Institute of Technology

The Illinois Institute of Technology is a Ph.D.-granting research university with programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design.

IIT was founded in 1940 after the merging of the Armour Institute of Technology and the Lewis Institute. IIT has an interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Interprofesional Projects Program (IPro).

For more information about IIT, see their web site here.
Click here for more information about IPro.

Work Experience

Where 2 Get It, Arlington Heights, IL

March 2011 - Present

Front-end Developer

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:
    • front-end systems in JavaScript and HTML
    • back-end systems in perl
  • Write Custom JavaScript code to meet client requirements.
Some of my accomplishments at Where 2 Get It include:
  • Creation of new mobile JavaScript libraries that 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
    • Writing server side code to generate HTML and JavaScript to add the gallery to the page
  • Creation of web based front-ends to back-end tools.

Model Metrics, Chicago, IL

May 2010 - August 2010

Developer

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

Student Worker

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

Computer Consultant

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 Shakerâ„¢ 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.

Technology Experience

I have experience with a wide variety of technologies. I have experience with several Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Red Hat, and Gentoo. I have used Linux since [look at red hat box]. I also have experience with installing and configuring Apache Web Server, as well as PHP and MySQL. I have also used PostgreSQL, but I have never installed or configured it from scratch.

On the Windows side of things, I have experience with IIS and Active Directory. I have used Active Directory to set domain wide security policies, and to push security policies to systems on the domain. I have also used Microsoft Project and Visio.

I also have worked with Amazon's cloud platforms, especily S3, RDS, and EC2.

Programing Languages

Some of the programing languages that I have learned include: Java, Perl, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, and SQL. The first language that I learned was BASIC, and in 2004 I placed 4th at the Illinois Skills USA BASIC programing competition (I placed 4th in the Java programing competition as well).

I also have experience with hand coding XML, and HTML(4/5) and CSS(2/3).

Other Experience

Leadership Experience

Development Manager (IPRO 320, Teacher Knowledge Share)

As part of one of my Interprofesional Projects (IPro), at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), I served as a Development Manager. The project was called Teacher Knowledge Share, the goal was to create as social/professional networking site for teachers in the Chicagoland area. The hope was that it would become a place for teachers to share advice and collaborate on lesson plans and teaching activities.

Part of my duties as a Development Manager included managing a small team of software developers in creating the website, including making hosting and architecture decisions. I also worked with people from different disciplines to help solicit requirements from our target audience. After the initial build of the website was completed, we created a multimedia web survey to get feedback about the site from our target audience.

Eagle Scout (2004)

In October 2004 I achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. I have been in Scouting since I was 7 years old, and I continue to remain active in Scouting today. As a youth in Boy Scouts I held a variety of leadership positions including, Librarian, Quarter Master, Senior Patrol Leader, and Junior Assistant Scout Master.

Volunteer Experience

I.S./Computer Support Staff, 2010 National Scout Jamboree, Ft. A. P. Hill, VA

In 2010 I had the good fortune to go to the 2010 National Scout Jamboree as a volunteer on the Computer Support Staff. The Computer support staff worked in small teams to provide IT support over a large area, with a primary focus on supporting computer systems for medical staff in the field. As part of the Computer Support Staff, I assisted in IT asset distribution and collection. We also worked to keep the computer systems operating in the high heat and humidity of Virginia in August.