Cassandra Gelvin
San Diego, CA

Fast-Learning, Detail-Oriented Full Stack Developer and Software Engineer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science, UCSD

Languages: JavaScript, HTML, CSS/SCSS, PHP, C#, C#.NET, ASP.NET, Java, MySQL, Python

Frameworks and Tools: React, jQuery, Bootstrap, Node.js, Mocha test framework, git, SVN

Content Management Systems: WordPress, Drupal

Courses Taken: MITx 6.00.1: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming using Python, MITx 6.00.2: Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science, UCSD edx Algorithmic Toolbox, UCSD edx Data Structures, UCSD edx Algorithms on Graphs

Work Experience

Full Stack Developer and Software Engineer

Freelance, San Diego, CA, 2013-current

  • Carl Zeiss Vision, Azuñia Tequila and Business Online (Sites: Avocado Central, SunWorld Grapes, Chiquita Bananas, Studio Shed, Genstar): Developed and updated websites and applications in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL
  • NextGear Solutions: Integrated WordPress site with Salesforce, Pardot, and Google Analytics
  • Adaptive Dynamics, Inc.: Wrote Mozilla Thunderbird plugin to export security certificates
  • Personal project: Created web application to perform pseudorandom advanced image search via Flickr API See it here
  • Personal project: Wrote Mozilla Thunderbird plugin to restore previous functionality See it here
  • Personal project: Simple Android application for children to play music See it here

Full Stack Developer

SiteLab International, San Diego, CA, 2011-2013

  • Avocado Central/Hass Avocado Board:
    • Led project to convert site from proprietary CMS to Drupal
    • Complete site redesign in Drupal
    • Wrote Drupal modules integrating with Webforms to subscribe users to mailing list via CURL and another to display formatted charts of data from MySQL database via AJAX
  • Sunkist, Avocado Central: Created analytics dashboards which combined Google, Facebook, and YouTube APIs with XML
  • Clients include Avocado Central, Sunkist, Chiquita Bananas, Viasat, and Wolfgang Puck:
    • Created cross-browser templates in Drupal, WordPress, Umbraco, and ASP.NET
    • Built out HTML and CSS front-ends from layered PSDs

Software Engineer

Freelance, San Diego, CA, 2006-2011

  • Personal project: Created freeware C#.NET tool involving XML and format conversion and related plug-in which interfaced with commercial software tool and decreased users' development time See it here
  • Startup company: Created, modified, and repaired VB.NET code for network visualization software
  • Magcanica, Inc.: Assisted in design and implementation of data analysis tool
    • Designed in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET (C#)
    • Created and modified stored procedures and user-defined functions (UDF) in Transact-SQL to retrieve data via complex filters
    • Enabled realtime database searches via AJAX and ASP.NET WebServices

Front-End Developer

Taylor & Pond Corporate Communications, LLC, San Diego, CA, 2003-2005

  • Clients include Herbalife International, Acura Classic, Premium Nut, Gila Rut, The Old Globe, Speak Inc., Ultrazone, JDS Solutions
    • Reorganized information architecture and navigation of sites, increasing usability
    • Rewrote proprietary CMS templates to rebrand large site
    • Led other team members on multiple projects and acted as point of contact for largest client company
    • Created and reworked site templates, Flash files, and Photoshop images to accommodate challenging layouts such as right-to-left text in Japanese and Hebrew