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Eric Bishard – Web Developer

[!] What you need to know I Have

  • FullSail Graduate(2001) – AS Degree in Digital Media.
  • 13+ Years of graphic design & web development experience.
  • Strong HTML, CSS, Photoshop, C#, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server skill set.
  • Some JavaScript & SASS experience
  • Basic understanding of Angular, PHP & WordPress
  • Solid grasp on Responsive Design Frameworks.
  • Access to several training websites. I learn quick!

What I can bring to the table

Over a decade of web development, graphic and print design knowledge. I would like to put my current skills to work in a team environment building large, scalable applications. I have challenged myself for the past year by taking on projects that push my own limits and now I would like to take those skills and apply them in a specific area. I have experience building responsive web sites that enable my own clients to take advantage of not only the desktop, but tablets, phones and other smart devices. Currently I’m learning everything I can about ASP.NET, Data Access and Responsive Design. Although I’m looking for work in this area, I don’t mind working in other areas or learning alternate technologies such as Java or more AngularJS where my current skills are transferable.

[=] Skills

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Strong: Responsive Design, Foundation 5, ASP, ASP.Net, MVC, SQL Server, Visual Studio IDE
Experience with: C#, JavaScript,  jQuery, CSS, LESS and SASS
Entry Level: PHP, MySQL, PHP My Admin and WordPress

WEB DESIGN / OFFICE PRODUCTS

Visual Studio, Photoshop, Illustrator, SQL Server, Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Terminal Services

AUDIO/VIDEO, OTHER MEDIA & DESIGN

Flash, Ableton, Adobe Audition & After Effects

[*] Education

FULL SAIL EDUCATION, WINTER PARK, FL

Graduated in 2001 with an Associate of Science Degree in Digital Media

[+] Training

MACROMEDIA USER GROUP OF ORLANDO

I built the website for our user group and gave talks on Flash,Dreamweaver & database connectivity. Sat on the board of this group until Macromedia was no longer. I did not continue with the group past then.

PLURAL SIGHT.COM

I currently use Pluralsight.com for all training in Web Development, IT and Programming Languages. I do this on my own time. I have recently been putting in about 10-20 hours a month and learning ASP.NET MVC and Entity Framework. I have also completed courses on Programming in C# and JavaScript.

MICROSOFT VIRTUAL ACADEMY.COM

I have just started using this website for additional ASP.NET MVC training, but I will continue with courses on Azure, Windows Server 2012, C#, Powershell, HTML5, JavaScript & CSS3 as part of my scheduled learning plan I am working towards.

COURSES COMPLETED FROM TRAINING SITES ABOVE

  • C# From Scratch
  • HTTP Fundamentals
  • JavaScript From Scratch
  • Facebook Platform Overview
  • Responsive Design Fundamentals
  • Introduction to WordPress Theme Development
  • Internationalization in WordPress
  • Introduction to WordPress
  • Introduction to WebMatrix
  • Introduction to ASP.NET 4 WebForms
  • ASP.NET MVC 4 Fundamentals
  • Building Applications with ASP.NET MVC 4
  • Entity Framework 4.0 By Example
  • ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding
  • Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Applications Jumpstart

TREEHOUSE

I am currently enrolled in the Front-End Track at TeamTreeHouse.com and workling nightly to refresh all of my fron-end developer skills. LEt’s face it, it has been 13 years since I took these classes in a real classroom and although I use most of these skills on a daily basis, I have enrolled to not only brush up myself, but to gain knowledge of the course material for my kids which are getting to the age where I may start them on a learning track. When it comes to HTML, CSS & JavaScript basics, I think Treehouse is one of the best places to learn these skills. Despite already knowing most of the content, I have learned a lot from taking these courses and I find them very enjoyable.

COURSES/BADGES COMPLETED FROM TREEHOUSE

Front-End Track Courses Completed
How to Make a Website
HTML Deep Dive
CSS FOundations
Badges Earned
Creating HTML Content
CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
Debugging HTML and CSS Problems
Responsive Web Design and Testing
Customizing Colors and Fonts
Styling Web Pages and Navigation
Debugging HTML and CSS Problems

[$] Employment

FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER

I have been working as a freelance web developer for the past 10 years on the side of being a part-time Real Estate Appraiser. I build small to medium sized responsive websites for local businesses. A full list of all websites available to this date can be acquired upon request. I specialize in ASP.NET MVC using C# and Entity Framework and have limited PHP and MySQL knowledge for building WordPress sites. I am very comfortable designing and developing using Zurb’s Foundation 5 or Bootstrap.

NDR APPRAISAL

I currently work for NDR Appraisal as an appraiser. In this job I drive all over Florida doing specialized appraisal services. Miami, Ft Myers, Tampa, Lakeland, Orlando and everywhere in between is my office from Wednesday to Friday. I am given a company car and debit card and required to keep receipts and mileage. I am trusted with sensitive client data and scheduling my own appointments when needed. Specialized skills require inspections and report writing of those appraisals.

SENSORY DESIGN GROUP

I worked for SDG Interactive from 2001 until 2004 and continued as an independent contractor from 2004 and continue to assist with consulting . This was a full service web design company with 50+ local clients most of whom I or my partner curated personally. I acted as a Senior Web Developer and SQL Server DB Manager. We used Classic ASP to develop managed & data driven content as well as basic HTML & CSS websites.